Global Anabaptist Peacebuilders are young leaders from across the country who gather for a week to learn together what it means as an Anabaptist, to respond as a follower of Christ in an increasingly interconnected world. Learning at the GAP Institute takes place in the context of the Central Valley of California, a place ripe with opportunities On-Site Courses to learn. The GAP Institute takes you out of the classroom to experience the world around you, giving you tools to take to your own communities. Courses are designed to invite you to engage in questions from theological, economic and environmental perspectives. Field trips, activities and hands-on experiences make learning, experiencing and engaging difficult issues that arise in an interconnected world exciting and meaningful.
COST: $1,000 per participant
DISCOUNT: $500 for those participating in an affiliated church or organization SCHOLARSHIP: $500 scholarships are also available
GAP is designed for students ages 18-26.
Students are welcome to participate in GAP Institute twice for a second course.
GAP is on-site at Fresno Pacific University with lodging and food included.
Registration due date: Open until courses filled
GAP Courses: University Credit for Courses is Available
Care for Creation - Through field trips and hands-on experience, students will study complex issues in sustainability, apprehending a broad understanding of global environmental issues.
Migration and Resettlement – Students will learn about the diverse people groups in the Central Valley of California through their migration history, culture and theology.
Food Security – Students will be exposed to our food systems, through agricultural production practices and issues, concepts of sustainability, and other current justice issues from a Biblical standpoint.
Restorative Justice – Through practical applications within local communities, students will be introduced to the concept and principles of restorative justice including its historical and theological roots.