JAM Year Program
Service Year
Important notice: Due to our season of transition, we have decided
not have any JAM year students in 2023. The program will be open again in 2024.
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Jam year program

JAM year program

The JAM year is a 11-month program for vibrant young people with a passion for Jesus and a heart to serve. The JAM Year focuses on discipling and training young adults to be leaders of influence through being part of a team-community and participating in local ministry, camps, service and outreach.  
The JAM Year provides a unique experience for growth as they do live in a multicultural team, learning about themselves and the life of Jesus whilst ministering to young people all over South Africa.
The program is designed with these 5 pillars in mind:
1. Bible Knowledge
2. Leadership
3. Missions
4. Personal Development
5. Skills Training.

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Reaching a generation leadership academy

JAM year 2024: Our exciting new partnership

We have partnered with Reaching a Generation Leadership Academy (RAGLA) to offer selected accredited short courses. JAM Year students will be able to complete some of the modules offered by RAGLA. This will equip our students academically for the ministry they do with JAM, as well as for the rest of their lives. Students will be able to complete the full RAGLA course after the completion of their JAM year, or transfer their credits earned through RAGLA to other institutions. Students will complete some of the following courses:
1. Essentials of an Intergenerational Religious Practitioner –     Ministry Tasks and Responsibilities (NQF 4, 6 credits)
2. Basic Christian Concepts – Introduction to Various Theologies     (NQF 5, 8 credits)
3. Principles of Building the Faith Community (NQF 5, 8 credits)
4. Spiritual Formation – Life Skills Training and Value      Development (NQF 5, 10 credits)
5. The Missional Calling of the Church (NQF 5, 7 credits)

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Testimonials from students

"The JAM year program was the ideal place for me to find my identity in Christ while serving others. Not only have I grown in my relationship with God but I also got to develop skills and use them to serve others. I truly experienced the mission of JAM in this year- I felt developed and supported right through the year."
"The JAM year has been challenging in a good way. God has been challenging me to deny myself daily and follow Him. He has been teaching me what it means to be a true follower of Christ and to truly love people as I love myself. I am growing in my faith and this has been the best year so far."
Meet the Team

Meet this year's team

Due to our season of transitioning, we have decided to not have any JAM year students in 2023.

Founder/Executive Director:                Gerhard Duvenhage
Team leader/Camps Director:              Karlisle Julius
JAM Terrain Manager:                            Emilio Arendse
Social Media and Communications:  Rico Roos
Administration and
Dream Centre support:                         Mignon Duvenhage

Jam Year Applicatiuon

JAM year application

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