Gap Year After High School?
Some of the most common gap year plans fit the following profile, with an emphasis on experiential education and challenging comfort zones / sacrifice. Intentional gap years benefit students in some profound ways: Providing clarity and purpose, the student will have a better grasp on what they want to study; Improving earning and business potential with a global background that is tested in the real world; and Improving academic outcomes such as GPA, time-to-graduation, and leadership.
90% of students go on to enroll in a four-year institution within one-year of completing their gap year. Studies have shown that taking a gap year not only are tied to increases in college GPAs, but more significantly is tied to improved job satisfaction [2015 National Alumni Survey]. In short, taking the time to figure out what success looks like is a sure fire way to be directed in achieving it.
Snippet from: Gap Year Association
Listings found and shared for Christian Gap Year Programs
Summit Ministries (12 day summer program) - https://www.summit.org/
- The great tragedy of people walking away from faith is that it’s entirely preventable. There are three great struggles people face today: purpose, place, and truth. Summit is a place where people come to learn how to think about these things. Knowing what the Bible says about you. Asking questions and living out faith in the context of community. These shape your worldview.
- Summit’s mission is to cultivate rising generations to resolutely champion a biblical worldview. Our programming consists of two-week conferences for 16-25 year olds in four locations across the U.S. We also offer semester-long programs for collegiate-level students. Our publishing division offers resources for Christian schools, home school, and churches. Alumni in our programs are networked around the world with the aim of driving impact in their communities.
Worldview Academy (Summer and School year programs) - http://www.worldview.org/
- At Worldview Academy Leadership Camps, junior high and high school students, ages 13 and up, are challenged to think hard about their faith. They are treated like real people who wrestle with real issues—and who need answers that match the real world. Each camp features 20+ hours of lively classroom sessions and discussions, which guide students to better understand servant leadership, apologetics/evangelism, and comparative worldviews.
- This discipleship program is being helped with set up by one of FCCTs graduating families, the Fowlers; Rob and Becky.
- Tenth Hour Project is a 9 month discipleship program for young adults. Students will spend nine months on an epic, life-changing adventure that will radically transform their future. This short season, spent in community with like-minded believers, and devoted to seeking a deep and authentic relationship with Jesus, will result in a complete change of perspective for your life's true purpose and mission. We desire that each of our students walk away from this experience with the confidence that, whether you are called to be a pastor or a plumber, God desires to use your life for His glory.