Beach Missions have proven to be a great means of introducing families to the gospel message down through the years. It provides an opportunity to serve alongside like-minded Christians, developing gifts in evangelism and sharing fellowship. No previous experience is necessary.
We 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.
Certain 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 £45 (towards food and team expenses) which is to be paid in cash for each week of help given. The fees should be given to the Team Leader on arrival.
WHEN DO I NEED TO BOOK?
If you already have an up-
The closing date to apply if you have never had a DBS is 4th July. Please DO NOT leave applying until the deadline, as the DBS process can be 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 completed your application form and we have checked the reference, a DBS (Disclosure Barring Service) form for you to fill in. Details of all you need to do will be enclosed. Once you have received notification that your DBS has been successfully carried out, you must contact us immediately before we can accept you onto the team (we must see a copy of the certificate).