Missions Is A Lifestyle
Ocean’s Edge Ministries is a Christ-centered non-profit association established to positively impact the world by helping others live the abundant life through a personal relationship with God and a missional lifestyle.
We accomplish this by mobilizing volunteers to positively impact the world for the glory of God, facilitate growth through mentoring & training, and by hosting like-minded ministries, teams, and individuals on The Edge Ministry Base.
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Costa Rica Mission Trips For Individuals
The OEM Missions Program aims to give individuals and groups cross-cultural ministry opportunities to promote missions as a lifestyle as they use their God-given gifts and passions. Our goal is to encourage others to impact the nations and to foster growth of a cultural, spiritual, and global perspective which glorifies God. The program supports ministries such as outreach to youth, prenatal care, nursing home visits, homeless, orphanage camps, community clean-up, facilitating and participating in church events and construction projects. Short-term trips can last anywhere from 1-6 weeks.
Each individual will then learn how to apply their unique tendencies, traits, abilities, spiritual gifts, and passions to serve God and love others. Through mentoring, discipleship, training, and hands-on ministry, individuals will be encouraged towards a healthy Christ-centered ministry lifestyle and will be equipped with the tools to cultivate the strengths of others.
The Experience: Working On The Edge
The Ocean’s Edge base, The Edge, is tucked away in the center of the small beachfront town of Jaco, Costa Rica. The property boasts several hostel-style bunkrooms where short-term volunteers will live.
Jaco itself is filled with sand, surf, and a beautiful culture. It is surrounded by the ocean, mountains, and jungle! While there are examples of God’s beauty everywhere you look, darkness has also gripped the town through mass tourism, sex-trafficking, theft, drunkenness, and drugs. But the Lord is shining His light on this town, and we see Him moving in big ways.
Ocean’s Edge ministers hand in hand with the local church and government by providing volunteers to serve in the community. Needs are met through the various ministries that the church supports, and every day brings a new opportunity to impact the town. Construction projects, homeless feedings, ministry in the pregnancy center, community clean-up, prayer walks, business classes, children’s camps and outreach programs, serving at the church, tutoring and English classes are just some of the examples of the ongoing needs here in Jaco. Each day, discipleship and mentoring are woven together with hands-on experience to aid team members in cultivating a ministry lifestyle in a tangible way. Because we never know what needs the day may hold, flexibility is key.
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The Process: Apply Today
Complete the Short-Term Individuals Application below. We will review your application and will respond to your request within a week’s time. If you have any questions feel free to email us at [email protected]. Thank you for your interest in our program!