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Share Christ with the travellers

The purpose of our Christian ministry is to share Christ and His love with all who travel through Amsterdam and stay at our hostel. We believe God brings each guest to the hostel for a purpose. Some guests are very active in their spiritual journey and join our hostel activities where we openly share Christ. However, we also have a lot of guests that are more passive.

We serve all of them with joy, praying that God will continue to work in their lives as they go forth from our hostel. As an introduction to share who we are and to share Christ, each guest receives a booklet with a biblical message upon arriving and with further interest they can also get a free copy of the New Testament. We want them to experience the Shelter as a safe place, and it is our deepest desire that they find God, the ultimate shelter for life.

Share Christ

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Our hostel programs

We share Christ through engaging in personal conversations and our evangelism activities, such as:

Guest Bible Inspiration Time
We invite all guests, believers and unbelievers, to our daily Bible Discussion to share Christ in an intential setting. One staff member prepares a subject to discuss and another staff assists in directing and participating in the conversation.

Hostel Night
On these special nights, we share Christ in a creative, personal way. We offer a free dinner for all of our guests, share testimonies, and lead activities.

Film Discussion
We watch a movie together with guests and afterwards staff members facilitate a discussion that brings the themes of the movie to a personal level. The volunteers learn to share Christ by using a movie to lay a bridge to the Gospel.

City Walk
During the City Walk we take our guests on a tour of the area the hostel is located and share our enthusiasm about the city and its Christian roots. This is a unique opportunity to connect with guests and share Christ, as it’s the main reason they came here – to explore Amsterdam!

Open Mic Night
On Open Mic Night we encourage every guest to contribute a song, skit, dance, poem or whatever they like. It is always a lot of fun to share Christ in a creative way.

Movie Night
We watch a movie in the café such as Anne Frank, The Prince of Egypt, or Chronicles of Narnia.

Church on Sunday
We invite the guests to join us attending an English speaking church.

Other outreaches
Every once in a while we organize other creative events. This can be a Food Tasting Evening, a Creative Night, a Game Night, or whatever event the volunteers come up with. Besides having a great evening with the guests we also want to share Christ in everything that we do. There are many ministry opportunities to be creative, engage guests, and share Christ in our ministry!

Share Christ with our cleaners

Besides sharing Christ through words and deeds to our guests, we also have a cleaner ministry. Guests or people who are looking for accommodation, but don’t have the budget for it, can work as a cleaner in the hostel for a maximum of one month in exchange for free room and board.

This Christian ministry is a great way to share Christ with others, as the cleaners become a part of our community where we share meals together and are able to share Christ in a natural setting. Every day before work, the cleaners start with a Bible devotion, where we share Christ in an easy-going way. Throughout the years, we have seen that this can have a great impact on their lives, which shows the effectiveness of the Christian ministry.

For more details regarding our specific beliefs on evangelism, check out our evangelism statement.


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