What is The Discipleship Year?

The Discipleship Year is all about growing as disciples of Jesus for a life of adventure. You give a year of your life and you’ll be equipped, encouraged and empowered to live for the whole of your life as a follower of Jesus.

Go deeper in your relationship with God

Grow stronger in who God has made you to be and the purpose he has for your life

Get involved by serving in a local church

Discover, exercise and nurture your spiritual gifts and passions

Be challenged to step out, risk and see God work through you

Experience the adventure of overseas mission

Discipleship Year Placements at St Paul’s Ealing 2019/20

We are looking for New Wine Discipleship Year Students at the St Paul’s Ealing family of churches

St Paul’s Ealing

We are offering two full time Discipleship Year placements here at St Paul’s beginning in September 2019; one working in our Youth ministry and the other within our Children’s ministry. There will also be opportunity to serve and gain experience in other areas of church life at St Paul’s depending on students gifting and passion (for example worship, women’s ministry, social action work). We provide accommodation with other DY students and young adults, and will provide some financial support including help with fees.

St Mellitus Hanwell

We are offering one full time Discipleship Year placements here at St Mellitus in Hanwell (see stmellitushanwell.com) beginning in September 2019; working with our children & young people and ideally also helping to develop our worship. There will also be opportunities to serve and gain experience in other areas of church life at our partner church, St Paul’s and you will be working and serving alongside the DY students based there.  St Mellitus will provide accommodation with other DY students and young adults, and will provide some financial support including help with fees.

What are we looking for?

At the St Paul’s family of churches, we are looking to invest in dynamic, committed and teachable young adults (18-24) who want to grow as disciples and serve Jesus and his Kingdom. We believe this year will equip you for a lifetime of fruitfulness. As we seek to reach out and develop other churches in the local area we are also looking for people with an innovative and pioneering spirit.

As part of the placement you will spend one day a week with the New Wine Discipleship Year Ealing Hub, which involves gathering with other DY students from around West London for great teaching, training and equipping to grow as disciple-making disciples of Jesus. You’ll also have an opportunity to go overseas on a short-term mission trip and be part of two DY weekends away as part of the year.

For more information please contact:

Ben Strain (ben@stpaulsealing.com)

Karen Young (Karen@stpaulsealing.com) St Paul’s Ealing

Stu Plumb (stu@stmellitushanwell.com) St Mellitus Hanwell

To apply download the application form here. Please download the reference form here.

The New Wine Discipleship Year

In a nutshell, the Discipleship Year is about growing as disciples of Jesus, learning how to serve him and his Kingdom with the whole of your life, for the whole of your life. We want you to become Disciple-Making Disciples. It will take you on a life-changing journey of discovery and adventure, where you’ll be inspired, get practical Kingdom experience, make life-long friendships, and have a lot of fun in the process!

The Discipleship Year is for ANYONE aged 18-24 looking to:

  • Grow confidence in who God has made you to be
  • Discover the purpose he has for your life
  • Get involved by serving in a local church
  • Discover, exercise and nurture your spiritual gifts and passions
  • Be challenged to step out, risk and see God work through you
  • Experience the adventure of overseas mission

The Discipleship Year gives eight hours a week in teaching, training and equipping you to grow as a disciple of Jesus. Alongside this you’ll be mentored, coached and invested in by local church leaders. The teaching will cover a number of core subjects including growing a secret life with God, strengthening your identity in Christ, the Kingdom of God & the ministry of Jesus, understanding and applying the Bible today, evangelism, leadership, character development and calling amongst others! You’ll learn from some inspirational and experienced leaders from different spheres of life, including church and the marketplace.

Each DY student serves in the local church and/or Christian organisation putting into practice all that you are learning. This could be in a variety of areas including youth and children’s work, social justice, worship, creative media, family ministry and evangelism. These placements are a minimum of 12hrs per week. Sometimes you will find your own accommodation and work part time to cover living expenses. However, other placements provide accommodation and some financial support with fees and living costs. For more information contact hubs.

West London Hub – Ealing

The New Wine Hub in Ealing operates from St Paul’s Ealing, a large, lively and vibrant church seeking to see God’s kingdom come in the local community, across London and the nation. We work in partnership with a number of different local churches and offer great placements for the Discipleship Year.

Teaching (8hrs/wk)

All teaching is delivered on a Tuesday at St Paul’s Ealing.

Placements (12hrs/wk)

Placements are offered at a number of local churches in the West London area. These will be in a variety of areas of church ministry that may include: youth work, student ministry, kids work, family outreach, ministry to the poor, street teams, worship, media.

Some placements are full time, and include help with accommodation and financial support. Here is the current list of the local churches that are offering potential placements for Discipleship Year Students. 

  • St Paul’s Ealing
  • St Mellitus Hanwell
  • St Paul’s Kingston
  • St Andrews High Wycombe
  • St Michael’s Southfields
  • St John’s Hartley Wintney
  • King’s Church Amersham
  • St Mary Bethany Woking
  • Christchurch Woking
  • Christchurch W4 Chiswick
  • St Paul’s Dorking
  • Holy Trinity Richmond
  • Holy Trinity Claygate
  • Christchurch Woking
  • St Paul’s Howell Hill
  • St John’s Egham
  • 4U network of churches in Marlow

Accommodation

Some churches are offering accommodation alongside the placement. Otherwise students would need to find their own accommodation local to their placement church.

Application

To download the application for 2019-20, click here, fill in, and send to the address on this page.

Address

New Wine Discipleship Year
St Paul’s Ealing
Ridley Avenue
Ealing
London
W13 9XW

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