The basis of METRO is a commitment to obey Jesus’ command to “make disciples”. This represents a unique opportunity for your church to be engaged in the task of training men and women in ministry for Christ in such a way that they “think like Jesus, serve like Jesus, and be like Jesus”.

METRO is a two year full-time traineeship, based on the program outlined here. To get the most out of  your two year program, however, it is necessary to prepare in a number of ways, especially with regard to the key relationships involved. For this reason, we strongly suggest that you do a prep year.


Applications for METRO, YouthMETRO and EquipMETRO open on May 1st of each year.

If you are ready to apply for a METRO, YouthMETRO or EquipMETRO traineeship for next year, please do the following:

  1. Complete the online application forms for YouthMETRO, EquipMETRO or METRO. If a paper form is required, please contact METRO.
  2. The application forms are to be completed by:
    • The potential trainee
    • The potential trainer/s
    • The Senior Pastor or Session Clerk
  3. Read through the METRO Safe Church Requirements and ensure the potential trainee and trainer/s complete any necessary requirements.

Note: It is the potential trainer’s responsibility to ensure that each part of the application is completed and returned to the METRO Committee by the 17th September (METRO) or the 15th October (YouthMETRO & EquipMETRO).

  • The Application Timeline and Checklist will assist you in the application process.
  • Once your application has been received, the METRO Committee will contact you to arrange an interview.
  • A decision regarding your application will be made and you will be contacted within a few weeks of your interview.

Save the Date: Orientation will be held on Saturday November 13th, 2021.