The New Wine Discipleship Year, is an exciting year of discovery and adventure for 18–24 year olds.
It will set you up with strong foundations for life as a follower of Jesus; equipped, encouraged and empowered to build his Kingdom.
Core New Wine teaching includes modules on Jesus, the Bible, the kingdom of God, mission and evangelism, leadership and character development.
Discipleship Year interns based at Cheltenham will also receive live-streamed teaching from St Mellitus College, London’s Level 1 BA Theology course (note this is not assessed).

The Discipleship Year at Trinity


Amy’s DY Story

Our Teams

You will also serve an internship in a local church in an area of ministry that interests you. (Internships vary depending on which local church your placement is with).

Trinity Cheltenham offers the below internship placements:

We live in a world that places a high value on beautiful things. With the advent of social media, we’re seeing the dawn of a generation that is saturated with exceptional photos, captivating graphic design and authentic video content. As such, it’s crucial that Trinity engages with culture through an innovative, authentic and relevant Creative Media team.
An internship with the Creative Media team will involve getting to grips with industry standard design and video tools such as Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Premiere Pro; as well as exploring how to use your creative gifts to bless the work of the local church, in proclaiming the Good News of the Kingdom and seeing lives and communities transformed.
Ministry to kids is an essential part of the life of Trinity church and we try to make Kids Church a place where children are loved, nurtured, build friendships and have fun.
An internship with the Kids team will primarily involve getting stuck in with preparing and serving at Kids church on a Sunday morning and at other events throughout the week – helping to teach all of our 1-11 year olds that they are children of the King.
The Trinity Operations team exist to equip and strengthen the church by providing resource, support and guidance to all aspects of Trinity life.
An internship with the Operations team will involve helping this thriving team oversee the pragmatic outworking of the mission and ministry of Trinity, and our 200+ incredible volunteers, that serve across the life of the Church.
At Trinity we want to see students meeting to worship regularly, having fun as a community, and learning more about who God is and what He has to say to them through the outworking of the Holy Spirit. We are a church that loves students and we want to do all we can to support them during such crucial years of growth.
An internship with the Student team will involve assisting our Student Pastor and team as they seek to equip and empower students to live out a faith-filled life at university.
Transform Ministries seek to see God’s love break out into our wider community and touch the lives of those who are marginalised, lonely, or disadvantaged.
We do this primarily through King’s Table (which aims to provide a safe space for individuals to access support and community, welcoming approximately 50-70 people in to eat a two course hot meal) and The Garage (literally, a garage converted into a small homely hub, where we run our drop-in sessions).
An internship with Transform Ministries will involve practically facilitating these ministries, and looking for opportunities to bless individuals, by listening, praying, and offering counsel.
We love to be a worshipping church, and believe it’s absolutely key to join together and praise our God through song.
An internship with the Worship team will involve teaching, coaching and encouragement as you explore how to use your musical gifts to glorify God and lead others in worship. You’ll also join our team of over 100 volunteer musicians, worship leaders, sound engineers, visuals and camera operators to gain real, hands on experience of serving and leading with others.

We are also partnering with the Worship Central Academy to offer additional training to those who are perhaps a little more experienced. We are also pleased to be able to offer the Academy programme to over 24s, and would love to discuss bespoke programmes with you. Please click here for more information.

The youth work at Trinity is exciting and continually evolving. We know that our youth are at a pivotal age in their lives and it is our heart to be able to show them the adventure of living a life with Jesus. We do this through fellowship, discipleship and fostering a fun environment!
An internship with the youth team will involve assisting our Youth pastors in mentoring and pastoring youth, and preparing for and facilitating our two Sunday youth meetings – ‘Boom!’ and ‘Epic’ – as well as midweek youth small groups.

Course Details

The 2017-18 Discipleship Year will begin in September 2017, applications are now open!

Course Details

The fee for the year is £1280, plus the cost of an optional overseas mission trip.
The fee covers the cost of all teaching (including the teaching from St Mellitus), coaching and training at the centre (including all resources and materials), as well as attendance at the national New Wine Discipleship Year residential weekend away in October.


Ideally, you will live near your internship placement church.
Usually students find their own accommodation and pay for their general living expenses by working part-time in casual employment.
In some instances, we may be able to offer accommodation in a community house or with a host family. In this case you may be asked to give more time to serving in your placement church.
There are a whole number of New Wine Discipleship Year training centres around the country, if you are unable to study in Cheltenham. Head to the New Wine website to find out more.

Apply for the 2017/18 Discipleship Year

If you feel God is encouraging you to do the New Wine Discipleship Year here at Cheltenham, simply download the application form below, fill it in, and send it to us.
You will also need to also download the reference request form and give a copy to two referees for completion, asking them to please post the reference directly to us here at the Cheltenham hub:
Vicky Heath
New Wine Discipleship Year
Trinity Cheltenham
100-102 Winchcombe St
GL52 2NW

Apply online now

Got Questions?

If you have any questions regarding the Discipleship Year, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch.