Adventure Into Your Calling

Explore your options with Bethany Global University’s LEAD Venture Gap Year Program.

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Start Your Journey

Not sure about your next steps after graduating high school? BGU’s LEAD Venture program, a 9-month

Christian gap year experience, will challenge you to lean into God’s plan for your life and grow into the leader He’s calling you to be.


Get mentorship, attend Bible studies, and take part in weekly chapels.


Share the love of Jesus by going on short-term mission trips both locally and abroad.


Live on Bethany Global University’s campus alongside students on fire for Christ.

Go Beyond Your Comfort Zone

The LEAD Venture gap year program’s goal is to help you discover your strengths before you commit to your future career.

You’ll focus on hands-on team building and developing practical leadership skills, rather than taking college courses for credit.

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Explore New Places

While sites and locations differ every year, our LEAD Venture participants have had the opportunity to go on short-term mission trips to places like Guatemala and South Africa. You’ll get the chance to work with experienced ministries both locally and abroad, sharing the love of Christ in the communities where they serve!

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LEAD Venture FAQ's

Will I live on BGU’s campus?

Yes! LEAD Venture gap year participants live on Bethany Global University's campus. You'll build community alongside students on fire for Christ by attending weekly chapels, eating in the cafeteria, attending on-campus events, and more.

Do I get college credit?

While affiliated with Bethany Global University, LEAD Venture gap year participants don't take college-level courses or receive college credit. You'll focus on hands-on team building activities on and off campus, mentorship, and discipleship opportunities. This is a time for you to discover your strengths and grow your faith while deciding your next steps.

How much does LEAD Venture Cost?

The total cost of the LEAD Venture gap year program is $11,995. This includes room and board, meals, travel expenses, and all activities. For a full breakdown, contact us.

When does the program run?

The LEAD Venture gap year program runs from August 21, 2023 through April 26, 2024.

Take the Next Step

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