Want to experience a gap year programme like no other? Then Jump right in!
On Jump, together with other "Jumpers", you will be given the opportunity to experience life in a mission agency first hand. You will have the chance to encounter cross-cultural ministry in the heart of Sydney and be given training at Worldview Centre for Intercultural Studies in Launceston, Tasmania.
You will also be trained in running our primary and teens ministries and then run them as a team in metro and rural areas. Finally, you will complete your year by doing an three month overseas placement with one of the many WEC teams around the world.
Jump promises to be an action packed year that will change your life!
Check out this explanation video from Richard.
The overseas placement you will participate in will be one of six options that will presented to you during your orientation weeks. We will work with each individual participant to find the best match of placement for them depending on their gifts, abilities and desires. Usually you will go overseas on this placement on your own, but maybe paired with another participant. Everyone who goes overseas will be received by a WEC team member, who will help you to settle in and to get involved in ministry in the country.
Whilst we are still planning on overseas placements for 2021, the unknowns of COVID-19 may affect this component going ahead. In that case we will endeavour to put another module in place.
Accommodation and Cost
Throughout the year, whilst you are based in Australia you will be resident at one of the WEC Centres. This may mean that you are sharing accommodation with other "Jumpers". A year of Jump will cost each participant $6,650, which will cover all flights and expenses to do the course. Some living costs are not included in this price, e.g. food in some locations.
WEC Australia expects that anyone who is applying to do the Jump year will be a fully committed Christian and will have the blessing and the prayer support of their local church. Your local church will play an important role in your Jump year and will share in your journey over the 12 months. WEC will not accept anyone onto the Jump programme without a reference from their church leader and will seek to meet with your church leadership a couple of times throughout the year.
Those who apply must:
- be a follower of Jesus
- be willing to learn and serve
- be an active member of a local church
- be willing to experience cross-cultural ministry both in Australia and overseas
- be 18-23 on December 31st 2020