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Is A Gap Year Worth Taking?

By Paige Prescott on 13 Nov 2020

Is A Gap Year Worth Taking

5 a.m. on the dot, an eager anticipation for adventure abruptly woke me from my deep sleep. I vividly recall a joyous light-weight atmosphere all around a group of children and myself while we danced to piano keys and a foreign upbeat song. It must've been an African tribe I was standing in the midst of, with nothing but love in my heart for them.

At this time, I never would've imagine this dream would determine and direct the next 3 years of my life.

Topics: Outreach YWAM Tyler Gap Year YWAM DTS Travel Missionary Training gap semester
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A Year for God

By Elsa Hlady on 1 Aug 2020

A YEAR FOR GOD

Someone somewhere said, "You can do anything for a year!" As you read Elsa's story, you'll find her year wasn't wasted, it was the start of a life transformed.

Topics: YWAM Tyler Gap Year YWAM DTS YWAM gap semester
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Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Go to College Immediately.

By Sophia Braymen on 7 Apr 2020

HERE’S WHY YOU SHOULDN’T GO TO COLLEGE IMMEDIATELY

Graduate valedictorian, go to an Ivy League school, enter a respectable profession, get rich - that’s what I decided my life’s purpose was when I was in high school. The only reason I wanted to do missionary work before college was so that I could have a stronger résumé. Good thing God can take our impure motives and bring something good out of them.

Topics: YWAM Tyler Purpose Growth Dreams Direction Gap Year YWAM DTS Calling Destiny Travel Deeper with God college gap semester high school
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A Gap Year Just Right For You!

By Richard Fish on 21 Feb 2020

Is a Gap Year Right for You?

Need some help discovering if taking a Gap Year is the right thing for you? In this blog, we tackle a few key issues to help you make this decision with confidence.

Topics: YWAM Tyler Gap Year Adventure Travel YWAM College Ministry college gap semester
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2 Questions to Ask When Thinking About Taking a Gap Year

By Richard Fish on 10 Jul 2019

If you've been thinking of taking a semester off or even a year between high school and college or college and career, you are not alone. Taking a gap year is a hot topic, and since we've talked to students from all over the world who've chosen to do YWAM for their gap experience, we want to help you plan your gap year the right way.

Topics: Purpose Gap Year YWAM DTS YWAM Outreach YWAM Inspire FOMO
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5 Things to Consider When Planning Your Gap Year

By Richard Fish on 1 Jun 2018

 The first time I heard about a Gap Year was when my son graduated high school and decided jumping into college wasn't on his agenda. Since then I've talked with a whole bunch of students wanting to take a Gap Year and many who already did it.

Topics: Missions Gap Year YWAM DTS
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Straight Outta School With No Clue What to Do

By Allison Bice on 7 Mar 2018

“What do you want to do after you graduate?”

I laughed nervously. I had been asked this several times during my senior year of high school, and I had no clue what I wanted to do. And graduation was just a few months away!

Topics: YWAM Tyler Purpose Direction Gap Year YWAM DTS Encounter God Discipleship Opportunities
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3 Ideas to Plan Your Gap Year Thoughtfully

By Richard Fish on 29 Nov 2017

Taking a Gap Year or even a Gap Semester isn't a new concept, but for some it's daunting and feels downright allusive. I just talked with a sophmore college student recently who said, "I've always wanted to do something like this, but I didn't think I really could." 

Giving thoughtful attention to your life goals and present situation can open unique opportunities you may not have realized. 

Topics: Gap Year YWAM DTS YWAM Outreach
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6 Things You Need to Know Before Taking a Gap Year

By Richard Fish on 26 Jul 2017

6 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE TAKING A GAP YEAR

Let's just go ahead and get it out on the table. Hasn't taking a break between high school and college or college and a job been something you've wished for? There is a way to make that happen and for many it's been the best decision they ever made. But don't get me wrong. Everyone needs to consider what kind of Gap Year they are going to take. 

The first time I heard about a Gap Year was when my son graduated high school and decided jumping into college wasn't on his agenda. Since then I've talked with a whole bunch of students wanting to take a Gap Year and many who already did it. Here are six things to seriously consider before pulling the trigger. 

Topics: Growth Gap Year YWAM DTS Encounter God Education Get to Know God Redirection Missionary Training Teenagers World Changer Deeper with God
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When God Told Me Not To Go To College

Dennis is a solid guy, and we want to honor his life and story through this blog. He serves here at our YWAM Tyler...

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8 Steps To Frustration Free Fundraising

Sometimes, people want to step out in faith to attend our training schools here at YWAM, Tyler. But fundraising can...

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Does God Really Set The Lonely In Families?

In 1982, I entered the foster care system. I was three months old. My parents moved out of our apartment without me. I...

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Do The Little Things Really Matter?

Have you ever made the mistake of believing a task isn’t worth investing time on because it’s “just a little thing?” I...

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The Send: Joining the War Against Inaction

When I went to The Flood, I was expecting breakthrough, but little did I know what it would entail.

The Flood was a...

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Bombs Erase Ukraine's Historic Beauty

In these last few days, the bombing has shifted away from the surroundings of Kyiv, to the Black Sea cities of...
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Let's Go to Mongolia Together

Want to hear an audacious goal? We want to reach the entire nation of Mongolia with the Gospel and place a Bible in...

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Easter Sunday on the Mediterranean

When I woke up on Easter morning, I saw the Mediterranean Sea glistening in the sunlight.I was on my School of...

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Highs and Lows of Living in Community

I woke up to the blaring beep of someone else’s alarm clock. A quiet hush was over the girls' dorm when I left my room....