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Gap years — not just for the teenagers

If you would like to take a year out before starting university, or feel that your career needs a change of direction, many Christian organisations now offer short-term opportunities to people of all ages. Rebecca Paveley looks at what is on offer, at home and abroad

Adventure Plus

On offer: A UK-based, year-long leadership course in outdoor adventure and education, it trains people to coach activities such as kayaking, power boating, and fencing. It also offers Christian discipleship and leadership training.

Which means: Anything from coaching youngsters in outdoor sports to cleaning minibuses and checking equipment.

When: ...

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Lecturer in Biblical Studies

New Zealand

THE COLLEGE OF ST JOHN THE EVANGELIST LECTURER IN BIBLICAL STUDIES (known as 'The Sir Paul Reeves' Lecturer') St John's Theological College (An Anglican Seminary of the Province of Aotearoa, New ...  Read More

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I was there when the tsunami struck

I was there when the tsunami struck

Ten years ago, Maxwell Hutchinson and his wife were on holiday in Sri Lanka when it was torn apart by the tsunami. He tells how they survived  Subscribe to read more

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There is no divine right of managers

Business should be learning from the Church rather than the other way round, argues Justin Lewis-Anthony  Subscribe to read more

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