Frequently Asked Questions
What happens when the program ends?
Graduates of our leadership program serve inside and outside of The Bible Chapel. Completion of the program does not mean participants will be offered a position on The Bible Chapel’s staff. However, based upon a participant’s experience, the Ministry Director or Pastor of his or her chosen specialty may serve as a reference and help network with other like-minded churches.
How many people will be accepted into the program?
Our nine-month residency program has four openings, and our summer leadership program has 10 openings.
Is there an age minimum or maximum?
No. However, the majority of our participants are between 18 and 30 years of age.
Do applicants need to be members of The Bible Chapel?
No. However, each participant will go through our Living Grounded discipleship material as part of the curriculum, which is part of our membership process. Participants are also required to attend weekend services at one of our campuses, and be involved in the church in various ways during the program.
What are the requirements of the program?
All participants must attend classes in person at our South Hills Campus every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Additionally, summer leadership participants must spend 20 to 25 hours per week engaged in ministry work, and residents must spend approximately 30 hours per week in ministry work.
When does the program start and finish?
The summer leadership program begins in mid-May and finishes at the beginning of August. The residency program begins in mid-August and finishes at the end of April.
Is this a paid program?
Yes. Participants are paid a monthly stipend during the program.
Am I permitted to have other jobs during the program?
If you choose to have another job while participating in the program, we expect that you will prioritize program work and classes first and any other job second. Secondary jobs may not interfere with the requirements of the program.
Will I get vacation time?
Summer leadership participants may take seven days of vacation, and miss five classes throughout the program. All seven vacation days must be taken at once, and missing one week of the program for vacation also counts as missing three classes.
Residency participants may take 14 days of vacation and miss 10 classes. Vacation must be taken in one-week segments, and missing one week of the program counts as missing three classes.
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