GAP: God's Alternative Program

Equipping Young Adults for True Success

Young Men

GAP roots young men in the Word of God, preparing them to be faithful stewards of all God has given them. GAP cultivates stamina and grit and prepares men for biblical manhood.

Young Women

GAP equips young women with confidence in the Word and courage to be faithful in all circumstances. GAP prepares them to fulfill the calling of biblical womanhood.

GAP Beliefs


To provide a gap 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

2022-2023 Calendar

What When
Move-in August 26-27
Commissioning Dinner August 27
Presentation to Church Body August 28
Orientation Week August 29 - September 2
Welcome Retreat September 3-4
GAP Kick-off September 6
Fall Retreat / Hunting October Weekend
Thanksgiving Break November 19-26
GAP Christmas Party December 4
Christmas Break December 17 - January 2
Mission Experience February
Spring Break March 11-18
Graduation Ceremony May 13


Three Pillars of GAP Curriculum


Goal: Develop a solid biblical foundation that inspires and cultivates ongoing, transformative Bible study.

“All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.”
2 Timothy 3:16-17

The first two months will focus on the overarching redemptive narrative of the Bible with a focus on the covenants and the centrality of Christ. In the remaining months, students will be taught basic biblical interpretation through the inductive study of 2 Old Testament and 5 New Testament books.

Life Leadership

Goal: Provide a framework for Godly success in both private and public life.

“…that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so that you will walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, to please Him in all respects, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God”
Colossians 1:9-10

The first part of the year will focus on personal salvation and sanctification with attention to both input and outflow. The public sectors of life including the church, community and career will then be examined as students are equipped to build a life of true success in worship, ministry, relationships, service and work.

Christian Worldview

Goal: Establish a biblical worldview that equips students to be effective ministers of the gospel in an opposing culture.

“But sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence”

1 Peter 3:15

The first focus will be gaining confidence in the reason for a biblical world view. Opposing world views will then be analyzed. Next students will work to formulate biblical responses to common questions posed by the skeptic. Lastly, students will learn how to engage social issues with biblical truth.

Missions Trip

Students in the GAP program will spend the month of February serving in Mexico on a missions trip.

Application Information

Applications will open January 1, 2023.
The cost for this program will be $3500.

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