New intake starts August 2021. Due to Covid-19 the summer 2020 intake has been cancelled.

Year For God is a 12 month opportunity for Christian mission training and experience in a different culture. Year For God runs out of YWAM Derby, UK, but with the exception of the orientation and debrief weeks the whole year takes place outside the UK. The year consists of a 5 month Discipleship Training School (DTS) followed by a 5 month mission work placement.



A foundational part of each year, the DTS provides solid biblical training and equipping before heading out to the mission field.
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Following the DTS Outreach, the Placement and training experience then takes up the second half of the year.
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At the end of the year, all Year For God participants return to UK for the debriefing week.
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Quote from Christiana, YFG Ukraine “Year for God is not just a gap year but a platform to launch you into a life lived for God. During this year as I laid out everything before God, I watched Him take me, mould me, re-shape me and completely change my life. In finding my identity within my Creator, I have now discovered that missions was what I was created for.”

Quote from Christiana, YFG Ukraine
Quote from Elizabeth, YFG India “An amazing opportunity to continually fall in love with God and see the beauty of serving others, while building relationships that you’ll remember the rest of your life.”

Quote from Elizabeth, YFG India
Quote from our most recently graduated YFGer “I can’t even begin to express how much this year changed my life and how solid of a foundation I now have in my Christian walk.”

Doris, YFG Uganda

Quote from our most recently graduated YFGer
Quote from Gareth who just completed YFG "If you’re looking for a year where God will stretch you, develop you and demonstrate His love and compassion in your life and the lives of others, this is for you."

Quote from Gareth who just completed YFG
Our most recently returned YFGer said; “A once in a lifetime opportunity to really experience another world culture; grow to know and love a people different from your own; and to grow in faith, knowledge of God, and His missional heart for the world. YFG is a spring-board year, which will prepare you, in a way that few other experiences can, for a life of service to God, whether that be in future world missions, or in ministry closer to home.”

Joy, YFG Bolivia

Our most recently returned YFGer said;
Naomi from YFG Uganda says: “Year for God is an incredible opportunity to really step out into new things and to have a focused time to build on your relationship with God. It is a year filled with so many different teachings and experiences that will stretch you and grow you into the person you were created to be. It is a real blessing to have a chance to live and make home in a new culture, create life-long friends and most importantly come to know God in a deeper, more personal way.”

Naomi from YFG Uganda says:
Suzie, YFG Bolivia “Such an amazing time to learn more about our amazing Father God and draw on Him completely and learn to rely on Him and watch His faithfulness and love take over. Wouldn’t trade the experience for the world.”

Suzie, YFG Bolivia
Peter, YFG Uganda “Do you want a year to be challenged, experience another culture and grow in your relationship with God? Then YFG is for you!”

Peter, YFG Uganda
Annabel, YFG Bolivia “An amazing and challenging opportunity to grow in your faith, to mature in your character, to discover a new culture and make some really great friends. When you take a step of faith, God shows His amazing faithfulness.”

Annabel, YFG Bolivia
Lauren, YFG India  “God has proven that in small steps of obedience, He is indeed faithful. His love shown to me through this year has been so great. I can’t thank you enough for this absolutely blessed experience!!”

Lauren, YFG India


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