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Essential Gap Year Blog

Essential is our Gap Year Programme for 18 - 24 year olds. We will be posting all sorts of Essential related info on this blog page, so make sure you keep coming back to find out more!

October 28th 2014
| by ALOVE

I heard last week that an idol is something that takes you way from God.

And I tried really hard to pretend that I didn’t have any idols, that it wasn’t me who was one of those people who put something else before God. But actually I am one of those people. 

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November 7th 2013
| by ALOVE

We'll be featuring blogs from our Essentials on here over the coming weeks and months. 

Malin, an Essential student based at our Bedford placement has written this.

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July 17th 2013
| by ALOVE

Last week the Essentials completed their time on placement. 

After this coming week they will be released back out into the world; a transformed group of people from those who joined the Essential Programme back in September 2012.  As they move through this last week of residential training we ask that you would pray for them that they would find God moments to reflect on the year and begin to raise their sights towards whatever comes next.

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July 17th 2013
| by ALOVE

Anita & myself visited Abergavenny yesterday to meet with the Essential team there. We had a great few hours with those guys - and saw a glimpse of the place in which they operate and heard something of their story and the corps' heart for their town.

As conversation rolled on we began to discuss the Essential Programme itself. Given that I have only recently started as the new Training Programme Manager there is currently an opportunity for us to look again at what we're trying to achieve; and it's important to do this before it all becomes too familiar!

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