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Team on Mission is the gap year program in the Methodist Church in Ireland for 18-25-year-olds and it has been running for over 30 years. It’s a year to answer the call of Jesus: go and make disciples.

WHAT IS TOM?

“The mission has and always will be to answer the call of Jesus – to love God and others and to make disciples.”

Team on Mission is a gap year programme in the Methodist Church in Ireland for 18-25 year olds and it has been running for over 30 years. The mission has and always will be to answer the call of Jesus – to love God and others and to make disciples. The work is mostly with young people and children but the team also get involved in the whole life of the church. A year on Team on Mission is about experiencing life with new people in new places- across Ireland!

Our hope is that Team on Mission encourages and supports the work of God around the connexion and challenges the faith of children, young people and leaders. Team On Mission also gives you experience and training in youth and children’s work – including an accredited OCN (Open College Network) level 2 award in Youth Work Practice. Our prayer is that Team on Mission encourages, challenges and supports your relationship with God That you develop new skills, discover new gifts from God and be rooted in who He has created you to be.

TEAM ON MISSION 2021-2022

Team on Mission is partnering with The Surf Project!

Due to the ongoing pandemic, we have an opportunity to do something different with the Team on Mission programme and we are really excited to be partnering with the Surf Project on this.

TOM33 will be based in Portrush with the Surf Project; they will be integrating into community and missional living. The team will be involved in teaching and delivering sessions, travelling with the Surf Project (where possible), connecting with the local church and being part of Autumn Soul, Soul Mates and other Connexional events where possible.

Team on Mission partnering with the Surf Project brings them into a wider team and they will gain knowledge and experience of relational ministry and mission. A team based in one location or project brings great opportunities for relationship building and long term discipleship. (We acknowledge the disappointment this will bring to churches across the connexion – but it’s not the end of travelling teams, we will see them again!)

Click here to download a PDF with further information and FAQ’s.

The Surf Project

The Surf Project is a pioneer ministry supported by the Methodist Church in Ireland that seeks to enhance the personal, social and spiritual welfare of people through the sport and culture of surfing.

“Driven by a living Christian faith and a passion for surfing, we encourage, challenge, nurture and inspire people across Ireland and abroad, through unique events, surf camps, workshops, cultural exchanges and overseas trips. It’s about creating a place and space for people to encounter God in a creative, relevant and non-forceful way. The Project aims to break down barriers and preconceptions that people may have towards God and Church. The Surf Project is passionate about bringing people together to share life and faith and learn what it actually means to live life to the full.

We believe that living life to the full means living life God’s way through a relationship with Jesus Christ. It is through Creation and Christ that we find who we really are and our purpose in life. The Surf Project is about connecting with God through his creation, and what better way to do that than through the waves and the ocean!

Find out more about The Surf Project here.

SAY HELLO TO TOM32!

<b>Adam Boardwell</b>
Adam BoardwellTOM32
Hey, I’m Adam. An American/Canadian, 18 year old, living in Sligo Ireland for the past 6 years. I like drawing and music and parkour. I’m a movie encyclopaedia. I love creation science and palaeontology and physics and all that jazz. I’ve lead kids clubs in my community, and Sunday school in my church, and camps around Ireland. I love kids. I’m basically a 6ft child… but maybe slightly more mature than that sounds. Most importantly I love people and I can’t wait to help them, serve them and get to know them in this year! And to serve God by doing that!
<b>Lauren Conly</b>
Lauren ConlyTOM32
Hi! My name is Lauren Conly and I am from Joanmount Methodist church. Some interesting facts about me are that I love Harry Potter and music, especially musicals and I love a good pun! I’m really excited to see how God is going to use me to do his work and also to grow my relationship with Him. I also cannot wait to meet a lot of new people and build many new relationships!
<b>Rebekah Unsworth</b>
Rebekah UnsworthTOM32
Hey! My name’s Rebekah, I’m 18 and I live in Belfast. I’ve just finished school at Methodist College and next year I will be studying Social Policy and Sociology at the University of Edinburgh. One of my favourite hobbies is singing, whether it’s with the praise band at my church or at home with the piano! I’m really excited for this year on TOM team and all the new challenges as well as experiences it will bring. I’m looking forward to being able to build new relationships with people of all ages in churches across MCI and also the opportunity to grow in my own faith and personal relationship with God.

MISSIONS 2020-2021

The team will be based in each district for 3 months and will connect in with churches, youth groups and schools on a weekly basis. Keep an eye out for all of their online resources and for when they are part of your district in the next year. Please join us in praying for Adam, Lauren and Rebekah and the children, young people and families that they will connect with this year!

A YEAR TO GIVE & A YEAR TO GROW