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What if you could change the world? What if God was big enough to use one human life … yours … and multiply it and magnify it and empower it so that thousands, millions of others would feel its impact? Wait … He did that! Look at Paul the apostle, or Peter or John or Moses or David – men born in obscurity and poverty; facing mountains that refused to move, forces that threatened to swallow them; men who were numbered among the weak, labeled as failures, insignificant, unnoticed and without much apparent talent; not people we would pick as world-changers.Paul, Peter, David and Moses – if they could change their world, so can you, right? Yes, you can! We are excited to offer you this opportunity and challenge at Transition One, a gap year school where you will be stretched, tested, equipped and filled, then sent out as your generation’s champions.You want success and so does your Creator; He wants it for you – spiritual success, personal success, relational success, and missional success. Welcome to Transition One – grow, get strong, prepare for life and discover abilities hiding just under the surface, ready to break out. You will never be the same!

Transition One Staff

Joe Grier

Joe Grier

Transtion One Director/Instructor

Joe Grier has been in ministry since 1970 – music, missions, evangelism, pastor, author and teacher. He spent eleven years as a missionary in Europe, India and the Philippines before settling into pastoral work in the U.S.  Joe was the director for Youth with a Mission’s Discipleship Training School in El Paso, Texas, and was the director for missions teams in Scandinavia, Italy and the Philippines.   He has been on the pastoral staff at Celebration Church since 2009.

Elizabeth Schommer

Elizabeth Schommer

Transition One Assistant/Coordinator

Anything is possible when you decide to dedicate 9 months to God! I’ve seen that first hand in my own life. Going through a gap year program helped me solidify my relationship with God, discover passions I didn’t know I had, and helped me discover who I was created to be. Since going through a program myself, I’ve been working in gap years, investing into students, and helping them grow into the men and women God has called them to be. There is nothing else I would rather be doing! I cannot speak highly enough of the life change that God does when someone decides to step out of the norm, and bravely and relentlessly pursue God.