Vision for London
We hope to see movements of churches peopled by followers of Christ who are Kingdom-minded, open-hearted, and practically skilled, whose involvement is contextualized, sacrificial, joyful, and sustainable.
A Multi-Cultural Hub
London is a vibrant multi-cultural city. Since World War II, millions of poor immigrants representing every populated continent have settled here. A few find a haven but most get a hard-knock financially strapped capital. London’s churches, emptied by the despair following World War I, are weak. Serge’s Apprenticeship seeks to equip and disciple new generations of leadership for desperately needed, kingdom-minded, grace-centered churches here in London and beyond.
The History of the Apprenticeship in London
In the year 2000, Serge admitted its first class of apprentices and soon thereafter began to also train local believers. In 2009, the program moved from Dublin, Ireland to London, where Americans join Brits and other internationals for a one to two year practicum in cross-cultural ministry. By supplying much needed short term workers, we seek to support a growing movement of new churches that serve Christ’s mission of reconciling the world to Himself. At the same time, we’re dedicated to giving our apprentices a solid missional framework, training in practical skills, and support as they transition into cross-cultural and full-on service. We also help them to see how personally laying hold of the Father’s love leads to active kingdom service and freedom to rest. We are learning, along with them, what it is like to lay down our lives for Christ in postmodern Europe.
- Equipping young leaders from many national, ethnic and cultural contexts.
- Supplying like-minded church plants with short-term help.
- Healing cultural breaches by practicing the love of Christ amongst ourselves.
- Teaching apprentices to search the scripture and preach the Gospel to themselves and others daily.
Building the Team
At the moment, the London Apprenticeship team is fully staffed to run its programs. We are, however, always interested in engaging potential apprentice candidates. Click through for more information about the application process for Apprenticeships.