Do you want to know God better? Get immersed in cultures on the other side of the world? Discover more about yourself?
The Gap Year Program at YWAM Louisville offers you all of this and more. You’ll join others who have the same passion as you: to know God more fully. You will learn and grow as you’re taught from scripture, as you worship and pray, and as you spend time doing life with others in our missionary community.
And you’ll take that passion to the nations, sharing the love of Jesus with others, even as you’re discovering it more and more for yourself.
First: Go Deep
with Discipleship Training School (DTS)
Discipleship Training School is a life-changing five-month program that builds a solid foundation of personal growth and relationship with Jesus. It starts with twelve weeks of biblical teaching, real-life application, and ongoing discipleship, all geared towards helping you know God better. Then you’ll take your growing love for Jesus and share it with others on an eight-week overseas mission trip.
Whether you’re passionate about sports, music, or simply knowing Jesus, we have a DTS that’s perfect for you:
Discipleship Training School Electives
Next: Be Equipped
in the School of Ministry Development (SOMD)
Once your DTS is complete, you have the option of making your Gap Year a whole year by returning for our School of Ministry Development. The SOMD is a follow-up school to the DTS, fully loaded with practical tools for ministry and growth in leadership ability. It’s a hands-on course designed to help you discover God’s call on your life and equip you for your future.
Like the DTS, the SOMD includes a twelve-week classroom phase and an eight-week outreach, this time with an additional emphasis on leadership.
Don't Sweat the Schedule
Heading back to school the following fall? Don’t worry! We'd love to work with you to help you complete your Gap Year while accommodating your schedule.
Get in touch with us for more information. We’d love to help you figure out whether YWAM Louisville’s Gap Year is the best fit for your gap year.