Our apprenticeship in Kingdom Leadership is a 1-2 year commitment beginning in the fall of 2019. The position can be a full-time or part-time opportunity depending on the need of the apprentice. Sojourn will provide half of your salary. Although you will be responsible for raising the rest of your salary, we will train and empower the candidate to do it effectively. While the apprenticeship is specifically for urban campus ministry, the main goal is to holistically prepare you for a lifetime of kingdom leadership in whatever Jesus has in store for you.
Discipling students: Building relationships with UW students and helping them grow toward Christ is the main objective of the position. We do this in a number of different ways: planning events, leading discipleship groups, meeting one-on-one with students, and modeling the life of a disciple of Jesus.
Evangelism: Sharing faith is a key component to a growing commitment to Christ. It is not necessary to have much experience, but the candidate must be willing to grow in this area.
Connecting in the Community: We want our apprentice to have a holistic experience of living on mission. This could involve meeting neighbors, joining a community activist group, or develop friendships at the gym.
Character: The number one priority during the apprenticeship will be personal spiritual growth. At Sojourn we believe ministry flows out of a life seeking Christ. We will attend to creating healthy spiritual rhythms that sustain faith such as prayer, community, fasting, scripture memorization, etc.
Ministry Skill: We will focus on developing the apprentice’s ministry skills in teaching, group leading, evangelizing, pastoral counseling, etc. We will give substantial time to uncovering and identifying gifts and talents. An apprenticeship is an opportune time to discern God’s unique calling.
Cultural Training: The University of Washington in Seattle is the perfect place to learn discipleship in an urban, post-modern culture. The apprentice will receive first-hand experience in cultivating a thriving, missional faith.
Must have a growing faith in Jesus.
Must be coachable. The apprenticeship is about training and growing, which takes humility and a willingness to mature in unfamiliar territory.
It is preferable that the candidate have an interest in vocational ministry. Apprenticeships are a great way to try out vocational ministry to see if it is for you. However, even if you know you are not intending to be a full-time vocational minister, this opportunity could still be beneficial as you pursue a life of kingdom leadership.