CMS Ireland Announces METAs for 2012!

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CMS Ireland is delighted to announce details of our Mission Experience Team Abroad (META) for 2012.

“METAs” are Mission Experience Teams Abroad. These teams provide opportunities for Christians in Ireland to visit one of our partner locations in another part of the world, to experience life and work there and to sample something of a different culture. METAs can be a great encouragement to our partners and our hope is that they will inspire, challenge and enthuse the participants to engage more deeply in global mission. These META’s are open to all people from across Ireland aged 17+. (Please Note: Dates for all of the teams will be finalised once the teams are selected.)

For an insight into the META experience, visit one of the team blogs on our website. Hear from the Ekisa 2010 META to Luwero Diocese by clicking here, or visit the blog of AMEN Youth META 2010 to Rwanda by clicking here.

WHERE:

RWANDA 2012:
o 10 -12 team members (all ages – must be 17+years)
o 2½ weeks in July or August
o mainly be based in Shyogwe Diocese
o details of activities the team will be involved in will be worked out after the New Year

UGANDA
o 15 people
o All age team (Must be 17+ years by summer 2012)
o 2 weeks in late August
o Emphasis will be on supporting Kiwoko Hospital through youth and children’s ministry, alongside existing Ugandan leaders.
o There may also be opportunities for ministry amongst students studying at the university.

How much will it cost?

The team will cost around £1600/£1700. This includes flights, insurance and other in country costs. There will be extra costs for you to cover on top of this e.g. vaccinations, team training weekend.

How will we prepare?

There will be regular team meetings prior to going to each location, for orientation purposes, including a team weekend. These are all important parts in preparing for your META.

How do I apply?

Application forms must be completed and returned to Gillian Maganda (Personnel Coordinator) at the Belfast office by Monday 28th November 2011. You can download a form by clicking here or contact us to receive a copy by post.

Interviews are scheduled to take place on Monday 5th December 2011 in CMS Ireland’s Belfast office. These interviews are informal and are as much about helping you with your decision as they are about us ‘selecting’ a team.

For further information, please contact Gillian Maganda in our Belfast office.

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