Help Tackle HIV/AIDS in West Africa

Help Tackle HIV/AIDS in West Africa

Region
West Africa
Ministry
Education | Health
Duration
Long Term | Mid-Term
Religion
Other

Join a team who have established a charity that takes a unique church-centred approach to the HIV pandemic; integrating prevention, care and support and attitude change activities.

We believe that the HIV/AIDS pandemic is more than a medical emergency; it is also a spiritual and moral crisis. Indeed the spiritual and moral issues go deeper than the medical ones in both developed and developing nations. Thus we have constructed a response that tackles all three areas. In our charity, medical personnel and theologians work together to transform lives through our three principles: grace, openness and love.

We work through local churches of any denomination. They are rooted in their communities and retain respect, a potent combination in the fight against HIV and AIDS. The process begins with the minister and leaders; we only go into churches with their active support. Then we address the entire congregation during a service, giving basic information on the disease and preaching the gospel and challenging people.

That challenge begins with HIV testing on the church premises for all who are interested. Two options are offered; standard confidential testing or openness – sharing your results with other people in the church who have also chosen to be open.

All who choose the second option make three commitments, to:

  • Belong to Christ in the gospel
  • Be open about their HIV status, whether positive or negative
  • Meet together regularly in small groups to support and encourage each other.

If you are interested in challenging and educating the local church about a Biblical response to HIV/AIDS, we’d love to put you in touch with this team. Get in touch with our office team today!

Not exactly what you’re looking for? Pioneers has hundreds of cross-cultural mission opportunities available – far too many to list on our website. Get in touch with our mobilisation team to find an opportunity that’s right for you!

The missionary will need to raise funds to join this ministry.

Eco-Helper Needed in West Africa

Region
Sub-Saharan Africa
Ministry
Agriculture | Education
Duration
Long Term | Mid-Term
Religion
Muslim | Other

Join a Pioneers field team who are working to conserve threatened areas and educate West Africans about Creation Care.

Eden Creation Care Initiative (EDEN) is a faith-based, non-profit, conservation organisation closely linked to Pioneers field workers that helps communities protect areas important for their biodiversity, through educational programmes and scientific research. They are currently running two conservation projects:

Rennajj Fish Farm is a comparatively small area of well demarcated privately owned land, covering 80 hectares. It is on the fringes of the Jos metropolis, and suburban development is currently proceeding close to about half of the farm perimeter. The most significant habitat there is wetland. It regularly holds numerous species of herons and waders, whilst gulls, terns and Ospreys are occasional visitors. Appropriate management and protection of the area could potentially increase species diversity considerably.

Mushere Forest (Dulu area of Kadim in Mushereland) has a total area of 40-50 square kilometers. The aim of this project is to provide effective protection for one of Northern Nigeria’s most severely threatened habitats: forest. The area has been selected because damage to the forest is less severe than in many other areas, and difficulty of access makes protection more feasible than elsewhere.

The team are looking for a self-starting, enthusiastic teammate to help run these programmes on a mid- to long-term basis. No professional qualifications are necessary; just a willingness to learn, a heart to serve and a love for God’s natural world.

Sound like you? Get in touch with our office team to find out more.

Not exactly what you’re looking for? Pioneers has hundreds of cross-cultural mission opportunities available – far too many to list on our website. Get in touch with our mobilisation team to find an opportunity that’s right for you!

The missionary will need to raise funds to join this ministry.

Set Your Inner Geek Free in Eastern Europe

Region
Central Asia | Europe
Ministry
Business or Admin | IT
Duration
Long Term | Mid-Term
Religion
Muslim | Other | Unreligious

An invitation for software developers & professionals to invest in the peoples of Eastern Europe.

With experience in secure payment platforms, a Pioneers team member has established a software development company which currently employs twenty locals. An open door now exists for field workers to come work part-time in management roles, or in teaching Western culture to facilitate helpful client relationships (clients are currently predominantly located in Australia, the UK, and the US).

The founder longs to create a business culture with impact far beyond the daily grind of work hours. Many of the country’s young, talented IT professionals end up leaving home to work in the West. They have a hunger and a longing for more – more that can only be found in Jesus. Apart from investing in relationships with local co-workers, you could use this door to reach into universities, mobilise local believers, locate unreached people groups in the city, and trust God for a church planting movement.

City Snapshot: The second largest city in the country and a growing hub for tech companies, young professionals, and IT specialists. Nearly 1.5 million people, with half of the population under 20 years of age. Over seventeen national universities and many more technical and private universities. Considered a cultural centre, as it hosts numerous music and film festivals yearly and is home to theatres and art galleries, as well as numerous authors.

UPG Snapshot: While the country has a growing body of evangelicals, much of the population remains orthodox. There are 26 UPGS in the country, including Tatar, Azerbaijani, Uzbek, Roma, and more.  Specifically in this city, there are over 8,000 Jews yet to know the hope of their Messiah.

Potential Roles to Fill

  • Client Account Manager
  • Software Developer
  • Project Manager
  • Teaching English language and culture, etc.


Useful Skill-sets 

  • Experience in start-ups
  • Team-builders
  • Culture & Language Professionals
  • Knowledge of the following: JavaScript, NodeJS, Angular, ReactNative, and more.

Positions are paid, whether part-time or full-time, according to the cost of living for locals in the city. Foreigners may want / need to raise supplemental support.

Is this team a fit for you? Drop us a line to find out more!

Not exactly what you’re looking for? Pioneers has hundreds of cross-cultural mission opportunities available — far too many to list on our website. Get in touch with our mobilisation team to find an opportunity that’s right for you!

 

Photo by Markus Spiske.

Education as Mission: Educators Needed

Region
Sub-Saharan Africa
Ministry
Education
Duration
Long Term | Mid-Term
Religion
Hindu | Muslim

Join a team of educators on a highly populated Indian Ocean island.

A team of educators are looking for new teammates to help in a variety of schools on a highly populated island in the Indian Ocean, home to a majority of Hindus, one of only three nations in the world. The team are focussed on strengthening the fledgling church to grow through theological education, discipleship and leadership training, reaching children through Christian primary schools and secondary schools and, while reaching the minority Muslims, are looking to start a new work focusing on reaching Hindus.

They’re looking for help in each of these areas:

  • Principal and Head of Primary / Secondary
  • Preschool & Nursery teachers
  • Primary & Secondary school teachers
  • Special needs teachers
  • Theological education & church leader trainers
  • People trained in helping those with drug addictions, as well as medical professionals

The team are also looking for educators to start a teacher training college as a part of an eventual Christian University, through which they hope to plant more schools alongside more churches.

If you’re an educator sensing God’s call to mission, this might be the perfect place for you! Get in touch with our mobilisation team today! We’d love to tell you more.

Not exactly what you’re looking for? Pioneers has hundreds of cross-cultural mission opportunities available — far too many to list on our website. Get in touch with our mobilisation team to find an opportunity that’s right for you.

The missionary will need to raise funds to join this ministry, however some positions are partially paid.

Bee Keepers (Amongst Others) Needed in South Asia

Region
South Asia
Ministry
Agriculture | Education | Community Development
Duration
Long Term | Mid-Term
Religion
Hindu | Tribal-Animist

Help rural villagers through a variety of community development endeavours, including teaching bee keeping to locals.

A team in South Asia seeks to minister to unreached villagers through various community development and business projects. The team currently run a tuition centre for children where they teach basic computer skills, and Spoken English and help with homework. They are eager to welcome people with other skills who might help start small agriculture-based businesses or teach basic business skills to rural people.

The team are particularly looking for people who can train adults in agriculture-based businesses, especially someone who is able to train villagers in bee keeping, which would provide an income and ward off wild elephants which pose problems to the villagers.

Prayer warriors are also very welcome. If this mission opportunity sounds like you, why not get in touch? One of our mobilisers would be happy to chat with you about this and other possibilities.

The missionary will need to raise funds to join this ministry.

Not exactly what you’re looking for? Pioneers has hundreds of opportunities to serve cross-culturally – far too many to post on our website. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, get in touch with our mobilisation team to find out about our many other opportunities.

Photo by Sandy Millar.

Teach Missionary Kids in the Middle East

Region
North Africa & Middle East
Ministry
Education
Duration
Long Term | Mid-Term
Religion
Muslim | Other

We are looking for a homeschool teacher (either 2 single women or a married couple) for the 2019-2020 school year. One child on our team is in need of home education due to his mild special needs. Someone joining our team in this capacity would be an answer to prayer as it would enable the parents to continue in language study and ministry in the community. A curriculum is in place, but can be adjusted as needed. Although an interest in teaching or early education is preferred, we are looking for someone…

  • with a big heart to engage with our son and help inspire him towards a love of God, others, and learning
  • patient with children and a fun-loving personality
  • with the heart of a learner

This would also be an invaluable opportunity to learn language, engage in the local culture, and travel. We want to walk alongside you in this journey as you see and experience God in new ways by living and serving overseas. If you cannot commit to a full 9 month academic year, we would still love to have a conversation with you. 

 

The missionary will need to raise funds to join this ministry

Not exactly what you’re looking for? Pioneers has hundreds of opportunities to serve cross-culturally–far too many to post on the website. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, get in touch with our mobilisation team to find out about our many other opportunities.  (mobilisation@pioneers-uk.org)

One-Year Internship: Xplore Mission in the UK

Region
Europe
Ministry
Outreach | Church Planting
Duration
Mid-Term
Religion
Other

Want to test the waters? Don’t know where to begin?

Come serve as an intern in the UK!

Xplore is an opportunity to join with one of the Pioneers field teams in the UK, whose vision is to see the gospel shared with international students in the UK.

As an intern, you would be encouraged to grow in your spiritual life, explore your missionary calling and gain practical experience in a wide range of ministry activities. The internship will be tailored around your gifts, abilities, passions and growth needs. It typically runs for 12 months, starting in September, but dates are flexible.

Opportunities would include:

  • Growing in knowledge of the Word and mission topics
  • Reaching internationals with the gospel
  • Proclaiming Biblical truth through Discovery Bible Studies
  • Helping to run English conversation classes
  • Building friendships through hospitality, socials, day trips
  • Discipling seekers and new believers
  • Encouraging British believers into mission and supporting them in their outreach to internationals
  • A cross-cultural trip abroad

Don’t Hold Back – Come and Xplore!

Click here to contact us today!

Xplore “was a really great opportunity for me to dedicate part of life solely to serving the Lord… and in such a fantastic and fun way! I got to meet so many wonderful people and share the gospel more times than I ever had done previously. It helped me to clarify what I wanted to do with my life and helped me to recognise and learn to use the gifts God has given me. It was a really varied experience which gave me a good feel for all the different aspects of missionary life – from the challenges to the incredibly joyful moments.”

Bookshop & Market Outreach Project in Northwest England 

Region
Europe
Ministry
Outreach
Duration
Long Term | Mid-Term
Religion
Buddhist | Hindu | Muslim | Catholic
A team in northwest England is looking for teammates to help run a bookstall and market outreach project. The placement is anywhere from six months to long term.
Can you imagine yourself…
  • being involved in a Christian bookshop project in a very ethnically diverse urban setting
  • spending time with people from the Middle East, South Asia and North and East Africa
  • sharing Bible stories and Jesus with refugees, asylum seekers and immigrants
  • connecting with people strategically and creatively in a bookshop or market setting

If the above sounds like you, we’d love to chat. Get in touch to find out more!

The missionary will need to raise funds to join this ministry.

International Student Worker in Northwest England

Region
Europe
Ministry
Outreach
Duration
Long Term | Mid-Term
Religion
Buddhist | Hindu | Muslim | Catholic

A team in northwest England is looking for an international student worker to minister to a wide range of international students at a nearby – and very diverse – university. The placement can range anywhere from 9 months to long term.

Are you:

  • Strategic, independent and creative 
  • Passionate about sharing Jesus with people in an academic setting
  • Interested in starting Bible studies with university students from Muslim, European, Chinese or African backgrounds
  • Experienced in a professional, preferably secular environment
  • Ready to partner with churches with similar passion

If you want to shout ‘YES!’ to all of the above, get in touch with us. We’d love to tell you more!

 

The missionary will need to raise funds to join this ministry.

Photo by Marian Kern

Life Skills Mentor Needed for the Deaf

Region
Americas
Ministry
Education
Duration
Long Term | Mid-Term
Religion
Catholic

Do you have a passion for relating to people in everyday skills and communication?

Our team is seeking passionate people (families or singles) to provide guidance, counselling, wisdom, instruction and mentorship in basic life skills. You will teach the deaf how to manage everyday tasks to help them gain independence and self worth and help them move forward in life. You will work one on one or in small groups to help the students develop life skills such as cooking, hygiene, how to handle money, computer skills and more.

A huge part of your mentoring will be helping them see their own self worth and improve their sense that they can go from where they are to where they want to be all while being effective for Christ. You will prepare evaluations and progress reports so the students and staff can see their progress.

Contact us today about using your life skills to make deaf disciples that make deaf disciples in Mexico.

The missionary will need to raise funds to join this ministry.