Practical Operations

What is the Practical Operations team?

Grimerud is like a home to many, not just our staff.

Many believers from all over Norway see Grimerud as a place to come and meet with God. Many fieldworkers all over the world look to Grimerud as their home. We believe that by keeping this place shining and through receiving people with hospitality, we are playing a vital part of being an effective mission centre. In everything, our hope is to bring glory to God!

We have a dynamic and thriving operations team, covering everything from the kitchen to big building projects. All skills are needed, but our greatest emphasis is on the reason behind why we work:


You could be involved in:

  • Kitchen Team
  • Hospitality Team
  • Practical Team
  • Vehicle Workshop
  • Gardening Crew
  • IT Team
  • Finance Team

All of the teams are involved with staff outreaches throughout the year, locally, nationally and internationally.

The operations team at Grimerud is focused on raising our staff up as disciples of Jesus. Prayer, worship, and outreach, both locally and to many nations, are integral parts of our team life.



Grimerud is also a farm, and we have been running it as an integral part of ministry and training since YWAM came here over 40 year ago. The Farm becomes a platform for local outreach into the farm community, as well as a great training and discipleship platform for our staff and students. The possibilities are endless, and we are increasingly exploring how the Farm can be used to equip missional people for greater impact.

Here you can be a part of running a Norwegian farm as you reach out locally, and you can learn and teach new practical skills connected with community development before you take teams into the nations. We believe in a two handed gospel: Words and action.

If you want to use your agriculture experience in missions, this is a great place to start. If you don’t have any experience, but you are passionate about showing love in a practical way, this is also the place for you. Come and join us in our discipleship journey!

Running the farm includes operating machinery and tractors, caring for animals, and connecting with the local community. You could also get involved with a variety of community development related activities.

Practical Outreaches

The best way to share the gospel is by show and tell. Throughout the year we send out teams with a practical focus, using practical skills to support long term ministries, or to help the poor and needy.

This focus on going out is an integral part of the vision for practical staff at Grimerud. Examples of things we are doing is: Building houses in Romania, Fixing missions-buildings in Belarus or preparing a prayer room in Bergen.

Going out from Grimerud with tools in hand brings a great dynamic of life and vision to our team. Out there, meeting people and meeting their needs, we get to really receive God’s heart and His vision. As we come back to Grimerud, it is easy to see how our practical work here also brings Kingdom results all over the world.

Come and join us and grow in your walk with God as you go with a team of passionate Jesus-friends into the nations. Professional or not, there is a place for you here!

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