Ministry Teams at the Boardwalk Chapel

Janet Birkmann

You know what the Boardwalk Chapel is -- an evangelistic work of the OPC in Wildwood, New Jersey. But, what is a "Ministry Team?"

A Ministry Team is a church group that comes to the Boardwalk Chapel to serve for a week, from Saturday to Saturday, between mid-June and early September.

(Scroll down for a link to photos and testimonials from 2017 Ministry Teams.)

A Ministry Team participates in or assists the Full Time Volunteer Staff in carrying out the main activities of the Chapel which include:

  • training in evangelism and apologetics
  • engaging in evangelism on the boardwalk
  • distributing tracts and booklets
  • providing free Bibles and books
  • presenting the gospel through nightly programs
  • conducting follow-up discipleship and Bible studies when possible

A Ministry Team does not have to be from an OP church but must adhere to the Chapel’s “Statement of Faith.” In addition, the team:

  • must be accompanied by an adult team leader
  • may be accompanied by a minister from their church who can serve as Minister for that week at the Chapel
  • can be of variable group size and age range
  • can indicate on their application form their preferred week and their particular interests and abilities
  • may be able to serve for a shorter length of time, if necessary
  • pays a fee to the Chapel … see application form (linked, below)

Summer 2017 Ministry Teams:

  • Week 1, June 17-24: New Hope OPC (Frederick, MD)
  • Week 2, June 24-July 1: Church of the Covenant OPC (Hackettstown, NJ)
  • Week 3, July 1-8: no church group took this opening this year!
  • Week 4, July 8-15: Franklin Square OPC (Franklin Square, NY) and Pilgrim OPC (Bangor, ME)
  • Week 5, July 15-22: Heritage PCA (Warrenton, VA)
  • Week 6, July 22-29: Covenant OPC (Orland Park, IL) and other churches from the midwest
  • Week 7, July 29-Aug. 5: Living Hope OPC (Clarksville, MD) and Ketoctin OPC (Purcellville, VA)
  • Week 8, August 5-12: no church group took this opening this year!
  • Week 9, August 12-19: Immanuel OPC (Bellmawr, NJ)
  • Week 10, August 19-26: River of Life OPC (Phillipsburg, NJ)
  • Week 11, August 26-Sept. 2: Faith OPC (Pole Tavern, NJ)

2017 Ministry Team Photos and Testimonials:

Link to photos and testimonials from 2017 Ministry Teams.

Interested in taking your church group to the Boardwalk Chapel? Contact the Chapel for further information:

Visit www.opcstm.org to learn more about short-term missions in the OPC!


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