The dates of this trip are to be confirmed
1st Training Weekend
To be confirmed
2nd Training Weekend
To be confirmed
€1000 – €1200
This is the first time that BTBAB will have a team serving in Ireland. We are based in the UK and normally take teams on mission trips to nations in the developing world. After a few of us spent time in prayer, we felt that God has a place for BTBAB in Ireland. The plan is to serve alongside a host to minster to refugees and the homeless. There will be challenges ahead – especially in today’s climate of the pandemic – but with God leading the way it will be worth it. God has shown many times that when we step out of our comfort zone and let Him lead, your goals will come to fruition.
Ireland is an island in the north Atlantic ocean. Ireland is the second largest island in the British Isles, the third largest in Europe and the twentieth largest in the world.
Irish economy is based on foreign trade, industry and investment. The country is a major high tech manufacturer and is one of the world’s biggest exporters of pharmaceuticals and software. Tourism in Ireland is one of the biggest contributors to the economy and tourism employs over 200,000 people. The agricultural food sector is a valuable part of the Irish economy exporting the majority of what is produced. Irish agriculture is dominated by family owned farms.
The climate is mild, moist and changeable with lots of rainfall and a lack of extreme temperatures. You can experience all four seasons in one day.
English and Irish are spoken throughout the country. Irish is considered the official and national language even though English is the language most spoken since the 19th century.
The main religion is Christianity, which has been historically dominated by the Roman Catholic Church. There are several different Christian denominational churches in Ireland such as the Christian Fellowship, Methodist, Baptist and Pentecostal to name a few, that are e mainly found in the big towns and cities. Recent years a few have sprung up throughout the rural parts of Ireland but are still very much a minority.
The first beliefs and practices in ancient Ireland were based around the Celt tribes which believed that spirits are in natural objects such as trees and rocks. There are a lot of new age movements developed in recent times also neo paganism which consists of Neo-Druidry, Wicca and Celtic polytheism.
The various host possibilities will be announced at our first training weekend. This is the first time Blessed To Be A Blessing has raised and sent a team in Ireland. This will be a life changing experience to anyone who hears and responds to the call. Will you join us? Will you give 1 week of your life to help people, to share the love of Christ to this nation.
You must be:
If you have met the first 4 conditions above, please send us a completed application form along with a €60 deposit. Once we have received these, we will apply for a character reference from your church minister or a Christian leader.
Please note that all money you start investing from the first training day is non-refundable
During your mission preparation, you will be required to attend two mandatory training weekends. Each training weekend includes prayer & worship; teaching/practical workshops & administration. These sessions are an extremely invaluable time of intimacy with God, and are crucial in working together as a team.
As we are a Christian organisation with Christian ethics, please note that we reserve the right to refuse your application or remove you from the team at any time if we feel your conduct of life does not meet the minimum required for a Christian (this includes any behaviour that puts the rest of the team at risk). An email and telephone number of a member of our Board of Trustees will be available to team members who require confidential support during their preparations for the trip.
* 16-18 year olds need the consent of their parents.
The outreach team will meet regularly to make preparations and equip ourselves. You will need to be able to attend both training weekends – dates to be confirmed.
In addition to this application form you will be required to complete a confidential medical questionnaire declaring all medical conditions that you suffer from and current medication that you are taking.
BTBAB own the rights to any media footage (photograph and video) taken on behalf of BTBAB during the entire trip.
On this trip you are part of a team and so as an organisation we have to do our best to protect individual team’s private information. Therefore restrictions are in place as to what you can put on public media such as Facebook (especially photos and videos you have acquired whilst you were away).
The cost of the mission will be finalised before the trip, however our current estimate is as follows;
As a member of the team you are responsible for this cost and any funds raised by the team prior to the trip will be in order to facilitate the work we do in the country and not our individual costs.
We are a faith-based organisation (that means we are totally dependent on God for the finances for the work we do). As a result, we have a very high standard of financial accountability for the funds God provides us. So, if you decide not to go on the trip after a training weekend, all the money you give or invest in is entirely non-refundable.
Complete the application form. If you have any queries please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to help.