Are you graduating from school and considering a call to ministry, but you didn’t major in Ministry or Theology?
Are you thinking about pursuing a seminary degree, but are not sure how you would apply that degree or in what area?
Are you a Theology or Ministry major discovering that experience is equally important in determining where you end up in ministry as well as knowledge?
The Protege Leadership Cohort is a two-year residency program for graduates considering a full-time career in ministry. Housing and a monthly salary are provided. Students are encouraged to pick a concentration such as College Ministry, Youth Ministry, Community Engagement, Ministry through the Arts, etc. At the end of the two years, ministerial credentials may be earned. Proteges may be ordained in the Christian and Missionary Alliance, though credentials through the Alliance are not required.

What Sets Us Apart

Outside In
The goal of our staff and Elder Team, as well as PDC, is to divide our time equally among ministry responsibilities both inside and outside our church campus.
Relationship vs. Task
PDC emphasizes a balance in the development of services and activities and relational engagement.
Conversation vs. Lecture
Sunday mornings at Hope The Breakfast Church are a conversation, not a one-way presentation. We start with a conversation over breakfast and continue a conversation with God. From scripture readings to adult discussion groups, all are designed to be highly participatory.
Scattered and Gathered
PDC participants can expect experience in service preparation and group development (gathering) as well as experience in the strategic seeding of people and geographic ministry (scattering).


Is this a paid position?
Yes. In addition to covering housing costs, Protégé’s receive a bi-weekly paycheck.
Is insurance provided?
Insurance is not provided at this time.
Is this a temporary position?
Yes and No. Yes, it is temporary with the possibility of placement in a different ministry in two years and, No, should ministry efforts prove fruitful in our local context, one might find themselves around HTBC a long time.
What’s in it for me?
While obtaining ordination in the Christian & Missionary Alliance is a potential outcome, the experience gained and the opportunity to prove yourself in ministry is worth the two year investment. Oh, and placement assistance isn’t bad either.​
What’s In It for You?
Leadership Development provides the energy behind Breakfast Church. We will benefit from your passion for ministry as it rubs off on others and new avenues of ministry are launched.
​Is this full-time?
Protégé’s work a minimum of 20 hours per week. We do not place a maximum limit.

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