Building Bridges Experience - Graz: Austria

Through the ‘Building Bridges Experience’ we aim to enable contact between Christians and Muslims, Austrians and migrants, where we can share God’s love and the Good News. We hope the participants will learn how God wants and is able to use them to reach out to people from other countries.

The participants will plan and carry out activities along with Christians from churches in Graz with the intention of establishing contact with people from a wide range of countries.
Additionally, we will be spending time with the Christian refugees we are already in contact with. We will offer day trips, sporting events, free time activities, an international café, games afternoons, house visits, etc. Those we meet will also be invited to an evangelistic programme in the evenings which will conclude with time for conversations and getting to know people.

Dates:Wed 06 Jun 2018 – Tue 12 Jun 2018
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Cost:210 EUR (participants from Finland)
Ages:18-
single people welcome married couples welcome sorry, no families groups welcome

Ministry Details

In the mornings there will be time for training sessions, preparation, prayer, bible study, team building and opportunities for feedback in a group setting. In the afternoons we will be going out and carrying out various programmes and activities with the aim of establishing contact with migrants and refugees, Christians and Muslims. This will also be a good opportunity to invite people to the evening events, which will take place in one of the churches.
There are so many migrants and refugees living in Graz who do not know Jesus, and we have an amazing opportunity to show them God’s love and share the best message in the world with them.
There will also therefore be plenty of time for prayer, including prayer walks, etc., since we are firmly convinced that God wants to reach many of these people and win them for himself.

Participant Profile

We are looking for participants who have a heart for people from other countries and cultures, and a passion for sharing the gospel and/or encouraging other Christians in their faith. Whether you’re the sporty type, musically gifted, artistically inclined or you simply like spending time with others and enjoy a good conversation, there’s sure to be great opportunities for everyone.

Accommodation:

Participants will be staying with a local church.

Food:

All meals are included from Wednesday, 6 June evening meal to Tuesday, 12 June breakfast.

Travel:

Fly to Vienna (VIE). Participants arrange and pay for their own travel from Vienna to Graz. Please try to arrive on 6 June before 6pm as we will start with a meal at 6pm. You can take the train from Vienna airport to Graz main station. Check out the connection here www.oebb.at. On 12 June we will finish with breakfast at 9am. Please book a flight after 9am.

Health:

Special diets and allergies need to be communicated before applying to the outreach.

Each participant is encouraged to have their own travel insurance and needs to be fit to use public transport in Graz and walk around.

Visa:

EU/EWR citizens do not need a visa. Other participants please consult your local OM branch or visit www.schengenvisainfo.com.

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