IF A CHURCH IS NOT A TRAINING CHURCH, IT IS A DYING CHURCH. IF WE DO NOT EMPOWER THE NEXT GENERATION TO CONTINUE IN GOSPEL MINISTRY, THEN THE MESSAGE DIES WITH US.
An Artizo apprentice receives training and mentorship from Artizo Trainers as well as from the rector of the training church. In this article, Rev. Ben Roberts, Rev. Sean Love and Artizo Chair Lesley Bentley speak about six different aspects of a training church.
Opportunity: A 2010 80-question mail-in survey of 420 Canadians by Carleton University Survey Centre and the Montreal-based Association for Canadian Studies found 30% agreed with the statement “I know God really exists and I have no doubts”, 20% acknowledged they “have doubts” but “feel that I do believe in God”, 10% answered they believe in God “sometimes”, 20% said they don’t believe in a “personal God” but “do believe in a higher power”, 12% adopted the classic agnostic position and said they “don’t know whether there is a God and don’t believe there is a way to find out”,
“Every 1:1 is different. This is because the interns and their lives and ministries are different. We will talk together about what has been happening during the last week, in particular what has been happening in the ministries the interns are involved with. We will sometimes talk through a sermon the intern has given in the previous week. We also talk about our families and girlfriends. We will work through the weekly discussion paper which can range widely in topic from pastoral care challenges to theological issues to current church issues.