St. Patrick's Challenge 2018: Ireland

Our St. Patrick's Day Challenge is all about sharing the Gospel with people who do not have a personal relationship with Jesus, with confidence that the Gospel will make an impact on their lives.

We want to use the context of St. Patrick's Day to remind the people in Ireland of the message that St. Patrick brought to the country long ago and its relevance today. There will be an emphasis on personal evangelism and church partnership during this outreach.

Dates:Tue 13 Mar 2018 – Wed 21 Mar 2018
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Cost:671 USD (participants from United States)
Ages:18-
single people welcome married couples welcome sorry, no families groups welcome

Ministry Details

The programme begins with training and orientation at Lacken House, OM Ireland's headquarters. Participants then head out in teams to share the Gospel through St. Patrick's Day activities in partnership with local churches across Ireland.

Participant Profile

We are looking for people who are passionate about Jesus and want to share His Good News with others. Participants need to be flexible, adaptable, and teachable.

Participants should be prepared for long days and evening/night ministry.

Proficient conversational English is required.

We accept married couples and try to accommodate them together, but they may have separate sleeping accommodation.

Accommodation:

Initial accommodation will be at Lacken House. We provide beds/mattresses for all during this time but all participants should bring a sleeping bag and pillow, if desired. During the outreach accommodation can vary, depending upon location. If you have any particular need/requirement for alternate provision, please contact your local OM office.

Food:

All meals are provided during the outreach. If you have any special dietary requirements, please contact your local OM office.

Travel:

Please fly into Dublin airport (airport code DUB) in the morning (before 11 am) of Tuesday 13 March, where we will meet you and take you to Lacken House. Please book your departure flight for the late morning (11 am) or later, on Wednesday 21 March. We will provide transport to Dublin Airport.
How to locate us:
Collect your bags, leave through customs, and make your way to Terminal 2. Look for the prominent yellow star-like structure and you should see a representative with an OM Ireland sign.

Health:

Check with your local OM office for travel insurance requirements.

Visa:

EEA and Swiss nationals do not need a visa to enter Ireland. If you are not an EEA/Swiss national, you can visit Ireland for up to 90 days without having to register with the immigration authorities. However, some nationalities will require a visa before they leave their country of residence. Please check if you require a visa to enter as a visitor and we will provide a letter of invitation as necessary. For more information visit www.inis.gov.ie.

Notes:

Note that visa costs, background check, and travel to and from Ireland are not included in the outreach cost. More information about OM Ireland and our programmes can be found at our website: www.ie.om.org. Once participants are accepted, we will send along practical information, including FAQ's and a suggested packing list.