SHOULD I TAKE A CHRISTIAN GAP YEAR?
90% of students who took a gap year returned to college the following year.
Studies show taking an intentional year off from school can propel students into making the most of their college experience or whatever they decide is next.
60% said a year out of the classroom helped them decide their major and realize their future career.
Gap year students reported feeling much more satisfied once in their careers.
As Seen On
The World Race is a life-changing gap year where you will learn to seek first the kingdom of God, so you can experience a deeper life with Jesus, live in authentic community, serve others and share the love of Jesus. Not just on this gap year, but for the rest of your life.
“Through the World Race, everything that Christ talked about can be experienced every single day.” – Colleen Widmaier | World Race alumna
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HOW THE WORLD RACE CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE
Watch Kristina (Founder and President of H.Y.P.E.) and Daniel (President of Jobrise) share how the World Race changed their lives and helped them discover the callings God has for them.
The World Race teaches you how to seek first the kingdom of God. Not just on on the World Race, but for the rest of their lives.
” The World Race changed my life, it has singlehandedly been the most impactful thing I’ve ever done. I witnessed God do incredible things around the world, and grew so much in my identity in Christ. I highly recommend the race to anyone wanting to grow, and experience missions! “
” I loved my time on the Race! Doing World Race Gap Year opened my eyes and heart to more of who Jesus is. There were endless opportunities to see Him move through and in me over my time on the field! I became more confident in who He has called me to be and experienced a deeper hunger for Jesus. I was surrounded by such an encouraging squad and built so many beautiful relationships. I am beyond thankful for the Race and how it provided a strong foundation for my faith for the rest of my life. “
” On the Race I learned what it looked like to have consistent character through refinement by the holy spirit and the community around me. I was pushed to greater dependence on the father through living out ministry as a lifestyle, not simply a mission trip. It is a season where acts 2:42 wasn’t merely a scripture to look up to, but was lived out every single day in everything we did. A place of genuine intimacy and connection with the father that will act as a catalyst for the rest of my life and into eternity. “
How do I prepare for a Christian gap year program?
FIND YOUR CHRISTIAN GAP YEAR PROGRAM
Apply for our World Race Gap Year program and choose a route. The application process only takes 30 minutes. A member of our team will follow up with you and help answer any questions you have along the way.
FUNDRAISE FOR YOUR CHRISTIAN GAP YEAR PROGRAM
Create a team to support your World Race Gap Year program. Our admissions advisors have fundraised for their own mission trips. With their experience and advice from experts, they will help you through the process of fundraising for your own mission trip.
TRAIN FOR YOUR CHRISTIAN GAP YEAR PROGRAM
World Race: Gap Year Boot Camp will give you a taste of what we’re all about — leadership, discipleship, teamwork, and seeing God’s Kingdom come to Earth. You’ll experience worship like you’ve never experienced before, meet leaders who are excited to pour into you, and begin to bond with your squadmates as the body of Christ. It will be fun. It will be hard. You will be challenged to step outside your comfort zone. This is where the adventure begins!
What Gap Year Racers are saying
93% OF PARTICIPANTS SAY THEY GREW IN INTIMACY WITH GOD
100% GREW IN THEIR CONFIDENCE TO SHARE THEIR FAITH
100% GREW IN THEIR CONFIDENCE TO SHARE THEIR FAITH
You’re at a pivotal point in your life. You want to be who God created you to be and make the right steps that will impact the rest of your life. You’re not alone!
That’s why we created our World Race Outreach Opportunities. We have sent over 132,000 people on mission trips all over the world. The World Race has helped them begin to live in the calling God has for them.
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See Reviews From Past Mission Trips
The Lord showed me what it’s like to have my heartbreak for others who are hurting and how I can love them. My confidence in the Lord has also grown a lot. My identity has been rooted in Christ for a while, but I still let fear have a hold on my life. The
The World Race Gap Year was the most challenging and life- changing endeavor that I have ever experienced. I built life-long relationships with people all over the world and encountered God in ways that I never thought possible. I learned what it truly
I was challenged and stretched in my faith while on the World Race in a way that has produced lasting change. It has opened my mind to what a life of discipleship looks like. God could have done this work in any number of ways but, for me at
I don’t even know where to begin. But all I can say is go. Don’t worry about finances, raise money and trust God. This type of education is better than any education i could find in a classroom. God. Travel. And the people you spend it with will
The World Race changed my life, it has singlehandedly been the most impactful thing I’ve ever done. I witnessed God do incredible things around the world, and grew so much in my identity in Christ. I highly recommend the race to anyone
Absolutely life-changing! My eyes were opened to see God’s love for his people. The World Race will stretch your faith and put you under amazing leadership to mentor you along the way.