The Barefoot Bridge Program is a Christian leadership development ministry of Barefoot Republic. The Bridge program exists to cultivate relationships between young adults of diverse backgrounds so that they may discover and live out their divine calling both now and in the future. With opportunities for education, vocational training and ministry development, this year-long program seeks disciples of Christ who desire to take the next step in joining God’s work in their lives & in the world.
Anyone who wishes to apply must meet the following requirements:
All students must be able & willing to:
Your Investment in the Program
Bridge Program candidates will apply online for one of 8 spots in the cohort. Once the application is received, the interview process will begin. A panel of ministry professionals will assess each application and conduct all interviews. Once the interview process is complete, candidates will be invited to join the Bridge Program class. After this time, participants will be asked to invest tuition monies into their year-long ministry program.
Tuition for the Bridge Program
The Fall tuition, of $4,500 can be submitted anytime between acceptance into Program and Oct. 1st. Spring tuition, of $4, 500 is to be submitted on or before Feb. 1. Participants who wish to apply for financial aid or get details on raising support, can fill out the form on the Bridge Application registration page or email email@example.com. Those wishing to pay in full, or sponsor another student through their financial investment, can also note this on the Financial Notes section of the registration form.
Barefoot’s Investment in You
The students who participate in this program will receive education & instruction that may lead to:
Certification through the American Camping Association (camp management, programming, hosp)
First Aid Certification
Experience in landscaping & facility management
Youth & Child development certification
Outdoor education & Ropes course certification
Benefits that may be included throughout the year for Bridge students:
Gym or community center membership
Membership to Camping association
Group meals & opportunities for fellowship
Off campus trips & outings
Mentorship & discipleship
College-level bible courses
Devotional study & worship events
Potential to be a part of Barefoot summer staff in 2021 (stipend offered)
Are you outside of the Bridge target age but still want to support or invest in these leaders? Click HERE to learn more about being a Foundation Partner & Click HERE to sign up to be a Foundation Partner.