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Working as a Gap Year Team Member with the Youth Ministry Team will give you the opportunity to live a community lifestyle and minister both to each other and to all the young people in the diocese you will meet during the programme.
During your gap year you would be participating in school missions, residential retreats at the Emmaus Youth Village, which will also be your home, and other events organised by YMT, such as summer festivals, The Source, Confirmation programmes, youth conferences, and fundraising events.
Your responsibility includes participating in all training programmes, challenging yourself to live in service with each other and to be a witness to the ministry, planning and delivering programmes, and facilitating and organizing activities involving prayer and reflection, small group and big group activities, and outdoor games.
We are looking for a mature young adult (18+) who is passionate about making the Gospel relevant to young people through Youth Ministry, with good interpersonal skills, energetic, enthusiastic, and willing to serve others. You must be open to learn and grow in faith, a team player and able to cope within a fast-paced working environment. It is essential that you are self-driven, take initiative and can work within a diverse team putting service at the heart of community living.
Primary School ages
Secondary School ages
Work in Parishes
Accept International Members
Sixth Form ages
Overseas Trip (CAFOD)
Support for the CYMFed Youth Ministry Course or other studies
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North Shields, UK
Energetic · Smart · Beautiful
'The Lord is my shepherd.'
Mash and Gravy
Firm · Funny · Easy
All that I have is yours... but your younger brother
is lost and now he is found.
Cebu City, Philippines
Kind · Generous · Joyful
'There is time for everything.'
County Durham, UK
Calm · Enthusiastic · Giggly
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
- Jeremiah 29:11
Ambitious · Tired · Determined
In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.
Consett, United Kingdom
Bubbly · Enthusiastic · Chatty
Train up a child in the way that he should go:
and when he is old, he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6
Kind · Happy · Polo
My son,’ the father said, ‘you are always with me, and everything I have is yours. But we had to celebrate and be glad, because this brother of yours was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.
Loud · Whirlwind · Annoying
I have heard your prayer and seen your tears; I will heal you. On the third day from now you will go up to the temple of the Lord. - 2 Kings 20:5
Below are short videos of past Gap Year Team Members sharing their personal stories while they were in YMT and how it impacted their lives. It is hoped that these short videos would inspire other young people to take the big step in joining the Team in the future. Swipe left or right for more YMT Stories.
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