4 months of summer...freedom! But what to do with it?
CU Annual Conference will be a last stop place to hear more about these, but don't wait till then! (26th-28th March http://www.ifesireland.org/cuac2015/)
We'll be running a discipleship program during the summer for anyone who wants to grow in their faith, reading the scriptures, learning Bible verses and even reading Christian books - you can do that whether you're on hols in Hawaii or in a job in Bandon! More info to follow....
We'll also have one graduate conference and one undergrad discipleship retreat:
Teams aren't everything...that we can glorify God in many things in the summer. But it's easy to make excuses and look back with regret. Student summers are precious things - we'll never such a chance to do teams again (probably) in life.
All the following teams are student focussed (will equip you for running CU stuff and reaching your campus all year round, not just in the summer), but NOT only for students. For other non-students specfic teams, see www.imap.ie
Ardmore Beach Team (11th-18th July)
Tramore Beach Team (18th-25th July)
A week of partnering with local churches to reach out on the beaches through kid's clubs, teens work, family events and much more. Beach Team has been here for around 40 years and I could tell story after story of lives impacted by the gospel, and people who now sit in the local churches because of UBM.
Team Leader: Peter Grier (me) and Richard Balmer (Church of Ireland, Oak Hill student)
More info: ask people like Adam Hobson, Esther Kelliher or others who went last year or check out:
International Student Outreach Cork (1st-15th August)
A 2 week outreach to the thousands of international students in Cork, through daily evening cafes and helping to equip local Christians run sustainable things all year round.
Morning training sessions from local experts that will equip you for all-year-round life on campus. 1st week optional track: Islam 2nd week: Christian Persuaders Training (evangelistic speaking)
The last two years, God did epic things with these two teams that has sine impacted Cork in a great way. Join us to see what He has in store this year!
Team Leaders: Peter Grier, Avril Edgar and 1 tbc
More info: ask Amy Patterson who was on last year's team or ask me for the team info form.
For other non-Munster teams, check out: http://www.ifesireland.org/summer/
*Image (C) Foot hills baptist church, with thanks!