Comprehensive leadership training and coachingPractical experience & guidance with an experienced vicar and parish workers. Fortnightly Training days with local theologians & Bible experts.
Personal assessments & supportMonthly personal mentoring. 1-1 sessions with a vocations adviser to explore your calling.
Free accommodationFree accommodation in shared intern houses; weekly allowance to cover food and living costs; all expenses paid.
Echo & Xpect
Apply now for September 2020 for opportunities to explore Church Ministry or Youth Ministry.
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SERVEin a local parish; experience the full range of activities and work that a priest does and gain a practical understanding of parish ministry
TRAINtraining in practical theology and theological reflection; options to take modules from the Diocese Lay Reader training as well as twice-monthly meetings with other interns for Biblical Studies, a course in Leadership and theological reflection.
GROWas a disciple of Christ; meet regularly with your mentor to reflect on your learning and apply it to your everyday life.
SERVEin a local parish where you will work to support & develop new and existing youth and/or children’s work
TRAINwith other apprentices at the YMCA George Williams College for a Level 3 qualification recognised by the National Youth Agency (NYA) as Youth Support Worker.
GROWin your discipleship, skills and character as you meet regularly with a mentor to reflect on your time with us.
Apprenticeship to Degree
In 2019: 3 places on a new training and employment programmeAn opportunity to progress after the Apprenticeship year onto a 3-year Degree course in Youth and/or Children’s Ministry and then a full-time paid role as a Parish/Deanery Children’s & Youth Minister. We’ll pay you while you train and cover half your course fees then you’ll be employed by Peterborough Diocese to work with us to pioneer new youth and children’s work in a deanery area. Get in touch today to find out more… FIND OUT MORE
We will aim to find you a placement in a parish that fits with your tradition and experience or else that will give you insight into a different way of working and thinking about ministry. The process of finding the right placement is two-way and you will normally be invited to consider at least two parishes before we decide together which will be right for you and the parish. We will aim to find you a placement in a parish that fits with your tradition and experience or else that will give you insight into a different way of working and thinking about ministry. The process of finding the right placement is two-way and you will normally be invited to consider at least two parishes before we decide together which will be right for you and the parish.PLACEMENTS ARE CURRENTLY BEING AGREED FOR 2020 BUT SO FAR THE FOLLOWING ARE ON OFFER –
WollastonSt Mary’s – Xpect Youth Apprenticeship in this lively, growing church in a small town with opportunities to work in 3 associated villages, primary & secondary schools work and opportunity to help the church increase the quality and reach of it’s youth ministry. Wollaston Church
NorthamptonSt Giles – a large, evangelical town centre church with thriving ministries to all ages; lively Sunday worship and groups for children, young people, students and young adults. https://www.stgilesnorthampton.org.uk/ Emmanuel Group – an ecumenical partnership church (Anglican, Baptist, Methodist) with 3 congregations and the church building in a shopping centre. An unusual and exciting church ministering to several housing estates and a shopping centre. Work with all ages, local community outreach, youth work. Emmanuel Group
KetteringSt Peter & Paul + Bishop Stopford School Chaplaincy A unique and exciting placement in the centre of Kettering; focussing on Children’s ministry within the church plus chaplaincy work at a large Church of England Secondary school St Andrew’s – a unique town centre church that also runs as ‘Kettering Arts Centre’ so ideal for those exploring ministry through the Arts; traditional worship services run alongside ‘fresh expressions’ so plenty of variety to experience. https://standrewskettering.org/ Christ the King, a large, charismatic evangelical church on the edge of Kettering serving a large housing estate. Youth work apprenticeship alongside full-time youth worker and Echo Ministry internship also available. CTK
Both programmes run for 11-12 months from September and begin with an induction residential from 2nd – 4th September 2019.Both Echo & Xpect are free! The only cost to you is a year of your life!
ACCOMMODATIONis provided free of charge; you will either live with a host family in your parish or in a shared house with other interns. The shared houses operate as ‘intentional communities’ and you will be asked to commit to working this out as part of your formation during the year.
SUPPORT & SUPERVISIONit is important to us that you thrive and grow during the year and so you will receive weekly supervision from your line manager, monthly meetings with a mentor and additional support from the Diocesan Director. The shared houses also have a ‘companion’ to support you to develop community and to follow a communal ‘rule of life’.
LIVING ALLOWANCEyou will be a full-time volunteer but we will give you a weekly allowance to cover basic expenses. Xpect Apprentices are employed & paid apprenticeship minimum wage.
FOODall meals will be provided if you live with a family or if in a shared house, you will receive a payment for food. In total the allowances add up to the equivalent of the minimum wage for an apprentice.
Hear what our recent interns have to say
Don’t take our word for it – here’s what our clients say:
Seeing God at work in people’s lives is one of the most amazing things about ministry.
I’m “learning to be more professional as a youth worker and how you can really help people,”
Living in intentional community has been a great experience – we meet every morning to pray – a really nice way to start the day…
Echo and Xpect are led by Pete White, Director of Children and Youth Please contact Pete for an informal chat or more details Peterborough Diocese, Bouverie Court, Northampton. NN4 7YD