America is home. America is comfortable. Your family is there. Your friends are there. All your stuff is there.
Why would anyone consider moving to another country to train for ministry?
AT3 exists to enable an influx of trained leaders to strengthen, revitalise and plant new churches.
There is currently a shortage of manpower to minister in the increasingly secular culture of the UK, where millions across the country are currently outside the reach of a gospel proclaiming church. A fresh influx of leaders with both formal theological training and practical experience is necessary to strengthen and extend the influence of the gospel and the growth of the Church.
AT3’s pathway into ministry develops biblically shaped and culturally relevant leaders, equipped to engage the post-Christian & post-modern culture that is prevalent in the UK. Secular culture is also growing rapidly across North America. After completing the training programme, North American students can choose to stay in the UK to strengthen, plant, or revitalise churches, or can return home, ready to face this secularisation.
The continued relationship between students across the Atlantic will form avenues of communication, support and giving between the US & UK.
Where might you serve?
Here at AT3, we do our best to match each apprentice with a UK placement church in hopes that the partnership will allow both sides to experience spiritual growth during the apprenticeship or internship. Check out our city previews for a sneak peek of possibilities!