Life on the ships is fast-paced and can be intense. Come with a servant heart, an attitude to learn, and willingness to be flexible and this could be the experience of a lifetime. Many who have been on STEP bear witness to the huge impact it has made on their lives, and to how God has worked in and through them.
Living and working alongside people from different nations gives you firsthand experience of what it takes to be a cross-cultural Christian worker. It is both challenging and enriching. The days will be filled with practical work in one of the ship's departments (40hrs per week/ 8hrs per day). Outreach Teams are one day per week; you will participate in an assigned ministry experience. It might be an onboard programme or an onshore event.
Participants must be in good health, flexible, willing to learn. At least intermediate level of English.
Must possess a passport that is still valid for at least 6 months at the leaving date from Logos Hope. Agree to abide by all ships policies.
Accommodation on board is generally a 10-berth cabin where there is minimal storage and communal bathrooms.
Nutritious meals are served in our dining room on board three times per day. The menu is set by our Executive Chef and is often determined by the food available. Unfortunately, we cannot cater to specific eating habit or diets (vegetarian, gluten free, low cholesterol, low carb, etc.) but try to offer a variety of options at each meal.
Must arrange own travel to and from the ship and visa if required. Travel/Health Insurance cover is required
3 month programmes starting January, May, August and November
Go to https://2019.om.org.au/go/visit/ for more information.
Varies for each programme - approx AU$2,500
Does not include flights to and from the ship, visas or vaccinations if required.
Registration cut off is 2 months before start of the programme.