Want to experience a gap year programme like no other? Then Jump right in!
you will be given the opportunity to experience life in a missions
agency first hand. You will have the chance to encounter cross-cultral
ministry in the heart of Sydney, you will be given training in
Cross-cultural Communication and in Church Planting at the
Training Centre in Launceston, and then traveling over to Perth you
will then spend time developing the teaching for First and Next Step
camps that you will be part of the team that delivers across Australia.
Finally you will complete your year by doing an 3 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!
"Outline for the Year (TBC) - in an Image as below"
- Last two week of Jan - First week of Feb - Orientation Weeks in Sydney
- Feb - April - Sydney based for cross-cultural ministry exposure
- April - WEC Australia Conference
- April - June - Worldview Courses:
- Cross-cultural Communication
- Church Planting
- June - two week break
- June - August - Perth and all across Australia preparing and running First and Next Step Camps
- September - November - Overseas Placement
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.
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 Jump participants. A year of Jump will cost each participant $4,500 which will cover all flights and expenses to do the course. Rent and general living costs are not included in this price.
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 at time 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 31 2019
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