Mission Worker Apprenticeship Program

The Worker Apprenticeship Program helps students to discover, attain, and maintain the skills (technical, relational, intellectual, and ministerial) necessary to advance them into the world of ministry.

Students will be trained in all of the trade skills Hosanna Industries encounters. We use the most current and effective methods of project execution, as well as up-to-date tool, equipment, material nomenclature, operation, maintenance, and safety.

If students feel they have mastered a particular area of the program, they are encouraged to test out, under the supervision of a Senior Staff Member.

This is a three year program with four twelve-week semesters each year. The program is designed as follows: two trade disciplines, one ministry discipline, and one component of field exposure per term.

Program Description

Term 1: Tools, Techniques, Hardware, framing, Old Testament History

Term 2: Masonry, HVAC, New Testament History

Term 3: Electrical, Plumbing, Biblical Theology

Term 4: External Surfaces, Internal Surfaces, Christology

Term 1: Painting, Flooring, Ethics

Term 2: Design/Drawing, Planning/Budgeting, Ecclesiology

Term 3: Site Management, Human Resources, Pastoral Development

Term 4: Equipment operation, Loose materials, Surveying, Proclaiming

Term 1: Interior trim, Exterior trim, Personal organization

Term 2: Repair/Rehab, Business principles, Visioning

Term 3: Problem solving, Imagination/Innovation,, Leadership

Term 4: Building as a Profession, Philosophy of Progress/Termination Logistics, Quality analysis

High School diploma,  GED, or absolute commitment to attain GED during the student’s first term of the Mission Worker Apprenticeship Program.

Child Protection Clearances may be required.

Students will learn business skills necessary to lead a non-profit organization, become competent in the various trades, and receive theological training. The educational value of the Mission Worker Apprenticeship Program is $50,000.

Student housing will be provided at no cost.

Students will be provided with a stipend of $800 per month to help meet any additional living expenses.

Altogether, students will receive a monetary value of $100,000 during their three year apprenticeship. ($21,200 housing + $28,800 stipend + $50,000 educational value)

Repayment for this educational experience will not be required if the following conditions are met.

Work study over the three year period will average 20 hours per week per term of work study. The estimated value of the student’s labor during this time is $25,000. This brings the cost of a student’s education from $100,000 to $75,000.

The program’s goal is to produce competent and professional Christian mission workers. If students accept this path after graduation, the remaining cost of their education will be forgiven.

(That’s right, if you work for three years in actual service in God’s Kingdom work, you will have NO STUDENT DEBT!)

If a student chooses to leave the mission field prior to completing three years of service to Christ’s Kingdom, the value of his or her service will be pro-rated and remaining payment will be required.

Students will encounter some expenses related to their education at Hosanna Industries. Certain books and tools will be required.

Commissioning Vows

Mission workers at Hosanna Industries are commissioned. Apprentices will be growing and learning until one day they will be ready to proclaim with confidence:

Do you believe in one God, Creator of all things good in heaven and on earth, do you?

Do you trust in Jesus Christ, God’s personified expression of love and redemption for this world, do you?

Do you accept the hurt and pain of this world as demonstrations of human suffering, and do you believe that God wills for not one of His children to suffer, do you?

Do you hear the hosanna cries for help in today’s world, do you? I DO.

Are you committed to responding to those cries, by God’s grace, in the power of the Holy Spirit, are you?

Will you dedicate yourself in every way; in mind, body, soul and spirit, toward the building of God’s kingdom by way of healing human hurts and vanquishing human suffering as a mission worker of Hosanna Industries, will you?

Will you serve God’s needy children gladly; praising Him with heart, life and voice; will you work on Christ’s behalf enthusiastically, skillfully, diligently and sacrificially, ever remembering that He is with you always, even to the close of the age, will you?


“Whenever – wherever we hear as Christians the Hosanna cries of God’s needy children, our faith demands that we do something, representing a powerful Savior instead of an impotent theological idea. We cannot anymore bear the shamefulness of poverty that is unaddressed, nor can we bear mission mediocrity… establishing Hosanna Industries is proclaiming loud and clear that ultimately some day the love of God in Christ will heal all the world’s ills.”

-Rev. Dr. Donn Ed, Founder and Executive Director of Hosanna Industries