The Course


Local mission, local people

We are passionate about the Gospel reaching more of the North East of England and about disciples of Christ being well-supported. The gap year will equip you with skills, knowledge, and spiritual maturity that can help further God’s Kingdom purposes in our area. We hope students will remain in the North East serving God in whatever is next for them, including work, further training, and ministry.



Every gap year student’s placement is unique, and we aim match students’ gifts and interests with a local church or Christian agency’s similar needs. Past placements have included worship ministry and work with kids, youth, students, and internationals. Serving is work, but it can also be loads of fun and a great opportunity to grow in your faith. 


Theology & Ministry Training

Equip will provide deep, practical, and interactive training that is accredited by Moorlands Bible College.* Through conferences, a retreat, pastoral care, and weekly teaching with your Equip team, you will have a better understanding of the Bible, how theology makes a difference in everyday life and ministry, creative ways of doing mission, and how you are uniquely gifted to serve. (For more information about what is covered in each module, click here.)

We welcome those who would like to join us for just the Theology & Ministry Training one day each week. To apply for the training course only (not the full gap year), click here. (***The “Theological Training Only” price will be increasing to £750 in 2019/20, so sign up now to save in 2018/19!)



All this will hopefully build a solid foundation that will enrich your future ministries and relationships with God and others. You won’t know what God has in store for you until you take the leap!

*Accreditation is an A level standard certificate in “Engaging with Applied Theology”