Who should enrol?

The Every Nation Europe School of Ministry (ENSM) is specifically designed for people called to full-time vocational ministry. Additionally, it is for people in Every Nation churches actively involved in ministry who want to grow as leaders. Further, anyone who wants to meet the requirements of ordination should enrol in the Europe School of Ministry.

What qualifications are necessary?

To enrol in the Europe school of ministry, you must:

  • Be actively serving in an Every Nation local church.

  • Complete the application process.

  • Obtain the approval of your senior pastor.

  • Ensure that you have the time to complete the course.

  • Ensure that you have means of paying the fees.

What does the course include?

  • Includes Leadership 215 as the core curriculum.

  • Includes food and shared accommodation at two residential weeks.

  • Will be offered with specialised tracks

  • Includes cohort-based video conference/conversations (approximately once per month).

  • Includes additional reading relevant to the ministry tracks.

  • Will culminate in the completion of a ministry project in local church.

  • Will include a graduation.

  • Registration deadline will be 30 August 2019; will launch 30 September 2019.

What's not included in the price?

The following costs are not included within the tuition fees for the Certificate Programme:

  • Required reading books

  • Flights / transport to the residentials

  • Travel / health insurance for the residentials

  • Visas (if required)

Optional extras for the residential may be available. These include: single room, family room, non-student spouse supplement, child supplement, childcare.  These are not guaranteed and if you require more information about these before you apply, please contact us .  

NOTE: Airport transfers, accommodation, food etc for students who arrive before the date of check-in or leave after check-out are not included in the cost. 

How is the Certificate Programme structured?

  • Everyone completes Leadership 215 (the Every Nation core curriculum) with a cohort.

  • Everyone participates in a ministry track (choice of three).

  • Everyone attends the two residential weeks.

  • Everyone completes a local church-based ministry project.

What is a cohort?

A cohort is a diverse group of students who meet via video on a monthly basis to discuss and present material based on the appropriate Leadership 215 course. This facilitates learning and provides a small group within which to think through, process, and apply the course content. 

What is a ministry track?

A ministry track is a focused area of specialised ministry training. Tracks include supplemental reading, local-church based ministry projects, quarterly video meetings, and residential week input.

What tracks are available and what track should I take?

In consultation with your senior pastor, you should take the track which most closely aligns with your calling. There are three tracks available:

  • Church Leadership: In addition to those called to lead local churches, this track is for all who are or aspire to be leaders in a local church. Along with a variety of practical ministry skills including communication and preaching, this track offers the ability to do concentrated study in , worship leading, youth ministry, children’s ministry, small group ministry, and social needs ministry.

  • Church Planter’s track: for those who aspire to plant a church in Europe. The application process for this track will also include an interview.

  • Campus Minister’s track: for those who are or aspire to be campus ministers.

Do I have to attend the residential weeks?

Yes, all students in the Certificate Programme must complete both residential weeks to graduate from the course. Attendance at two residentials are included in the course cost.

NOTE: If students have to pull out of the residential at the last minute, or are not well enough to attend all lectures within the residential week, we will be unable to refund any fees, and you will be required to pay for the cost of an additional residential week in the third year.

How much time will it take?

ENSM is accessible to busy professionals and full-time ministers. By setting aside around 6 hours a week for personal study, and some additional time monthly for online mentoring and preparation of assessed work, the course can be completed:

  • 3 hours/week online Core Curriculum

  • 3-5 hours/week reading

  • 1.5 hours monthly in a web-based cohort mentoring

  • 1.5 hours quarterly web-based track mentoring

  • 1 graded assessment per course

  • two residential weeks

NOTE: these are estimates

When are the video calls?

These will be set by your cohort coordinator and track leader.  Most meetings take place in CET time zone (1hr + GMT).

NOTE: a good internet connection is required to attend calls.

Is this course accredited?

Completing Leadership 215 is the global minimum theological standard for ordination in Every Nation. This course is not accredited by an outside institution.

What is the academic level of the school?

Whereas a BA degree from an accredited university is not a prerequisite, the teaching assumes that someone is able to read and write in English at an undergraduate level.

Can I get credit for seminary courses taken outside of Leadership 215?

This will be considered on a case by case basis. A maximum of 25% (3 courses) will be considered for credit if like for like correspondence is confirmed.

When and where will the residential weeks be?

The residential weeks will be in the second week of February every year.

  • Next residential: February 2021

  • Location: TBC

Where does the school of ministry fit in with the ABC3 programme?

The ABC3 Programme is our approach to church planting. This consists of assessment, boot camp, coaching, clusters, and consulting. The School of Ministry will typically be done immediately prior to or immediately after assessment. Our recommended pathway is to complete the school prior to attending the assessment centre. Because we cover much of the previous church planter’s boot camp material in the church planter’s track (and much more!), the nature of the boot camp is different. The focus of the new boot camp is developing and refining your personal church plant plan. 

Should I raise support first or attend the school?

In the prospectus we have outlined several pathways to ministry. For some, they will complete the school while doing a local-church based internship programme (which itself may require partnership development for funding); for others, they will complete the school after having raised support.

  • Our recommended pathway is to complete the school prior to developing a ministry partnership team for full-time ministry.

  • Some people will complete the school of ministry after they are already in full-time ministry.

  • Still others are not on a vocational ministry pathway and will complete the school of ministry while working another job.

What language are the courses delivered in? 

At the moment, the course is only delivered in English.  Unless pre-agreed by the School Director before submitting your application,  all written assignments must be submitted in English. 

NOTE: the required reading is likely to only be published in English.  You should be proficient in English to undergraduate level. 

Are there any discounts available for couples?

Unfortunately not.  The majority of the course fees go towards the two residential weeks which include rooms, full board and materials.  If a couple is taking the same track, savings can be made by only purchasing one set of reading materials.  We would encourage students to speak with their senior pastors to see if there is an financial support available through their local church. 

Are there any bursaries or scholarships available? 

A limited number of scholarships are available. These are assessed on a need and merit basis. Please contact us for more information.