Frequently Asked Questions
How much will it cost for me to be part of Pais?
Do I need to raise any finances for my year on Pais?
Who will train me?
Where will I live?
What are the application deadlines?
Do I get paid while on Pais?
What does the apprenticeship entail?
Do I need to speak a language other than my native language?
Do I get any time off?
What holidays/vacation do I get?
Do I need references?
Do I need to get any immunizations?
Will I need travel/health insurance?
Why does the minimum age differ between the various courses?
What is the qualification required to be accepted?
What is the application process?
After this, you will need to provide two references from people who are not related to you, one being your minister, a written testimony of 400-500 words, an application video (no longer than three minutes) on why you want to join Pais and what you could offer, a passport-style (head and shoulder shot) photo, and the interview preparation questionnaire to prepare for your initial interview. If you are considered to be a suitable applicant, you will then be offered a first interview. A detailed list will be emailed to you by Pais within 48 hours of receiving your application.
What accreditation upgrades are there?
How can I have a Pais apprentice in my church?
What can we expect from our Pais apprentice?
For answers to the most common question please see below.
- A good role model to young people providing Christian values and an example of Kingdom living.
- A committed youth worker who will attend Sunday services, midweek meetings, and be fully involved in the vision of the church.
- A young adult who is being trained on a weekly basis and is growing in their skills and competence every month.
- An apprentice who will commit to the full year with the church.
- An apprentice with a track record of being committed to their local Christian church where they will have been an active member.
- A detailed role description for an apprentice can be obtained from Pais in your nation or a generic one can be requested through our contact form.
Can we choose our apprentices?
What is our church expected to provide?
- Provide the maximum opportunities for the Pais team to minister in the way they have been trained to do so.
- Provide proactive pastoral support for their apprentices.
- Provide accommodation and meals for the apprentices with a host family who are church members.
- Pay the Operating Cost and partner with us in paying the Developmental Cost (please see next question).
- To read, understand, and agree to the church partnership form presented by Pais in the nation you are a part of.
Do apprentices have to stay in one house for the entire year?
What are the costs for my church?
A church is responsible to pay the Operating Cost and is requested to pay the Developmental Cost. Due to the low economical cost of having a Pais team, many churches decide to cover both costs. As the costs vary from nation to nation, to find out the specific cost please go to the nation page you are in and ask the question directly by filling in the contact form at the bottom the page.
Can a church pay in installments?
What is not to be expected from our Pais apprentice?
- There is a generic agreement on Pais as to how often an apprentice will be at various meetings. The required minimum is Sunday services, one mid-week evening meeting such as a Bible study or home group, and one other evening meeting corresponding to the group they are ministering to. During the week, other evenings may be taken up as the apprentices disciple their mentees. Therefore, no more should be expected from a Pais apprentice. However, if they wish to be more fully involved, we are happy for them to do so.
- You should not expect an apprentice to work during the special holidays and vacations listed in the church partnership pack.
- You should not expect an apprentice to work during any Pais conferences listed in the church partnership pack, unless previously agreed with the National Director.
How does Pais view my son/daughter?
Who will my son/daughter be living with?
What finances will my son/daughter need to bring with them?
Apprentices will need to raise some personal support for recreation, clothing and personal items. The recommended amounts vary for each nation and this will be explained in their interview.
How much free time will my son/daughter have?
If you know the country they are specifically interested in, please fill in the contact form of that nation’s page and you can ask the question directly.
What pastoral support will my son/daughter receive?
Can I visit my son/daughter when they are working?
Can my son/daughter come home at Christmas or for a special family event?
What happens in the event of any illness or accident involving my son/daughter?
Can I see the rules and guidelines for an apprentice?
Can I donate to Pais by mail?
Pais Global, Inc.
2304 W. Park Row Dr. #18
Pantego, TX 76013
Please make checks payable to Pais Global.
If you wish to send a donation by mail to a specific nation, please go to the nation’s page and ask the question directly by filling in the contact form at the bottom of the page.