Ministers in Training

MiT

We are committed to developing and releasing the highest calibre of Ministers to serve Jesus in our nation. Jesus is advancing His church but has entrusted it into the hands of His people. We recognise that it is God who calls and anoints, but through our Ministers in Training (MiT) programme, we have created an environment that will enhance and assess your gift, character and leadership ability. 

MiT is a three-year programme, combining teaching at our Leadership Forums, Coaching, Reflective Journaling and more, and has been constructed to provide Trainee Ministers with an incredible grounding to take them forward in their Ministerial journey.

Full course information can be found in our Course Prospectus which is downloadable below.

If you would like to gain Ministerial Status with AoG GB, you can apply to join our MiT Programme today. We are currently taking applications for our Cohort 26 (C26) course which begins in May 2023, working towards full Status with AoG GB in May 2026. To be eligible, an initial application must be made through the ‘Apply Now’ link below by the 21st November 2022.

Please get in touch with the team if you have any questions or require support in any way.

"What strikes me is the level of professionalism and seriousness AoG is taking with this course. It is a confirmation of what God has said over the individual and practical in equipping and inspiration… The raising of the bar of teaching, best practice and a standardised theme of what we expect from our ministers is fantastic to see!"

Reg Awoliyi (C24)
London Riverside Church, Dagenham

MiT Application FAQs

Who can apply for the MiT programme?

An applicant must;

  • Be in a senior position of leadership* in a full-status or applicant AoG GB Church which supports the application.
  • Accept and support the AoG Statement of Faith and Code of Ethics.
  • Be able to express a clear call to ministry.
  • Commit to undergoing AoG checks and assessments to ascertain suitability to participate in the course.
  • Be able to maintain payment of course fees throughout the duration of the course.

*For example Senior Pastor, Associate/Executive Pastor,  Elder, Youth/Children’s Pastor

Do previous qualifications (eg. BA/MA in Theology) count towards the course?

We celebrate higher education and provide it through our various courses at our College, Missio Dei. However the MiT Course places high value on relational learning, Ministerial training and assessment. If any higher education modules are a like-for-like equivalent of any modules in our course, it may be possible to submit them in place of the assignment, but you will still be expected to attend all Forums and engage in all learning.

If I hold Ministerial Status with a different denomination, can I transfer?

Assemblies of God recognises Ministerial Accreditation from some denominations and has a process for Transfer of Status. If you believe that you are in a position to transfer your Status, please complete the online application and state that it is a transfer request. All transfer requests are treated individually and the process will be explained.

Can I apply if I am a Missionary or Chaplain?

Absolutely. The MiT programme is designed to equip ministers of all profiles. As long as you meet the criteria outlined in the ‘Requirements to Apply’ (listed above), and are able to commit to the ongoing requirements of the course, you will be considered for application.

When do I need to apply to be considered for the next intake?

In order to be eligible for the course that begins in May 2023 (C26 Intake), an initial application must be made through the AoG GB Website by the 21st November 2022.

Stages are outlined in full within the Course Prospectus. All elements of Stage One must be completed and submitted before the 28th November 2022. All elements of Stage Two must be completed and submitted before the 12th of December 2022. 

Missing a deadline at any of the stages will result in the application being moved to the following year’s Cohort. Interviews take place in February 2023 ready for names being approved by the National Leadership Team before the National Conference in May 2023.

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