INTERN TRAINING YEAR
FORM TRAINING St Thomas Crookes is one of the fastest growing churches in the UK and has been at the heart of innovation and kingdom leadership for years. Form 2011 offers you the opportunity to come and learn alongside pioneering leaders and be involved in exciting ministries with our new intern streams. 2
75% of the current leaders within our church are ‘home grown’
AS A CHURCH WE HAVE A HISTORY OF RAISING UP YOUNG LEADERS. 75% OF THE CURRENT LEADERSHIP TEAM AT ST THOMAS CROOKES ARE ‘HOME GROWN’. Many Form students have used the studies gained in this intern year to develop careers in various spheres of life. Form has also proved to be an excellent foundation for those considering ordination in the church. Students are given the opportunity to lead and develop their skills, discover their unique gifting and be released to pursue their passions and dreams. Continuing in this long tradition, we are developing our training year to further ensure direct access to ministries and key leaders within the church.
WE ARE OFFERING THE OPPORTUNITY TO COME AND LEARN ALONGSIDE SOME OF THE MOST PIONEERING LEADERS AND MINISTRIES WITH OUR NEW INTERN STREAM. Form develops leaders: people of character and calibre who will make a difference; men and women who understand their faith; those who are prepared to follow Jesus and be part of the transformation of society. We want to place our trainees in the heart of the church by connecting them with key ministry areas. This September, we will offer internships in these four areas.
NEXT GENERATION (0-18S)
18 - 30’S
STUDENTS YOUNG ADULTS
HOMELESS INNER-CITY MULTI-FAITH
WORSHIP ARTS MEDIA
One day a week will be dedicated to work alongside our leaders in these mission areas. You will have an opportunity to see the inner working of our teams and pioneer new areas of ministry. They will become a part of ministry leadership teams and learn what it takes to see break through and sustain growth.
LEARN FROM THOSE AHEAD OF YOU
WE ARE ALSO MENTORING.
The world needs Christian leaders in all sections of society. As a trainee you will be assigned a mentor. You will be accompanied through the year by someone ahead of you on your chosen path. To prepare you for a potential workplace you will be matched up with a mentor from that field: health, education, social work, law, retail, service industry, business, church leaders, ministry leaders and more.
TEACHING WILL BE FOCUSED IN FOUR KEY AREAS: THEOLOGY, DISCIPLESHIP, LEADERSHIP AND MISSION.
What you believe shapes the way you live. Understand the Bible, understand your Faith and your place in Godâ€™s master plan.
Discover what it mean to follow Jesus in the 21st Century.
Be equipped with the skills and principles of leadership for the world and for the church.
Take your place in the great commission to be witnesses and make disciples. Become more effective at reaching family, friends and colleagues with the gospel.
Our teaching streams are designed to stretch you. Our speakers will not only deliver great teaching but train, equip and enable you to live your life more effectively as a disciple in the 21st century. Are you ready to meet God, be challenged and to see change?
OUR INTERNSHIP TRAINING RUNS FROM SEPTEMBER TO JUNE EACH YEAR AND IS A 3 DAY-PER-WEEK PROGRAMME TUESDAY-THURSDAY. 8
hours of Teaching
hour in Discipleship groups
hours dedicated to Mission
On Sundays you will serve on one of our teams at either the 11am or 7pm gathering getting involved in welcome, worship, hospitality, children, youth, prayer, or media. One of the gatherings on Sunday will be your opportunity to meet with God free from responsibility. The rest of the week is yours to volunteer or work in the local community to live out what you are learning and to help pay your way.
A key part of the year is our overseas mission trip. We have links with mission teams operating around the world in some of the poorest communities. Each year the interns raise funds and go and serve alongside these teams.
In previous years we have served in Ghana, Romania, Uganda, Vietnam, Switzerland and Northern Ireland.
Join the adventure this coming year 8
THE TEAM DR. ALAN WARD FORM TEAM LEADER Alan has a PhD in Mechanical Engineering, studied Theology at St John's Nottingham and is currently training part time for Baptist Ministry. He has been part of the church for a long time and has worked in many areas of ministry.
JAMES NORRIS - Form Assistant leader James did a Mathematics Masters degree in Sheffield and has previously been in student cluster and cell leadership. After doing Form himself, he now leads alongside Alan and is part of the School of Theology team.
REV. CANON MICK WOODHEAD - Team Rector Mick is the team leader at St Thomas Crookes. Over the past 10 years the church has grown significantly. 65% of the church is 18-30 years old. Mick speaks widely on church growth and leadership development.
REV. NICK HAIGH Nick is a Mission Priest, leads our Community Church and oversees all things mission. He joined the team after leading â€˜The Netâ€™, a pioneering new church in Huddersfield.
BOB & MARY HOPKINS Bob and Mary are the founders of ACPI (Anglican Church Planting Initiatives). They are significant national and international speakers on church planting and mission-shaped church.
GUEST SPEAKERS On Tuesday afternoons, once a month, we will invite key leaders from Churches, pioneering ministries and the workplace to share their stories and what God is laying on their hearts. 9
£ $ €
FORM FEES ARE £950 FOR THE (OR £95/MONTH FOR 10 MONTHS).
The fees include retreats, teaching, notes, meals and refreshments at form and transport. The overseas mission trip is an additional cost but trainees will fundraise together to cover costs.
ADDITIONAL COSTS Trainees will organise their own accommodation and cover their own living costs. These will be in the region of £400-500 / month
INTERESTED? KNOW SOMEBODY WHO MIGHT BE? If you would like to know more about FORM, then please don’t hesitate to contact Alan Ward: Email: Phone: Web:
firstname.lastname@example.org +44(0)114 267 1090 www.stthomascrookes.org/training
“My faith journey in this year has been truly significant. Like what everyone says, if you choose to give out a year to God, He will never fail to amaze you with what He can do.” Eden – Malaysian Post Graduate student. Eden is returning to Malaysia to grow an English speaking church.
“I have been massively impacted by what I’ve been through on Form. It really has made an amazing difference.” Izzy – Sheffield Graduate. Izzy is hoping to go to Cornwall to join a church pioneering work in the community with the elderly and youth with learning difficulties.
“My hunger for him has been getting deeper. I find myself longing for him and his presence more and more. I would recommend it to young guys who are looking for their purpose in this kingdom, and to grow in leadership and be part of a great movement of God.” Mikko – 25 from Finland. Mikko joins the staff team at Crookes on the media team in September 2011.
“FORM is an excellent discipleship and equipping programme which offers students amazing opportunities for growth within the context of a vibrant, city changing church. It is Word and Spirit based and mission focused. I unreservedly recommend it.” Dr Mark Stibbe - Father’s Heart Trust
tel. +44(0)114 2671090 email. email@example.com web. www.stthomascrookes.org
Find out all about the intern training year at St Thomas Crookes for 2011-12.