Spurgeon’s College works closely with a number of Black and Minority Ethnic churches who send their leaders to enter our ministerial programme for the high standards and accountability the College holds its ministers in training to. 

Things to Consider:

  1. Yours sense of calling:  it is important that you sense God is calling you to step out and train for some form of ministry leadership.
  2. Support of the church Leaders:  the pastor and leaders of your church need to be able to commend you to the College for ministerial training.  They will see the potential in you and set  you apart for training and development.
  3. Placement situation:  All ministerial training requires a placement and therefore it is important that your church or another within your denomination are able to offer you a placement where you can use your gifts and grow and develop in the ministry God is calling you to.

How to apply

All full-time applicants should complete an application form via UCAS; if you prefer to study part time please apply here.  Once your application has been received and approved you be invited to attend an interview day. An interview panel will consider whether Spurgeon’s is the right place for you to study. Partners are warmly welcome to accompany you and be involved in the process. 

Not so sure?

Applying for ministerial training is a big decision.  The Director of Practical Training and Admissions and the Director of Ministerial Training and Formation are happy to help you explore your calling. We recommend attending an Open Day or Open Evening or making an appointment to meet with one of the team.

Conditions for entry 

Refer to our entry requirements for more information.