INFORMATIVE AND ADVENTUROUS
IMPACT GAP YEAR 2022
Considering sending your child to a Christian GAP year? Take a look at what IMPACT offers:
THE PRIMARY OBJECTIVE:
To introduce young adults to the adventurous journey of having a deeper relationship with God and to explore their options for their future.
Terms will run almost the same as the school terms for 2022
Due to Covid, students may not go home for weekends, only holidays. Strict Covid rules are in place at Impact and students are expected to adhere.
Students are to be between the ages of 18 and 24 years of age.
They are welcome to partake in other personal courses while at Impact.
During this year they will complete and take part in the following:
- 5-8 Simply Mobilizing courses – Certificates
- 1 year Firm Foundations Theology course – Certificate
- Life-saving course
- Do a CPR Course – Certificate
- Assist with all chores around the station
- Farming God’s Way project – Certificate
- The Alpha Course – Certificate
- Attend mission trips to Mozambique and other areas (Depending on Covid restrictions)
- Attend a mission training weekend at the Drakensberg
- Level 1 First Aid course – Certificate
- Basic Mission Training course – Certificate
Learn the basics of:
- Basic skills training
- Cooking on a budget
- Learn how to fund raise
- Practical cooking sessions
- Finances and budgeting
- Health and food / nutrition
- Crafts, music, dance, praise and worship
- Building and repairing with limited resources
- Basic event organising
- Maintenance and mechanical issues that may arise
- Assist with projects and events that take place at the mission station
Each student with do the following tests to determine their areas of gifting and Job evaluation:
1. Love Language assessment
2. Temperament Assessment
3. Find out their God given Gifts
4. Be assessed for their maturity level emotionally.
Each day will be different, but may look like the following program:
- Quiet time and Bible reading
- Outdoor physical work at the project
- Each day will incorporate the above courses training
- Evenings will either be training or free time
- Once a month there will be an adventurous outing
- Each month there will also be opportunities for outreach trips and charity work
R50 000 a year which covers:
Accommodation, water and lights, all courses, certificates, outing a month, all meals and transport to events. Two compulsory mission trips – one local and one cross-border / International.
SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE.
R4000 non-refundable registration fee for admin costs, and all branded items:
2 T-shirts, 1 golf shirt, hoodie, long sleeved T-shirt, hiking bag, bottle, journal, scarf and gloves and other admin/stationery items.
Each student can bring their own cold drink mix, tea, coffee, hot chocolate and sugar for their room. Each student may bring their own iPad or laptop
Outings & Entertainment
Once a month there is an outing or activity. e.g. go-karting, hiking, white water rafting, camps, crafts, quad riding etc.
- Small tuck shop on site for sweet extras.
- Barge for river cruises
- Swimming pool
- Pool Table
- Games room, pool table & darts
- Bicycle riding (bring own bikes)
- Braai area
- Gym area
- Mini soccer field
Staff we have available:
- 2 Pastors in attendance
- Dr in Behavioural Sciences to teach
- 1 Conference Organiser
- A chef on hand to teach
- A Mechanical Engineer to teach
- Professional Dance and Singing instructress to teach
- Owners are very experienced Mission trainers
- Qualified Swimming Teacher to teach Life-saving
- Qualified Facilitators to teach theology courses
- Accredited CPR & First aid instructor
At the end of their GAP year programs, your young adult will walk away with many certificates to be used either in the Corporate or Christian environment. They will learn the values needed to persevere, work hard, take care of themselves, exercise discipline in following Jesus, in addition to gaining a huge insight into God’s heart for the Nations and their part or role in His Purpose for their lives. Their confidence will increase tremendously, as they learn to facilitate some of the courses to other participants.
“Went to the local dump on Christmas day to be a blessing, giving them food, playing with the children and we were also so blessed by them. Started farming in our community as well.
This is all because of Impact”
Impact really helped me build my confidence, it has helped me to see myself the way God sees me. It has brought / created amazing opportunities for me as a young person to help others find their purpose in Christ. I stayed on at Impact as an Intern and I now run the Admin and head up the Youth Kairos department at Impact.
Impact has helped me see that I can dream big in helping with the ministry and spreading the word of God. It also helped me gain myself confidence and realize that I am capable of doing everything / anything through Christ who gives me strength. I’ve grown so much spiritually and now know my purpose in Christ. I took a huge leap and applied for a position in the US as a au pair for a year. It was a wonderful experience. Thank you Impact for giving me the confidence to follow this dream.
When I went home mid 2019 I taught the Anti-Bullying Campaign at some schools in Zimbabwe and also taught Farming Gods Way. Last year my Mom did the farming and people heard of her huge harvest. They all came for training and understood the concept. I stayed on at Impact to study to become a Pastor. Once I was ordained, I returned to Zimbabwe to find that almost every villager is doing Farming God’s Way! I’m seeing a divergence taking place in our country! Never underestimate the seeds you are planting at Impact. I have also mobilised 3 other young adults to start up chicken farming businesses of their own.
CARVIN’S MOTHER 2020
“What you are doing at Impact is an awesome ministry. You helped turn my son’s life around. I believe Impact is an open portal from heaven for restoration, purpose and learning.
…..I know that God placed this ministry in your lives for His Kingdom and He always provides so that His work can be accomplished. You are really doing a great job at Impact.”
I’ve asked God for many gifts, but the best one he ever gave me was my time at Impact. Not only did I learn a lot, I grew mentally physically and spiritually. My time at Impact not only was it a gift, it was a life changing experience. I would definitely recommend Impact to anyone. They really represent God’s heart for all nations. I came back to Impact to serve as an Intern and head up the Farming God’s Way project and serve as a mentor.
Impact really gave me a new way of seeing things in life and how I should deal with them. Impact gave me a broader perspective on life and God being the no 1 priority in my life. My walk with God has definitely gotten stronger and still is and I’m forever grateful for all the teachings I’ve received. After my GAP year, I have gone on to serve a year as an Intern at Impact and have qualified as a Head Facilitator for Youth Kairos and I head up the music ministry.
COURTNEY’S MOTHER 2021
Just want to thank you for the seeds sown into Courtney’s life through Impact.
She has grown spiritually, and we are so grateful for what the Lord did in her life during her time there. Doors have opened for her with such great opportunities and she has experienced God’s favour. We believe that her time at Impact was Gods will and His perfect timing for her life and she will always hold dear the lessons learnt, friendships and memories made.
We believe God orchestrated this and we look forward to see how our ministries can collaborate in the future.
I recently finished at Impact and went immediately to the local Orphanage to gain permission to run the Alpha course we learnt at Impact. They have not only given me permission to run the course, but after seeing my certificates, they have allowed me to run the whole youth ministry. Hopefully Kairos and Farming God’s Way to supply food for the Orphanage, is next. Thank you Impact!
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