##FULL## Creative Kids Ministry in Portugal: Portugal

Through running the children's program at a local festival, this team will be a support to the existing OM workers who regularly engage the community in children's ministry and evangelism. The hope is that through this outreach seeds can be sown in young hearts, and whole families can be impacted.

Creativity, passion, engagement with children and endurance will be key features of your time in Portugal! Come support local OM ministry workers in reaching out to children during the kids program at an annual food festival.

The price quoted here does NOT include the costs of flights and travel insurance, but does include a $150 non refundable deposit.
Dates:Thu 14 Nov 2019 – Thu 28 Nov 2019
Apply by:Wed 30 Oct 2019
Cost:640 NZD (participants from New Zealand)
single people welcome married couples welcome sorry, no families groups welcome

Ministry Details

Prop and set design, puppet ministry, group games, songs and so much more - all with a deeper message of Bible principles and morals.

The first days will be focused on preparation, set up and design. The second portion will be spent working at the festival and, with the team, leading the children's care section. Expect long hours and lots of fun!

Participant Profile

''A heart for Jesus and a heart for kids'', is a phrase which describes you! Previous experience working with kids is nice, but not essential. Let us know of any special skills/gifts you may have.


You will likely be housed with OM staff members, and share a room with other team members.


All meals will be provided. Please let us know in advance of any dietary restrictions so we can make accommodations.


Participants are recommended to fly into Lisbon (LIS) on Nov.14, from there you will be responsible to catch a local bus to the final destination, where team members will be waiting to pick you up. For departure it is best not to book early morning flights, as it is difficult to arrange with the bus schedule.

Detailed travel instructions will be sent upon acceptance.


Participants should be in good health.


Portugal is a part of the EU. Check with your local OM office for further details regarding visas.


Kids in Portugal speak Portuguese! Some may have basic English skills, but expect there to be a language barrier and to not always have a translator right there. Communicating through body language and smiles will be a big help.

Also, Portugal is a night time culture. Expect to have late nights during the time when the festival is running.

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NZ Residents please contact us at info.nz@om.org.

People from other countries please contact your local OM office

All prices for short-term trips outside of New Zealand are listed in $NZ. Airfares and travel insurance extra.