Summer Trips: Paris Team

Summer Trips: Paris Team

Region
Europe
Ministry
Outreach
Duration
Short Term
Religion
Other | Unreligious

What would your 2022 mission trip look like?

Paris, as iconic as it is dreamy, is a city where 12 million people have converged from all corners of the world. You might think of it more as a holiday destination than a mission field. But it is the epicentre of a country where less than 2% of the population know Jesus personally.

This spiritual reality in Paris inspires the long-term team’s passion for the lost. So if you’re looking for a strategic location to serve the Lord, look no further!

This team partners with local churches in order to see other gospel-centred churches planted around Paris. They are passionate about evangelism as well as discipleship. They also seek to be a gospel presence in all sectors of society, from the arts and sports to serving university students and refugees.

As an Edger, you will experience and take part in various ministry opportunities in Paris. You will serve alongside local church and partnering ministries. This will give you a broad picture of what the team does and what serving long-term in an urban context can look like. You will also learn language and culture as you focus on serving and building relationships the long-term team can continue to develop.

Join us in bringing the light of Christ into the spiritual darkness that reigns in Paris, the city of lights.

2022 Edge Trip Activities

* Subject to change
  • Language and culture learning
  • Mentoring and training by the local team
  • Involvement in local church activities
  • Prayer walks in neighbourhoods
  • Relationship building among secular French
  • University student ministry
  • Arts ministry
  • Teaching English to refugees
  • Mercy ministries amongst the homeless, refugees, elderly etc.
  • Evangelism
  • Visit famous landmarks and explore the beautiful city of Paris

Summer Trip: DC Team

Region
Americas
Ministry
Education | Outreach
Duration
Short Term
Religion
Buddhist | Hindu | Muslim | Tribal-Animist | Unreligious

What would your 2022 mission trip look like?

The Washington DC Metro area has a large community of immigrants and refugees from all over the world. Among the students we serve, many have come because their land is torn by war, many have come because of state sponsored genocide, and others from fear of violence. Of the students we serve, 75% are Muslim. With the influx of Afghan refugees in the area, this team will be seeking to serve those individuals as well. Due to language and cultural barriers, immigrants and refugees are often restricted to their homes and families. English classes, though available, are expensive and infrequent. So, much of their community is still back in their home countries, and they have few opportunities to form new friendships.

This team’s goal is to meet the needs of these immigrants holistically through English-learning, community-building, and gospel-sharing. They offer inexpensive classes, childcare, a daily Bible lesson and hospitality events. Adult English classes also provide a platform through which you can share the hope we have in Jesus. In addition, these classes allow those who come to interact with diverse students of similar backgrounds as well as local teachers.

We do not just want to care for individuals, but for the whole family. That’s where you come in. This summer, we hope to form relationships with our students’ children and bring the whole family into our community. We will do this by running a summer programme that provides ESL classes for adults, childcare for preschool kids, and programme activities for youth. Edgers will be putting on the youth summer programme that focuses on art, science, lego building, and drama.

Edgers will be leading the way to forming these familial relationships. They will lead the children in activities during ESL class time, support the team, aid the activity leaders, engage in hospitality events throughout the week and learn to participate in cross-cultural ministry from experienced missionaries.

2022 Edge Trip Activities

* Subject to change
  • Participate in Bible studies
  • Take cross-cultural ministry classes
  • Lead and organise activities in the ministry
  • Put on a youth programme focusing on drama, art, science and Legos
  • Form relationships with children and families
  • Participate in hospitality events (trips to museums, meals, etc.)

To find out more about the DC Team summer trip or any of our other summer trips, get in touch with Pioneers UK’s mission mentors at mobilisation@pioneers-uk.org or ring them on 01302 710 750.

Summer Trip: Surge Team

Region
Europe
Ministry
Outreach
Duration
Short Term
Religion
Muslim | Unreligious

What would your 2022 mission trip look like?

Your parents, your church, your college, your future—picture each of them. Now picture them in an alternate reality.

In this reality, your parents suffer from PTSD because of the devastating effects of a war they grew up in. You may not have a church, but you definitely have a religion. It’s made up of rituals and empty traditions, however. As long as you can remember, you’ve been taught not to associate with people from other religious groups. They are the enemy.

This is the reality for many young people in this country.

Despite their reality, or maybe because of it, there are spiritually hungry people in this city. People God has already been drawing to Himself. And we need help finding them.

In this city people are always about: strolling down the walking streets, having coffee with a friend. Many of the younger people speak English and are eager to talk to native English speakers. We need help meeting these people and finding out about their lives.

There are a handful of “seekers” with whom the long-term team has been able to begin reading the Bible. But they believe God has more. Will you come and take the initiative with relationships to help them find these people? These are people who would fall in love with Jesus if they were introduced to Him.

As an Edger, you can come help find the people in this city whom God is already drawing to Himself!

This team needs young people who love Jesus, who aren’t afraid to step into new relationships and who will boldly share what God has done in their lives. Are you not someone who shares boldly yet, but open and ready to learn? We’ll help, equip, and encourage you in just that!

2022 Edge Trip Activities

* Subject to change
  • Minister among an unreached people group in Europe
  • Prepare the soil for seeds to bear good fruit by prayer walking
  • Learn to naturally use church-planting tools (discovery Bible study, “shema” statement sharing, and one-minute testimonies)
  • Help the local team search for “people of peace” God has already been drawing to Himself
  • Serve the local church at evangelistic summer camps
  • Partner with long-term missionaries in two additional cities as they serve their local community
  • Start to learn a Slavic language
  • Experience the lush green mountains of a beautiful country
  • Hiking
  • Cooking

To find out more about the Surge Team summer trip or any of our other summer trips, get in touch with Pioneers UK’s mission mentors at mobilisation@pioneers-uk.org or ring them on 01302 710 750.

Summer Trip: Foodie Team

Region
Southeast Asia
Ministry
Outreach
Duration
Short Term
Religion
Buddhist | Hindu | Muslim | Tribal-Animist

What would your 2022 mission trip look like?

This city is a blend of unreached peoples, languages and beliefs impacting all parts of life. In a single Southeast Asian neighbourhood, you will often hear bells from the Hindu temple, smell incense from Buddhist and Taoist worshipers, and hear the Muslim call to prayer.

This location is a beautiful, equatorial tropical island. You will be in the suburbs, with both a large outdoor market and a large superstore less than ten minutes away. You will be a 45-minute flight from the capital. The island has an international airport along with several malls and other modern conveniences.

Yet, below the surface are many complexities. Followers of the world’s three largest non-Christian religions live on top of each other and coexist in everyday life. There is a wide array of social classes as well, ranging from:

  • Migrant workers from nearby countries
  • Local Muslims who speak little to no English
  • Hindus who speak mostly the local language and also English
  • Very wealthy East Asian Buddhist business people and property owners

There is a lot of seafood here. The climate is hot and humid year-round (33 degrees Celsius every day) and rain is often on the forecast.

And here’s a bonus: This island is considered one of the top-ten foodie destinations in the world!

2022 Edge Trip Activities

* Subject to change
  • Prayer walking. This is a regular part of the long-term team’s weekly routine. You will prayer walk different parts of the city at least two or three times a week.
  • Going out 2×2. You will learn the way that Jesus sent out His disciples in Luke 9-10 and Matthew 10 and then go out to practice these things several times a week.
  • Disciple-making training. The team will walk through the biblical principles of disciple-making and put them into practice together.

To find out more about the Foodie Team summer trip or any of our other summer trips, get in touch with Pioneers UK’s mission mentors at mobilisation@pioneers-uk.org or ring them on 01302 710 750.

Summer Trip: Jericho Team

Region
Southeast Asia
Ministry
Community Development | Outreach
Duration
Short Term
Religion
Muslim | Tribal-Animist

What would your 2022 mission trip look like?

God is already working in the hearts of those living at “the ends of the earth” and still isolated from hearing the Good News. They are open to talking about Jesus but don’t have contact with any of His followers who can share the gospel.

Come prayerfully and boldly seek to see the Good News reach the people of the ends of the earth.

You will work with six people groups that are either unreached or both unreached and unengaged with the gospel. They are steeped in Islamic tradition and heavily influenced by strongholds of animism.

We know God’s promise is that people from every tribe and tongue and nation will worship before His throne. We desire to be His instruments in these people groups believing.

Through excursions into remote, underdeveloped communities, you will have the opportunity to see some of the most beautiful places on earth, places very few people have ever been to before. Even more importantly, you will immerse yourself in beautiful cultures to love and serve these people in practical ways.

Come be a part of what the Holy Spirit is doing to spread the Good News.

2022 Edge Trip Activities

* Subject to change
  • See what it takes to start a gospel movement within an unreached Muslim group.
  • Prayer walk through communities.
  • Study language in a language school.
  • Learn culture through home-stays with local families.
  • Experience trekking, snorkeling and rock climbing.
  • Take survey trips into unengaged communities, seeking new relationships.
  • Do community development (from agriculture to kids’ camps to clinics).
  • Help start a partnership with underprivileged women making eco-friendly jewelry.

* Destination is subject to visa approval through this country’s embassy.

To find out more about the Jericho Team summer trip or any of our other summer trips, get in touch with Pioneers UK’s mission mentors at mobilisation@pioneers-uk.org or ring them on 01302 710 750.

Summer Trip: Cornerstone Team

Region
Central Asia
Ministry
Education | Outreach | Sport
Duration
Short Term
Religion
Muslim | Tribal-Animist

What would your 2022 mission trip look like?

Just 30 years ago, there were only a handful of believers in this country. In the 1990s, most citizens here and in other parts of greater Central Asia had never heard the name of Jesus.

Instead, they experienced 70 years of communism alongside a worldview deeply rooted in shamanism and Tibetan Buddhism. Many are left feeling there is no real hope. Alcoholism is widespread, and far too often the sins of the fathers are repeated in the next generation.

Jesus, however, brings hope, light, truth, life and love.

In the past 30 years, God has done amazing work to build His Church. Yet there are still far too many who have very little understanding of the reality of Who He is.

The people in this country are a relational people. They are hospitable and friendly. They also build trust through relational interaction.

A couple of years ago, the long-term team built a gymnasium. The purpose was to use sports and other activities to establish relationships with young people in order to bring them the transformational freedom of the gospel. Regular activities include basketball training, fitness workouts and English teaching.

You can come and work alongside the local team and help fill the need for more English teachers and sports and fitness trainers.  The harvest is abundantly ready, and the workers are few. Would you be willing to help?

2022 Edge Trip Activities

* Subject to change
  • Basketball and volleyball training
  • English teaching
  • Fitness training
  • Interaction with local fellowship and an annual church camping trip

To find out more about the Cornerstone Team summer trip or any of our other summer trips, get in touch with Pioneers UK’s mission mentors at mobilisation@pioneers-uk.org or ring them on 01302 710 750.

Summer Trip: Upstream Team

Region
Southeast Asia
Ministry
IT
Duration
Short Term
Religion
Muslim | Tribal-Animist

What would your 2022 mission trip look like?

A nomadic tribesman stands on the plateau, herding his yaks and living in a tent. He burns yak dung to keep warm. His tent also has a solar panel on the side charging his iPhone X. It might take us days to travel to where he is, but we can reach him and many others by developing software for the devices in their hands.

In unreached contexts all around the world, many people have smartphones. They may not have running water or electricity, but they have a great 4G connection. We now have unprecedented access to the farthest corners of the earth through the internet. How can the Church leverage mobile app development to advance the gospel among the unreached?

Challenges abound. Literacy rates are low, so apps we develop are often accommodated for primarily oral cultures. The languages of the unreached are tricky and in some cases not well-documented. Wifi access is often limited. Yet despite these challenges, we know that God desires all tribes to have access to Jesus. Therefore, we labour to build high-quality, culturally sensitive tools to meaningfully present Jesus to the unreached.

We propose that mobile app development can be a tool for teams on the field to integrate into their church planting strategies. Rather than asking you to lay aside your technical skills, we ask you to use your talents to assist in bringing the gospel to unreached people groups. We can work together to develop solutions to put the gospel in the hands of the most unreached.

We will be taking project ideas from missionaries and developing mobile apps focused on church-planting efforts among unreached people groups. As an Edger, it will take your creativity, your talent in software, product, UI/UX, or web design to cross rivers, mountains and cultural barriers to deliver the good news.

2022 Edge Trip Activities

* Subject to change
  • Learn about the challenges of reaching remote people groups
  • Understand the current state of missions
  • Innovate new tech solutions together
  • Build and develop products that will further church-planting efforts
  • Enter into a community with other Christian technologists
  • Experience the whole product life cycle
  • Develop your skills in software, product, UI/UX, or web design

To find out more about the Upstream Team summer trip or any of our other summer trips, get in touch with Pioneers UK’s mission mentors at mobilisation@pioneers-uk.org or ring them on 01302 710 750.

Summer Trip: Czech Team

Region
Europe
Ministry
Outreach
Duration
Short Term
Religion
Unreligious

What would your 2022 mission trip look like?

You can spend your summer developing friendships with Czech people who don’t know what a genuine relationship with Christ looks like. By teaching English to all ages, hosting summer camps, and playing sports with the youth, you will have opportunities to exemplify Christ through conversations and your actions.

Most Czechs enjoy a fairly comfortable standard of living because the country has a stable economy and the lowest unemployment rate in the European Union. The unfortunate side effect of living a relatively comfortable life is that most people are unaware of their need for God. Christianity is just not on their radar. In fact, a person who genuinely believes in the God of the Bible and directs his or her life according to scripture is often viewed with disdain or even contempt.

The Czech Republic is one of the most atheist countries in the world. Bible-believing and Christ-following people make up less than 1% of the population. But you can make a difference! Meeting and learning to trust a Christian is a significant step for most Czechs, so a large part of your ministry here will be making connections with people. You will be working in areas where Czechs have needs that you can help meet.

You will be teaching English classes and tutoring Czechs. Through that, you will have the opportunity to build relationships. Many Czechs also enjoy exercise and activity, so ministry centring on sports and outdoor activities can give you a chance to connect with unbelievers.

2022 Edge Trip Activities

* Subject to change
  • Study the basics of the Czech language.
  • Participate in English day camps for children and teenagers.
  • Assist with a scouting-type camp for children and teenagers.
  • Help with English-language intensive weeks for adults.
  • Connect with Czech teenagers/adults at a sports day camp.
  • Gain exposure to the broader ministries of the Czech team in various regions of the country.

To find out more about the Czech Team summer trip or any of our other summer trips, get in touch with Pioneers UK’s mission mentors at mobilisation@pioneers-uk.org or ring them on 01302 710 750.

Summer Trip: Horn Team

Region
Sub-Saharan Africa
Ministry
Outreach
Duration
Short Term
Religion
Muslim | Tribal-Animist

What would your 2022 mission trip look like?

Islam holds deep roots among these proud people who inhabit the Horn of Africa.  Nearly 15 million in population, yet not a single mature church. Having experienced war for over 20 years, these people are desperate for peace. Christ is the one who brings light and life into dark places. Yet how will they ever know unless someone goes and shares this great news?

Your focus will be teaching intermediate to advanced English to those who are in process to resettle in an English-speaking country. From relationships formed within the school and in the neighbourhood, you will have many opportunities to share about your own life and faith. This may be over a cup of tea, a game of chess, a meal of camel meat and pasta, a pick-up game of soccer, getting henna or simply relaxing together in the living room. While the majority of your stay will be in an urban environment, you will also take side trips to the rural areas to see other ministry efforts. You will also spend time learning language and culture to help you have meaningful spiritual conversations with local people.

2022 Edge Trip Activities

* Subject to change
  • Prayer walking
  • Language and culture study
  • Teaching English
  • Spiritual conversations with locals over tea or henna

To find out more about the Horn Team summer trip or any of our other summer trips, get in touch with Pioneers UK’s mission mentors at mobilisation@pioneers-uk.org or ring them on 01302 710 750.

Summer Trip: Urban Team

Region
Central Asia
Ministry
Outreach
Duration
Short Term
Religion
Muslim | Other

What would your 2022 mission trip look like?

Come be a part of the Urban Team doing life alongside long-term workers in Central Asia. Experience intentional discipleship and mentoring and learn what it’s like to live cross-culturally. Your time will be partially devoted to shadowing the workers here in areas of fitness, education, agricultural investments business, and learning how to thrive on the field.

You can also expect to join in with everyday life activities such as learning language, day-to-day living, shopping, cultivating new and old relationships, intentionally discerning the Spirit’s leading in ministry opportunities, navigating team life, local fellowship involvement, developing healthy personal rhythms on the field and more!

Get a realistic outlook of what it looks like to do life with other long-term workers and the unreached in a spiritually dark area. Come away with not only a practical perspective and tools to live life on the field, but use the experience in discerning God’s next step for your life.‍

2022 Edge Trip Activities

* Subject to change
  • Learning language
  • Orientation to the city
  • Exploring business options (hiking, mountain biking, etc.)
  • Team meetings
  • Learning the history of the country
  • Praying and meeting people
  • Physical training (doesn’t matter what level)
  • Sightseeing (the mountains are phenomenal!)
  • English opportunities

To find out more about the Urban Team summer trip or any of our other summer trips, get in touch with Pioneers UK’s mission mentors at mobilisation@pioneers-uk.org or ring them on 01302 710 750.