Apprentice Series

Apprentice — a lifestyle of learning under the Master, Jesus

The best way to master a skill is to find someone who’s already mastered it, and ask them if you can spend time with them — observing their work environment, listening in on conversations, practicing the way they use the tools of the trade. When this relationship is sanctioned, it is referred to as apprenticeship. Nearly all skilled workers learn this way — doctors, plumbers, mechanics and carpenters.

Jesus is the uncontested Master of living well. In Apprentice, we make careful observations of his life by examining his teaching and personal interactions as reported in the Gospels. By doing this in the context of committed community, and supplemented with weekly “soul training exercises,” we have found that apprentices become more like Christ.

If this sounds interesting to you, please fill out the application at the bottom of the page.

Course Description and Expectations

Apprentice is a course consisting of three books and an optional workshop in writing your spiritual autobiography. The entire course takes one and a half years. However, you are welcome to start with the first book, “The Good and Beautiful God”, and if you decide it’s not for you or the timing isn’t right, you can set it aside for a while. Later, you can jump back into the program with any of the modules. We ask only that you take the books in order since the content builds on itself.

As a mom of little ones, I worried the Apprentice series would be “too much” for me to handle. But the opposite was true: rather than adding to my checklist of “What Good Christians Do”, this series took weight OFF of my spiritual shoulders. Studying what Jesus says about God changed the way I relate to Him, and ripped that old list to shreds. I can now extend grace to myself and others in a way I never could before. I whole-heartedly recommend the Apprentice! – Taylor

Next session begins

  • A new class will begin January, 2015 depending upon demand.

To register, please fill out the application below:

Apprentice Application

For More Info

Deidre Franklin, Pastor of Spiritual Formation

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