Southern Baptist Convention

Apprentices get hands-on ministry experience, while spending time in a mentoring relationship with one of our pastors. If you already sense a call to vocational ministry, or you’re presently considering it, we believe the best place to begin training is in the context of the local church. Ministry Apprenticeships available in
• Media
• Missions
• Administration
• Worship
• Children’s Ministry
• Student Ministry


The requirements for this position are not easy. Apprentices that are approved for this program will:
-Move to Roanoke if they are not already local
-Take a job in the local community to cover their expenses and/or raise support
-Be available for 10+ hours a week for mentoring and training
-Excel in their theological studies in addition to their work and ministry life
-Learn about different aspects of multi-ethnic church life from various sources
-Have a humble and teachable spirit
-Be hungry to see lives changed and see churches established


Chip Baggett
(540) 989-6136

Cave Spring Baptist Church

4873 Brambleton Ave
Roanoke, VA 24018
(540) 989-6136

Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Cave Spring Baptist has become one of Virginia's most dynamic churches touching the lives of thousands in the greater Roanoke area with the life-changing message of God's love and forgiveness. We are a body of believers committed to worshipping and serving Jesus Christ. We join with likeminded Christians in spreading the gospel around the world. Christ reached out to people of all ages and backgrounds and at Cave Spring Baptist Church we desire to do the same. That's why you'll discover here ministries geared to various life stages and needs. That's why we have a place for everyone to study the Scriptures, fellowship together, and minister to others through numerous service opportunities.