Ministry Support

Ministry Support

We have a culture of training at North Coast.  We welcome individuals who have a love for Jesus and a passion to serve him to join our Staff Team as Apprentices and Interns.  Apprenticeships and Internships give people a taste of paid ministry, while still providing them with teaching and training, helping them to grow in Jesus and in their ministry role.  Most of our Apprentices and Interns are self-funded, meaning they rely on finding their own financial support to receive their salary.  Please consider supporting our Apprentices and Interns by making an ongoing donation into their bank account using your own online banking service (details listed below, all accounts are monitored and maintained by North Coast Church), or by making a one-off donation by credit or debit card.  (At this stage we are unable to accept regular, periodic payments by credit/debit card.)

Please contact our Support Raising Officer, Ewen Lin, with any questions about Apprentice and Intern Support.


Apprentices work full-time, getting a taste of paid ministry across a variety of areas.  They also spend a portion of their time in theological and ministry study, learning Bible-handling and preaching skills.  Apprentices are required to raise the equivalent of two years’ salary over the course of their training.


Rachelle Bruce

As a first year apprentice Rachelle is excited to see what it is like to serve in different areas of ministry within the church and at the ECU campus. Learning how to build up women through the The Gospel stand is something that she looks forward to. It’s going to be a big year with lots of changes, between moving from OT to a ministry apprenticeship, becoming a “northie”,  a wife and joining a new church family, but knowing that Jesus has been her strength many a time before will help her to depend on him for 2017.


Account Name: Gospel Stand (KPC)

BSB – 016495

Account – 290312837

Reference – Rachelle


Dave Jennings

Dave’s role as a Ministry Apprentice is to learn under the ministry team how ministry works in practice. He enjoys watching sport and will take any chance he can get to play basketball


Account Name: Support Dave (KPC)

BSB – 016006

Account – 458297627


Hennie Niemand

As an apprentice at North Coast Church, Hendon (Hennie) aims to explore, embrace and be energized by the work of God. When he’s not busy at youth, he loves to chat about the classic Aussie favourites, Footy and Cricket. One2Ones, kids ministry and devotional service in Church are his goals for 2017.


Account Name: Support Hennie (KPC)

BSB – 016 006

Account – 294762114


Stuart Howard

As an apprentice I want to see what it takes to work in full-time ministry, to have a go at the various ministries that are a part of North Coast Church, and to serve the Church in general. In my free time I read, spend time gaming or programming on my computer.


Account Name: Gospel Stand (KPC)

BSB – 016495

Account – 290312837

Reference – Stuart

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