Church minister apprenticeship

Offer leadership to local churches and support in areas such as worship and community action

During your church minister apprenticeship, you’ll become a skilled practitioner in key areas of ministry to support and supervise other practitioners in areas including leading worship, preaching, pastoral care, facilitating faith development and community action. Daily work will include interacting with members of your church and of the wider community, with officials and the structures of your denomination and with community institutions (often including schools and local councils). You’ll be required to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends, and in a variety of locations, typically including churches and chapels, community buildings, the minister’s home and other people’s homes. Following your apprenticeship as a church minister, you’ll offer leadership to one or more local churches. In some denominations, you may be ordained by the end of the apprenticeship. On completion, you’ll gain a bachelor’s degree with honours in theology and ministry.


Duration: 36 months

Relevant school subjects: RE

Entry requirements for the church minister apprenticeship: Depend on employer, but likely A-levels or equivalent qualifications or relevant experience, and may include eligibility for ordination within the denomination

Achievement upon completion: Level 6 (Degree)—equivalent to a bachelor’s degree

Potential salary upon completion: £25,000

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