About NEXT

NEXT is New Ground's one-year internship/apprenticeship to help you grow deeper in your Christian walk, understand your calling and gifting, while serving in a local church. NEXT is about giving a year to God to understand what He has next for you.

Who is NEXT for?

NEXT is for anyone 18-25 who wants to embark on an adventure and see what God has in store for you them.

NEXT has three key objectives for students:

How does NEXT work?

The year comprises six main components:

To enable this, we have a NEXT Team who are people that love the NEXT generation and want to see many released in the gifting and calling God has put on them. They will be available for mentoring and coaching you along your journey throughout the year in tandem with the local church.

A more detailed syllabus with dates and further details can be found here.

Where does NEXT run?

The main base is at Hope Church Sevenoaks. However, some training days will be held in different churches across the New Ground sphere, mainly within the South East of the UK.


NEXT costs £1,500. This does not include accommodation in your home town, living expenses, travel costs to training or food. Additional savings/funds are needed – and therefore the budget we would suggest for the year is around £3,500.