New Wine Discipleship Year

Discipleship Year Internships at Greyfriars and New Hope

(Reading, Berkshire) 2019/20

What is it?

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

When can I start?

Terms starts the week beginning 9 September 2019 and will end on 18 July 2020, although students are expected to serve on team at one of the New Wine United weeks. Please note that team places are popular.

What else can we say?

You don’t need any special qualifications to do the Discipleship Year. Come just as you are! Everyone starts in a different place but by the end of the year you’ll be more confident and capable as a follower of Jesus.

Each training centre will invest eight hours each week in teaching, training and equipping you to grow as a disciple of Jesus. Alongside this you’ll be mentored, coached and invested in by local church leaders.

The teaching will cover a number of core subjects including growing a deep life with God, our identity in Christ, the Kingdom of God & the ministry of Jesus, understanding and applying the Bible today, evangelism, leadership, character development and calling among others! You’ll learn from some inspirational and experienced leaders from different spheres of life, including church and the marketplace.

In turn you’ll be serving in the local church at Greyfriars and New Hope, where you get to put into practice all that you are learning. This could be in any number of different areas including youth and children’s work, social justice, worship, creative media, family ministry and evangelism. These placements are a minimum of 12hrs per week including a Sunday. Typically, you will find your own accommodation and find part time employment to cover living expenses. However, some placement churches/organisations provide accommodation and some financial support with fees and living costs. You can get more information by clicking on the links below.

What does DY look like at Greyfriars and New Hope?

Greyfriars and New Hope are One Family represented by two sites, across 4 congregation meetings. Our vision is to see Reading transformed by the love and power of Jesus, through the equipping of God’s people, reaching out to those who don’t know Jesus, and resourcing the wider Church.

We are really excited to be able to offer up to 4 placements here at Greyfriars and New Hope to enable students to come on board with us for a year.

  • 8hrs per week teaching (At West London, Ealing Hub)
  • Travel expenses covered
  • Accommodation provided
  • Minimum of 12hrs per week operating across the two sites gaining excellent experience Greyfriars and New Hope church. (Services on Sundays plus midweek desk time with line management)
  • Multiple areas of ministry to equip students with hands on experience. Depending on application this can be a general experience to start or specific to key areas
    • Administration and Operations
    • Children
    • Church Leadership
    • Creative Media
    • Events and groups
    • Students
    • Worship
    • Youth

We encourage all DY students placed here to use their remaining time to find a part-time job around Reading. Not only will it give you a small source of income for the year, it also provides a wider context of those Greyfriars and New Hope are reaching out to across the town.

We are connected to a wide variety of networks around Reading and the UK, where there are opportunities to gain experience in a wider local and national context, with opportunities to resource the surrounding areas.

Keen to know more?

For more information please contact or to apply download the application form here. Please download the reference form here. More information on the Discipleship Year is available here.