Discover how God can use you, your gifts — even your brokenness — as a vessel to pour out His grace to others in cross-cultural missions.
Serge Apprenticeships bring together what God is doing in your heart with hands-on mission work and personal mentoring to help you discern your calling.
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The Serge Apprenticeship Experience
Loving people cross-culturally is a way of answering Jesus’ call to lay down your life for him. You’ll learn this practically and in community as you serve alongside a long-term Serge team, exploring how you can use your gifts to share the love of Christ with others.
Discover your own on-going need for God’s grace and power in your life. You will be paired with a mentor to walk with you through your spiritual growth, using the Sonship course. We hope apprentices will be rooted in the reality that God loves them and that this life-changing love will propel risky living and bold proclamation of the Gospel of God’s grace.
Expand your knowledge and skills. We make space for you to learn languages and explore the culture that you’re living and serving in. You’ll also be guided in the many facets of cross-cultural ministry, including: evangelism, prayer, leadership, life in community, discipling others, and works of justice and mercy - with the goal of helping you navigate missional life in a way that honors God and the way he has created, redeemed, and called us.
as the Source of Power
Nurture a lifestyle of prayer. Serge is committed to prayer as a way of moving the kingdom forward. Apprentices will be a part of individual and team prayer and have the chance to go on a trip to visit another Serge team for prayer and encouragement. This will help you see God at work in and through all kinds of cultures and all types of people.
“Before the Apprenticeship, I thought I had exact plans of how God was going to use me and what my life was going to look like. But really, I was a little afraid to really trust God. Because of this apprenticeship, my trust in the Lord has grown and given me the courage to pursue full-time ministry and, thanks to Serge, I have the connections and tools to do so.”
- A Serge Apprentice in Ireland
- Followers of Jesus who are becoming Christ-dependent, Spirit-empowered, and passionate for the Kingdom of God — at home and abroad
- Those who are considering long-term international ministry
- College graduates OR individuals with two years of independent living behind them
- Ordinary individuals who aren’t afraid to ask questions
- Those who are prepared to be stripped down of what they understand about themselves and the cultures they have been and will be involved in
- Servant leaders who are desiring to be a part of a community and team
- People who are willing to be flexible and have a learner posture
As a Serge Apprentice, you are paid a salary. Apprentices are required to raise 100% of their salaries, ministry expenses, and administrative expenses to serve overseas. We provide a support coach to guide you through the process. The amount you need to raise can vary significantly depending on the country of service, marital status, experience, and job requirements. For more info – please fill out a go form and start a conversation with us.
While every apprenticeship location includes 4 main pillars – hands-on ministry experience, cross-cultural training, personal mentoring, and prayer – they also have unique opportunities depending upon the location and team. Please explore each location to view ministry details.
The viability of apprenticeships for married couples is considered on a case by case basis. However, we typically do not recommend this program for people with children. If you are a parent, we would recommend exploring our long-term missions opportunities.
- Fill out a Go Form to help us serve you the best we can as you explore your calling into cross-cultural ministry. After we receive your form, our mobilization team will get in touch with you within a week.
A recruiter will serve as a point of contact between you and the mission. Over the course of a few conversations with a recruiter, they will walk with you and learn about your passions, skills, and experience – and explore roles and potential locations together.
After conversations with your recruiter and a Serge team, we’ll send you the official application. This will be used to help us determine your fit for cross-cultural ministry, for Serge, and the Serge team on the field.. We will also ask you to gather a set of references.
- Assessment and Orientation
Upon reviewing your application, we’ll invite you to spend a week with us for Assessment and Orientation (A&O). A&O will introduce you to the heart of Serge — the mission’s vision, values, and history. During this week, we will get to know you through a series of interviews, come to a final decision on your appointment to the field, and equip you with the tools and resources you’ll need for your service.