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SHORT TERM MISSION OPTION
Stay for one week, two weeks, a month, or the whole winter season
Altitude Mission is all about mission in the mountains.
It’s all about challenging perceptions of what being a Christian is like.
It’s about being counter-cultural in a materialistic world.
Altitude Mission is kicking off in Meribel this January, in the French Alps, and we want you to be a part of it.
It’s about taking one small un-used stone and wooden chapel in the centre of the ski resort, opening the doors wide, and filling it with worship.
And it’s about building friendships and community.
It’s about being salt and light on the hill.
Come and join us in the stunning French Alps and get closer to God:
Let’s live together, worship together, ski together and pray together.
We’ll hear from inspirational speakers in our chalet, we’ll do après-ski with the likes of Lindz West from LZ7 (Feb 16th – 23rd), learn about apologetics from Ru Jackson (early March), or chairlift evangelism with Julio Abraham (if you come over Christmas/New Year) or just relax and share amazing God stories with our visiting ski chaplains.
You’ll live in our 24-bed Chalet Altitude surrounded by other Christians. Your resident cook will serve up breakfast, an afternoon cake, and a two-course dinner 5 nights a week.
Ideal for church groups, or just come on your own or with a friend.
This is ideal if you’d love to come and serve in the mountains, but you can’t spare a whole winter season. You can come for a week, two weeks, a month or longer. You get all the benefits of staying in our catered chalet with the Altitude students.
You’ll come to serve, to ski, and to enjoy God’s playground! You’ll be living in a chalet with 23 other Christians, you’ll enjoy great fellowship and meet some inspirational Christian speakers.
It’s the perfect opportunities for church groups – we have up to 15 beds available per week, in twin (or double) en-suite bedrooms.
We’d love worship leaders to come and lead worship in our Sunday evening service at the church, and in the chalet.
We’d love you to spend time in our 24-7 prayer room – we want to cover Meribel in prayer for the whole season.
If you’d like to come and serve, to follow God’s call, and to do mission with us in Meribel then do get in touch. We want to grow God’s kingdom in the mountains. Help us in the church on a Sunday, dip into the Discipleship course with us, as we explore life’s big questions, lead our prayer sessions. There’s so much need out here, we’d love you to get stuck in.
And there’s so much beauty out here – spend your days discovering the 3 Valleys, on stunning, corduroy pistes or venture off-piste with a guide. You can sign up to lessons or try a different discipline. (Ski guides and instructors fees not included in the price). Be a light on the hill, as you chat to people in bubble cars or on a chairlift.
You can come for as short or as long as you like. Please contact us to check what availability we have.
Typical SHORT STAY GUEST Day
Days will start with a time of prayer and breakfast. We will take it in turns to help the cook with setting up breakfast and everyone will help clear away and make their picnic.
Then for those that want to, we’ll head up onto the slopes. It’s a short walk from the chalet to the slopes, so you can head out in your own time, or we can ski together as a group.
Some days we will all try and meet for a picnic lunch on the mountain. If there are non-skiers staying with us, we can make sure we choose a place accessible on foot.
You can ski all day if you want – the skiing and the mountains in the 3 Valleys are awesome – or come back to the chalet for some chill time.
In the late afternoon/evenings there will be a whole range of activities. These may include
- An après-ski meet-up in one of the local bars – this is a chance for us to be a Christian presence out in resort. It won’t be hard-sell evangelism, but just getting out there, and being seen, going where God wants us to go.
- A pizza and beer evening at our chalet open to all.
- Serving at our church service in the Meribel chapel – on welcome, or worship, or leading prayers.
- Helping people home from the night club.
- Praying in our 24-7 Prayer Room
- Bible study and our discipleship course
- Meeting with our visiting chaplains – often inspiring Christian leaders in their field.
- Our mission will be very much God-led.
- On 5 evenings a week, your chalet cook will prepare a 2-course evening meal for you. We will take it in turns to help the cook with meal preparation. Everyone will help tidy away the meal.
Throughout the season we will be running the St Paul’s Theological Centre BibleTrack, LifeTrack and FaithTrack courses. Each of these talks can stand on it’s own, so no matter how short your stay with us, you can join us for these sessions.
Each week we will lead you through one of three video streams from the St Paul’s Theological Centre (part of St Mellitus College in London). These are talks given by experts in their field, and will be followed by a relaxed discussion of the issues.
See our About Us page for a list of visiting speakers.
You will be living in a catered chalet very close to the centre of Meribel. The chalet has 12 twin bedrooms, all with en-suite shower or bathrooms. You will be sharing with other Christians. The chalet is fully catered on 5 days of the week. For the other 2 days you will be able to cook for yourselves or go out for a meal.
The centre of Meribel is just a 3-minute walk downhill, and the ski slopes just a couple of minutes beyond that.
There is a large dining area, and a comfortable living room with open fireplace + free wifi.