The Gap Year Program is part of the long-term hopes and dreams of the 1221 Initiative. It is a huge undertaking, but at the same time a necessary program for the Messianic Jewish education of our children and the future of the movement. At present we do not have any dates set but, with God’s help, we will begin working toward this goal in the near future.
Here’s the big picture of what we aspire to create:
An educational experience for high school graduates transitioning into college and career, the Gap Year Program is a specially designed educational program that focuses on questions of faith, practice, and life in general, and teaches the fundamental core principles of Messianic Judaism and the Kingdom of Heaven.
The Gap Year Program will give students a strong sense of identity and connection to others before they begin pursuing future life pursuits. The program will give high school graduates an opportunity to immerse themselves in Messianic Jewish learning, participate in Messianic Jewish community, and come on an extended visit to the Holy Land.
Courses of study may include the following:
- Bible Survey Courses
- Biblical Geography
- Hebrew Language Learning
Messianic Jewish Studies
- World View and Kingdom Mission
- Defense of Yeshua Faith
- Modern Day Israel Education and Experience
- Life Questions & Issues
The Israel trip may include the following curriculum:
- Land of Israel Studies
- Hebrew Learning
- In-depth Bible Study at Biblical Sites
- Messianic Jewish Learning
- Messianic Luminary Teaching Series
- Jewish History and Zionism Classes
Service projects will be specifically geared towards serving the people of Israel and will include:
- Working the Land in Judea and Samaria
- Volunteering with Israel’s Bereaved Families
- Feeding and Visiting Israel’s Holocaust Survivors
- 1-2 week IDF Volunteer Program
- Helping Clean, Paint, and Remodel Israeli Schools
- Picking up Trash on the Shores of the Galilee
Throughout the Gap Year’s Israel segment, students will not only watch their faith come to life, but also experience the Bible come to life through our unique educational programs, experienced Bible-teachers, Hebrew teachers, Israel land experts, and a unique opportunity to meet local Messianic Israelis, IDF soldiers, visit local Messianic synagogues, and build relationships that will last a lifetime.
Are you interested in participating with the Gap Year Program?