The Aquila Theological Institute offers theological training coupled with apprenticeship in a local church and Business in Mission (BIM) to give potential church planters relevant training and in the field experience, so that they are thoroughly equipped for the work ahead.

A unique aspect of our Apprenticeship model is the Business in Mission training. We desire to equip people with the theological and business skills necessary to go into a new city and start up a mission-minded business.  This business will serve to financially support the church planters, quickly build relationships in the community and be used as a platform to share the gospel and plant the church. It is our hope that some of these business models will be models that can be reproduced as we train up more teams to be sent out by their church into new cities and neighbourhoods.

The Apprenticeship Journey

The local church is continuously involved in the training of their apprentices. With competency based learning this is done through Mentors from ATI and the sending church.


Frequently asked questions

Are grants available?

At present, Aquila Initiative is not offering tuition grants. However, in conjuction with our Business In Mission, apprentices will have the option to work, earning an income to help offset cost of living.

How long is the course?

Although this varies for each student because our aim is competency and not course completion, It is usually a 2 year commitment. Some subjects are also offered as a modular study.

Can you help me find accomodation?

Yes. We try to arrange suitable accomodation for everyone accepted into the course.

How do I enroll?

We are currently establishing the infrastructure for our apprenticeship program so are not accepting applications at this time. In future, applications will be made online and include video calls with applicants and their sending church leaders. If you would like to know more, please contact us: info@aquila-initiative.org

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Email: info@aquila-initative.org

Phone: +49172 413 5617

EU Postal Address: Hans-Weber-Strasse 10, 53773 Hennef, Germany

USA Postal Address: Laramie Valley Chapel, 4801 Quarter Horse Drive, Laramie, WY 82070