Ignite Overseas Teams 2014

“Why we do what we do!”

We just love it when we hear about young people in our churches getting excited about mission! It is, of course, exactly what we’ve all been called to get involved in, and by none other than Christ himself – check out Matthew 22: 39 and Matthew 28: 19 & 20 if you need convincing. And the mission he calls us to takes in the whole globe – from our own Backyard, to all over the British Isles and even as far afield as Brazil. Well, OK, strictly speaking it’s “in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth” (Acts 1: 8) but you get the picture.

As a group we want to encourage you, the young people of PCI, to consider and get involved in overseas mission. Joining one of our overseas teams provides you with opportunities to:

  • Work in partnership with Christians from different cultural backgrounds to bring God’s love to people in word and in action
  • Serve others through practical work such as building projects and through evangelistic projects such as running ‘Bible Clubs’
  • Grow in your own faith as you see God at work in areas that often place you outside your own comfort zone
  • Meet, work and have great craic with other like minded young people from PCI

We know that there are lots of teams that go off from the UK and Ireland each summer but we believe that ours are different! Not only do you benefit from having an experienced team working away ‘in the background’ on your behalf but you also benefit from being sent out by a large church that has many contacts, projects and missionaries overseas. Also, as we plan ahead for future teams we seek to build relationships with projects that we can return to over a period of 2 or 3 years. We don’t want to just parachute in and then run at the end of the trip. We don’t offer ‘mission tourism’ - we offer REAL opportunities for YOU to be involved in mission.