One-Year Internship: Xplore Mission in the UK

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!

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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 NW 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 NW 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!

One-Year Internship: Reach Students in Asia

Region
Asia
Ministry
Outreach
Duration
Mid-Term
Religion
Unreligious

We are looking for qualified university students or young adults who are willing to invest one year of their lives to engage one of the world’s largest unreached peoples with the gospel of Christ.

What is the vision of the one-year internship?

The intern will support long term church planting efforts by:

  • Sharing the gospel and studying the Bible with English-speaking uni students from among unreached people groups.
  • Serving the families of long-term workers.
  • Becoming equipped for possible long term service.
  • Praying diligently for the work of the gospel.
  • Growing deeper in Christ individually and as a community.

What are the basic qualifications to apply for the internship?

  • University students or young adults: Preferably having completed at least one year of university. Young married adults without children are welcome to apply!
  • Commitment to the spread of the gospel among the unreached.
  • Able to serve for at least one full academic year (August-July)
  • 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.
  • Helpful character traits and skills include: experience in Biblical community building, willingness to confess sin to others, thirst for prayer, willingness to try new things, and some experience in personal evangelism and small group Bible studies.

Where will the intern serve?

The intern will study and serve at a large university in a large city in Asia.

Who will the intern be serving under?

  • Pioneers International (PI) church planting team will host the intern.
  • The PI team has been serving among locals in the city for more than seven years.

What will an intern’s typical week involve?

  • Language Study: Every intern will be enrolled in a local university as a full-time language student. This study will involve class hours as well as study and homework hours.
  • Evangelism and Relationships: Team members will invest substantial amounts of time in meeting local students, developing relationships, serving, and initiating Bible studies with them.
  • Fellowship and Prayer: Team members will be committed to the spiritual care and development of each other. This will mean the team will cultivate strong, biblical community as a team. The team will also pray regularly for the advancement of the gospel.
  • Local Church Involvement: Team members will attend and serve at a local church in the city—an English speaking, international church that is legal for all foreign passport holders to attend.

This is considered a full-time ministry position ranging from 40-60 hours per week.

What ministry activities will the intern be involved with?

  • Mentored: Interns will be trained by long-term workers for ministry. All ministry activities will be done under the oversight of the long-term team.
  • Meeting New People: Team members will eat most of their meals in the student cafeteria where they will be surrounded by students. It is easy to make friends here! New friends can be met in many other ways as well!
  • Developing Friendships: Just like all uni students, these students love to hang out and have fun. Team members will spend time playing basketball, practicing language, going to the park, having dinner together and just hanging out.
  • Sharing the Good News: In the process of meeting new people and developing relationships, the good news can be shared early and often. This allows team members to discern who God is drawing them to focus attention on.
  • Bible Studies: The goal of all the relationships is to begin to study the Bible with other students. This is fundamental in helping them understand the glory of Christ in the gospel. This is a work of God but there is clear reason to believe interns will have many opportunities for evangelistic Bible studies.

How will the intern be led?

  • Student Leaders: A leader will be selected from among the one-year interns to handle basic leadership and administrative responsibilities.
  • Long Term Team: The long term team will provide spiritual encouragement, accountability, ministry structure and oversight. Ultimately, the long-term team leader will be responsible for the intern.

How much support is needed?

Support largely depends on the number of interns in any given year, but generally, interns must raise £17,000 for the year (approximately £1,600/pcm).

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?

Holistic Health Development in East Asia

Region
East Asia
Ministry
Health | Community Development | Outreach
Duration
Mid-Term
Religion
Buddhist | Hindu | Muslim | Tribal-Animist

Health and Community Development in East Asia. Are you passionate about holistic health, which encompasses spiritual, physical, mental and social aspects of life?

Come to rural East Asia for two years to join a church planting team working in community development.

Interested in learning more? Get in touch today!

Build Relationships in the Holy Land

Region
North Africa & Middle East
Ministry
Education | Health | Social Issues | Community Development | Outreach
Duration
Long Term | Mid-Term
Religion
Muslim | Other

Help Families in the  West Bank.    Work with local citizens and charities to provide modern day necessities to impoverished communities. Bring long term change to families through education, economic development, humanitarian aid and the love of Christ.

There are so many ways to get involved with teams in the  West Bank ! Here are just a few ideas:

Humanitarian Aid: In partnership with other non-profit organizations, the team provides basic necessities and life-sustaining services to the poor, including food distribution, primary medical care and wheelchair distribution.

Economic Development: In alliance with local governments and existing businesses, the team helps facilitate secure jobs and income stability through job creating, micro-loans and business start-ups. Agriculture projects are also a possible means of involvement.

Educational Opportunities: By providing English education, child care, adolescent development programs and adult education within a loving and nurturing environment, you can help prepare young people for successful entrance into adulthood and adults with more work opportunities.

The biggest current need is for teachers and teacher’s aides.  The team has 100+ 3 to 5 year olds who they are teaching English. The team will pair you up with locals who are paid teachers. You will get to see to the needs of the classroom and assist the teacher, all while learning Arabic and developing relationships. When school is over, visit the children’s homes and further develop and maintain relationships! The students do VERY well and the parents love this because they have confidence in the team’s school and teaching! There is also a need for English teachers with at least a bachelor’s degree in English for adults. Minimum commitment of one year. Familiarity with Islam, Middle Eastern culture and/or Arabic preferred.