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Developing Future Leaders


Home Group Leader Training (3 months)

Home Groups (HG) are an integral part of church life at Third Avenue. We understand that God’s primary means of growing us in our relationship with him is primarily through his word in the context of his people - the Church. In preparation for leading a HG at Third Avenue, all prospective HG leaders will be given the opportunity to work through a 3 month leadership training. Contact your HG leader for more information.

Pastoral Internship (4 months)

The Bible tells us that if a man sets his heart on being an elder, he desires a noble task. For many in our congregation, the desire to be an elder is really a desire to spend a lifetime in vocational ministry, whether in missions or as a local church pastor. For others it is a desire to serve this church, Third Avenue, as a lay elder. We understand that part of our responsibility as a church is to train men for leadership in Christ's church, whether here in Louisville or in other places around the world. For more information, you can apply HERE.

Staff Internships (9 months)

Third Avenue Baptist Church (3ABC) is uniquely positioned within the city of Louisville providing us exciting opportunities for ministry across our city and around the world. 3ABC Staff Internships are available to both men and women, and designed to prepare the next generation of leaders through equipping, coaching, and hands on experience in the areas of discipleship, local and global outreach. To learn more, visit HERE.

Global Missions Training (2 years)

Third Avenue desires to train, send and support men and women who demonstrate the kind of biblical leadership modeled in 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1. 3ABC Global Missions Training (GMT) is designed to help prospective international workers grow in the areas of Biblical conviction, Godly character, and Spirit-empowered capability. For more details, visit HERE.

Preaching colloquium

From the very beginning, the Bible teaches us that when God gives life to his people, he does so through his Word.  Therefore, one of the most important functions of the church is the preaching of the Scriptures.  Here at Third Avenue, we want to be serious about training men to go out into the world and proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  That’s what the Third Avenue Preaching Colloquium is all about. For more details, visit HERE.


Global Trips (2 weeks)

We take multiple trips a year for at least three reasons. First, we want to introduce our members to what the Lord is doing around the world. This always results in a greater appreciation for who God is and what he’s doing among the nations. Second, we are committed to helping our members think about and discern what it could look like to serve globally. Third, we have a desire to serve and support our long-term teams. For more information on our scheduled trips, visit HERE.

Global Missions Internship (6mo - 1yr)

Are you looking for an opportunity to serve overseas for 6mo - 1 year? The International Mission Board’s Hands On program provides semester-long mission opportunities for college students and young adults to serve alongside our international workers. Please contact pastoral staff for more information.

Global Missions Apprenticeship (2 years)

Our Global Missions Apprenticeship is a ministry position designed to provide staff support to our long term strategic partners. Over the course of two years, and under the oversight of 3ABC pastoral leadership, our Global Missions Apprentice will assist our strategic partners in the areas of evangelism, discipleship, leadership training, and ministry administration. Contact pastoral staff for more information.