Mercy Ships is a global, faith-based charity dedicated to serving the forgotten poor by following the 2,000-year-old model of Jesus. We want all who join to feel welcomed, Therefore it is important to Mercy Ships that those who serve with us know what to expect.
The core of our organisation is our Community of Faith, comprised of dedicated, longer term volunteer crew members from various Christian traditions and cultural backgrounds. In addition, we welcome shorter term volunteers with different or without any religious affiliation who are willing to give their time and expertise. In support of our Mission, Vision and Core Values, every long and short term volunteer crew member is expected to abide by and support our Code of Conduct.
Members of the Community of Faith, ascribe to the Apostle’s Creed commit to follow Jesus by living and working together, seeking to incarnationally serve all who are in need regardless of their religious, ethnic or cultural background.
Social and work life onboard involves opportunities for corporate and departmental prayer, worship and Biblical teaching. Each crew member is encouraged to maintain their own spiritual health while serving with us and a small team of Chaplains are available for personal support. In addition, we provide opportunities for crew to participate in small groups, Bible study groups, prayer meetings and similar activities.
Serving onboard a Mercy Ship is a unique experience and no matter how long a crew member is with us, our hope is that we all learn and grow as we serve together!