Train me, God, to walk straight; then I’ll follow your true path.
Put me together, one heart and mind; then, undivided, I’ll worship in joyful fear.
Psalm 86:11 (The Message)
Undivided is a Christian gap year program run by Ellel Ministries which is designed for 18-25 year olds who are passionate about Jesus, long to live for Him with an undivided heart and want to share His life-transforming love with others.
At Ellel Ministries we are committed to seeing Christians grow in their relationship with God – set free from the issues of life that hold them back and set on a course to fulfil their destiny in Him.
Undivided will give you an opportunity to experience exactly that. Living and serving at one of our centres in the UK, you will be challenged to grow closer to God so that you can live for Him with your whole heart. You will receive teaching in healing and discipleship, have opportunity to deal with some of the struggles of your own life and will also start to learn how to minister God’s healing to others – seeing first-hand how He can heal and restore.
UNDIVIDED 2023-2024 starts AUGUST 26, 2023
Places for 2022-23 are now closed.
This year is completely above and beyond what I expected and hoped for! God has taken me deeper than I even thought was possible to go with Him and I've been given opportunities to do new things. Undivided was a huge step which has put in a good foundation for the rest of my life.
Giving a year of your life to serve God means you can expect your life to be changed as a result! See the videos below to learn more.
The majority of your working week will be spent serving on our team alongside an amazing group of likeminded Christians. This will mostly involve helping with the house team in creating a welcoming environment for our guests (cleaning, washing up, serving drinks, cleaning rooms, welcoming guests etc.).
There will also be opportunities throughout the year to serve in other areas of the work which all contribute towards the overall vision of the ministry. This might include the kitchen, sound desk, grounds and maintenance, reception, office work and marketing.
Ellel Ministries has four centres in the UK, each unique in location, role and characteristic. Whichever centre you are allocated to, you will find a warm, friendly team to welcome you. There are many places to see during your times off, with each centre offering beautiful surroundings.
We are passionate about helping our guests grow into a deeper relationship with God, but we want this for our team too! Your year on Undivided will give loads of opportunities to grow spiritually – from training on our Explore programme to personal prayer ministry and mentoring you’ll be amazed how much God does in your life during the year.
Every morning the team meet for devotions, to pray, share scriptures and worship together. It is an essential part of our life together as a Christian community. We regularly set aside other times of prayer, which you will be involved in, that further strengthens your relationship with God.
We will be encouraging you to do your own personal bible study and prayer each day. This is a great opportunity to journal your time on Undivided, and see your spiritual life grow in the process.
During your time off you are free to listen to a wide variety of Christian teaching topics on other Ellel training courses. We also have a vast library of archived audio teaching that you will have access to.
For one day each week (one day a month at our Pierrepont centre) there will be time set aside for those on Undivided to receive from the teaching of our popular Explore series, that for many has been life changing. This will include some teaching from Ellel leaders and also time for personal study and reflection. It will share our foundational teachings related to healing and discipleship and will look at topics like forgiveness, rejection, deliverance, inner healing, fear and anxiety, relationships and much more. Explore will broaden your spiritual horizons and help you in your own personal journey. It will also equip you with keys for praying for others.
*Explore for Undivided is presented in a different format to our regular Explore courses, but includes the same teaching content. There will be some variations on how the course is presented between each of our centres.
The vision of Ellel Ministries is based on Luke 9:11 which says, “Jesus welcomed the people, taught them about the Kingdom of God and healed those in need”. As part of Undivided you will be a vital part of fulfilling this vision at one of our UK centres and we will be encouraging you to step out in ministry. These unique opportunities will be available…
You will have an opportunity to either be part of our Prayer Ministry Team on a Healing Retreat working alongside two of our experienced prayer ministry team or being part of the prayer team for the Retreat.
You may also have opportunities to pray alongside our more experienced ministry team on a variety of events.
You will be encouraged to lead some of the team devotional times – sharing a message God puts on your heart.
For those who would like to, you will be given the chance to share a short devotional for the guests who come to our centres on a Healing Retreat. This will be a 5-minute talk focused on a specific scripture that you will pick. You will then pray for the guests and hand over for worship.
You may be encouraged to be part of the hosting team on some events – supporting the teacher by being available during teaching and mingling with guests, fielding practical questions they may have. This will also involve giving out notices and starting the meeting off with a word of prayer.
You will be allocated a mentor from within our full-time team. They will meet with you at least once a fortnight to encourage you in your own personal walk with the Lord.
Every member of our team is given an opportunity for personal prayer for themselves. We will organise a personal Healing Retreat for you. This is your opportunity to share whatever you would like and receive prayer.
Without exaggeration I can say that Undivided changed my life and helped to build a deeper and more vivid relationship with God.
Undivided isn’t all work and spiritual learning, there is plenty of time for fun and enjoying community life together! It is such an opportunity to form deep friendships and bonds that will last a lifetime. To be with like-minded young men and women, and the wider team, you will have so many opportunities for fun, social events and trips out. Whether you like football, crafts, pool, table tennis, walking, drinking coffee or keeping fit, there is always something going on!
Undivided is an amazing opportunity to discover what it means to live as the family of God with people of all ages, cultures and backgrounds – but all moving forward in one vision and one heart to serve God and His Kingdom.
So far, Undivided has been an exciting new journey in my life. It’s a journey where you will make a lot of friends with whom you can accept any challenges.
Undivided is currently held at each of our fantastic centre locations: Ellel Grange (Lancashire, in the north-west of England), Ellel Glyndley Manor (West Sussex, on the south coast of England), Ellel Pierrepont (Surrey, near London) and Ellel Scotland (nestled in the beautiful highlands of Scotland). Each centre has their own unique characteristics and appeal, depending on your personality and preferred location. Click on a centre below for more details.
Ellel Grange is the International Headquarters of the ministry and is where the work began, back in 1986. It is a beautiful country house, from which we offer a wide selection of healing and training events.
Centre Directors: Andy & Cath Taylor
Glyndley Manor is located near Eastbourne on the stunning south coast of England. As well as running Explore and many other courses, Glyndley is also the home to Transform, Ellel’s longest retreat-style event that runs for 20-days.
Centre Directors: Robert & Irma Steel
Ellel Pierrepont is the home of the long-term international training programme known as NETS. We are located near London and we also offer a wide variety of shorter events.
Centre Director: Morna Gillespie
Ellel Scotland is based at Blairmore House located in the Aberdeenshire Highlands. Its stunning location and warm atmosphere make it ideal for confidential getaways, retreats and re-connecting with God through our courses.
Ministry Practice Director: Lindsey Hanekom
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