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What is DY?

In a nutshell, the Discipleship Year is about growing as disciples of Jesus, learning how to serve him and his Kingdom with the whole of your life, for the whole of your life. It will take you on a life-changing journey of discovery and adventure, where you’ll be inspired, get practical Kingdom experience, make life-long friendships, and have a lot of fun in the process!

Who is it for?

The Discipleship Year is for ANYONE aged 18-24 looking to:

  • Grow confidence in who God has made you to be
  • Discover the purpose he has for your life
  • Get involved by serving in a local church
  • Discover, exercise and nurture your spiritual gifts and passions
  • Be challenged to step out, risk and see God work through you
  • Experience the adventure of overseas mission

What does it cost?

The Discipleship Year will cost students £1,000, which covers all your teaching and training, including two national Discipleship Year weekends away (October and January). (The placement church also pays £500 per Discipleship Year student; all fees go to the training centre that you are going to be based at). Full fees are due by the course start date.

Short-term mission trips are optional extras offered by some training centres – details about each trip will be given during the first term of the Discipleship Year. Costs will vary depending on the destination, and a deposit will need to be paid within the first term, and full fees no later than 4 weeks before departure. (see our film above of our last DY mission trip to Romania)

When can I start?

Terms starts September 2020 and will end July 2021, although students are expected to serve on team at one of the New Wine United weeks. Please note that team places are popular.


Some churches are offering accommodation alongside the internships. Otherwise interns would need to find their own accommodation local to their placement church. Do contact us for more information.

I’m ready to apply! – Click here to take me to the application form

Or, if you would like more information about NWDY here at St. John’s please email or phone us on 01206 843232.

Address: New Wine Discipleship Year Hub, St John’s Church, St John’s Close, Colchester CO40HP
Telephone: 01206 843232

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