Gap Program at LBC

4 Months that Will Change Your Life

What is LBC Gap?

Not sure college is the right step for you after high school is over? Still trying to figure out what you want to do with your life? There’s a lot of pressure placed on the shoulders of 18 year olds and recent high school grads to decide what to do with, well – the rest of their lives. That’s a lot to ask of anyone. At Lancaster Bible College, we believe you don’t have to have it all figured out just yet.

That’s why we created LBC Gap. Why not take a semester off to figure things out, learn more about your passions, yourself and God – all while still taking steps forward with your education?

LBC Gap is a new initiative like a gap year program that lasts for one semester (about four months.) This innovative program gives you a chance to test drive the college experience and see if it’s the right fit for you – which means you’ll be traveling, diving deep into God’s Word through Bible classes, exploring the talents and dreams that God’s given you, all while earning college credits. That way, if college is the right next step for you, you’ll be able to jump right into academic life without missing a beat. And if higher education isn’t right for you, you’ll leave our program feeling equipped for whatever comes next.

Cost: $9,000 | Earn Up to 15 College Credits | Scholarships Are Available

Why Take a Gap Semester at LBC?

This is a unique time in your life. You have the time and flexibility to pause and ask yourself the hard questions about who you are, where you’re going and what God wants to do with your life – so take advantage of it!

Our program is offered in both the fall and spring semester, and carries on the college's mission of educating Christian students to think and live a biblical worldview and to proclaim Christ by serving Him in the Church and society. Here’s why you should take a gap year for one semester at LBC:

  • GROW: Strengthen your foundation of faith and shape a Christian worldview.
  • LEARN: Take Bible classes to deepen your faith and earn up to 15 college credits.
  • TRAIN: Develop your interpersonal skills, confidence and a strong sense of responsibility.
  • DISCOVER: Understand more clearly one’s calling and life purpose.
  • SAVE: By taking a gap semester at LBC, you’ll save money while still earning college credits. The gap semester only costs $9,000.

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Where Do LBC Gap Student Live, Study and Travel?


LBC Gap students will live on site at Lancaster Bible College’s main campus. You can expect to be integrated in with other students at LBC, with the option to attend chapel, while also developing a close-knit community with your fellow LBC Gap students. Each semester only has 24 spots, so you’ll enjoy small class sizes and fellowship.


Our LBC Gap program will be mostly comprised of online coursework with a few on campus courses as time permits.


Each semester will vary slightly, but will include a number of trips and service projects including camps, backpacking and urban initiatives.

Ready to have your life changed?


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