Summer Trip: DC Team

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: 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.

West Africa Trekking Internship

Region
West Africa
Ministry
Education | Health | Community Development | Outreach
Duration
Mid-Term | Short Term
Religion
Tribal-Animist

An internship opportunity is available in rural West Africa mentored by cross-cultural workers with 25+ years of experience.

The team works in a large geographic area focused on community- level grass roots evangelism. This involves visiting remote villages by foot, meeting with community leaders, praying for people’s physical and spiritual needs, and distributing scripture to those who are interested.

Additional aspects of this holistic ministry include: health education, women’s health advocacy, burn care, and economic development education.

Qualifications:

Love for the Lord Passion for the unreached Teachable spirit Posture of service Physically healthy*

Willing to…
o Be flexible
o Be mentored
o Be content with not seeing many short term results
o Be open to engage and discuss new ideas o Be challenged to defend your thoughts and actions (Biblically, logically, and strategically) o Be uncomfortable (linguistically, culturally, physically, and spiritually)
o Be isolated from normal support structures o Live in rustic conditions (no running water, indoor plumbing, and limited electricity)
o Live in a remote location (without quick access to medical facilities, shopping centers, coffee shops, etc….)
o Embrace challenges (physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional)
o Value people above tasks
*No/few food allergies, no major health issues, and able to walk several miles with a heavy pack.

Learning Experience:

Interns can expect to work, walk, pray, and learn alongside the long-term cross-cultural workers in their daily life and ministry. This includes accompanying a senior mentor on multiple, one day to two-week stints away from the home village visiting and staying in various remote villages. The walking ministry is patterned after the model of Jesus sending out the disciples two by two in Mark 6:6b-10 and Luke 10:1-11. The intern’s role is primarily focused on prayer, learning, observation, note taking, and carrying scripture (up to 40-60lbs).

Time between trips is spent debriefing, preparing for future trips, mapping, cataloging notes, planning, correspondence, and administration.

Time spent in the home village involves reading about and discussing missiology and development theory, as well as learning culture and language, and participating in times of team prayer, worship, intercession, and discernment. Expect significant amounts of manual labor for basic life functions.

Note: The holistic nature of our approach provides a range of possible internship focuses tailored to the intern’s specific interests, as well as long-term/career positions. We have experience in hosting university internships and providing documentation for credit.

If you think you might be a good fit for this team, 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.

Called to North Africa? We’ve got a place for you!

Region
North Africa & Middle East
Ministry
Art & Media | Business or Admin | Education | IT | Launch Teams | Church Planting
Duration
Long Term | Mid-Term | Short Term
Religion
Muslim | Other | Tribal-Animist

Join one of several teams in a large North African city.

Multiple teams in a large North African city are opening their doors to people with several skillsets to help make disciples and plant churches all over the region. They are looking for:

  • web developers
  • medical professionals
  • digital and social media marketers
  • app developers
  • videographers
  • video editors
  • photographers
  • writers
  • experienced English teachers (with TOEFL certification)
  • business innovators and entrepreneurs
  • children’s workers (single people only, please)
  • university students
  • refugee workers

All new candidates would need to start their ministry on the Equipping Team, where they will learn the language and culture of the area. Those who already speak the majority language would be able to join a team immediately rather than starting with the Equipping Team. All team members are also involved in discipleship and church planting activities. Additionally, anyone wishing to join one of the teams must be willing and able to adapt to living in a very urban environment.  Positions are available on a long-term, mid-term and short-term basis.

To find out more about these teams, don’t hesitate to get in touch with one of our mission mentors.

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 mission mentors to find an opportunity that’s right for you!

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

Photo by Hanson Lu.

Calling All Plumbers and Architects (and a few others)!

Region
Sub-Saharan Africa
Ministry
Business or Admin | Education
Duration
Long Term | Mid-Term
Religion
Muslim | Tribal-Animist

A team in East Africa is in need of your professional skills and knowledge.

The team is closely involved with two schools in their city, both of which are in need of education professionals to fill multiple positions.

A university-level trade school is looking for people to teach:

  • Underwater welding
  • Pipe fitting
  • Architecture
  • Plumbing
  • Construction

A primary + secondary school is in need of:

  • An administrator
  • A curriculum developer

God calls and uses all sorts of people with all sorts of skills. If you or someone you know is skilled in any of these areas, we’d love to hear from you!

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 mission mentors to find an opportunity that’s right for you!

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

Photo by Daniel McCullogh.

Homeschooling Helper Needed in South Asia

Region
South Asia
Ministry
Education
Duration
Mid-Term
Religion
Buddhist | Hindu | Muslim

Want to support a family in a mountainous region of South Asia through helping homeschool their kids? 

A family in South Asia is looking for someone to spend a few hours a day, 5 days a week, with their 3 children (ages 6, 7, and 10) helping them through their homeschool curriculum. This will free the parents for more effective language learning and local ministry, and will help the entire team minister more effectively in their area. The homeschool helper would be considered a full-fledged member of the ministry team, participating in worship times and accountability. Other ministry opportunities will arise and could be pursued in addition to helping with the children.

The family are open to a male or female. Accommodation is available with an existing team member (or separately) if the candidate is female. If the candidate is male, the team will assist him in finding accommodation.  The homeschool helper is needed for any length of time between now and Autumn of 2020. No teaching experience is strictly necessary.

The team is currently made up of 3 young families and a single woman.

If you can see yourself giving a year or so to this type of ministry, we’d love to hear from you!  Get in touch with our mission mentors 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 mission mentors to find an opportunity that’s right for you!

The missionary will need to raise funds to join this ministry

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.

Pilot? Evangelist? Accountant? Come to the Amazon!

Region
Americas
Ministry
Education | Outreach | Church Planting
Duration
Long Term
Religion
Tribal-Animist | Catholic

A team in the heart of the Amazon is looking for 15 new teammates. Could you be one of them?

Currently based in the town of Benjamin Constant, Brazil, this team is working with tribes and villages along the Javari and Amazon Rivers. The team operate out of the larger town along the rivers and make trips to the tribes for evangelisation, planting churches and training indigenous church leaders and missionaries. They primarily use Spanish and Portuguese for the ministry as most people in the area have a good understanding of one or both, with those they disciple as local leaders then training others in their tribal dialects.

In addition to traditional church planters, the team are looking for:

  • Accountants
  • Pilots
  • Mechanics
  • Community health workers
  • Anyone with a practical skillset

Outside the town, which has about 20,000 people, the area is very isolated. Supplies are delivered to the region by barge and occasional small planes. The team travel to the villages primarily by boat, and occasionally by plane.

If this type of work in this type of environment gets you excited, we’d love to talk with you. Get in touch with our mobilisation 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.

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.