The Apprenticeship Component
Every TPA student is placed with a mentoring church and pastor in the TPA network. Roughly half of a student’s total experience is devoted to hands-on life and ministry in that local church under the loving guidance of the mentor pastor and the church’s leadership.
Relationship with Mentor Pastor
A student and mentor pastor meet regularly for the mutual discipleship of both men, for sustained prayer, for discussion of ministry issues in the church’s life, and for academic accountability.
Relationship with Mentoring Church
Students work with their mentor pastor and the church’s leadership to get experience in actually doing ministry in the church and community. Students join their mentoring church; attend all elder meetings, church meetings, and worship services; and faithfully contribute financially