In the East Coast Apprenticeship, you will find:

  • Personal Encouragement

    We want to partner with the gifts the Lord has given you, and we are committed to helping you discover your strength and put them to work for the Kingdom. You will be partnered with a mentor in your chosen track to walk with you through your growth and development.

  • Practical Training

    You will go join our accredited university to complete a Certificate in Theology while studying under a leader in your chosen track who help you learn the ins and outs of your field of study. If you are already a student you can continue taking your classes at your preferred University and don't have to do both! (ECCU is not mandatory but being a student of some sort is!)

  • Preparation in Ministry

    This is where the rubber meets the road. We want to give you hands-on ministry experience so you can learn what it takes to carry vision and bring it to life!



We see a generation that is passionate about reaching their communities with the love of Jesus. We want to give them an opportunity to step out in more responsibility and learn what it takes to bring vision to life so that they can succeed in ministry. We believe that this generation will go higher than we can imagine. We want to see life-giving churches built and thriving across the world. That vision begins with training young leaders.


We are on a mission to craft tomorrow's leaders today by giving young adults real-life experience in ministry state-side as well as abroad. We want to help young adults recognize their ministry calling and give them the tools to accomplish it while living in a Christ-centered environment with other young adults.

Getting Started:

  • Choose a focus track.
  • Fill out an application.
  • Wait for us to contact you about your next steps!

Take Action:



Send an email to the program director, and he will get right back to you.


In order to be part of the East Coast Apprenticeship, you must meet the following requirement during your Apprenticeship:

  • Be between the ages of 18 and 24
  • Commit to one full year with the program
  • Attend college/university or attend ECCU
  • Attend East Coast Christian Center
  • Attend Mezzanine Church for Young Adults
  • Serve in real-life ministry situations

What are you waiting for?