Another unique aspect of the ministry programme is the week-long Ministry Week.
Students are grouped into teams and are assigned a community church somewhere in the North Island of NZ. The students, assisted by Capernwray staff members, learn all the aspects of ministry working alongside a local church.
This means having a ‘prep week’ in which the team plans the Ministry Week in conjunction with the local church they are assigned to.
The Ministry Week programme can take on many forms from running a Kids Club to leading church services, leading Bible studies, Bible-in-Schools, as well as serving in the local community in many practical ways.
Part of this is training and equipping students and for them to see their gifts, in a ministry environment. There are many surprises over that week, so our sending phrase is “RFA" (ready for anything)!