Since last September a group of young Christians have been piloting a Gap Year Programme in the North East of England called Equip North East.
The scheme was birthed out of a partnership between Scripture Union, Youth For Christ, Moorlands Bible College and a number of local churches.
The hope is that this will help the students to explore what Christian ministry might look like for them in the future.
Premiers Northern Correspondent Ian Britton was invited to meet them as they shared about their experiences of taking a gap year.
You can listen to Chelsea, Josh and Lauren sharing their stories below.