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Why we're different

A New Way of doing things

Innovative. Transformative. Practical.

From your Point of View


Maybe you've recently graduated from high school, taken a year off, or finished a short-term discipleship school. You're interested in ministry, but you're not sure what next steps to take. Going to seminary would take time, money, and readjustment.

A few questions you probably have are:

  • How will I pay for all this?
  • Do I want to spend the next 4-6 years off at college, away from family and friends?
  • Will I be able to find a job after I graduate?

At THS. Academy, we’ve found a solution to your problems. Our virtual learning environment allows us to offer affordable tuition rates, so you don’t have to take out a loan. 

You won’t have to move out of state, and instead, can receive training at the church you’re already part of.

Instead of sitting in a classroom all week, your apprenticeship will allow you to develop interpersonal social skills and see firsthand the reality of ministry life.

Something's Missing

The traditional educational model today looks like a lot of sitting, listening, reading, and writing. While growing in knowledge and academic skills is important, the realities of ministry, however, are different from the classroom. 

A day in the life of pastors and ministry leaders is filled with personal interactions, planning meetings and counseling sessions, sermon prep, worship service oversight, and both written and spoken communication. Ministry life is dynamic, relational, and interactive.


Back to the Way Jesus Did It:

Jesus set a ministry model before us with his disciples. For three years, He and His disciples formed a tight-knit bond, traveling from region to region, teaching and ministering to both crowds and individuals. They were pulled in many directions, encountered serious setbacks and opposition, and faced fatigue. Through all this, the disciples continually looked to Jesus, who taught them how to find rest in the Father and rely on His provision.

You Shouldn’t Do It Alone:

We don’t want to toss you into the sea of ministry to fare on your own when you graduate. Instead, our apprenticeship model provides you with a seasoned Supervisor for the full three years of your program who will provide guidance on how to navigate the crises and challenges of ministry.

What We Believe About You

1 Corinthians 6:11 says: “...But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.” We believe you have a God-ordained calling on your life. You have a purpose. You have a testimony. You have been given stewardship of gifts and talents. All these converge together, and we believe that through the Holy Spirit, people will come into your life that you have been specifically set apart to minister to.

New Wine for New Wine Skins:

At THS., we recognize that now is the time to pour new wine into new wineskins if we want to preserve the legacy of pastoral and ministry training and preparation. We must adapt and innovate to the needs of the current world around us, without compromising the foundation of the gospel or the quality and effectiveness of our training.