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Ministry Training Scheme

An opportunity to explore God’s calling on your life and build firm foundations for a lifetime of gospel service wherever God calls you.

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The Ministry Training Scheme is an opportunity for Christians keen to play a vital part in building God’s kingdom to establish firm foundations for gospel ministry and to explore their calling. Through training, mentoring and ministry experience, the scheme aims to help ministry trainees deepen their understanding of the Bible, develop their ministry skills and become more Christlike in character. As a church, All Souls invests strongly in our ministry trainees because we are committed to doing our part in raising up a new generation of faithful Christian leaders.

Apply to the Scheme

We will start accepting applications for the 2022-23 academic year on 1 Dec 2021. We have space for 12 trainees each year and applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the application deadline of 31 May 2022 (30 April if you need a visa).

Download our information pack for a detailed outline of the scheme and the application form to apply.

Scheme Overview

There are four main components to the scheme:

Formal Study

Weekly training days focused on Bible handling, theology and Christian ministry. Ministry Trainees also commit to weekly reading and prep.

Ministry Experience

Growth in gospel ministry through hands-on experience within one or two All Souls ministries – assigned according to the ‘Ministry Training Scheme focus’.

Spiritual Formation

Ministry guidance and feedback from experienced staff, who will also mentor Ministry Trainees in their discipleship.

Practical Service

Practicing humility and love through setting up, cleaning and other such chores in church.

Ministry Trainee Alumni Testimonials

“During my time as a ministry trainee at All Souls I worked in the student ministry for a year after graduating from university. God taught me so much about his grace and how his love frees me to worship and serve him. It was the perfect stepping stone from student life into the world of work. I now work in publishing as an editor and feel very blessed to live as an ambassador for Christ as he continues to disciple me each day.”
Jess Lacey (Ministry Trainee, 2015–16)

“The ministry training scheme has given me a great foundation for going through the discernment process and starting training as an Ordinand. As well as growing in skills through ministry experience the programme gives a strong focus on character development and spiritual formation. That has already proved hugely valuable in life as well as ministry, and has set me in good stead for formal training towards ordination.”
Alastair Gledhill (Ministry Trainee, 2015–17)

“The ministry training scheme was very helpful in growing my Bible handling skills alongside with practical ministry work. It was a great opportunity to serve and grow among the youth, being discipled and discipling others for Christ. The exposure to ministry work in a different culture has helped me a great deal in my ministry work with iServe Africa here in Kenya.”
Ann Mwari Irungu (Ministry Trainee, 2018–19)

Kah Foon Gillespie - Senior Minister at All Souls Langham Place
Kah Foon Gillespie

Senior Minister - Ministry Training Scheme

Kah Foon is the minister responsible for the Ministry Training Scheme. If you have any questions or would like to discuss the scheme further, please feel free to contact her.

Workplace Training

If you can’t commit to a full-time training scheme, consider the Ergon Fellowship; a ten month programme designed to equip workplace disciples, to realise a deeper biblical understanding of their paid work.