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Action Teams - Christian Gap Year

Action Teams is a Christian gap year programme for 18 - 23 year olds to serve God around the world. One month's training, six months overseas - in Africa, South America, Asia or Europe - and two months UK mission tour.


Action Teams – a unique, challenging and totally life changing Christian gap year programme.


It’s a chance for you to get involved in what God is doing across the world. An opportunity to plunge yourself into another culture, share the love of Jesus in practical ways, inspire others for mission and let God work in your life every step of the way.


If you’re 18-23, a Christian and want to do something extraordinary with God in your gap year, read on...




The Action Team gap year is totally unique and made up of three parts: training, overseas and tour.


Training - Christian gap year

Your four weeks of training at IMC in Birmingham will include preparation for crossing cultures, getting to know and share Jesus with others better, team building, church placements and much, much more.  



"Training was incredible! There was such a community feel and I made some lifelong friends. Spiritually it was a privilege to be able to worship, learn and grow alongside like minded young Christians. Amazing!" (Ben - Italy Action Team)


 Overseas Christian gap year

Step out of your comfort zone, connect with another culture and make a difference in people’s lives. From working with the homeless in Asia, to teaching street kids in South America; from youth work in Africa to church work in Europe – we’ll commission you out in teams to share your Christian faith in practical ways to one of our many locations around the world.

  Christian Gap Year


"Overseas was six months of learning from new cultures, tasting weird and wonderful foods, putting our awesome and challenging mission calls into practice, growing in faith and love for God and being able to reach amazing people and share in Christian fellowship. It’s eye opening, inspiring and a life changing experience. Do it!" (Beth - India Kolkata Action Team)



The UK tour is an amazing opportunity to share your gap year experiences and inspire others to get involved with mission. Eight weeks spent at eight churches leading youth and children's events, taking lessons and assemblies in schools, leading church services and anything else that comes to mind…


UK tour christian gap year


“I loved tour but it was the most challenging part of the gap year and stretched me the most as a Christian. I have realised that through God’s power I am able to do so much more than I ever thought I could.” (Hannah - Nepal Action Team)































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