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Applying to Youth Hostel Ministry

Applying to Youth Hostel Ministry

If you are interested in applying for a YHM program this summer, you can apply at Wheaton's goglobal site >>. Please follow the site's instructions for online submission. Applications will only be available online.  When you apply, please select TBD as your location. Also, do not choose dates at the time of application. We will update this information on your behalf post selection. If you have any questions or need assistance please feel free to email Corrie Johsnon or Jared Falkanger, OCO Assistant Directors. All applications are due November 3rd. 2018. (We will be accepting applications past this date IF interview spaces are available. Spaces are filled on a first-come-first-served basis)

Important Dates to Remember:

  • Applications are due November 3rd, 2018
  • We will be conducting interviews November 1st-21st, 2018
  • Decision Letters will be mailed out through CPO on December 10th, 2018
  • Our first orientation meeting will be December 12th, 2018
  • Kick-Off Workshop will be January 18th-20th, 2019

Past Opportunities Have Included:

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Work with the Shelters Christian Youth Hostels >> who desire to create an “atmosphere in our hostels to be friendly and open. (Where) The vast majority of our guests are not Christians and everyone is welcome, whatever they believe. For those interested, we provide some activities in a separate room of the building, such as discussions about the Bible or a movie. Other activities may take place in the hostel cafe. This could be a game or movie evening, or a special presentation from our team during a meal, etc.” Students will spend their summer leading Bible studies, serving in the hostel cafe, and sharing the Gospel with travelers.

Bergen, Norway 

Work with Intermission Christian Youth Hostel where they “offer (travelers) the unique combination of the Cheapest bed in Bergen, and Cozy, ‘homey’ atmosphere close to town! But it doesn't stop there. Every Monday and Thursday nights, we serve you free waffles in the evening. Every evening you get coffee and biscuits for free. And for your practical life on travel; showers, washing-machine, bed-sheets and kitchen are free for your disposal.” Here, students will run the hostel including check-in, cleaning, Bible studies, train pick-up etc. In Bergen you will live in community with travelers, sharing the Gospel with them in both word and deed. This hostel is only open during the summer and the money raised running it goes to fund year round Christian youth programs in Bergen. 

Prague, Czech Republic

In Prague, students will stay at one of two hostels Sir Toby's >>. There, they will live with other travelers, living in community, starting Bible studies, and sharing the Gospel with travelers as relationships grow. They will attend and possibly participate in ministry through the International Church of Prague >> and create other ministry opportunities as they feel the Spirit lead. Unlike the other two opportunities, the students here do not have any responsibilities when it comes to running the hostel, but are encouraged to be a support to the staff in any way they can.