Gap Year Program

A 7 month program focused on your growth!  Great in-depth Bible exploration, deep fellowship and community, and hands-on experience.  

Why a Gap Year Program?

  • Grow in your relationship with God!  Through discipleship, Bible teaching and study, hands-on local church ministry, overseas missions, and camp ministry you will be challenged in your faith and personal life.
  • Ministry training!  Whether you have lots of ministry experience or none at all, you will be given many different opportunities to serve in places and types of ministry that you will be able to take with you wherever you go.
  • Spiritual growth!  You will be challenged in your own faith as you lead a cabin devotion, answer questions from students and see God use you in the life of another person.
  • Overseas missions! What other program provides the opportunity to go to two different countries for extended mission experiences?

DETAILS

  • January 5, 2023:  Arrival at Camp Morrow
  • January 6, 2023:  Orientation
  • January 9, 2023:  Classes begin
  • January-March:
    • Mon-Thurs:  Classes and local ministry
    • Fridays:  Track Focus Days
  • April:  First Mission Destination
  • May:  Second Mission Destination
  • June:  Debrief, Track Focus Week, Camp Ministry preparation
  • July:  Camp Ministry
  • July 31, 2023:  Graduation
  • Cost:  $8,500

Topics for Classes

  • Biblical Worldview
  • Prayer and Worship
  • Evangelism and Discipleship
  • Lordship of Christ
  • How to study the Bible
  • Children and Youth ministry
  • Healthy Relationships and Spiritual Gifts
  • Missions and Spiritual Warfare
  • Christian Leadership

Interest Tracks

Every Friday and 1 week each month will be focused on an area of interest and passion that you choose.  You will choose one option from the list below as your focus for the program.  You will then receive hands-on training and experience each week in that area so you can use it either in ministry, as a hobby, or in a work environment.

  • Camp/Youth Ministry Leadership:
    • Focus will be on serving and leading in children's, youth and camp settings.  Learn and experience what it take to have the greatest impact in effective ministries that can change the world.
  • Art:
    • Basic and advanced drawing and painting skills.  How to use art in ministering to others through evangelism, worship, and discipleship.
  • Agriculture and Sustainability:
    • Practical life and working skills that feed the world with a focus on missions.  Dufur Cherry farm, Christmas Valley Alfalfa farms, Latvian sheep farm, Jordan Valley vegetable farm (1 mile from Jesus' baptism site).
  • Construction:
    • Learn and apply skills on real construction projects.  From foundations and framing, to roofing and drywall, even introducing electrical and plumbing.  Experience building from A-Z while helping ministry development.

Missions and Ministry

Missions:

Taking your discipleship experience to others around the world.  Locations such as Latvia, Jordan, Papua, New Guinea and Mexico.

Camp Ministry:

Serving, applying and sharing what God has developed during the program through intense weeks of discipleship ministry at Camp Morrow and Eagle's Wings Camp in Latvia.

Local Outreach:

Ministry in local churches during the classroom portion.  Reaching youth and families in rural areas through various ministries.