Launch into Ministry in the Balkans

Launch into Ministry in the Balkans

Region
Europe
Ministry
Art & Media | Business or Admin | Education | IT | Health | Launch Teams | Social Issues | Outreach | Sport | Church Planting
Duration
Long Term
Religion
Muslim | Catholic

Launch Teams in the Balkans are looking for new team members who are ready to explore what God has for them in the region.

Many areas are moving to the Launch Team model of welcoming new field workers to the field. Launch Team members will spend two years learning the local language and culture while exploring ministry opportunities in the area. The hope is that teams would form within the Launch Team who would then be sent together to start new ministries in other parts of the region. During the two Launch years, Launch Team members will be fully engaged in ministry activities as well as studying language and culture.

The team’s purpose statement is: Our team exists to catalyse multiplication at all levels of disciple-making and church planting activities, and to do this in cooperation with local churches. Along the way we want to raise the standard of what it means to be a disciple of Jesus, while simplifying what it means to be a church. We also seek to simplify the process of being a disciple by equipping everyone with simple, reproducible skills and methods that can be easily learned and taught to others, believing that 2 Timothy 2:2 holds some clues for multiplication of disciples and leaders.

The team welcomes people with any skills or gifting, but particular opportunities in the area currently include:

  • teaching english (or another foreign language)
  • inter-religious dialogue
  • journalism
  • performing arts (music, dance)
  • sports
  • advocating for life through a local pro-life project
  • peace and reconciliation activities
  • working with youth in local churches
  • IT
  • medical

For more information on team strategy and requirements, get in touch with one of our mobilisers. We’d love to hear from you!

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

Choose Your Own Adventure: the Arabian Peninsula

Region
North Africa & Middle East
Ministry
Business or Admin | Education | Engineering | IT | Health | Community Development | Sport
Duration
Long Term
Religion
Muslim

The Arabian Peninsula (AP) is full of opportunities for professionals who want to live out their Christian faith cross-culturally. 

The AP is a very expensive place to live and most countries place a high value on professional contribution, so anyone who is prepared to work a normal 40-hour work week on top of personal and team-based ministry time is an ideal fit for the region.

Possible job opportunities include:

  • Medical
  • Humanitarian aid / refugee work
  • Consulting
  • Business / entrepreneurship
  • Teaching / higher education
  • Sports coach
  • Marketing

It is advised that anyone seeking employment in the AP begin to learn Arabic before arrival. Although learning a language by immersion (in-country) is generally preferable, it is unlikely that a person would be able to balance full time language learning with full time employment, so a basic knowledge of Arabic would be beneficial.

Our mobilisation team would love to chat more with you about the possibilities, so if you’d like to know more, feel free to get in touch!

Get Creative in North Africa

Region
North Africa & Middle East
Ministry
Agriculture | Art & Media | Business or Admin | Education | IT | Health | Community Development
Duration
Long Term
Religion
Muslim

Several teams in North Africa are looking for energetic, adventurous people to join them.

After more than a century of faithful work in the region, there are now believing groups in every major city. Praise God! But with a total of less than 5000 active Christians, there is so much still to do! Many towns of 100,000 have no known Christian and no workers. Our challenge is to go beyond the major cities and make the Good News of Jesus available to all.

Long term, it is not difficult to set up in business, there are widespread needs for rural and health development, there are opportunities to offer healthcare (though not to practice hands-on medicine) and there is always a need for teachers.

Other opportunities/needs include:

  • IT Consulting
  • Teaching art or music
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Tourism services
  • Agriculture
  • Martial Arts

Team members must be willing to learn at least two languages. You must also be willing to spend much of your time building relationships and spending time with local people. Having professional skills and experience as well as the ability to work autonomously is also a plus. There are currently six teams in the area, so there’s a lot of opportunity to find one that fits you and your gifts.

If you’re interested in knowing more, get in touch with our mobilisers today!

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

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.

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.

Special Education Teacher Needed in East Asia

Region
East Asia
Ministry
Education
Duration
Mid-Term
Religion
Buddhist | Unreligious

Do you have a passion for teaching children with special needs? 

All over East Asia, thousands of infants and children with disabilities are abandoned each year by their families. These children don’t get access to even the most basic education that children in western nations routinely receive. You can change these children’s lives.

Using your skills as a special educator, you can have in impact on many of these children.

Special Educators provide a range of services:

  • Working with curriculum contextualised for East Asian culture
  • Implementing education strategies that meet the needs of children with a variety of disabilities
  • Work within an interdisciplinary health team
  • Help to develop and implement individual education plans
  • Help disabled children realise their potential and lead full lives

 

Does this sound like you? If so, get in touch with our office team today!

Join the Island Life Team in South East Asia

Region
Southeast Asia
Ministry
Agriculture | Business or Admin | Education
Duration
Long Term | Mid-Term
Religion
Muslim

Bring your unique gifts and skills to share the good news on a remote island in South East Asia.

Island Life is looking for creative, innovative people to open opportunities to serve on a remote island in South East Asia. Currently the team is running a business producing agricultural and marine products, but opportunities are not limited to these fields. The business provides opportunities to build relationships with people at many different levels of society, from rural farming families to government officials, and we hope that as these relationships grow and deepen, they will lead to life-transforming discipleship movements among all unreached peoples in the area.

We would welcome people with experience in areas including but not limited to:

    • Agriculture
    • Aquaculture
    • Marine biology
    • Tourism
    • Teaching English
    • Management, logistics and accounting
    • Food product development and marketing
    • Homeschool help

We encourage anyone interested in this area, whatever your background and gifts, to contact us and begin a conversation as to how you may be able to serve as part of Island Life.

Get in touch to find out more!

One-Year Internship: Bring Your Passions to West Africa

Region
West Africa
Ministry
Agriculture | Education | Health | Social Issues | Community Development
Duration
Mid-Term
Religion
Muslim | Tribal-Animist

Bring your skills and passions to a team in West Africa.

What is the vision for the one-year internship?

  • Join the existing field team to engage the local community through involvement in one or more mission initiatives.
  • Gain practical mission training with an experienced field team.
  • Learn language and culture while serving the community.
  • Receive mentoring from a more mature member of the field team.

What are the basic qualifications?

  • You must be at least 18 years old and available to spend at least six months on the field.
  • The preferred time of service is from September to August, but other timeframes will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • The team are looking for: someone with IT experience to help at the local theological college; someone with experience and/or interest in moving Christians on from negative attitudes to Muslims induced by their experience of aggression to reaching Muslims in the love the Holy Spirit pours into our hearts as part of a dedicated [Muslim] outreach organisation; people interested in helping with a well-established ministry focused on spreading the Gospel in partially evangelised churches through addressing HIV/AIDS and issues of social righteousness – a particular need is for someone to help set up ‘salt networks’ within different walks of life to link people determined to defy social norms at whatever cost by living righteously in their work environments, thereby commending the Gospel of Christ; people interested/experienced in conservation, aquaculture or agriculture to help with a conservation nonprofit associated with the team; medical students and nurses.

Who will the intern be working with?

The field team is currently made up of a couple who have been in the country for over 25 years, as well as their local partners.

What ministry activities will the intern be involved in?

We use the gospel to bring together several areas of Nigerian life. We work with a local theological college to train pastors and leaders for church and ministry. We have started Grace and Light ministry to get the gospel into the church with the aim of helping Christians live transformed lives and having impact in society and the nation. We run Love Language ministry (part of New Life for All), which is focussed on putting love at the centre of Christian living, especially in relating to Muslims in the challenging circumstances in our country today. Finally, Eden Creation Care Initiative is part of the A Rocha family of Christian conservation organisations, and is putting creation care on the map in our country.

Interested in learning more? Get in touch today!

One-Year Internship: Teach English in the Balkans

Region
Europe
Ministry
Education
Duration
Mid-Term
Religion
Muslim | Unreligious | Catholic

Use your English skills to help a church planting team in the Balkans.

This country is one of the world’s newest, declaring independence in February 2008. The religion is predominantly secular Islam, with small Catholic and Orthodox communities. Protestants represent fewer than 1% of the population.

What is the vision for the one-year internship?

  • Join the existing church planting team to engage the local community in relationships through teaching English, baking, mountain biking and other gifts, skills or interests you bring to the table.
  • Gain practical church planting training with an experienced church planting team.
  • Learn language and culture while serving the community.
  • Be mentored by a more mature member of the field team.

What are the basic qualifications to apply?

  • You must be at least 18 years old and available to spend at least six months on the field.
  • Commitment to the spread of the gospel among the unreached.
  • Teaching experience is required, but experience teaching English is not necessary.
  • Member in good standing of a local church with a history of active involvement, service, good character, and teachability.
  • Humble, teachable spirit and commitment to grow in God’s grace.
  • A love for the gospel and commitment to being continually impacted by its power.

Who will the intern be serving alongside?

The field team is made up of two families: one with two small children, and one with older children. You will be serving as a full-fledged member of this team. The team have a strong concept of family and team, working closely together rather than each person focusing on his/her own ministry. They use the concept of a basketball team rather than a track team. They emphasise language and cultural proficiency in order to reach people in their heart language.

What ministry activities will the intern be involved with?

The team are in the first couple of years of a new church plant in a town of about 30,000 people. As of yet, there are no local believers, but the team have been received warmly and have had many opportunities to share the gospel. The team have about 50 youth and 10 adults involved in English, computer and guitar classes. They are also serving about 20 local doctors and nurses through practical skills training. They also organise Bible studies and host summer camps. And of course, they share the gospel within personal relationships.

In terms of English teaching, the team have over 40 students on the waiting list to join their courses. They use modern teaching techniques, including games, media projectors and iPads, to enhance their classes.

If you have some experience teaching English and have at least six months available, let’s talk and explore the possibilities!

Work With Widows and Orphans in Uganda

Region
Sub-Saharan Africa
Ministry
Education | Health | Community Development | Outreach
Duration
Long Term | Mid-Term
Religion
Muslim | Tribal-Animist | Catholic

Come and join our team for the long term or the short term, teaching and supporting disadvantaged orphans, who need educational and health support, as well as spiritual mentoring.

Come and love the unloved, providing individual care to children and holistic support to families. The team is in need of people with big hearts who are flexible and willing to learn.

There is also an opportunity for a women’s ministry facilitator to help create self-sustaining, income-generating projects.

God sets the lonely in families (Psalm 68.6) – is he calling you to help him? If so, why not get in touch today?