There Has Never Been a Better Time
You have, right now, a historic opportunity to take a year to prioritize and accelerate your foundation in the Word of God and your life in Him. We are confident that you will never regret putting other things on “pause” to put your heart before the fire of the love of Jesus.
Now is the perfect time. A global pandemic, racial conflict, social unrest, and natural disasters are all sobering. However, they are but a mere whisper and hint of the shaking and conflict that lies ahead for our nation and many others. The underlying benefit of these kinds of seasons of testing and trial is that our current spiritual condition would be revealed. Once the truth about how we are really “doing” in our journey to love Jesus is revealed, the Lord can work with us to turn all things for our good (Romans 8:28). We grow stronger by grace when we discover—without shame or condemnation—where we are weak and where Jesus can make us stronger in Him.
Uncertainty surrounds us. Global pressures stoke personal fear. Colleges and universities face uncertainty related to the future. There has never been a better time to put the normal course of life on pause to do the extraordinary. This is not just an opportune moment to pause and spend the next year pursuing Jesus with increased focus. This is the most critical moment to do so in our lifetime. As the great missionary George Mueller once stated, “Find what God is doing in your generation and throw yourself at it with all your might.” In this generation, there is a grace for spiritual preparation and growth in love for Jesus that far exceeds the intensity of the hour.
Options for a Season Set Apart
Uncertainty around our nation makes a gap year a great idea; crisis makes a gap year non-negotiably urgent. You will never, ever regret a year (or more) in which you set aside the normal course of life to put your heart before the fire of Jesus’ love. Consider spending a year with us here in Kansas City, if the Lord leads. We have phenomenal gap-year options for you to pray about with your family.
Interns spend a focused season of their lives with us, worshiping Jesus, studying the Word, engaging in works of justice, ministering in the power of the Holy Spirit, and contending for the full release of the Lord’s kingdom purposes. We have three to six- month options for all ages and seasons of life. We encourage you to explore our options for day, night, and residential internships.
Invest seven months to dive into prayer, practical ministry, and the depths of God’s Word. Whether you attend here on-campus in Kansas City or join our family as an online student, you will be challenged, encouraged, and transformed. This is your hour to take your place, engage in your calling, and shape history.