Practice Christian hospitality
The foundation of our ministry is Christian hospitality. We believe that practical service, given with kindness and joy, is the starting point of meaningful connections with our guests. It how we demonstrate Christ’s love to those who do not know him.
We create an atmosphere of love and acceptance, which opens up a space for us to share the love of Jesus Christ. This is accomplished through personal conversations, but also through our evangelism activities. We like to create a safe environment where guests can feel free to talk about spiritual matters with us, without them feeling that we are forceful or preaching to them. In conversations about everyday things we try to make a bridge to the Gospel.
Practical service in hospitality
Our Shelter hostels are run by Christian volunteers from all over the world. Short term volunteers (1 – 3 months) will work mainly in the café and kitchen. They prepare food, serve the guests and are great hosts by creating a welcoming atmosphere. Long term volunteers (4 – 12 months) can broaden their experience and responsibilities, for example by training as a receptionist or as a supervisor in our cleaning program. All volunteers could also lead different evangelism activities.
Our volunteer staff members work about five and a half hours a day: at reception, in the café or as cleaner supervisor. The café is where light meals, drinks, and snacks are prepared and served. It is also a place where the staff help to promote a clean and comfortable atmosphere. During daily shifts there are many opportunities to reach out and engage in conversation with guests.
So our mission is to share the gospel of Jesus Christ in a context of hospitality among travelers in our two Christian hostels in Amsterdam. Are you looking for a chance to live, work and share the Gospel in a dynamic international community? Join our ministry! Serve God, share your faith and grow in your walk with the Lord.
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