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!