PTM provides the opportunity for urban ministry training through its 10 month Leap Year Fellowship where 18-28 year old young adults walk alongside students and their families to help PTM students discover and live their God-inspired dreams, develop a love for learning, and build joy-filled friendships that glorify Christ Jesus.
The three pillars that the LEAP Fellowship is founded on are professional development, urban ministry, and community. While these three pillars make up the LEAP Fellowship, the overarching principle of spiritual growth and development is the most important part of the program.
- Professional Development: Leapers will be hired as staff in a specific role. Our goal is that LEAPer would receive quality job training and professional skill development during their year of service. They will learn how to multi-task and how to prioritize job assignments based upon organizational needs. At the end of the year, our hope is that each Leaper would be equipped to excel professionally in their next placement.
- Urban Ministry: Leapers will meet together weekly with the LEAP Director and guest instructors to discuss issues related to urban communities. Reading and project preparation is required for the weekly group meetings. Through weekly meetings, the Leapers will learn how to better understand themselves and the population with which they work.
- Community: Leap Staff will function as a community while they live together, work together, and study urban ministry issues together. Leapers will live in PTM’s Leap House and commit to sharing space and life during their year of service. They will hold a weekly community dinner as a time to connect and engage their housemates. Leapers will also have an extended community of support through host families who commit to meet with them once a month.
Leapers work full time and get a $750/monthly stipend while getting to live in the LEAP House. To learn more read our FAQs below.