Gap Years & Students

Gap years and student life is a key time in someone’s development. Here is a range of opportunities and resources that we hope you will find helpful as you begin and continue into your gap year and student life.


Being part of a church family is crucial for any Christian - it’s tough out there. If you would appreciate speaking with one of our team, please get in touch and we will help you to find a church to join. It won’t be a perfect family, but there is a church which is waiting to bless, encourage and nurture you. You’ll no doubt be a blessing to them too as you use your gifts to share God’s love in your local area!

Helpful websites:

TearFund Mission Trips

Tearfund is a Christian charity, called to follow Jesus wherever the need is greatest around the world.

They help communities overcome the worst effects of poverty and disasters – they believe that the same people who face these issues, also have the best idea as to how they can overcome them.

Tearfund works alongside local churches and other locally-based organisations in over 50 countries to help people realise their plans for a better future.

In 50 years they've seen millions of lives restored and won’t stop until poverty stops. Together there's more we can do.

You can help them transform the lives of families around the world.

Click here for the latest overseas mission opportunities with TearFund.

New Wine Discipleship Year (NWDY)

Some of our Haslemere Ventures link churches are currently offering NWDY opportunities, including:

In a nutshell, the Discipleship Year is about growing as disciples of Jesus, learning how to serve him and his Kingdom with the whole of your life, for the whole of your life. It will take you on a life-changing journey of discovery and adventure, where you’ll be inspired, get practical Kingdom experience, make life-long friendships, and have a lot of fun in the process! For more info, click here.