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A Mission Training Programme

Our year long programme enables Christians to live in community and are trained for serving as missionaries in a Western context.

The Refreshers programme is a twelve month training programme based at the Refresh Centre in Blackpool. It is an intensive programme living in community in Blackpool and help develop the skills required to be a missionary.

Is this for me?

The programme is aimed at Christians who have a desire to become missionaries and pioneers in the future. These people have a desire to bring transformation to their community through discipleship, and will go above and beyond to make this happen. They are willing to work alongside other churches, as well as set up projects. The programme has a practical and academic element, and those who join are expected to be fluent in reading, writing and speaking English.

If you can answer yes to these questions, then the programme may be for you:

  1. Do you desire to see your community transformed through the message and power of the gospel, no matter what it takes?

  2. Do you desire to follow Jesus and get to know him more intimately through a life of spiritual discipline, along with a pursuit of holiness?

  3. Do you desire to step out in faith and persevere in your calling to see His kingdom come on earth, even when you have to take up your cross?

What do I need to know?

Here's a few key things that you should know about the programme.

  • The programme is open to those over the age of 18. 

  • It's open to Christians from across denominations, and we hope that anyone on the programme is attached to a local church. Refreshment UK is a member of the Evangelical Alliance and commit to the EA basis of faith.

  • The programme is suitable as a gap year, but is intense and should not be considered as a healing school.

  • The cost of the programme would work out to £425 per month (or £5000 as an annual payment) and can be completed alongside full-time work if necessary, or with personal support or sponsorship. This cost includes all food, accommodation, including heat and light, broadband and all living expenses.

  • The programme has been developed off the back of two decades of front-line mission work across the world. The board of reference of Refreshment UK includes people involved in international Christian ministry, as well as trained and respected theologians.

How do I find out more?

You can do this by asking for a prospectus via our contact form here.

The best way we feel to find out about the programme is to come and visit us in Blackpool. We can introduce the programme. You can book to visit via our booking system here.