Applications for TOM33 are open!
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.
“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.
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