GFA World's School of Discipleship

One year that will change your life.

Start your journey down a path to be transformed more and more into the image of Christ. Be immersed in a Christ-centered community where you will learn by example.

We believe the Lord desires to raise up young people in this generation who are godly, who are actively engaged in reaching their generation for Christ, who fulfill their God-given purpose, who will stand firm in a culture drifting away from God, and who desire to live a life of worship.

School of Discipleship is designed to help young people experience this life of God worked out through prayer, worship, service, and community. You will have opportunity to grow in grace and love, develop a deep and humble walk with the living God, and experience lasting life-change.

GFA World’s School of Discipleship is a one-year program for young people who want to experience genuine life for Christ.

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We know community can't happen alone.

Connect in Community

Learn from practical, real-life examples of GFA World staff and families, many of whom have walked with Christ for decades. Form lasting friendships with your fellow students.

Life of Service

Serve at the GFA World headquarters on behalf of those who have yet to hear the name of Jesus. Fulfill the Great Commission in the ways God has enabled and empowered you.

International Visit

Travel to communities around the world where GFA World is serving. Get a glimpse of the Body of Christ at work in some of the most difficult places to be a Christian.

What Does it Mean to Follow Jesus?

I believe I've experienced more growth as a believer during my time here than in the four years before I came. The Lord has a unique atmosphere of godly people here. The leaders, especially, have impacted my life greatly. Their actions, more than their words, have spoken to my heart the most and have challenged me to live a life that truly reflects Christ. My heart is to please God and only Him. I'm glad I'm in a place where I have good examples I can follow. Never have I been certain that I was in the will of God until this year.” —Damelia, a discipleship graduate

We're passionate about discipling people like you.

17 Years

Touching the lives of young people since 2004.

200+ Students

More than 200 young people have graduated from School of Discipleship.

1 Vision

To know God and make Him known.

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Other Life-Changing Experiences

Kyrie Weekend

A weekend retreat unlike most of the big Christian events that you hear about. This is less about speakers and conferences and more about stillness in a community dedicated to a life full of worship.

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Set Apart 2022

GFA World is excited to announce a special 7-day retreat for young adults June 20-26. Set Apart 2022 is a week fully devoted to hearing from God and designed to help you draw nearer to Him.

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Overseas Opportunities

With ministry happening in countries all over the world we are continually finding new ways to serve and new people to share the love of Christ with. GFA World recently expanded into Africa and new doors are always opening around the world.

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This is the most important time of your life.

The decisions you make now will set the path to making a significant impact. You have part to play in shaping the future for generations. Will you do it?

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