Apprenticeship Form

If you’d like to grow in your ability to care for the most hurting around you, we offer a six week, on-campus apprenticeship program designed for people just like you.

During those six weeks, you’ll observe approximately 100 hours of counseling with us and take part in one-on-one mentoring by one of our counselors. The apprenticeship may be completed all at once or over a three-year period to fit your needs and schedule.

Please download our Apprenticeship Manual for more detailed information.

Are you ready for the apprenticeship?

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Current Address
Permanent Address (if different from above)
Marital Status
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Please list below your most recent employment experiences, beginning with your current position.


List all the institutions attended beyond high school in chronological order (list the most recent four). Please begin with your highest level of schooling and work backwards.
Have you ever been suspended, had your enrollment terminated or been asked to withdraw by any college, seminary, graduate or professional school?

REFERENCES (not optional)

Indicate the persons to whom you are giving reference forms. On each form you must indicate whether you choose to retain or waive your right to inspect the reference.


If your current pastor does not know you well, you may substitute another pastor or full-time Christian worker who does. This person should be someone who is familiar with your ministry and personal life. If you are a Pastor/elder, please select a fellow elder who knows your ministry and personal life well.
Pastor's Name

ATTENTION: Please send the following link to your pastor to fill out their reference for you.


This should be a person you have ministered to and/or counseled within the past few years.
Ministry Reference Name

ATTENTION: Please send the following link to your pastor to fill out their reference for you.


Of what church are you currently a member?
Church Address

Please list below your major volunteer activities

School teaching, preaching, counseling, serving on boards, youth work, music, missions trips, etc.


Before you go any further in the application process Please read the TSM Doctrinal Statement below:

We believe that the Bible, both the Old and New Testaments, is the only inspired, infallible, and authoritative Word of God. All of Scripture points toward Christ and is useful for growth in Christ likeness which should be our goal.

We believe there is only one God eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

We believe God, as Father, reigns over His entire universe with providential care. He is all-powerful, all-loving, all-knowing, and all-wise. He is fatherly in attitude toward all men but is Father, indeed, to those who have become children of God through Jesus Christ, who will deliver them into the Father’s hands.

We believe God spoke the universe into existence out of nothing as a result of His will to display His eternal power and divine nature. His general revelation makes it clear for all mankind that God exists. However, God has also granted us special revelation through the Bible so that we may know Him and obey His will. While affirming the significance of God’s special revelation, there are still things we can learn through general revelation that ought not to be dismissed, even though special revelation rightly understood has final authority in the life of the Christian.

We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, who humbled himself taking on the form of a man by means of the virgin birth, lived a sinless life, performed miracles, died on a cross, making atonement for our sins, was resurrected from the dead, and is now seated at the right hand of God, interceding for believers. All who repent of their sins and believe on the Lord Jesus Christ will be saved.

We believe that the Holy Spirit is the Promise of the Father, our comforter, sent to convict the world of sin, places the believer in the Body of Christ, illuminates the Word, and indwells the believer for works of service to the Church.

We believe man was created in the image of God, but as a result of sin this image has been marred but not lost. Through redemption in Jesus Christ we can progressively grow more and more into the likeness of God and thus more closely reflect His image.

We believe that while salvation is all of grace, those who are genuinely born again become new creatures in Christ and will show evidence of salvation through good fruit, the most obvious being a love for God and other people.

We believe the church is the community of all believers in Jesus Christ and is an essential element in the growth of all Christians. As a result, we desire to see all believers actively involved in a local church for the purpose of worshipping God, sharing life together, and living out the one another commands of Scripture. We further believe it is God’s design for all believers to live under the authority of a local church and their body of elders.

We believe marriage is the original and foundational institution of human society, established by God as a one flesh, covenantal union between one man and one woman that is to be life long, exclusive, and is to reflect Jesus Christ and His love for the church.

Insofar as you have formed an opinion, are you in general agreement with the Doctrinal Statement of Twelve Stones Ministries (please see our website)?
Please describe any counseling training you have received to date (i.e. accredited program, conferences, workshops, etc. Please include the institution, church, ministry, or individual that was responsible for the training).
If necessary, we strongly encourage those seeking this apprenticeship to seek financial help from those who will benefit from your training (i.e. your church or ministry) or from individuals who are willing to support you personally. Please select which represents your situation
The total one time cost for the entire apprenticeship is $2000. A $500 non-refundable deposit is due to confirm the start date of your apprenticeship. The remaining $1500 balance is due upon arrival at the TS campus (cash, check or credit card is accepted).


Respond to each of the following in your own words. Please keep each response to around one-half page (unless otherwise noted), using scriptural references as appropriate.
STANDARDS OF CONDUCT - Please read before signing

If admitted as a Twelve Stones Ministries Apprentice, I hereby agree to seek earnestly the will of God for my life, to conform sincerely to the standards of conduct of the ministry, to assist the ministry in maintaining the spirit and letter of its guidelines for its staff-workers, and to cultivate in my own attitude a behavior of godly example.

If admitted, I will continue to regularly attend a Bible-teaching, evangelical church. Furthermore, I agree to become familiar with the complete content of the Apprentice manual and to abide by all policies and expectations.

I agree to live a life of purity and godly character so as not to dishonor the Lord or Twelve Stones Ministries. I agree to exercise discernment regarding use of radio, television, internet, and the printed page including a total avoidance of pornographic programming, films, and literature. I also agree to abstain from such practices as gambling, drunkenness, the misuse of prescription drugs, the use of tobacco and illegal drugs.

I agree not to plagiarize or have anyone else do the work for me regarding any of the writing assignments. I also agree not to misrepresent how much I have completed of the required reading. I further agree to treat TS property with respect. I accept that it is my responsibility to be a good steward of the resources God has provided the ministry, including housing, offices, surrounding wilderness, and storage areas.

I agree to willingly submit to biblical instruction in keeping with Twelve Stones Ministries' doctrinal statement, and while I may participate in open discussions with counselors, other staff workers, advocates, and counselees about biblical teaching, I will never seek to lead counselees or advocates to practice anything contrary to the doctrinal statement of the ministry.

I agree to fulfill my financial and time commitment to the ministry as agreed to during the application process.

By submitting your Twelve Stones Apprenticeship application I am agreeing to abide by the aforementioned standards of conduct.

Twelve Stones Ministries does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or prior military service in the administration of its policies, admissions, employment, or other ministry programs or activities.

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