Our Main Focus
The Orientierungsjahr is a holistic program. Our desire is for youth and young adults to grow and mature in all areas of their character and personality. The principle of SPIRIT, SOUL & BODY is a cornerstone of our program. For that reason it is our aspiration that you receive spiritual and personal orientation, as well as career guidance– after all, these areas are all part of life!
Our program lasts 10 months and is comprised of:
• three internships (3 weeks each)
• Bible school (23 weeks)
• outreach trips within Germany (about 2 weeks)
• an outreach trip outside of Germany (about 2 weeks)
In the Orientation year we want to help you progress all-round in your personality. This means that you’ll discover your strengths and further your emotional as well as social competences. You will learn to better understand yourself. Our goal is to help you reach your potential and develop your character.
Motivation, endurance and good work habits, as well as Tolerance, social competence and responsibility play a large role in this. It is our desire to have Jesus in the centre this process.
To help you in various areas of your life, each participant receives a mentor at the beginning of the year. They will accompany you in your year advising and challenging you.
We have the privilege of not being just any institution. In fact, we are part of the large church community of the evangelical “Brüdergemeinde” (Brethren Church) in Korntal. This is a further opportunity to put theory into practice by helping out in the youth cafe, in various children’s programs, in the children’s home, in the School Farmhouse, amongst migrants, or senior citizens. These are all concrete examples of everyday discipleship!