Come and discover more of who God is

and who He has created you to be

as you travel the world,

experience new cultures

and build lasting friendships.

Age:     18-20

Length:     9 months

What is a Gap Year?

A Gap Year is a 9 month adventure that will transform your life, give you opportunities to trust God in greater ways and share the Gospel with high school students across the globe. 

You will meet and develop relationships with students by going to high school campuses, sharing your testimony, playing sports, and sharing your life.  As you connect with students, you can share the Gospel and disciple those who are interested.

Your team can choose to visit an orphanage, serve at a refugee camp or meet the physical needs of others. The majority of the time will be developing relationships, sharing the Gospel and discipling those who respond.

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Who is Gap Year for?

A Gap Year is for 18-20 year old students. Applicants must have a surrendered and teachable heart for the Lord. It is important to have a willingness to learn how to share your faith and take opportunities to share the Gospel with those that God brings into your life. A servant’s heart and a humility to learn about and respect the differences of other cultures is important.

2023 - 2024


Sept 2023 – May 2024

This team will serve in high schools in other cultures by sharing the love of Jesus and connecting students to opportunities to grow in their faith. Your team will teach conversational English and life skills in classes, play sports with students, and develop relationships through home visits, city outings and other cultural adventures.

Locations: Central Asia, Thailand & Zimbabwe
Cost: $19,995


Sept 2023 – May 2024

Your team will serve on high school campuses in other cultures through sports. You will lead sports camps and competitions, give motivational team talks, help coach students, and bring the love of Jesus to athletes around the world. You will have various cultural adventures where you serve.

Locations: Central Asia, Thailand & Zimbabwe
Cost: $19,995


A gap team leader will spend nine months with a team of 18-20 year old students. You will have an opportunity to mentor and disciple the students as well as lead them in ministry on high school campuses around the world. You can choose to lead a campus team or a sports team (descriptions above).



2-4 continents over 9 months



Learn about yourself and how to grow in your faith



Learn to share your faith and work with students in other countries