Whether you’re a passionate athlete or you just enjoy a good game of dodgeball, God can use your love of sports to reach the youth of Northern Ireland.
For many kids in Northern Ireland, religion is just a stuffy school subject. After decades of conflict fought in the name of religion, the ideals of Christianity seem laughable and outdated. While churches dot the region, many youth see them as mere relics.
But that changes when you use sports as an outreach.
Salt Factory Sports partners with local churches and schools to create Christ-centered sporting events. They hold youth events, coach after-school sports, partner with Christian conferences — and more. They create a non-threatening, fun atmosphere where relationships can grow and the light of Christ can be clearly seen.
Use Your Love of Sports to Reach Northern Ireland!
This summer, Salt Factory needs sports lovers like you to help create one-of-a-kind experiences in Northern Ireland.
Help run sports programs at a weeklong Christian festival. Build relationships with teenagers and share your faith at sports camp. Lead games and activities at a local church’s VBS program. Spend a week in Northern Ireland, or intern for the summer!
Participants need to be at least 16 years of age, with a heart for young people and the ability to build relationships quickly.
Explore the Opportunities
Summer Madness Team
Summer Madness is a five-day Christian festival held on the stunning grounds of Glenarm Castle. It brings together young people from across the island of Ireland to connect, worship and explore the significance of faith in today’s world.
You’ll be part of the team leading activities and sports competitions, as well as running an evening program. Throughout the week, you’ll get to connect with teens, building relationships and sharing Christ. Applicants must be ages 16 and older. Talk with a missions coach for more information!Talk with a Missions Coach
Sports Camps and VBS Programs
Salt Factory workers spend much of the year at local schools, teaching classes and building relationships with local youth. You can help strengthen these relationships as a volunteer at a sports camp or VBS program.
You’ll get to share your love of sports with youth people, leading them in sports, games and activities. As you build relationships, you’ll get to demonstrate God’s love in word and action. Applicants must be at least 18 years old and have a passion to work with youth. Talk with a missions coach to learn more!Talk with a Missions Coach
New Horizon Team
New Horizon is a seven-day Christian festival, held at Ulster University, Coleraine, on the picturesque north coast of Northern Ireland. Thousands of people of all ages gather to be taught from the Bible, be inspired through worship, develop a missional heart and engage with relevant and challenging issues.
Join the team that will lead sports and activities for kids ages 8 to 10. You’ll get to teach Bible truths, play games, build relationships and, ultimately, point young people to the God of the universe. Applicants must be at least 17 years old. Talk with a missions coach to learn more!Talk with a Missions Coach
Anyone who’s put on a big event knows that the work begins long before opening day. Salt Factory is looking for summer interns who can serve for the whole summer, making sure each event runs smoothly.
Your home base will be Salt Factory’s Lisburn office, located right outside Belfast. You’ll learn from committed believers as you help plan events and travel throughout Northern Ireland for camps, festivals and VBS programs. If you’re looking for a meaningful way to spend your summer, talk with a missions coach about how you can intern this year.Talk with a Missions Coach