The Ministry Apprenticeship Program (MAP) is an eight-month program specifically designed for students enrolled in Columbia Bible College (Columbia) who are in the third or fourth year of their full-time undergraduate studies and seeking practicum hours/ministry experience.
MAP combines theological education with practical ministry experience. Courses include: Theology of the Church, Homiletics, Ministry Essentials, and Spiritual Formation in Ministry. Each course is fully accredited through Columbia and, while the coursework provides a solid theological foundation, the practicum hours will allow students to apply what they have learned in a ministry setting.
Why should I apply for the Ministry Apprenticeship?
The goal of MAP is to help develop young adult leaders as they prepare for vocational ministry. The classes as well as the ministry practicum take place at Northview Community Church’s Downes Road campus. MAP offers a lively and fun learning environment where Columbia students are encouraged to ask questions, dig deep into scripture, and consider their own gifts and interests in light of the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19). Northview, through God’s blessings and provisions, is uniquely equipped to engage students through a variety of robust ministries and theological resources as well as through the expertise, experience, and passions of its staff and pastors.
In our desire to help students with the costs associated with schooling, all required texts and books for the classes taught in the Ministry Apprenticeship Program are provided at no charge. Additionally, the ministry exposure trip is fully paid for by Northview. Finally, all Columbia students who are accepted into MAP are eligible for the Northview Ministry Scholarship.