It’s a gap programme designed to give you a taste of service in the UK and overseas. Not only will you have the chance to help, support and encourage others, but FirstServe includes a discipleship and missions training programme for you.
Follow Seren Anderson on her FirstServe programme as she experiences life in Peru: Seren Anderson’s blogspot
Deborah Holmes is now in Bolivia: http://catchupwithdebs.blogspot.co.uk/
Follow Hannah Shepherd and James Adkins through their UK placement in Barnstaple and as they go on to India: http://hannahshepherd1994.blogspot.co.uk/
Deborah Landricombe is on her UK placement in Dunvant, Swansea, before setting off to Albania in April: http://deborahlandricombe.blogspot.co.uk/
And Alison Seadon is on her UK placement at Myton, Warwick before heading to Zambia in April: http://alisonfirstserve.blogspot.co.uk/
How does FirstServe work?
When you join FirstServe you will begin with two weeks of training, followed by experience in a local UK church. After serving at home, you will go abroad for your overseas placement. We will make the arrangements for your programme, including organising your UK church placement and all overseas logistics, and we will also provide support, mentoring and a time of debrief when you return home. Your time with FirstServe can range anywhere from 4-9 months depending on your schedule and finances.
Can I join?
Are you 18-25 and looking for a missions opportunity? Yes? Then this is the programme for you!
How soon can I join?
The programme starts in September and February of each year. Applications are currently being accepted and processed for September 2013 and February 2014.
FirstServer Nicole, has now completed her overseas placement – but here is the link to her blog: nicolefinlayson92.wordpress.com