One of the most difficult times in life is the transition after high school. It's a time when you're trying to discover what you want to do with the rest of your life. You're seeking to discover your gifts, passions, and direction in life. Perhaps you find yourself in the all-too-familiar position of not knowing which way to turn. If this sounds like you, then we invite you to explore Exponential.
Experience spiritual growth through worship, prayer, and Bible study. Growth through the Word of God is cultivated through scripture memorization, group discussions, and daily devotions. Teaching by the Doe River Gorge staff as well as outside instructors will build and challenge you in your walk with Christ. Through the teaching, ministry experiences, and personal mentoring, you will begin to discover your gifts, abilities, and passions.
You will develop practical skills to be used the rest of your life. Skills in ministry, team-building, administration, carpentry, outdoor education, working with the public, finance, and a host of other opportunities will equip you to handle needs that arise in daily life.
Living in a community of other like-minded believers, you will have the opportunity to develop valuable friendships. You will learn how to keep short accounts, forgive and accept forgiveness. Whether you are having a conversation over coffee or strumming a guitar, you will develop friendships that will last a lifetime.
You want your life to count. The choices you make daily have eternal results. Through personal coaching, you will begin to develop disciplines to become what you want to be so that you can do what you want to do. Disciplines as simple as getting out of bed, personal devotions, Scripture memory, and being on time for appointments all have significant impact. Working with teammates, you will learn to push yourself beyond what you thought was possible.
You will not only have the opportunity to work hard but also to play hard. You’ll be around some of the most active people in your generation and have plenty of free time to relax and enjoy life. Exponential offers a combination of fun, adventure activities, social activities, and day-to-day fellowship with others designed to foster deep, life-long friendships.
"The internship allowed me to take a step back from school, from my job, from the pressures of the outside world. It grounded me in the Lord and firmly in Christ Jesus."
~ Josh, 2016
"I don’t even know how to put to words how much of a blessing Doe River and Exponential has been to me. I have grown with my fellow interns and we’ve just become a huge family. God has really grown me and taught me a lot of things about Himself."
~ Hailey, 2016
"The way that Jesus taught was through discipleship: living life with one another, teaching, and mentoring with multiple people - iron sharpening iron - to make them an effective weapon for Christ. In this day and age, there’s nowhere that I’ve seen, that I’ve found, that I’ve even been offered, to do discipleship like it’s done here at Doe River."
~ Peyton, 2016
*Students may be able to earn up to $2,000 if they choose to work guest groups (excluding the Outdoor Education Program) or other income-producing jobs.
**When meals are not provided by Doe River Gorge, each student will be reimbursed $2.50 per meal from the above fee to be used for their grocery budget, up to an equivalent of $225 a month or $1,800 for the year.
Each student will also be asked to raise $1,800 in missionary support for their foreign mission experience.
Students are also responsible to provide the following:
Doe River Gorge will invest in each student by providing, at no charge: