Harvest Apprenticeship Program

Explore this 9-month Gap Year Program with Harvest Bible Chapel. Based in Chicagoland, Illinois, our program provides post-high school students with biblical training, spiritual formation, and ministry experiences.

Integrating both practical ministry tasks with a classroom cohort environment, Apprentices will  be equipped to be better ambassadors for Christ and His kingdom — wherever God leads them!

But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to youTherefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself...” Matt. 6:33-34


• Minimum education: High School diploma or GED
• Young adults (ages 18-25)


• 9-Month Program • 20 hours of Education per week • 20 hours of paid hours for Ministry Responsibilities

Grow deeper Spiritual Roots in the soil of Christian community. Developing their discipleship skills and spiritual formation.

Develop a panoramic and practical understanding of the Bible, our place in history, and God’s work in and through our lives.

Gain hands-on ministry experience, a greater love for God’s Word, God’s mission and God’s people – the Church – within a ministry context.

Differences between Apprenticeship & Internship

Harvest Apprenticeship 

  • Goals || Equip and Empower
    • To provide college-age you adults with a year, of ministry experience, theological grounding, & spiritual formation
  • Ministry Aspects || Church Ministry Experience
    • Gather in the Apprenticeship Cohort: 9 Months (beginning August 2023)
    • Serving 20 hours a week in ministry responsibilities (compensated)
    • Learning by participating in the local church; hands-on experience
    • Meet regularly, no less than monthly, with Leadership Development for ongoing encouragement in academic, ministry and spiritual progress.
  • Academic Aspects || Accredited Courses
    • Cohort model / classes with fellow apprentices
    • 20 Hours per week of study and class
    • Gaining at least 6 credit hours 
  • Compensation || 20 Hours a week 
    • This is a part-time work and part-time school experience.  
    • Wages will be set at minimum wage.
  • In-Take || How to Apply and Receive more Details
    • Applications open now! Interviews take place through January – July

Harvest Internship

  • Goals || Train and Disciple 
    • To provide students in college with concurrent & significant Local-Church Ministry involvement
  • Ministry Aspects || Church Ministry Experience
    • Flexible for time and structure and for duration of internship, depending on student and needs in ministries / campuses
    • Working and serving 10-20 hours a week
  • Academic Aspects || Accredited Courses
    • Progress in an approved Academic Program
    • Attending Monthly Intern cohort sessions / meeting with Leadership Development team for support

  • Cost || Wages to be Determined
    • Receive Minimum wage or receive Internship Credit through at the student’s academic Institution.
    • Provide proper support and documentation from academic advisor and/or college advisor

  • In-Take || How to Apply and Receive more Details
    • Applications open now! Interviews take place through January – July

In Partnership with Moody Bible Institute

Harvest’s Apprenticeship Program is thankful to partner with Moody Bible Institute to equip and empower the next generation. You can learn more about this program and our partnership by emailing either our Pastor of Leadership Development, Kyle Meeker, or our Associate Director, Lindsay Olford. 

Contact the Lead Team