GreenHouse FAQs

Accepting applications for our nineth season of GreenHouse Gap Year beginning 1 January 2018.
We will make our acceptance decision in the Spring time. We will be in contact with you throughout the process.
While there is nothing average about your potential experience most weeks will involve the following:
  • Three mornings of study time as a group where you will be learning about life and ministry priorities of Jesus.
  • Lots of time spent working with young people (eg. school lunch clubs, after school groups, coffee shop ministry).
  • Weekly preparation for the lessons and groups that you will lead.
  • Several hours a week will be spent in personal study focused on growing your relationship with God and your understanding of his strategy for ministry.
  • You will participate in the life of a local in the community.
  • You’ll live in a flat with other GreenHouse students and carry weekly responsibilities for caring for the flat.
  • Lots of time for new friendships and the fun of sharing life together.
Yes! You may even be able to house a friend with you for a couple days in your accommodation. If multiple visitors are coming for more than a couple days, you will need to sort their accommodation.
You will have 2 weeks of holiday time over Christmas and 1 week over Easter. You may also arrange 1-2 weeks of pre-approved holiday time to travel or host family and friends.
You are responsible for travel costs to and from the GreenHouse (unless you are an EVS participant). You are also responsible for your own food and pocket money throughout the year. We recommend £100/month for food.
You will not be able to work and do the GreenHouse gap year at the same time. Your week will be full of learning and ministering to teenagers. The money you raise will supply you with the funds you need for the experience.
Participants based in Bicester will live together in a flat above Reign Ministries’ offices near the centre of town. Those in Witney will live with host families in the town. Either way, you will learn to live, cook, host and share life with other participants and an occasional staff or visitor. Your accommodation costs are included in the course fees.
After acceptance onto the GreenHouse Gap Year we will work with you to help you raise the necessary funds. We can even coach you through how to fundraise a significant part of your programme fees.
For British applicants, your non-refundable downpayment of £300 is due by 1 May. Remaining programme fees are due in full before arrival in September. We will also need to see evidence that you can cover your estimated £100/month food allowance.

For European applicants we will work with you and your EVS sending agency to secure the programme fees and ensure you receive money towards travel, food and pocket money.

We would love to welcome you at one of our Open Days! You can speak with this year's GreenHouse students, get a feel for our community, worship with us, and ask all the questions you would like! Click here for more info about Open Days.

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