The TAWFG Apprenticeship Program is sponsored by the Youth and Young Adult Ministry Team of the Connecticut Conference, United Church of Christ. There are two levels of apprenticeships; seeker and explorer.
High school youth and college age young adults, with preference to youth and young adults who have attended a TAWFG retreat.
Part-time internship with a pastor of a local church.
Job shadow format will provide the apprentice with insight into the varied roles of a pastor-- preaching preparation, pastoral care, and administration, to name a few. Apprentice will have time for personal reflection, spiritual practice, and opportunity to lead worship. Apprentice will join the cohort of other TAWFG apprentices for online conversation with guests via zoom. Apprentices will participate in the CTUCC Youth Revival on April 22. There will be an orientation about pathways to ministry with CT Conference Staff as well as a tour of Hartford Seminary. The program will be capped with a celebration at CT Conference office in Hartford.
This is a 20 hour apprenticeship in your home congregation. Applicants must be 13 or older. Stipend is $150 per person
This is a 40 hour apprenticeship in a neighbor congregation. Applicants must be 16 or older.
Total: 40 hours, Stipend for "Explorer" Apprentices is $300
April - June 2018 on mutually convenient dates
Apprentice presentations will be held in late May or early June at the Conference Office
Application forms are available online beginning November 1. Two recommendations must be submitted with the application. The deadline for submission is February 15. Interviews will be held via skype in March, 2018. Assignments will be made in mid April based on candidate preference, geography, and mentor time-table.
Stipend is $150 per "SEEKER" Apprentice and $300 per EXPLORER apprentice.
For more information, contact Debby Kirk, Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 860-761-7103