Ministry Partnership Scheme
The Ministry Partnership Scheme seeks to offer a clear pathway from theological training to active gospel ministry. Each year at the Irish Baptist College a group of students complete studies for ministry and mission with various College Diplomas and University Degrees. The faculty are particularly pleased with the attainments of our Preparation for Ministry students and are confident that with God’s help they will make a valuable contribution to the work of the gospel.
Throughout their courses students experience the Lord's provision both spiritually and practically. However, a very real issue often facing the graduates is finding opportunity in Christian service. Churches may be nervous about employing a young person with relatively little experience and assistantship opportunities are fairly scarce for economic reasons. The Ministry Partnership Scheme seeks to plug this gap.
How the scheme will assist graduates?
In order to address this situation, the College has launched an initiative designed to give Irish Baptist College graduates opportunity. The Scheme will offer financial assistance to churches and missionary organisations to take on a graduate as Assistant Pastor or Apprentice Missionary for a set period of time.
The experience gained is invaluable for the graduate who is then better-prepared to pastor a church or work in mission, whilst at the same time being beneficial to the church or society. We are persuaded that the scheme will give gifted people a start in ministry and produce confidence in the College training offered. Our goal is to build a fund with the support of churches, individuals, and Trust Funds.
Would you consider supporting this initiative as a means of multiplying sound biblical ministry in the Irish context and beyond?