The Outpost

A Gap Year Discipleship Program

The Outpost is an intensive biblically based 9-month “gap year” internship that runs early September through May. Focused on discipleship and leadership development, Outpost is designed to equip and prepare young adults ages 18-22 for life as ministry. 

Utilizing Victory Bible Camp as a training ground, Outpost participants gain hands-on experience in various departments within the camp’s ministry. Classes on Bible basics and various theological topics are combined with practical life-skills and personal development, providing a varied foundational education. The 9-month program allows for deeper immersion into various aspects of ministry as well as intentional accountability and guidance for every intern. 

Training Modules WEB Victory Bible Camp Internship Program

BIBLICAL TRAINING & TEACHING

We don’t just throw you into the water and tell you to swim, we help you learn the skills you need to be successful in whatever path you choose. You’ll spend an average of 1-3 days per week in classes where you’ll learn more about faith and ministry, ranging from Bible courses and book studies to ministry and personal development classes. One week you may learn how to share your faith and the next week you will learn how to weld. Outpost thrives on diversity! The key is that as you go through the program you will become a more well-rounded person and more solidified in your faith.

MINISTRY EXPERIENCE

Beyond classroom education, you will learn about some of the ins and outs of camping ministry, becoming an integral part of the operations at Victory. The key is that in addition to the broad training and experience you will gain from the program itself, you will get to spend a portion of your time learning what kind of job or role best suits you. Alongside the year-round staff, everyone pitches in to get things done. When you’re in Outpost, you learn to work as a team to get these big tasks done!

Outpost students will also have the opportunity to visit and learn about various ministries in our corner of Alaska -and beyond! From youth centers to aviation ministry, you might just get a spark of inspiration to know where God is leading you next!

Intern Community Outpost with Victory Bible Camp

CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY

While in the program, you will share a home with other students. Part of the joy and struggle with a community arrangement is learning to live and work together. We don’t want to undersell this. You will have to learn how to cohabitate; how to manage conflicts; how to manage budgets; how to communicate with gentleness and understanding. It’s part of life. Sometimes it will be the best part of Outpost -sometimes it will be the most challenging. In the end, you will go through experiences together that could bond you with the other Outpost students for life.

 

THE FINE PRINT:

Cost for Outpost for the 2020-’21 year is $600 per semester, totaling $1200 for all 9 months of the program.  Room and board is provided, but prospective interns are personally responsible for their own clothing and basic supplies for the year – each participant determines this budget as they consider their needs.

“Outpost taught me how to cultivate my relationship with Christ.”

Rosie / Outpost '16-'17

God used Outpost to show me my gifting and lead me to go back to college to become a Bible teacher.”

Leann / Outpost '15-'16

“…Outpost puts you in a place where you can grow deeper in your relationship with God.”

Ben / Outpost '16-'17

Interested?

  • Thinking of joining us for Outpost this coming fall? Let us know!