Leaders equipping leaders
"And what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also." 2 Timothy 2:2
In order to provide growth opportunities for people that demonstrate leadership potential, we have officially launched a Pastoral Apprenticeship program. The vision for this program is to provide work experience and mentorship for individuals called to pastoral ministry.
Needless to say, we are excited to introduce our program’s first participants.
(From left to right: Michael Chinchilla, Reuben Meyers, Scotland Morrison)
Michael Chinchilla is currently pursuing a degree in pastoral leadership at Pacific Life Bible College. Prior to beginning these studies, Michael was a Youth Pastor at Youth Church. When asked why he is participating in our program, Michael responded, “I have seen what God has done in the lives of young people, including my own, and I believe that God has called me to take an active role in his redemptive story for the rest of my life.”
After completing a Bachelor of Science degree at Simon Fraser University, Reuben Meyers began working as a Research Associate for a cancer research laboratory. Although he intended to continue working in this area, Reuben began to sense a call to church ministry. After attending and serving at Village Church for two years, Reuben joined Village as a Worship Arts Apprentice before becoming a Pastoral Apprentice. Reflecting on why he made the transition from research to ministry, Reuben said, “Jesus is the most compelling person that has ever lived and I strive to see people know who he is.”
Scotland Morrison is currently studying psychology at Athabasca University and attended the Christian Counselling and Education Foundation for two years. He has been married to his wife Jennifer for nine years and they have two sons named Evan and Seth. When asked about his background in church ministry, Scotland told us, “I have been involved in a variety of ministries, including church planting and community groups, and I have received many opportunities to disciple people along the way - so I'm especially interested in counselling and spiritual formation.”
We are very blessed to have Michael, Reuben, and Scotland join our team at Village Church and we are eager to continue equipping them for leadership. Make sure to say hello if you see one of them at a Sunday service!