Church Ministries Track
The Church Ministries Track offers disciples an opportunity to develop as leaders while serving as part of the Living Hope Baptist Church ministerial team. All those in this track will have God-given gifts and abilities in particular areas, along with a desire to serve the church in these areas. Some will want to explore a calling to serve in the church as their lifetime vocation so this track includes training ministry assistants, interns, apprentices, and residents who will discover, clarify, and deepen a call to a lifetime of ministry in the local church explore a calling to serve in the church as their lifetime vocation so this track includes training ministry assistants, interns, apprentices, and residents who will discover, clarify, and deepen a call to a lifetime of ministry in the local church.
We offer training in the areas of general pastoral ministry, Next Generation (Preschool/ Children, Middle School, High School), College / Young Adults, Spiritual Formation (equipping / teaching / small groups), Worship, Care & Counseling, and Local & Global Missions. Each area will involve unique responsibilities and skill development under the personal direction of one of Living Hope’s pastors or ministers.
Vocational Discipleship Track
The Vocational Discipleship Track helps develop disciples as leaders who engage their everyday work as mission. We want to help ordinary disciples recover the ancient idea of vocation as a calling from God to serve His Kingdom purposes in a particular sphere of culture. We don’t just have jobs to get a paycheck. We intentionally engage our work-life to fulfill the cultural mandate of creation (Gen.1:28, 2:15) and the Great Commandments of Christ (Matt.22:37-40; 28:18-20) under the sovereign plan of God that uniquely creates and specifically places individuals for His redemptive purposes. (Ps.139:13-16, Jer.1:5, Acts 17:26-28) Every workday is rich and deep with meaning and Gospel possibilities.
We will develop cohorts of friends who work in the fields of medical, education, industry, small business / entrepreneurs, government & public safety, the arts (drama, music, film, graphic design, etc.), retail & service industry, and stay-at-home parents, among others. We want to help each person engage the unique Gospel challenges and possibilities with the people and circumstances in their daily work.
The Ministers in Training tracks are designed to run from July to June each year, each with an application window.