Prepared for Service is a two year part-time programme of training which provides teaching, pastoral care and practical experience for individuals with the support of their local church.
PfS was established and run by FIEC for many years, but from September 2014 will be owned and run by Bethel Church Coventry as PfSPlus. You can read about the changes in this article.
Bethel WLA will commence their new PfSPlus course in September 2014 in Coventry. Some recruitment will continue in Reading throughout 2014 so applicants can still get a full taste of the course during interview but the first main interview date for September 2014 will be on March 15 in Coventry.
These developments not only secure future PfS provision but will also enable the full student experience for those whose course would have been cut short in 2014.
Our ambition for FIEC Churches is that they become communities where every member is encouraged to grow as a follower of the Lord and use their life and gifts for His glory.
We are working with both colleges and churches that provide theological and ministry training to ensure that they understand the particular needs and challenges of ministry in Independent Churches.
Starting in September 2012, a number of FIEC churches and individuals will be helped by the launch of Partners in Training. This scheme will provide financial help for employing and mentoring new gospel workers.
There has never been a clear 'route' into ministry for men and women from FIEC Churches, let alone a means of fellowship, networking and identity for those wishing to be trained for Independent church ministry. Now there is: it’s called The Hub Conference.