Pilot? Evangelist? Accountant? Come to the Amazon!

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.

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. 

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)

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.”

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.

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

One-Year Internship: Bring Your Giftings to West Africa

Region
West Africa
Ministry
Community Development | Outreach
Duration
Mid-Term
Religion
Muslim | Tribal-Animist

Bring your unique skills and giftings to West Africa to help with church planting.

The field team’s primary interest is in seeing the Kingdom established where they are, investing in the couple of believers that are there, training them, and seeing a church established that can multiply. They are currently in the country on missionary visas and identify themselves as “Teachers of the Holy Books”.

What is the vision for the one-year internship?

  • Join the existing field team to engage the local community in relationships through your unique gifts and skills, as well as through intercessory prayer.
  • Gain practical church planting training with an experienced field 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?

  • You must be at least 18 years old and available to spend 9-18 months on the field.
  • Single men, single women and couples are all encouraged to apply. (Because of the cultural context, younger single women will need to live with someone. Single men and older single women may live on their own.)
  • The preferred time of service is from September to August, but other timeframes will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • The team is looking for people who have the burden for intercession and have it as a priority since it under-girds all that they do as a team.
  • As there is not a job description for this internship opportunity, the intern must be willing to be self-motivated.
  • Must be willing to “get your hands dirty” and find out what mission work is really like.

Who will the intern be working alongside?

The team is made up of two families with school-aged children, an older couple and a single woman. They are a team made up of a group of people with diverse skills and a variety of specialties, but all of whom are focused on seeing a church planting movement in the people amongst whom they work. Some of the professions/skillsets represented on the team include a curriculum writer, an ordained minister, a businessman, a banker, a physician’s assistant, a nurse practitioner, and a social worker.

What ministry activities will the intern be involved in?

Interns will be involved in a variety of activities based on the skills they bring to the field with them! The field team hopes that interns will be able to open new segments of the community to them by building contacts based on their unique giftings. Interns will spend 1-2 months staying in a local home whilst learning language and culture. They will also participate in team life and will be expected to use their interests and skills as platforms for relationship building, with the end goal of making disciples and planting churches in mind. There are also opportunities for health care professionals as well as a need for a homeschool teacher for the team’s children.

The team are currently exploring various access ministries, although their main access ministry to date has been prayer. They place a huge priority on a life of worship and prayer, as individuals as well as the team as a whole. This has become an integral part of the team culture. Prayer and intercession (including prayer walking) is a primary means of access ministry in the community, to the point that people have begun coming to the team requesting prayer. Locally, they are developing the reputation of being spiritual people who pray and whose God answers their prayers.

Would you like to explore what church planting could look like in West Africa? Get in touch!

Support the Local Church in Central Europe

Region
Europe
Ministry
Outreach | Church Planting
Duration
Long Term
Religion
Muslim | Catholic

Several countries in Central Europe are in need of workers with gifts in mentorship, discipleship, and evangelism! Slovakia, Austria, Czech Republic, Slovenia and northern Italy are in huge need of foreign workers to come alongside the local church leadership to serve them and encourage them in the Lord.

We are passionate about assisting and working in the local church, helping it to grow, reach out, and multiply. Each of our countries uses a slightly different approach to achieve this and you can join families already serving there.  More work needs to be done and we are definitely looking for help. You may well be part of His answer!

If you’re interested in partnering with local churches in Central Europe or just have more questions, get in touch today!

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?