GROWTH (the input into their lives)
This is a year of great personal and spiritual growth. Students will form part of a team of Christian young men and women who will learn to get along with each other and value one another. The team will learn how to manage a sizeable budget as they purchase and prepare the team meals for the year. They will learn about food preparation, nutrition and budgeting, and be exposed to numerous DIY skills as they tackle life together.
Head knowledge is to become the heart’s conviction. The team members will be immersed in God’s Word as they read, study, and are taught by the Team Director and Chaplain of the School. They will be enrolled for a manageable amount of formalised Theological studies and coursework geared toward group participation.
2 Peter 1:5-8 For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love. For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
ADVENTURE (a key tool for growth and doing the work of the ministry)
At Treverton School we are big on adventure! We are situated on a unique, 270-hectare campus in the heart of the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands of South Africa. On the School property alone we can fish for Bass and Trout, paddle on the dam, enjoy the zipline slide, do a bike trail or run, spend time on the rock-climbing walls, or spend a night out camping on our wildlife area which is home to various antelope species and Zebra.
The Gap Year students are trained up to be our Adventure Activities’ Facilitators in our Outdoor Pursuits Program. Pupils at the School have Outdoor Education sessions included in their timetable, which the Gap Year students will help facilitate.
Other outdoor activities include hikes and camping in the Drakensberg, bike and kayak touring, participating in organised cycling, running, and swimming events etc.
1 Corinthians 9:24-27 Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever. Therefore I do not run like someone running aimlessly; I do not fight like a boxer beating the air. No, I strike a blow to my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize.
PROCLAMATION (the output from their lives)
This is a MINISTRY year. It is an opportunity for team members to be used of the Lord. As mentioned in our Vision Statement: Young people must be seen and heard! Believing in the life-transforming power of the gospel of Jesus Christ, our vision is to see our young Christian men and women equipped with tools to make them effective in service of our King.
Ministry opportunities abound at Treverton. Gap Year students will be able to serve in Sunday Chapel service, Friday night Youth group, Bible Education classes, talks in Assemblies, and sharing devotions with children on camps and excursions etc. Twice a year the team will go out on short-term mission trips to areas decided on from year to year. The Gap Year is structured in such a way that all that is done is geared toward serving the Lord Jesus.
Matthew 28:18-20 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”