Protege is the hands-on ministerial leadership development program of Desert Springs Church that includes discipleship, education and team building activities. Simply put, Protege is designed to provide practical leadership development to the participants, assisting them in revealing, refining their calling and releasing them into ministry. Desert Springs Church is a church plant and continues to cast vision for future campuses and leadership development. The purpose of Desert Springs Church is to help others Connect with God, Grow in biblical community and Go and make a difference. That same purpose is found in Protege.
Protege participants will be exposed to day to day ministry activities with exclusive insight and participation into leadership and staff processes. They will receive personal mentoring by key leadership and pastoral staff. They will also participate and assist in planning, coordinating and execution of special projects. As part of Protege, each participant will engage in a gifting analysis. Protege includes leadership development, biblical and practical training as well as a robust evaluation process throughout.