Summer Trip: UK North Team

Summer Trip: UK North Team

Region
Europe
Ministry
Education | Outreach | Sport
Duration
Short Term
Religion
Buddhist | Muslim | Other

Dates: 29 May – 15 August

Cost: TBD

Join our summer team in a large city in the North of England.

This city boasts of having up to 200 languages spoken, making it one of the most linguistically diverse cities in Western Europe.

Its most widely spoken non-English language remains Urdu. But other languages are catching up. Arabic, Cantonese, Polish, Bengali and Somali are all widely spoken but there are dozens of others in everyday use- for instance, Yoruba, Igbo, Lingala, and Pashto.

It’s is also one of the most popular student cities in the world – for both international students and those in the UK. But what makes this city such a great place for students? Well, one reason would be its multi-cultural presence.

More than 80,000 students every year choose this city for their studies. With a large proportion of international students making up that number, you’ll have many opportunities to befriend people from every nation.

This city is one of the most exciting places to visit in the UK. Everybody is warmly welcomed and this offers an open door to share the Good News with people who never heard before.

You will come and initiate relationships with international students, asylum seekers and other immigrants. It is a place of opportunity where you can get involved in the lives of people who come from diverse religious and social backgrounds.

 

Field Activities

(subject to change)

  • Conversational English groups at university
  • Teaching English to asylum seekers and refugees
  • Leading Bible studies in homes
  • Using sports, music and creative arts to build relationships with students
  • Prayer walking
  • Hiking

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. 

Arabian Peninsula Team

Region
North Africa & Middle East
Ministry
Education | Community Development
Duration
Short Term
Religion
Muslim

Dates: 1 June – 16 July
Cost: £1,600 + Flights

There are thousands of people here yearning for substantial truth, and we have an opportunity to share the real truth, love, and hope with them.  Religion is a very important part of life here.  As a result, faith is a natural topic of conversation, and we have opportunities to sow those seeds.

Arabs are hospitable people who are greatly honored by visitors.  Many Arabs are interested in meeting English speakers and practicing their English.  This is a politically stable area.

You will be able to live here comfortably regardless of whether you are a man or a woman, single or married.

This summer you can help us make new connections with Muslims who are seeking by teaching English.  Come be a light to Muslims in this spiritually dark desert town and boldly share why Jesus is your hope.

Field Activities

(subject to change)

  • Study Arabic language
  • Teach English to 8 – 18 year olds during the week
  • Sight see, make friends, and experience culture in the evenings & weekends
  • Experience ministry in an unreached Islamic culture

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)

Olive Branch Team

Region
North Africa & Middle East
Ministry
Education | Community Development
Duration
Short Term
Religion
Muslim

Dates: 1 June – 13 August
Cost: £1,800 + Flights

Imagine you have grown up Muslim and heard that Jesus was a prophet, but wanted to learn more about what he taught. You lived in a small city with no more than 400 Christians, but they never spoke anything to you about him. How are you to know the truth about the Messiah without any witness?

We thank God that He pursues us and reveals Himself despite the blindness. Jesus is showing Himself in the form of visions and dreams. Many of these dreams and visions often raise more questions and require further clarification.

For those desiring to ask these questions, there are many societal pressures that prevent them seeking these answers. Therefore, relationships of trust and respect are essential to sharing truth. It is a good thing that Arabs are so hospitable and love building friendships with foreigners.

Joining our team for the summer, you have the opportunity to invest deeply in the lives of local children, winning over their hearts and their families. Through daily interactions you have the opportunity to teach love, grace, forgiveness, and respect, as well as answer questions about what we believe. Come and let the light of Christ shine in a city that needs witnesses.

Field Activities

  • Language and culture study
  • Sight Seeing Historic and Biblical landmarks
  • Relational evangelism
  • Home visits
  • Working a Children’s Camp
  • Teaching English

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)

Ghana Team

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

Dates: 1 June – 13 July
Cost: £1,450 + Flights

Ghana is a peaceful country.

It is an oasis of peace and prosperity in the midst of chaos in other parts of Africa. Yet, the enemy attempts daily to overturn this.

However, we are not perturbed by this evil. The Lord will build his church here.

So, we are being faithful in sharing the gospel. We do this by house to house evangelism and follow-up using discipleship bible tools, children’s ministry, teaching (english, math, science and computer classes), soccer ministry, and village church activities to strengthen small (5-10) ministry groups and churches.

Field Activities

(subject to change)

  • Teaching english, science, math and computer science
  • Visiting schools, engaging with students through song, drama & stories
  • Playing soccer with children
  • might be medical ministry
  • house to house evangelism
  • children’s ministry
  • Strengthening & encouraging village churches

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)

Sumbi Team

Region
Southeast Asia
Ministry
Agriculture | Business or Admin | Community Development
Duration
Short Term
Religion
Hindu | Muslim

Dates: 1 June – 13 July
Cost: £2,100 + Flights

This trip will give you a wide variety of experiences. You’ll live in a creative access country and see how teams are using both a non-profit organization and also a business to gain access to four unreached people groups.

During the first part of your journey, you’ll be able to experience language learning and working with a non-profit organization focused on water projects and help for people with disabilities.

The second part and the bulk of your journey will take you to a beautiful remote island where farming and mining are the largest industries. Many people here drive cars, but horse drawn carriages are still a viable and frequently used mode of transportation. Most homes have televisions, but our roads are often congested by water buffalo, horses, goats, or cows. Just about everyone has a cell phone and a Facebook account, but the electricity routinely goes off throughout the day. The religious ceremonies here usually include both an Islamic leader and a witch-doctor. This is an island of contrasts!

On this part of the trip, you’ll have the opportunity to live with the locals, experience what their lives are like, and enjoy a variety of adventure activities like: surfing, spearfishing, rock climbing, and caving. You’ll also learn the long term approach we are using to share the good news and have opportunities to use what you learn everyday.

Are you ready for an adventure?
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Field Activities

(subject to change)

  • Learn some conversational language and be using it right away
  • Experience front-line ministry in an Islamic and Hindu environment
  • Join a non-profit organization who serves the community through water projects and aid for those with disabilities
  • Participate in an adventure tour which will get you into villages and have you surfing, climbing, trekking, and caving
  • Learn the long term strategies for sharing and implement what you learn every day
  • Establish relationships with the people and pray for them

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)

Roma Team

Region
Europe
Ministry
Outreach
Duration
Short Term
Religion
Unreligious

Dates: 1 June – 13 August
Cost: £1,950 + Flights

As an Edger, you will experience ministering with a very unique people group in a very unique context.

The Roma people (aka, Gypsy people), originating from India about 1000 years ago, have been persecuted and outcast since their arrival in Europe. Despite this, they have maintained a unique culture, religious practice, and identity.

In this region, they tend to live in small, isolated communities on the edges of main “Croatian” cities. As such, they are often forgotten when it comes to evangelism and the benefits of the larger society. They struggle with very high unemployment, very low income, and prejudice. However, their communities are very lively and distinct!

The Roma people are very open to hearing about God’s word and participating in ministry events. This is in stark contrast to the mainly secularized Europe. The goal of ministry with the Roma is not simply participation in ministry events, but lives that are truly changed into disciples of Jesus Christ.

As a member of our team for the summer, you will learn how to work to make disciples of Jesus Christ in a complex context of a highly superstitious people who have low income. You will see how to effectively share the Gospel while being faithful to God’s commands to practically help those in need.

The Roma are a people unlike any other in the world and loving them in the name of Jesus Christ is a life changing experience! For more information, please see romachristianfellowship.org

Field Activities

(subject to change)

  • Weekly bible clubs & home bible studies (we have 3 young kid’s clubs, 2 teen/tween clubs, and several ongoing bible studies)
  • Running 2  4 day bible carnivals for 100-150 kids
  • 3 day / 2 night teen/tween camp  (30-40 kids)
  • Puppet ministries as part of the carnivals and possible other places

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)

Horn Team

Region
North Africa & Middle East | Sub-Saharan Africa
Ministry
Education | Church Planting
Duration
Short Term
Religion
Muslim

*Females Only*

Dates: 1 June – 13 August
Cost: £2,250 + Flights

Islam holds deep roots among this proud people.

There are nearly fifteen million people, yet not a single mature church.  But we trust God is moving and preparing for a great harvest.  Having experienced war for over 20 years, these people are desperate for peace.  Christ is the Prince of Peace 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/advanced English to those who are in the process of resettling in America or another western country.

From relationships formed within the school and in the neighborhood, 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 & pasta, a pick-up game of soccer,  getting henna or simply relaxing together in the living room.  Previous Edgers have been amazed to find that they were the first persons ever to share the love of Christ with a local.

We are praying that you may help us find people whom the Spirit is already working in towards faith.  The long-term team can then follow up and continue your work long after you leave.

While the majority of your stay will be in an urban environment, side trips will also be taken into the rural areas, visiting other work being done.  Our goal is to open your eyes to the many opportunities and possibilities for long-term work in the area.

Time will also be spent learning some language and more about the culture.

Field Activities:

(subject to change)

  • Language and cultural study
  • Prayer walking
  • Teaching English
  • Intentional relationships in any way possible

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)

Experience life with the Frozen Chosen in Central Asia

Region
Central Asia
Ministry
Business or Admin | Education | IT | Sport
Duration
Short Term
Religion
Muslim

Experience life with the Frozen Chosen. Help short term in the mountains of Central Asia.

A team in a large country in Central Asia are in need of short-termers to help with the work in their city. The team run a non-profit English school and are also involved in work in local orphanages, occupational therapy and feeding the homeless in their city.

The team need short-termers to help out for up to 30 days visa free.  Anyone who has a certificate, degree, etc, would receive quicker approval from the government in regard to visas. Right now, because of government regulations, they cannot receive medical professionals. 

The team are interested in hosting short-termers who have skills in:

  • Teaching English
  • Starting a sports programme
  • Working with youth or adults
  • Office administration

They are also looking for those who would be willing to come and lead seminars in their area of expertise, especially, but not limited to the following areas:

  • Web design
  • Teaching ESL
  • Finance
  • How to start a Christian business

Are you interested in lending a hand to the work that’s already going on in Central Asia? To find out more about this opportunity and others like it, get in touch today!

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

One-Year Internship: Media Ministry to the Unreached

Region
Europe | North Africa & Middle East
Ministry
Art & Media
Duration
Mid-Term | Short Term
Religion
Muslim

We’re looking for three interns to join our UK team for 6-12 months.

This is an exciting opportunity to gain workplace experience, learn about missions and be a part of a ministry that is reaching thousands and thousands of unreached people with the good news.

We need people with one or more of the following skills:

  • Social Media
  • Graphic Design
  • Video Production
  • Web Design
  • Communications
  • Photography
  • Coding and CSS
  • IT

As a participant in our Enhance programme, you will get to:

  • Work on media campaigns & projects with different teams.
  • Get hands-on experience and have freedom to be creative.
  • Have individual responsibilities and learn ministry skills.

This is a great way to get a taste of various aspects in media-centric work while being a part of God’s plan to bring people into his kingdom. We’re not looking for an expert – just people who have a heart for God, a desire to learn and a passion to do things well.

Sound like you? Get in touch!