Ministry Apprenticeship Pathway
Application Process


  • December, 2023 — Applications open for 2024–2025 Apprenticeship
  • March, 2024 — Applications due for acceptance into 2024 cohort
  • April, 2024 — Applicants informed of acceptance
  • Late June, 2024 — Apprentices arrive in Mt Pleasant
  • July 1, 2024 — MAP begins

How to Apply

If you think this program may be right for you, reach out to the Apprenticeship Director, Sam Fornecker (SFornecker@StAndrews.Church or 843.284.4321). We would love to dive into the details of your situation with you and help you think through how the MAP could work for you.

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The MAP Application

To apply, please submit the following to the Apprenticeship Director, Sam Fornecker (SFornecker@StAndrews.Church ) in PDF format.

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume to include current employment
  • Names and contact information of three references, one of whom must be your current pastor
    • References should be able to attest to evidence of your potential call to the priesthood, the quality of your character, and your pastoral competencies.
  • Answers to the questions outlined below

You may download the application questions in PDF format for easier offline reference.

Tell Us About You

  1. Name your current local church, and how long you have been there.
  2. Tell us about your family and living situation.
  3. Briefly narrate your spiritual biography.
  4. Briefly summarize your education thus far.
  5. Briefly describe your sense of calling, especially as it relates to the ordained ministry.
  6. How did you hear about the MAP?
  7. What is your view of the Bible?
  8. What excites you about the Christian faith?
  9. Carefully read the Thirty-Nine Articles of Religion and the 2008 Jerusalem Declaration.
    • List and explain any reservations or exceptions you may have with these documents or the standards they reference.
  10. Briefly outline your reasons for applying to St Andrew’s Ministry Apprentice Pathway.
  11. How do you know St Andrew’s? Why would you like to serve and be trained here?
  12. Briefly explain why you consider yourself a suitable candidate for the MAP.
  13. Allowing for God’s sovereignty, what would you like to be doing in five years’ time?
  14. MAP apprentices are partly financially self-supported. To borrow a software analogy: do you consider this a bug of the program or a feature? Why?
  15. How do you envisage the self-sustaining portion of the MAP package being financed?
  16. What would you consider your personal strengths and weaknesses?
  17. What books, blogs, or podcasts have you found particularly helpful or enjoyable?
    • What about them most impacted you?
  18. How would you define the Gospel?
  19. In what areas are you seeing your own natural and spiritual gifts deepening?
  20. How are you sustaining a spiritual life?
  21. Is there any other information you would like to include?