The Bus driver will be responsible to take the bus and team to the different venues. The driver will also be responsible for the general maintenance of the vehicle (working with another experienced person) and the safety of passengers. The Bus driver will, of course, have opportunities to get involved in practical evangelism and planning of the programmes as part of the team. All OM staff secure their own funding by private donations.
- Must be 25 years old or older
- At least 3 years’ experience in driving a bus/heavy vehicles;
- Possess a current valid international license (bus/heavy vehicles);
- Be prepared to drive long distances and be away from home for periods of time. Some basic
experience in mechanics would also be useful, but not essential.
- Enjoy travel or bring motion sickness tablets because much of our ministry involves travelling around Ireland
- A heart for evangelism and a passion for sharing Jesus with others, especially children and teens.
- Fulfil the OM Ireland child protection requirements – this may involve a police check in your
country before you join.
- Be able to work in a cross-cultural team - sometimes in stressful situations! - and with local
Christians and churches of different backgrounds
- Be flexible with accommodation and food.
- Good knowledge of English language is necessary – team life and ministry is in English.
- Self-motivated and self-disciplined
- We will encourage you to use and develop your gifts during your time with us as well as explore new ones.
As soon as possible
“I did a lot of thinking and praying. I thought about my fears, my hopes and dreams for the future. I thought about my fears about my hopes and dreams for the future. I let whatever emotion come that would come,” says Hannah. “I let the tears come if they wanted. Only the sheep, fields and river were there to see them. I let any – and every – thought come up, pouring it out before God…and then I left it there for Him to take control.”
After years of the team dreaming, the Big Red Bus finally joins the National Ploughing Championships during a windstorm.
“Christmas isn’t just a day, though. It’s a season, a feeling, a thought process that brings us to the realisation that we are small parts of a much larger picture. In the middle of the hustle and bustle, shopping, wrapping, giving, sharing, laughing and caring are we focusing on the right part of the season? Where are our hearts?" wonders OMer Hannah.
“Looking around that pub at the various people enjoying their tea, I started really thinking about what he’d said,” Hannah remembers. “Praying for revival…In a country that many have come to learn is spiritually dark, have we given up on praying for the people? Has the belief in revival died, or are we still trusting that God can move in a mighty way?”
“I can’t remember the last time I ran (physically or metaphorically) because I was so excited about something,” shares OMer Hannah. Can you?
Brandy and her daughter Alexia (USA) went to Ireland for a two-week outreach and left impacted just as much as they'd impacted others.