Global Apprentice

Global Apprentice

Global Apprenticeships are 1-2 year ministry training programs for young adults that seek to build the global church and develop the apprentice. Discover how to be an intentional, globally-focused believer as you come alongside national church and ministry efforts, learning what long-term ministry really looks like.

Program Distinctives:

Biblical Community

Living and working with missionaries and locals, together as the body of Christ.

Context-Specific Education

Participating in language and cultural courses, taught throughout the year by WorldVenture missionaries and national leaders.

Freedom to Explore

Exploring diverse ministry opportunities to discover God-given gifts and skills that can be used for the Kingdom.

Building Relationships

Investing time and effort into lasting and transformative relationships.

Direction and Mentoring

Learning from and being led by experienced WorldVenture missionaries who have lived and worked cross-culturally for years.

Incarnational Ministry

Being challenged to see the world with a Kingdom perspective and live out the Gospel in a culturally relevant way.

The Process

Step 1: The Go Form

Filling out the Go form is the first step in letting us know you are interested in serving as a Global Apprentice. A missions coach will then get in touch with you to help figure out if becoming a Global Apprentice is a good fit for you, and if you’re ready to apply.

Step 2: Application

Once you and your missions coach have agreed this is a good fit for you, your coach will walk you through the entire process of applying to serve as a Global Apprentice. The application process typically takes about 1 month.

Step 3: Pre-Field Preparation

When your application is cleared and you’re endorsed to serve as a Global Apprentice, you’ll begin support raising and pre-field training. A missions mentor will guide you through the whole process, helping equip you for the journey ahead. This all usually takes about 5-6 months.

Step 4: Pre-Departure Week

The week of your departure, you’ll come to Colorado where you’ll meet the Global Apprentice staff, see the WorldVenture office, and spend time preparing for the season ahead!

Step 5: Departure to the Field

Once you have completed pre-field training and finished raising support, you’ll be on your way!


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