ABLAZE

developing confident, purposeful and intuitive leaders

A young adults, year-long leadership and discipleship course that will teach you to love God, have a firm foundation in Jesus Christ, to serve others as God has commanded us and live life to the fullest.

HOW ABLAZE WILL WORK FOR YOU

Over the course of your Ablaze experience you get to call  Camp El Olam home. Part of your time at this youth camp and education venue will be dedicated to training to facilitate camp programmes.

By the end of your time with us you will be confident in being a part of the planning and running of specialised camps where your main focus will be sharing the gospel, team-building and training leadership exercises. 

SKILL TRAINING

In order for you to become a confident, purposeful and intuitive leader we will train and equip you with skills that will not only enable you during your year with us, but will also qualify you to face your future head on.

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LIFE SKILLS TRAINING

  • Food preparation, cooking and laundry
  • Maintenance and caring for your environment
  • Woodwork and building
  • Counselling
  • Living in community
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WHAT YOUR YEAR WITH US WILL LOOK LIKE​

HOME BASE

  • First Principles of the Christian Faith

    A course in the First Principles of the Christian Faith - The aim is to empower you to live your life for Jesus in obedience to His word.

  • Read Scripture

    Together we will read through the bible in a year

  • Solitude

    Learning to communicate with God

  • Serving in Church

    You will be involved and serve in the local church

  • Serving Others

    Opportunities to be involved in other community projects and at Hope Valley Farm School, also based on the same farm

  • Running and Training for Camps

    You will learn to facilitate programmes at Camp El Olam, this will include the planning and running of camps

OUTSIDE OF CAMP

  • Overnight Hike

    Enjoy an overnight night in the Drakensburg

  • Attend the CCSA Conference

    Meet other people just like you at the CCSA Conference where Christian camps from across the South Africa gather.

  • Young Men & Women's Seminar

    Attend a weekend seminar at Golden Harvest Conference Centre in the Natal Midlands learning about where you are and where you should be heading in God.

  • Tychicus Camp

    You get to be the camper at this camp, specially structured for school leavers. Tychicus Camp takes place at varying venues.

  • AYM Youth Camp

    Get to serve at a camp at Anerley on the Natal South Coast aimed at high school learners

  • Celebrate your Year

    Spend a week debriefing and reflecting on your highs and wins over your Ablaze year

OUT OF SOUTH AFRICA

  • Across the Border Mission to Botswana

    Taking the gospel to the world - You will benefit by being challenged and stretched, from being in rustic accommodation to having to find ways to bridge the language barrier to share the gospel with others as well as learning many skills while fund raising for this trip

IS ABLAZE FOR YOU?

Ablaze is aimed at Christian young people (17-23 years of age), 
who have heart for service and love adventure!

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO THE COURSE

  • Clothes suitable for the outdoors
  • Swimming gear
  • Gum boots
  • Good walking shoes
  • Hiking backpack
  • Passport
  • Toiletries
  • Stationery

WHAT DOES IT COST

R4900 per month 

This covers food, laundry, accommodation, electricity and water as well as courses and training, experiences and travel.

If you are accepted there is an additional registration fee of R6000. This includes an official Welcome Pack with some Ablaze kit and study material.

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