This is our Gap Year opportunity. The TENTMAKERS Year on Mission is an opportunity for young adults, to invest one year of their lives to concentrate on growing in strength and courage as disciples of Jesus Christ. Typically, this is a year is between high school and college, or a year off during college, or a year right after college. Participants grow in compassion, character and faith while developing the imagination, moral courage and tenacity to lead in all walks of life.
A Year on Mission for a Life on Mission
After being selected, participants secure prayer and financial partners who “send” him/her in the year on mission. The year begins with the Tentmakers 40 Day training course for personal development and training experiences to grow in the knowledge, disciplines, skills and attitudes to prepare for the rest of the year. (Refer to the Tentmakers 40 Day experience for more information.)
The year continues after the Tentmakers 40 Day with the participants serving in a community with three other participants for nine months. During those months, they hold jobs to provide for their living expenses. They serve one or more churches by reaching out to build relationships with high school students and young adults to make disciples. Weekly, the participants meet with a Tentmaker coach for continued study and training, and conduct a weekly small group. Each month, they convene a book club. This book club is a small group that has agreed to read the same book and then gather to discuss it. During the summer, participants will take a group of student to the Tentmaker Week, Leadership Quest, and serve as trainers for the week (Refer to the Tentmakers Week for more information). The year concludes with a 30 day international mission trip in Eastern Europe or a global mission site.
The Tentmakers Year on Mission provides a wide diversity of experiences and the training, coaching and tools to study and apply God’s Word to all areas of life.