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YWAM Gap Year


A Gap Year?

There are few chances in life to put your studies or career on hold and grow as a person and gain God’s perspective on your life. This is your chance to do missions. Don’t miss your chance to get wrapped up in God’s incredible plan for your life and get involved in reaching the lost with His love. Travel the world and be transformed as you are immersed in other cultures.

Join us at YWAM Louisville and let us help you gain understanding of what part you play in God’s plan and build strong foundations in Him. 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.

A Gap Year Helped:


People Acquire Useful Skills


People Find Purpose For Their Lives


People Increase Their Maturity


People Increase "Readiness" For College/Career

First: Grow

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 three-months 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 two-month overseas mission trip.

Whether you’re passionate about sports, music, or simply knowing Jesus, we have a DTS that’s perfect for you:

Second: Be Equipped

in the School of Ministry Development (SOMD)

Once your DTS is complete, you have the option of making your christian 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 three-month classroom phase and a two-month 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 YWAM 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.


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