Young Life College
35 Kirkwood Street
ARMIDALE NSW 2350
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During this transformative year, you will be a part of a community, growing with fellow ‘gappies’ and Young Life staff. Discussions on what it means to follow Jesus will be a norm. You’ll go on two discipleship intensives, engage in local missions with teenagers and explore life in different parts of Australia. An international trip? That’s on the cards too!
The Young Life Gap Year encompasses leadership training and mentorship from seasoned Young Life staff. You’ll have the chance to be a leader at Young Life clubs and summer camps.
Frequently asked questions
How much time does Gap Year involve per week?
In a normal week, Gap Year will be a 15 hour commitment. Ideally this will look like 1 full day and 2 half days, with some after hours commitments. This gives you plenty of time to continue with your part time job! The travel weeks will involve being away for up to 7 days for Summer Camp, 10 days overseas and other blocks of 3 – 5 days, depending on the event.
Who will be doing the supervising and teaching?
You will be part of a small group locally supervised by Young Life staff, as well as a national cohort on Zoom, taught by Young Life staff from around the country.
Is YL Gap Year accredited training?
The normal Gap Year does not include nationally accredited training, we are learning Young Life ministry principles and following in the footsteps of Jesus through lived ministry experience.
If you want to add accredited study to your year, you can choose to enrol externally in Cert IV in Ministry with Alpha Crucis. Contact us for more info.
Can I move to another Young Life Area for Gap Year?
Absolutely! If you want to experience life in another city, we would recommend the Live In option at Armidale, which for an additional cost will include supported accommodation, and the true living in community experience.
What happens at the end of Gap Year?
Your experiences and learning will set you up perfectly to join Young Life staff in local areas around Australia, funding dependent. Alternatively, you can stay on as a volunteer with Young Life or move on to your next ministry adventure, wherever God leads you!
What does my payment include?
Your Gap Year experience costs will cover travel and rego costs for Summer Camp in the Snowy Mountains, Young Life Staff Conference in Sydney, 2 x discipleship intensives, an overseas trip to the Philippines, and local camps and events, as well as training materials, insurance, merchandise and other goodies!