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Who is Lead for?

This is for anyone who is looking to deepen their relationship with God while engaging in hands-on ministry opportunities. There are no age requirements except that you must be finished high school.


When does Lead start?

Lead runs yearly, September through April.


Does Lead cost anything?

There is no cost for the program. All program material, resources, outings and retreats are provided for you.


What is the cost of the missions trip?

The trip cost is $2000. We will do fundraising as a team, but each individual is required to raise any remaining trip costs prior to going on the trip.   


What is the schedule like?

Each week you can expect to participate in three areas:

  • Hands-On Training: 8 hours/week of church ministry experience in one of 6 areas of church ministry
  • Practical Teaching: 3 hours/week of applicable Bible and Ministry education, learning from skilled and passionate pastors and leaders
  • Personal Transformation: weekly one-on-one mentoring


Do I have to attend Abbotsford Pentecostal Assembly in order to Apply?

No. You do not need to be attending APA prior to applying for Lead. All Lead members will be required to attend APA during the duration of the program.


What if I have to work or attend school during scheduled requirements?

The Lead schedule is flexible to allow people who are in the workforce or school to easily balance engaging in hands-on ministry and other obligations. Teaching blocks will take place Sunday afternoons, following our morning service. Once you are placed in your ministry area, you will be able to sit down with the prospective pastor to arrange training schedules around your availability.  


How do I get accepted to the program?

Each applicant is required to fill out the online application form. Once the application is submitted, a member of our team will be in touch with you soon. Applicants are also required to have two separate reference forms submitted. Referees can find the form online.


Have more questions?

If you have any additional questions, feel free to email Pastor Elysia at elysia@apaonline.ca.