Dublin Ireland

Since the time of St. Patrick, Ireland has strongly identified with the Christian faith and the Catholic Church. Recent decades, however, have seen a major shift. 

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Dublin

53.3498053, -6.2603097

Overview

Group Mission Trips does not operate this trip. You will be connected with a trusted partner organization that can safely and effectively run this trip.

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Families/Adult Groups (All Ages)
Capacity
30
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No

Since the time of St. Patrick, Ireland has strongly identified with the Christian faith and the Catholic Church. Recent decades, however, have seen a major shift. Ireland now has one of the highest rates of “convinced atheists” per capita of any English-speaking country. Even those who’d check “Christian” on a census form are increasingly unlikely to have any real personal connection with faith or church.

While church attendance has fallen significantly in Ireland since the 1970s, other rates such as drug addiction and suicide have climbed to among the highest in Europe. Amid all the hopelessness, we see light in the small percentage of Christ-following, disciple-making believers who are active in Dublin. Will you come shine your light here, too?

When you serve in Ireland with Group International Mission Trips, you’ll work alongside local people who are making a difference. As you experience a culture that has largely renounced Jesus, you’ll discover why everyone needs him desperately. And in the process, your own faith will grow.

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How You’ll Serve

Opportunities to serve the people of Ireland are extensive and diverse. The goal is to address and meet practical needs while building relationships and sharing the gospel. As the people of Dublin become more and more disillusioned with “religion,” our mission is simply to bring people closer to Jesus. 
Our projects, coordinated by local groups, involve many different types of service. Here are examples of the types of projects you might be involved with:

  • An evening outreach to homeless people and addicts, with referrals to a Christian rehabilitation program
  • Preparing and serving food at a homeless outreach
  • Ministry to inner-city children and families, including after-school care, a Bible program, and summer camps
  • Ministry to working families, including small-group discipleship and summer camps
  • Outreach to families whose children have special needs
  • Outreach to retirees, including spiritual discussion along with tea and coffee
  • Various work projects in different environments
  • Camp ministry serving people from all parts of the city
  • Retreats for recovering addicts
  • Music ministry
  • VBS
  • Prayer-walking through the city

 

Our Partners

Amoveo Group was founded in 2013 by leaders with decades of experience working and living among marginalized communities and exists to see broken systems fixed in communities worldwide through partnering and investing in creative and sustainable solutions. They are involved in mobilizing people, material, and financial investment in projects which spur sustainable solutions to physical, emotional, and spiritual needs.

We lean on local experts in churches and nonprofits to point us to places we can help most. We work primarily with missionaries whose hearts were touched while spending time in Dublin in 2014. In a short period of time, they saw the strong contrast between the beautiful old churches and the sense of despair among the people walking around them. This challenged their notion of Ireland as a Christian nation, and they heard Jesus calling them to become involved.

Dorine is a mental-health professional with an emphasis on children, families, and addiction. She’s drawn to hopeless, hurting, and overlooked people. Ben is a musician, woodworker, and small-group leader with a heart for God’s Word. The couple have four children—Becca, David, Maya, and Ezekiel.

Program

Forged
2023 Program Theme

We all know the destruction and pain that fire can bring, but God also presents fire as purifying and refining throughout Scripture. So why would God choose fire to refine us? It separates the impurities and leaves what is valuable. Friend, when God brings or allows the fiery furnace of discomfort in our lives, it does not burn indiscriminately. It burns intentionally to make us more like Him. We can trust that it is always for our refinement and never for our destruction.

Each day we'll explore how God forges our faith. Through each powerful, transformational mission trip experience, your group will see how God wants us to know we're justified through faith and given access to his perfect peace and grace (Romans 5:1-4). Join us this summer as we explore how we're all FORGED by faith!

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