A Year with Chanctonbury

The realisation of 2033 means hundreds and thousands of people transformed by God and flourishing in fullness of life.

The year with Chanctonbury seeks to immerse young adults in the vision, values, culture and experience of the Kingdom of God – equipping them for a lifetime of leading and generating Kingdom transformation on the earth.

A YEAR PURSUING GOD AT CHANCTONBURY

What is the year about?

Your time with Chanctonbury will be a year that you give to God, to grow, to learn, to serve, to be transformed and sent out.

During your year you will be gathered with others with a similar passion to see Kingdom Come on earth and supported by a team of people around you to see you grow and released to all God has for you. Some of the main things that you will get to experience are;

•  Training and Equipping

•  Serving within the life of the church

•   Shadowing key leaders in the day to day of ministry

•   A comprehensive reading list

•   A spiritual mentor just for you

•   Being part of a Kingdom Family Community (our small groups)

A YEAR PURSUING GOD AT CHANCTONBURY

What is the year about?

Your time with Chanctonbury will be a year that you give to God, to grow, to learn, to serve.

During your year you will be gathered with others with a similar passion to see Kingdom Come on earth and supported by a team of people around you to see you grow and released to all God has for you. Some of the main things that you will get to experience are;

•  Training and Equipping

•  Serving within the life of the church

•   Shadowing key leaders in the day to day of ministry

•   A comprehensive reading list

•   A spiritual mentor just for you

•   Being part of a Kingdom Family Community (our small groups)

Is it right for me?

•   Are you 18 and above?

•   Do you know God and want to go deeper in your relationship with him?

•   Do you long for encounters of the kingdom and to see God break out?

•   Do you want to give a year solely over to Jesus, to focus on him, get to know him and serve him in the local church?

•   Do you have financial support to cover your personal costs for the year?

•   Have you watched our 2033 vision and been inspired to get involved?

If you answer yes to all of the above, then a year with Chanctonbury could be a great choice for you!

Messages from past interns

Outline of the year

Starting your year

We start our year on the 2nd Saturday of September, we will have a week all together as an induction time and then our routine starts with training and serving in ministries.

 

Throughout your time 

•   You will have training and equipping from our Senior Team and guest speakers. Each session you will be growing in theology, spirituality, life skills and truth of who God is and who you are in Him.

•   You will get to serve in all areas of the church and develop key gifting areas over the year. Working to see our vision outworked both within the church and the community where we serve.

•   You will have the opportunity to work alongside leaders of ministries within Chanctonbury, through this you will get first hand experience of leadership, from the vision to the delivering of your planning.

•   You will have a book list to read through to gain knowledge, passion and skills to live a sustained life for God and his Kingdom.  There will also be a bible reading challenge throughout the year and some books will be required reading and we will ask for a report on those books. These can be formal writing, or video or anything creative. Others are there for you to dive into for your own personal growth and study.  We believe in developing your own spiritual disciplines, we will guide you in this and encourage you to create your own ‘Rule of Life’.

•   You will be paired with a spiritual mentor who will be there to support you and pray for you throughout your year, as well as being placed into one of our Kingdom Family Communities where you will get to know and develop relationships with the wider church.

•   You will have the opportunity to go on an outreach mission trip to serve communities and share the love of God with them.

•   In all these things you will build a strong community with your Year With Chanctonbury team and the wider staff team within the church.

 

Ending the year

We will give you training and support as you seek God as to what he is calling you to next in your life. We put no limits on where God might take you next, university, the business world, ministry, charity, overseas, further training, all things are possible.

Outline of the year

Starting your year

We start our year on the 2nd/3rd (this will depend on the training centre dates) Saturday of September, we will have a week all together as an induction time and then our routine starts with training and serving in ministries.

Throughout your time 

You will have training and equipping from our Senior Team and guest speakers. Each session you will be growing in theology, spirituality, life skills and truth of who God is and who you are in Him.
You will get to serve in all areas of the church and develop key gifting areas over the year. Working to see our vision outworked both within the church and the community where we serve.
You will have the opportunity to work alongside leaders of ministries within Chanctonbury, through this you will get first hand experience of leadership, from the vision to the delivering of your planning.
You will have a book list to read through to gain knowledge, passion and skills to live a sustained life for God and his Kingdom.  There will be a bible reading challenge throughout the year and some books will be required reading and we will ask for a report on those books. These can be formal writing, or video or anything creative. Others are there for you to dive into for your own personal growth and study.  We believe in developing your own spiritual disciplines, we will guide you in this and encourage you to create your own ‘Rule of Life’.
You will be paired with a spiritual mentor who will be there to support you and pray for you throughout your year, as well as being placed into one of our Kingdom Family Communities where you will get to know and develop relationships with the wider church.

Ending the year

We will give you training and support as you seek God as to what he is calling you to next in your life. We put no limits on where God might take you next, university, the business world, ministry, charity, overseas, further training, all things are possible.

How to apply

 Click below to fill in our application form

Once we have received your application form, we will be in touch with all the information you will need. While you wait for your year to begin, please do feel free to come along and see who we are and what you are about to start. Meet some friendly faces and ask any questions you might have.

We can’t wait to meet you and journey with you for a year to see all that your loving heavenly Father has for you!

If you have any questions, then please contact Dani Taylor who coordinates our ‘Year with Chanctonbury’ via email at office@chanctonbury.org.uk.

APPLICATION FORM

Other Ways to Train

Undergraduate Programmes

Are you interested in training for church ministry? We love to partner alongside those training in undergraduate programmes, providing practical application and church ministry opportunities. Whether it is youth or kids ministry or theology, ministry and mission training, we would love to support you as you get equipped for a lifetime of serving in the Church. St. Mellitus College has more information on training programmes offered here.