Two weeks ago Katherine Crossle (ministry trainer), Jasmine Mathie (ministry trainee), Steve Cree (ministry trainer) and myself (Simon Allery – trainee) travelled to Sydney to attend the annual METRO Conference. After catching a plane, a maxi taxi, a train and a Subaru Liberty we finally made it Stanwell Tops, 6hrs later.
METRO is acronym for Ministry Equiping Training and Recruiting Organisation. Being a METRO trainee means that over two years we get a taste of what it would be like to do paid full-time ministry and are also given skills that will help us to effectively hit the ground running after Bible College (that is if we chose to go to College).
Currently there are 11 Metro trainees (a fairly even mix of guys and girls). The funding for next year only allows for one new METRO trainee, at this stage.
METRO is a great program for people to start thinking through paid full-time ministry and to start getting equipped for the excellent but very challenging gospel work ahead.
Please pray for the current METRO trainers and trainees and please also pray for funding for the future.
If you want to know more about METRO leave a comment and I will get back to you.