Why go?

Top Five Reasons to attend Gulf Coast Summer

1. Grow

Bible studies, discipleship groups, ministry training, fellowship, leadership development, mentoring and other activities are designed to challenge and encourage students in all areas of their faith.  

2. Community

Imagine spending a whole summer with 50-60 other college students who want to grow in their relationship with God. You’ll live, work, and hang out together all summer and develop friendships that will last a lifetime.

3. Experience

Students work in various jobs making a real paycheck and working 35-40 hrs/wk.  Not only do students gain this unique job experience, but they also gain invaluable relational skills. Working alongside diverse people, asking good questions, and sparking meaningful conversations are skills that are necessary to succeed in any workplace and GCP offers the opportunity to grow in all three! 

4. Fun

Between STP group functions and your days off, you can experience a wide variety of activities: beautiful beach sunsets, exploring a new city, Busch Gardens theme park, program socials, and countless other memories of a lifetime! 

5. Summer

Imagine a six-week window of time dedicated to growing in your faith, personal development, training, and deep relationships with like-minded people.  Take advantage of this unique opportunity while you can! Most students return to campus saying, “This was the best summer of my life!”