STONEY CREEK, ON – Gospel for Asia Canada (GFA World) says discipleship is essential to give young adults a firm foundation in their faith, so GFA World equips young adults to make an eternal difference through their gap year program.
What if making a significant impact for God’s kingdom was not about changing the world, but investing in a handful of ordinary, seemingly insignificant people?
What if our tools weren’t our knowledge and abilities, but relationships within the Body of Christ and Godly character?
Jesus spent his time on earth with a small group of people, unlikely candidates to be world revolutionaries. Yet we read in the book of Acts that these men went on to turn the world of their time “upside down”! What would it look like if we, as followers of Christ today, were to experience that same radical transformation in our day-to-day lives?
GFA Discipleship Program offers Christian single adults ages 18-27, the chance to walk in Christ’s steps and transform their life through an intense gap year at our home office in Stoney Creek, Ontario. We believe that it is possible to experience Biblical discipleship in our generation and transform our world for Christ.
The foundation of the Discipleship Program was laid when Dr. K.P. and Gisela Yohannan answered the call of God into fulltime ministry back in the 70’s. Being young adults they were so impacted by the opportunity given to them to do something for the Lord. It was from those early years of ministry that a foundation was laid for the Discipleship Program. The dream and vision to see hundreds of young people raised up to live out God’s calling on their lives with passion and purpose.
We have already seen so many young men and women from across Canada come through the Discipleship Program and go out to serve the Lord all around the World in mission, full-time ministry, university and the workforce.
In the following paragraphs, one of our alumni shares how her time in the Discipleship Program played a significant role in her journey as a follower of Christ.
“I no longer wanted to be content with just knowing about being a follower of Jesus but actually have it become a lifestyle of radical devotion to Him. Growing up in a Christian home I knew so much about following Christ but often knowing was as far as it went. When I compared my own lifestyle with the examples I saw in God’s Word I knew there was so much more available for me to experience as a follower of Christ.
The willingness I have seen here to invest in other people’s lives and be an example of what it means to follow Christ has made a huge impact on me.
I have had the opportunity to learn from believers who have travelled farther than me in this journey of following Christ. They don’t just talk about having a radical faith, but actually live it out.”
Are you looking to make a difference for God’s Kingdom while walking with others who have the same goal? Apply for the GFA Discipleship Program today.
There’s no going back after this radical transformation in your life through an intense year of discipleship.
Watch our latest video to hear alumni share about how discipleship impacted their lives.
About GFA World
GFA World (www.gfa.ca) is a leading faith-based humanitarian and mission agency, bringing vital assistance and spiritual hope to millions, especially to those who have yet to hear the “good news” of Jesus Christ. In 2018, this included more than 70,000 sponsored children, free medical camps conducted in more than 1,200 villages and remote communities, over 4,700 wells drilled, over 11,400 water filters installed, income-generating Christmas gifts for more than 240,000 needy families, and spiritual teaching available in 110 languages in 14 nations through radio ministry.
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Source: 24-7 Press Release