If you feel called to be involved in ministry or serve in the church as a leader, and just don’t know what the next step in the journey looks like, Pathways could be for you. If you are interested in loving and leading in the church, come and get an update and ask any questions you have.
Sometimes people feel called to be involved in ministry or serve in the church as a leader, and just don’t know what the next step in the journey looks like. At Calvary Boise we want to help God’s people grow in their discipleship journey with Jesus at all levels, including raising up new leaders to lead in the discipleship of this generation. More than ever, the church needs servants and shepherds, as described in the scriptures, to love and lead. The flourishing of the church in our generation will rise or fall with the leaders that are raised up. The cause of Christ needs more people who will sacrificially take up the call to live in the way of Jesus for the Kingdom of God. That could be as a leading servant in the church, an elder, a Bible study leader, or even as a vocational pastor, church planter or missionary. Part of our calling as a church family is to see the gospel endure and advance under our watch.
Below you’ll find a variety of pathways for different journeys into leadership in the church. For those who are feeling the call to take the next step in being a disciple-making leader in the church, we ask you to prayerfully consider stepping into a Leadership Pathway. Click here to sign up for one of the Leadership Pathways.
PATHWAY 1: MINISTRY DISCIPLESHIP COHORT
(Formerly “School of Ministry”)
A journey of discipleship into ministry. This pathway serves as a starting point for anyone who wants to find some of the ways they may be called to serve in ministry. This nine-month cohort will focus on reading the entire Bible with discussion and application to a life of ministry. Each member of the cohort will be involved directly with an aspect of ministry in the church or locally, and the cohort will culminate with participation in a summer mission trip.
PATHWAY 2: LEADERSHIP PIPELINE
(Formerly “Cultivate Leaders”)
An opportunity to explore a calling to serve and shepherd in the church. The leadership pipeline includes a monthly meeting, theological readings and reflection, guided ministry discussions, and opportunities to meaningfully engage in the story of Calvary Boise as a developing ministry leader or potential elder team member.
PATHWAY 3: TEACHING & PREACHING COHORT
A monthly gathering to grow in and practice the skill of teaching and preaching. This is open to men and women, both current and potential Bible study leaders, Community Group leaders, and others seeking to grow in proclaiming God’s word in a God-honoring and accessible way. This cohort will include opportunities for peer- and mentor-reviewed teaching and will be finalized with a trip to an Expositors Collective Event or a similar conference.
PATHWAY 4: CARING THROUGH COUNSELING COHORT
This cohort is for those who want to grow in using a counseling gift in the body of Christ. You will take the course “Dynamics of Biblical Change,” online through CCEF (Christian Counseling & Education Foundation). Member of this cohort will meet monthly to unpack what they are learning and find ways to put it into practice. This cohort is currently meeting. Register your interest for next semester, beginning in January, using the link at the bottom of the page.
PATHWAY 5: INTERNSHIPS
Internships are a pathway that functions like a “gap year” for some and a “next step” in discerning a calling to ministry for others. This is for those who want to serve and grow in their gifts while being further equipped at the same time. It could be a next step after the ministry discipleship cohort, and it could be an entry point into ministry for others. Intern candidates can apply generally or can intern in a specific area of ministry such as worship, missions, youth ministry, graphics, A/V and production, and more.
This opportunity requires a high school degree or GED and a minimum part-time commitment (full-time possible as well). Interns can self-finance or raise support to be part of the internship (just as they would for CRU, or other opportunities like YWAM). All funds will be handled and distributed through Calvary Boise. Interns can work up to 20 hours a week in a part-time job outside of their internship, and are committing to a minimum of 1 year for their internship.
Interns will receive the benefit of a theological education through Calvary Chapel Bible College or a similar program and will meet in a monthly cohort to unpack what they are learning with pastoral guidance. Interns may also apply to be placed into a home in the church family to help with costs during their internship.
PATHWAY 6: PASTORAL, PLANTER & MISSIONARY RESIDENCIES
Residencies provide a pathway for those who have already been marked out with a call to some form of vocational ministry. The concept is to finalize the last leg of preparation before embarking on a venture of faith. Think of this pathway like a “finishing school” for those who want to enter pastoral ministry, be sent to plant a church, or be sent globally as a cross-cultural missionary. Residents will function as pastors in residence at Calvary with clear responsibilities and rhythms of ministry and training. This opportunity requires a bachelor’s degree and a full-time commitment, along with a willingness to raise support to be part of the cohort. Benefits include a seminary education through Western Seminary provided as part of this pathway, a ministry and support-raising context, and the possibility of a clear outcome in some form of vocational or bi-vocational ministry. The theological education and equipping in the residency will comprehensively cover the whole Bible, Biblical Theology, and Pastoral Ministry in practice. It will result in a master’s degree from Western Seminary.
Residents may work up to 20 hours a week in a part-time job outside of the church as part of their residency, though a full-time commitment is preferred. Residents are required to raise support for their residency through Calvary Boise as their sponsoring church. All funds will be handled and distributed through Calvary Boise. This is a key skill for planters, pastors, and missionaries and is part of the residency. Training will be provided for successful residency candidates.
Residents (depending on their needs, marital status, etc.) may also apply to be placed into a home in the church family to help with costs during their residency.
Residencies are for a minimum of 2 years and maximum of 3 years.
GET INVOLVED IN LEADERSHIP PATHWAYS:
Click here to sign up for one of the Leadership Pathways.
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