Embark on a transformative journey of faith, learning, and service with our Year of Discovery program. This unique opportunity invites young adults to deepen their understanding of Christian ministry, engage with communities, and cultivate a strong foundation for a lifetime of service and leadership.

At Texas Baptist, your gap year is not just a break, but a transformational experience. Discover who you are and who you’re meant to be while completing basic courses in English, math, history, speech, & more.



  • Low-cost tuition & fees ($5,700/yr BEFORE scholarships)*
  • On-campus housing for as low as $250 per month**
  • Classes in person or online
  • Taught from a Biblical worldview
  • Live stream and archive video options
  • Readily transferable credits

* Based on 12 credit hours per semester.
** Based on an apartment with a roommate and includes utilities


The Purpose of Your Year of Discovery

The Year of Discovery is designed to help you discern your calling, deepen your faith, and develop the skills needed for effective ministry. This experience will empower you to live out your faith in a way that positively impacts individuals and communities.

Through guided study, mentorship, and hands-on service, you’ll explore the theological underpinnings of traditions and gain practical insights into pastoral care, missions, and community outreach.



Key Components of the Program

Engage in in-depth theological studies that provide a strong foundation in doctrine, Scripture, and church history. Our experienced faculty will guide you through a comprehensive curriculum that equips you with the knowledge necessary for effective ministry.

Put theory into practice through hands-on ministry opportunities. You’ll have the chance to work alongside seasoned pastors and missionaries, gaining valuable experience in preaching, counseling, and community outreach.

Cultivate a deep and vibrant relationship with God through intentional spiritual disciplines and practices. Our community of faith will support you in your journey of spiritual growth, providing a nurturing environment for prayer, worship, and reflection.


Community & Fellowship

Join a community of like-minded individuals who share a passion for serving God and others. Through shared experiences, worship, and fellowship, you’ll form meaningful relationships that will continue to inspire and support you long after your Year of Discovery concludes.



Application Process

Ready to embark on this transformative journey? Our application process is designed to ensure that you are fully prepared and committed to making the most of your Year of Discovery. Connect with our admissions team to begin your application today.

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