GAP Ministry

An intentional plan for equipping and releasing young adults to live faithfully and missionally with a biblical worldview.

GAP Application


What is GAP? 

A GAP year ministry is an opportunity for young adults to commit a season of their life, 6 months to 1 year, sharing the love of Jesus and learning more about God and themselves.  The typical GAP ministry participant will range in age 18-24.

Why the GAP Year missions ministry?

There are 1.9 billion people who have never heard the name of Jesus. To reach these people who are far from God, Temple is initiating innovative and faithful ways to train workers to share God’s love and build Christian communities in every part of the world.

The GAP Year Missions Ministry will help participants grow in Christlike character. We believe that dedicating 6 months to one year of your life to serving the body of Christ will result in your spiritual growth.

Who is eligible?

The GAP Year Missions Ministry is open to young people aged 18-22. Participants must have completed high school.  Participants must be active church members who demonstrate a desire to grow in their walk and faith in Jesus Christ. Applicants should also demonstrate a burden for lost people.

How do you apply?

Application for the GAP Year Missions Ministry is available onlineclick HERE. In addition to the application, each candidate will provide a written personal testimony that details your faith story. Each candidate will also be asked to submit personal references and a pastoral reference.

Once this information is completed and submitted, the GAP Year Missions Ministry team will review each candidate’s packet. The selection process will include a personal interview.

Other requirements for entry into the GAP Year Missions Ministry include: (1) Must have accessible transportation to and from TBC for training sessions. (2) Must affirm the Baptist Faith and Message (2000) (3) Must be able to meet the job description requirement specified for each mission opportunity.

In addition to these requirements, candidates will also agree to the following expectations: (1) Sign a social media covenant. (2) Sign an alcohol covenant. (3) Sign a dress code covenant. (4) Agree to the cultural commitments. (5) Attend all GAP Year Missions Ministry cohort training sessions. (6) Commit to serving 6 months to 1 year in the selected ministry area. (7) Complete a personal growth equipping plan on the field.

What is the cost? 

Cost for participation in the GAP Year Missions Ministry will range from $5,000 to $15,000 depending on location, duration, and ministry partner. Financial needs will be discussed during the interview process.

Is the GAP Year ministry partnering with other ministries?

Yes.  Temple is partnering with the International Mission Board (IMB), the North American Mission Board (NAMB), the Mississippi Baptist Convention (MBC), as well as Temple Mission Partners to offer a variety of missional opportunities. Ministry opportunities range in length from 6 months to 1 year. Living arrangements vary by partner and location. These items will be updated as we become aware of them.

GAP Ministry Application (PDF)

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