By the grace of God,
I commit to upholding my seven month commitment as an apprentice with GFM.
I commit to putting other people’s needs before my own and maintain a servant attitude throughout the program.
I commit to meet the ministry, spiritual, community, outreach, and other expectations set forth in the apprenticeship manual. I will put in all of the required ministry hours, show up for required meetings, fellowship during meals/parties, reach out to students, fill out all required evaluations, and pour into the next generation of missionary training school students.
I commit to upholding and enforcing all of the GFM base policies and rules. I will set a good example in word, deed, and attitude for the students and short-termers that come through our programs. I will respect the leadership and authority structure at GFM and do all that I can to promote unity at the base. I will be hospitable to those visiting the ministry.
I commit to being involved in ministry with local people and to stay focused on the ultimate goal of reaching the least reached with the love of Christ. I will promote unity in the body of Christ and attempt to make local Christian and non-Christian friends in the community.
By the grace of God,
GFM commits to helping the apprentice by helping establish accessible goals, enforcing accountability, and providing encouragement.
GFM commits to discipling and mentoring the apprentice as he/she begins getting involved in ministry. We are dedicated to seeing you become an effective minister of the Gospel and will do all that we can to help you develop your gifts, grow in your calling, and become very fruitful in ministry. We will invest time, energy, resources, and prayer to see the apprentice reach all of his/her potential and dreams.
GFM commits to helping the apprentice on a personal and spiritual level. We are committed to seeing you grow in relationship with Christ and stay healthy on the mission field. We will do everything we can to make sure that you are doing well physically, emotionally, and spiritually. We believe that taking the Gospel to all nations is the greatest calling in the world, but we are also dedicated to making a disciple of you personally. We commit to helping you have a good balance of ministry, family, and personal time and not letting the task of missions become more important than love for God and others.
GFM commits to leading by example and giving the apprentice something to follow and be reproduced. We will be servant leaders, not lording over people, willing to learn, and open to suggestions. Our desire is to say as Paul did, “follow us as we follow Christ.”