Education & MAP Ministries

Ministry Apprenticeship Program

Our Ministry Apprenticeship Program (see our MAP Brochure and MAP Application) is a ten-month internship for men who have completed their education, yet desire additional hands-on training and experience before launching out into vocational ministry. Training is provided in the following areas:
 
1. Philosophy of Ministry Development—the resident will develop a personal philosophy of ministry and be given an opportunity to implement it.
 
2. Personal Ministry Development—the resident will be shown how to plan and administrate the overall ministries of the church. The resident apprentice will be shown how to serve in various ministries and be given an opportunity to participate and lead in several of them.
 
3. Pastoral Administrative Development—the resident will be trained and evaluated in the areas of strategizing, planning, prioritizing, scheduling, financing, and filing. Accountability will be a large part of this MAP experience.

Share Hope Evangelism Training

This training teaches a non-argumentative method of sharing your faith with others. It combines classroom instruction with hands-on practical experience that will give you the confidence you need to lovingly share the Gospel and point people to Jesus Christ.

Virginia Baptist College Video Conferencing Center

Virginia Baptist College is an accredited educational center that exists to equip men and women for dynamic Christian service and leadership in Bible-believing churches by providing higher education that emphasizes academic excellence, spiritual development, and preparation for ministry, both lay and professional. More information is available here.