Are you keen to explore different cultures and share your faith? Join a group of young people from across Europe on this transformative mission adventure where faith, service, and exploration intersect in the heart of Europe. Be part of a movement of young people that God is using to take the gospel across Europe one country at a time.

Race Across Europe serves as a platform for personal growth, deepening one's relationship with God, and discovering one's purpose in sharing the gospel and serving others. It's about embracing adventure, stepping out of comfort zones, and living out the gospel values of love, kindness, generosity, and humility in a global context. We want to see young people grow in their relationship with God and step out to have an impact in Europe.

This Christian Interrailing Mission Adventure combines the thrill of travel with the opportunity to spread love, compassion, and the message of Jesus -Christ across diverse cultures.

 

Dates

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2024 (4 weeks)

Saturday, 29 June - Friday, 26 July 2024

09 June 2024

2025 (8 weeks)

Sunday, 23 March - Wednesday, 21 May 2025

24 February 2025

Cost (includes interrail travel, accommodation & main meals. Excludes insurance, vaccinations and DBS if required)

£950 for 4 week option

£1,850 for 8 week option

Ages 18+ This outreach is aimed at those aged 18-mid 20's  
Suitable for single people welcomemarried couples welcomesorry, no familiesgroups welcome   

Details of Ministry

Race Across Europe offers a unique opportunity to combine the excitement of interrailing with the spiritual growth of a missionary journey. Over the course of 4 or 8 weeks, participants will travel through various European countries, engaging in a range of activities aimed at serving local communities, sharing the gospel, and fostering meaningful connections with people from different cultures and backgrounds.

An OM UK staff member will travel with you for the first two weeks of the journey to provide supervision, guidance and facilitate a smooth transition of the group leadership to the participants.

Destinations:

(2024 4 weeks) Belgium, Romania, Serbia, Greece, Bosnia, Kosovo & Italy

(2025 8 weeks) Germany, Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, Romania, Greece & Serbia

Key Ministry Activities:

1. Serve with OM teams in destination countries: Engage in meaningful service activities such as refugee ministry, Youth-/ Kids- programs, after school clubs, House visits (with or without food parcels). Physical work (cleaning houses, renovations, gardening work). Bible Study groups and Church attendance as requested by OM team in destination countries. This is an opportunity to demonstrate Christ's love through actions.

2. Evangelism: Share your faith through respectful conversations, prayer walks, or organised outreach events. Be sensitive to cultural differences and always prioritise love and understanding.

3. Cultural Immersion: Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of European cultures by exploring historical sites, sampling local cuisine, and interacting with people from diverse backgrounds. Learn about the history of Christianity in each region and its impact on local communities.

4. Fellowship and Reflection: Spend time bonding with fellow participants and local believers through bible study sessions, worship sessions, and prayer meetings. Reflect on your experiences, challenges, and spiritual growth throughout the journey.

Participant Profile

You’re passionate about sharing your faith, excited about meeting new people and keen to travel!

Accommodation

Participants will stay in a combination of hostels and OM bases throughout the journey, fostering a sense of community and hospitality. Married couples may not have a double bed, or privacy.

Food

You will be expected to cook together as a group, you will also be fed by those hosting you and you will need to source your own food too.  Please let us know in advance any special dietary needs (vegetarian, food allergies, dairy-free, gluten free, etc.). 

Travel

You'll need to travel to and from an OM UK base on the arrival and departure dates above. The closest train station to the OM UK base at Quinta is Chirk station. The closest airports to the OM UK base at Quinta are Liverpool Airport, Manchester Airport or Birmingham international Airport. The OM UK base at Quinta is easily accessible from all 3 airports by train. We are happy to offer pick up from Chirk station.

Travel between destinations will be primarily by train using Interrail passes allowing scenic views and access to major cities in Europe. OM vehicles or public transport will be used while doing ministry in destination countries.

Health

You should be in good health and able to walk reasonable distances without difficulty. 

Notes 

Individuals applying must be 18 or over. This outreach is aimed towards those aged 18-mid 20's.

Married couples are welcome to apply if they are ok to sleep in separate rooms sometimes.

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