A year to explore God's purpose for your life.

Your Future is Bright.

You know God made you for a purpose, but the world's opinions are so loud, it's difficult to hear God's direction for your life.

Get Started on the Right Path.

GAP is your opportunity to spend a year revealing your strengths, passions, and identity in God with a handful of like-minded peers.

Discover Your Passions

Weekly life/career coaching

Experience New Ideas

Life skill lessons and counseling

Gain a Solid Foundation in Jesus

Bible study and theology lessons

The Midwest GAP Program is a one year discipleship program designed for high school graduates in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Missouri, Kentucky, Michigan, Nebraska, and beyond!

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What's it about

Midwest Gap Year Program

"The GAP Program was born out of [desire to disciple others] and God has gifted us in those ways to help bring up, raise up, young men and young women to follow after Christ... giving them a Godly foundation which they can build off of and achieve TRUE success.
Jeremy Henrichs, Program Director

You are invited!

"We are developing a program at CU Church and we are inviting students who are recent graduates to join us for a year... We want you to pray about spending a year of your life digging into the Bible and spending time with people who love Jesus while serving in a local church."
Jason Epperson, Pastor

GAP Beliefs


To provide a year discipleship program for current year high school graduates that prepares and equips them to a life of true success in college, career, and life.


Equipping Young Adults to Build a Life of True Success.

“I searched for a man among them who would build up the wall and stand in the gap before Me...”
Ezekiel 22:30a

"...equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen."

Hebrews 13:21

Core Values:

Hunger - Humility - Honor
GAP students will be presented with a holistic, Christ centered curriculum that equips them to build a life of true success with focus on their emotional, physical, relational, and spiritual health. This will be accomplished through

  1. Bible, Life, and World View classroom sessions
  2. Life Skill Labs and experiences
  3. Physical Fitness sessions
  4. Discipleship and Host Family relationships
  5. Service in church and community
  6. Leadership experiences
  7. Adventure and fellowship activities

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Do you still have questions? Learn more by reading some of the details and the FAQs.

Leadership Team

Doctors Jeremy and Christine Henrichs are Central Illinois natives and now reside with their four children in Mahomet, IL. Although their careers are in medicine, their true passion is discipleship. They met in medical school and went on to get a masters degree in biblical and theological studies from Dallas Theological Seminary. In their free time they love to travel, run and drink coffee.

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