Gap year programmes are a great way to dig into a topic or adventure for 12 months. Taking a gap year can be a great opportunity to take a deep breath after after years at school, and take time to see how to love God's world the way God loves it. There are lots of gap year programmes out there, and we have included some home-grown options below run by the Anglican Church.
Why do an internship?
It’s like an apprenticeship in Christian ministry, mentored internships fit well with the way that Jesus grew His disciples - learning skills, watching and practising, being encouraged and corrected, and growing into a whole new realm of service. Bishopdale internships, which take place in partnership with Laidlaw College, provide an excellent and rewarding way to explore ministry further, gain experience and training, all within an NZQA accredited framework.
What Lilly had to say about the Internship
How has the internship helped in your personal life?
I think the fact I’ve been pushed and challenged in my personal beliefs has really helped me to develop a strong foundation, not just biblically, but spiritually too. I’ve learnt so much about myself, the way I work with others, where my limits are, and also to just rely on God so much more.
How has the internship helped in your ministry life?
I’ve learnt so much about the fundamentals of ministry: team, leadership, leading a team that reflects the kingdom of God, how to view each individual as special and gifted, how to empower them in this, how to deal with conflict, and how to always put God in first place.
$6,700 + course materials per year (One year - diploma, and three year - Degree options)
Contact Jude Saxon at email@example.com up until two weeks before Semester One starts.
Check out www.bishopdale.ac.nz/internships for more info.
My studies have equipped me to be a discerning mature leader, founded on Christ with a passion to be a life-long student of the Word and the Spirit, confident to continue to serve in the Church and be salt and light in this world.”