What will my year look like?

What will my year look like?

Teaching and training

Students will take part in our exciting Daytime Eastgate School of Spiritual Life (ESSL) programme. ESSL runs for 2 days a week. For more info see the ESSL pages.


a photo of a person with a suitcase.As part of the ESSL programme, you will have opportunities to go on two mission trips with others from the school. Travelling with others on the course and bringing God’s love to various locations around the UK and Europe is an incredible opportunity to see what God is doing through His Church around the world. These are financed by individuals and are not included in the cost of the GAP programme.


The rest of the week will consist of volunteering within Eastgate, alongside the staff and team here. Students will be assigned to one of four different streams, serving alongside the leaders in these areas:

  • Children’s Ministry
  • Worship
  • Youth
  • Media

Students can state a preference for which area they wish to focus on. Each stream will vary, but are likely to include both day time and evening activities. Your stream mentor will help to form your timetable. By working alongside the Eastgate team you will be trained, given the opportunity to lead and the chance to contribute meaningfully to all that God is doing through Eastgate.