Second Year

Our Second Year program seeks to disciple students to “sanctify Christ as Lord” in their hearts, both inside and outside the classroom (1 Peter 3:15).

Designed as a practical extension to the First Year program, this optional second year of study allows students to interact more closely with teachers and fellow students in classes geared towards a discussion-based format. Second-year students are given greater opportunities to explore the Bible in a deeper and more concentrated setting.



Through a variety of means listed below, students get the chance to practice what they have learned in the First Year program.

  • Leadership among the student body
  • Service projects on the property
  • Organizing and teaching at youth retreats
  • Involvement in outdoor activities including climbing, camping, canoeing, hiking, and more

The second-year classes allow students to examine the Bible in a more “in-depth” way, probing subjects previously surveyed in the first-year program. In addition, due to the smaller class size, discussions are easily facilitated, allowing students to interact more closely with teachers and peers. Monday-Thursday students attend morning lectures and spend their evenings doing homework, having fellowship with one another, or spending time with staff.



Gospel of John
Church History
Passion Week of Christ

Three out of five weekday afternoons are devoted to serving staff and students through maintenance, housekeeping, office assistance, or cooking. Second years also serve as resident assistants in the dorms to encourage and mentor first-year students in their relationships with Christ and with others. They may also have the opportunity to develop leadership skills by leading a group of first-year students in a weekly outreach into the community.


Outdoor Program

Along with spending time in the classroom, second years will participate in outdoor activities organized by the staff to build relationships among each other while also allowing students to observe how they respond to situations that may not necessarily be familiar territory for them. These activities can be demanding in a variety of ways, and the purpose behind them is to consider one’s abiding relationship with Christ outside of the classroom setting. The Lord wants us to have a mindset of considering Christ in every circumstance of life, as well as to acknowledge our need of Him and His sufficiency to meet that need. This is the primary truth we seek to communicate through our outdoor activities in the second-year program.

These activities include:
Rock Climbing

Applications to our second-year program are accepted from students who have completed one year at any Torchbearers Center and who are in good standing with the center they have previously attended.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please get in touch with us!


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