Come and engage with a diverse and often needy urban community by sharing the gospel, friendship, and practical love. God has brought the world to our doorstep in this historic Black Country area of Lye, and this is a great opportunity to serve as part of a cross-cultural team in partnership with a local church. You will serve with the many children and young people that are in the area, using different styles of evangelism, helping organise a children’s and youth programme, helping with barbecues and possibly sports, and helping practically where needed. There could be the opportunity to help with a small church plant on a neighbouring housing estate too.
Through this cross-cultural experience, you will have the amazing opportunity to grow in your faith and relationship with God. You will have some initial training as part of the programme. Of course, with the current situation with Covid we will need to be both flexible and creative with our plans.

Dates Friday, 20 - Thursday, 30 August 2021
Apply by 30 May 2021
Cost £250 (excluding travel to and from placement & DBS if required)
Ages 18+ Unless coming as part of a family - see notes
Suitable for single people welcomemarried couples welcomefamilies welcomegroups welcome

Participant Profile

Do you have a heart people for other cultures and for young people and children? Do you want to be challenged in your faith and experience God in a new way through cross-cultural ministry? Do you want to share the Gospel in a practical way and encourage local churches and believers? If you can speak some words of Urdu, Kurdish or Romanian, even better! Come and join us!

Accommodation

You will stay either in OM accommodation in Halesowen, or other housing provided by the church.  Please note, it may not be possible for groups, families, or married couples to stay together within the different accommodations. At the OM base there is shared accommodation in bedrooms and dormitories. Wi-Fi is available. 

Food

Good food is provided. Sometimes you as a team will have to prepare your own meal. Please come ready to serve together alongside the team. Please advise us if you have any dietary restrictions or needs or allergies in advance.

Travel

Participants must arrange their own travel to and from Lye or a local train or bus station. In some cases we can pick you up at Birmingham New Street Station. 

Health

Participants must be in good health and physically able to stand, bend, lift, walk and do other physical activities as needed. 

Notes

Individuals applying must be 18 or over.

Under 18's are welcome to apply but must have parental consent and be accompanied by a responsible adult. For families with children, parents need to be aware that they are responsible for their children at all times. We cannot provide childcare. Children under 13 will be included on their parent’s application form.

Couples are welcome, but we cannot guarantee that they will have accommodation in the same room. 

As part of our safeguarding policy, you may require a valid enhanced DBS certificate which will cost an additional £20. 

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