The UYM Apprenticeship is designed to enable young adults with a heart to follow Christ and make an eternal difference in the next generation while growing personally, professionally, and spiritually and having fun on the job!  It equips apprentices for a lifestyle of ministry; to live missionally in their chosen vocation. This program develops young adult leaders to effectively work with urban youth, families, schools, and communities.  Essentially, “Developing Spiritual Leaders Among Urban Youth.” 

Training, activities, and hands-on experiences are designed to focus on three major areas for each apprentice:


Become a biblically based leader who is intentional to live with integrity, humility, and self-awareness.


Become an effective and impactful leader equipped with ministry philosophies, tools, and strategies to live out your call.


Become an impassioned and disciplined servant leader, anchored in your relationship with Jesus Christ, which is the foundation for personal and professional growth.

Apprenticeship Candidate Qualifications


  • High school graduate or GED completion and beyond, current college students are highly encouraged to apply 
  • Ideally, 20-25 years of age (3rd or 4th year college student) 
  • A profession of faith and maturity in their walk with Christ
  • Heart and calling to work with/serve urban youth 
  • Desire and willingness to learn and be developed personally, professionally, and spiritually
  • Desire and willingness to work within a team dynamic to accomplish goals and tasks   
  • Bilingual preferred, not required 
  • Hold a current state-issued driver’s license and a good driving record 
  • Eligible to work within the United States 

Program Components and Requirements

  • August 5, 2024 – August 1, 2025
  • 20 hours per week at $20hr
  • Weekly training and development sessions focused on the above areas – personal, professional, and spiritual
  • Hands-on experience in Denver Metro area schools including a support role in character development classes, building relationships through mentoring, helping young people begin and grow in a relationship with God, and supporting with outreach activities
  • Attend, support, and/or facilitate a variety UYM events throughout the year
  • Honoring and abiding by UYM’s Code of Conduct & Statement of Faith
  • Upon completion, apprentices will obtain an Urban Youth Ministry Certification

2024 – 2025 Schedule of Required Events

  • Weekly Training will be held primarily on Monday afternoons, Tuesday evenings, Thursday afternoons, or Friday mornings
  • In-school and afterschool schedule will be determined with assigned regional team
  • Soul Care – 2 hour meeting once a quarter
  • Fall Outreach (October 2024)
  • Middle School Wyld Life Camp (November 2024) or High School Young Life Camp (December 2024)
  • Youth Conference/Retreat (February or March 2025)
  • Spring Outreach (April 2025)
  • Summer Camp (June 2025)
  • Staff Retreat (July 2025)
  • Apprenticeship Program Graduation (Friday, August 1, 2025)

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the application process and what should I expect after I apply?

  1. Complete the online application and remind references to complete reference form. The deadline to complete your application is June 1, 2024. Once we receive your application, we will contact your references to submit a UYM Apprentice Reference Form, which should be submitted within one week of applying.
  2. Conduct an in-person Interview. Those who are invited to the next step of the application process will complete a one-hour in person interview held either the week of May 13-17 or June 3-7. Those who are not selected to move forward will be notified via email.
  3. Receive Final Decision. Final decisions will be made and candidates notified by July 1, 2024.
  4. Attend Orientation & Onboarding. On-boarding and orientation will take place the week of August 5.

Most correspondence will occur via email, so be sure to regularly check your in-box for more information.

What is the program schedule?

Weekly Training will be held primarily on Monday afternoons, Tuesday evenings, Thursday afternoons, or Friday mornings. In-school and afterschool schedule will be determined with assigned regional team, likely in the afternoons, with occasional evening events. We strongly encourage apprentices to schedule any commitments before 12pm (work, school, etc.) to best accommodate the training schedule.  Trainings, unless noted otherwise, are held at the UYM Offices at 400 W.  48th Ave #250, Denver, CO 80216.

How long is the apprenticeship?

The apprenticeship is one year, starting August 5, 2024 – August 1, 2025.

What will I be doing and where will I be?

Over the course of the year, apprentices will:

  • Participate and complete weekly personal, professional, and spiritual training and activities 
  • Support UYM efforts within assigned middle and high schools by organizing and leading events, small groups, mentoring, and other student facing efforts  
  • Support one of our partnering organization’s “in-school program” by assisting with classroom instruction and activities with middle and high school students 
  • Attend and support UYM events throughout the year to include retreats, community outreaches, bible studies, camps, etc.  

Apprentices will work primarily at the UYM Office and within their assigned middle and/or high school.

How will apprentices be paid?

Apprentices will be paid bi-weekly at the rate of $20 per hour, for a 20 hour work week.

What are the benefits of participating in the Apprenticeship Program?

The apprenticeship gives young adults relevant experience in a field that interests them and will help focus their goals to make an informed decision about pursuing ministry as a vocation. Skills learned in this program are highly transferable to many youth-focused career paths to include social work, education, counseling, and ministry. Participants will get to know themselves better through tools and inventories and be an integral part of a community of apprentices. Participants will have multiple methods of support and investment in their personal, professional, and spiritual growth while obtaining real-life experience and learning in a teachable environment. Ultimately, this is an opportunity to grow personally and make an impact in the lives of others in real time.

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