Beach Missions

Reaching crowds at racecourses, fairgrounds, city centres and other places where people congregate, The Open-Air Mission contact hundreds of thousands of people each year and have the joy of seeing people put their trust in the Saviour. We are also involved in Schools Work, Bible Exhibitions, Holiday Clubs, from time to time and Prison Outreach and, of course, Beach Missions.

DSCF8690We invite applications from those who know the Lord Jesus as their personal Saviour, who are seeking to live their lives for Him and who are prepared to give themselves whole-heartedly to serving the Lord on the teams. Applicants must be aged 15 or over. We also need people who are willing to cook for teams of up to 20. People with musical ability are also needed. Piano accordions or guitars are very useful to help lead the singing.

Obviously, those who come will work under the supervision of the team leader and they must be prepared to accept his authority. They will be expected to maintain their own devotional life and to take part in the times of team Bible study and prayer. Also, they will be required to attend all the open-air events and take part according to their abilities. There is ample scope for those with little or much experience and the team leader will not expect more than an individual can give. Although discipline and hard work are necessary, there are opportunities to relax and have fun. These weeks of service are usually times of spiritual benefit and growth, when good friendships are established.

WeymouthCertain standards of behaviour are expected from team members. We have a rule that members will not smoke or partake of alcoholic drinks whilst on the teams. We also insist that great care is exercised in relationships between the sexes. Team members must see themselves as ambassadors for Christ and refrain from anything which might dishonour His Name. We cannot accept applications from those who feel that they must force others to accept their views. Mutual tolerance and respect are obviously necessary in team work. The Team Leader’s authority must be respected at all times.

WHAT COSTS ARE INVOLVED?

A team member is required to pay £35 to be paid in cash for each week of help given. The fees should be given to the Team Leader on arrival.

If you do not already have the uniform, a charge of £8 will be made for the purchase of two Open-Air Mission polo shirts and one sweatshirt. More of these items can be purchased at very reasonable cost, if required. If you have been on a team before and you are able to bring your OAM shirts from the previous year, then obviously you will not be required to pay this charge.

WHEN DO I NEED TO BOOK?

If you already have an up-to-date Police check with The Open-Air Mission the closing date to apply for Beach Missions is 7th July. However, we would greatly appreciate it if you could return your application form to us as soon as possible.

The closing date to apply if you have never had a DBS is Friday 2nd June. Please DO NOT leave applying until the deadline, as the Police check can be very slow during the summer months. If your Police check does not come through within a few days of the Beach Mission starting, then we will not be able to accept you onto the team.

Once you have returned your application form and we have checked the reference, (please supply an email address if possible), we will send you a DBS (Disclosure Barring Service) form for you to fill in. Details of all you need to do will be enclosed. Once we have received notification that your Police check has been successfully carried out, we will write to inform you of your acceptance onto the team.

WHERE IS HELP NEEDED?

Tenby 2018 – Dates to be confirmed
Weymouth 2018 – Dates to be confirmed
 

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You will need to have read the Mission’s Doctrinal Basis prior to filling in the form