Gap Year Teams

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Gambia, Kenya and Thailand


A great opportunity to serve and and get to know God better during your Gap Year, or as a Team Leader after university.

Each January-May Crosslinks sends out Gap Year Teams: usually to the Gambia, Kenya and Thailand. For each team, we look for Christian team members and leaders, who are servant-hearted and who would thrive within a team context.

It's a brilliant chance to combine travel and the experience of a totally different culture with serving God and having a taste of overseas mission.

Here's a taste of what may be on offer:

THE GAMBIA - working with the Gambian Christian Unions (GamFES), the team will be involved in teaching in local schools, serving in a local church, helping with university student outreach, and will also have the chance to explore the Gambia in time out.

KENYA - working with Crosslinks Project Partners iServe Africa, the team will serve in schools and children's homes, and help with local outreach, churches' youth and children's work, and possibly some building and construction for a new iServe centre. There will also be time for a safari and a chance to travel across Kenya for a mission trip.

THAILAND - working with Crosslinks Mission Partners at the Place of Grace, the team will be involved with kids' clubs, serving at a food bank, helping with English and discipleship classes, serving at a local church, and using other gifts they may have too. There will also be a chance to explore Thailand further in time off.

In each placement you will definitely have opportunities to share the good news of Jesus and your lives with the people you meet. You will also, no doubt, grow in your own faith through team Bible studies and seminars together.

You can read here about what recent teams to the Gambia and Thailand got up to.


If you will be 18+ in the January that'd you'd go and you would like to consider joining a Crosslinks Gap Year Team, contact the Short-Term Mission Teams Co-ordinator to ask for more details.

Places are limited and allocated to successful applicants on a first come, first served basis, and are also dependent on finding suitable Team Leaders. The deadline for 2018 team applications is April 2017.


If you are over 21, have had some Bible teaching experience, and would like a taste of leadership and cross-cultural experience then please consider leading a Gap Year Team! See here for more information, or please contact the Short-Term Mission Teams Co-ordinator to ask further questions or to apply.


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