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The list below reflects CGYA member programs that meet or exceed the foundational eligibility requirements and have completed our comprehensive evaluation process.

Missions & Discipleship Year

Touch The World // Kunkletown, PA


Randy Sheagley
[email protected]
(201) 760-9925

Duration: September to May (9 months)
Cost: $9,600.00
Financial Aid: No
Capacity: 10 participants
Events/Experiences: Missions Trip – International, Outdoor Excursion/Experience
Credit Available? Yes, but enrollment is optional.
How Many Credits? Up to 30
Cost Per Credit: $250.00 – Is an additional cost.

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Personal spiritual formation, including the skill of processing life in a biblically healthy way.
An integrative skillset for critical evaluation of history and contemporary events, issues, and conversations from a biblical worldview.
A working capacity to understand and engage in a cross-cultural environment, including opportunities to live and share the gospel effectively.
Foundational skills for leading oneself and others toward Jesus and across life situations.

Program Description

Touch the World’s Missions & Discipleship Year program is a unique alternative school-year for students to explore identity, belonging, and purpose while earning college credit.

Learn how your story fits into God’s mission.


Gap Year students will live on the campus of The Mission Center, Touch the World’s training center, nestled in the Pocono Mountains. Students will live in split-gender apartments within the home of Randy and Deb Sheagley, TTW staff and Missions & Discipleship Year mentors. This family-style setting is designed for intentional discipleship as students discover who they are, who God is, and what His calling for their life is.

Both semesters of the program will involve mentoring, spiritual formation, and experiential learning, culminating in a global missions opportunity.


High school graduates who:

  • Have a relationship with Jesus they want to cultivate further
  • Are currently unsure of their post-high school path
  • Desire intentional discipleship and mentoring

And who want to:

  • Deepen their identity in Christ
  • Find belonging and understanding of culture
  • Pursue the mission of God

Program Location(s)

Primary Location:

Garden Spring Rd
Kunkletown, PA 18058 United States

Touch The World hosts 1 total locations. Visit the program page on their website for info on alternative options.

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