Hosting an Exodus team is a great way to amplify or extend the reach of your ministry
By welcoming a group of energised and prepared teens for 7-10 days, you can energise local believers & young people as well as serving the team members in their discipleship journey.
Exodus Team placements should combine a range of activities to offer adventure, discovery, service and growth. Important aspects include:
- The opportunity to serve and make a difference.
- Connection to the local Christian community.
- Challenge such as new environments or experiences.
- Daily Team Times
A great host is someone who
- Has an existing ministry and a vision for partnership.
- Shares our passion for the gospel and disciple making.
- Will care for the team's food and accommodation needs.
- Finds great opportunities to serve.
The Team Process
- Sep - Nov - Initial discussions leading to a team request using the online form.
- Dec - Partnership agreed and teams advertised.
- Feb - Teams form and start weekly meeting.
- April - Host's prepare draft programme for the team.
- May - June - Training & Preparation for the teams.
- July/August - Team join the host ministry for the placement.
We believe that every individual is made in the image of God and is of unique and significant value; worthy of the highest standards of care.
As staff and volunteers, it is both our delight and our duty to create a safe and enjoyable environment for all children and young people we serve.
Therefore, we are committed to practice that promotes their welfare & wellbeing, and protects them from harm.
To read our full Safeguarding policy click here.
Statement of Faith
From God's Word, the Bible, we believe that everyone is created in God's image yet needs the life, death and resurrection of Jesus to bring freedom from sin and the fullness of a Spirit-filled life - worshipping and ministering in anticipation of Christ's return.
The mission of the church to "...go and make disciples..." demands that the people of God live holy, distinctive lives. This is not an easy calling and contemporary culture poses major challenges for discipleship. For this reason Exodus takes a clear line on a number of difficult issues:
- We support abstinence from alcohol, tobacco and narcotic substances as a healthy lifestyle alternative. We ask staff and team leaders to support this by taking a position of total abstinence from alcohol while they are involved.
- We believe that poor choices in entertainment, television viewing and internet use offend a holy God and have a negative impact our Christian growth, our families and communities. We encourage young people to make positive entertainment choices and ask staff, leaders and Ex-press and Ex-tend team members to choose carefully the venues they visit for entertainment and to avoid places that would conflict with the ethos of Exodus or have a negative impact on those they disciple.
We are committed to a Biblical view on sexuality, namely that sexual intimacy is only to be expressed within marriage and between a man and a woman and expect all staff, leaders and Ex-press and Ex-tend team members to support this position.
We want our teams to be accessible to as many young people as possible and so ask our hosts to help us keep costs as low as possible
Teams in Ireland raise around £50pp (€55pp) as a gift to help with basic food and ministry costs and we ask our hosts to see this as supporting their hospitality with the team.