Ministry Training Scheme

Developing, training and releasing gospel workers for the Church and wider society


Our Vision and Aims

We believe that Jesus sends his Church into every corner of the world to proclaim his good news. The aim of the Ministry Training Scheme, therefore, is to develop and equip men and women to be gospel workers wherever God calls them. Over the years we’ve released scores of Christian leaders into mission fields and churches all over the world. 

Apply to the Scheme

Applications for the 2021–22 academic year will open in December 2020. Download our information pack for a detailed outline of the scheme and the application form to apply.


Ministry Trainee Information Sessions

22 November and 17 January, 3.00pm


If you’d like to find out more about the Ministry Training Scheme there will be an information session (via Zoom) on Sunday 22 November at 3pm. Please contact Melinda Hendry to register your place and for Zoom details. If you’re unable to make this session but would like to find out more, please do get in touch with Melinda.

Scheme Overview

There are 4 main components to the scheme:

Formal Study

Weekly training days focused on Bible handling, Bible teaching, theology, and Christian ministry.

Ministry Experience

Growth in gospel ministry through hands-on experience and mentoring within an All Souls ministry area.

Spiritual Formation

Focus on the personal spiritual growth of each trainee through the training and mentoring, retreats and reading programme.

Practical Service

Growth through the practical service of the church family.

Past Trainees

Read testimonials and hear a bit more about what it’s like being a Ministry Trainee from those who have completed the programme.

“During my time as a ministry trainee at All Souls I worked in the student ministry for a year after graduating from university. God taught me so much about his grace and how his love frees me to worship and serve him. It was the perfect stepping stone from student life into the world of work. I now work in publishing as an editor and feel very blessed to live as an ambassador for Christ as he continues to disciple me each day”

Jess Lacey (Ministry Trainee, 2015–16)

“The ministry trainee programme was a wonderful and valuable time for me to learn foundational theology, grow deeper in my relationship with God whilst having the privilege of serving my church family and preparing me for my career changing into full time vocational ministry. I would definitely recommend this programme!”

Caroline Millar (Ministry Trainee, 2015–16)
Melinda Hendry, Senior Ministor at All Souls Langham Place

Melinda Hendry

Senior Minister - Ministry Training Scheme

Melinda is the Senior Minister responsible for the Ministry Training Scheme. If you have any questions or would like to discuss the scheme further, please feel free to contact her.


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