Summer Trips: Paris Team

Summer Trips: Paris Team

Region
Europe
Ministry
Outreach
Duration
Short Term
Religion
Other | Unreligious

What would your 2022 mission trip look like?

Paris, as iconic as it is dreamy, is a city where 12 million people have converged from all corners of the world. You might think of it more as a holiday destination than a mission field. But it is the epicentre of a country where less than 2% of the population know Jesus personally.

This spiritual reality in Paris inspires the long-term team’s passion for the lost. So if you’re looking for a strategic location to serve the Lord, look no further!

This team partners with local churches in order to see other gospel-centred churches planted around Paris. They are passionate about evangelism as well as discipleship. They also seek to be a gospel presence in all sectors of society, from the arts and sports to serving university students and refugees.

As an Edger, you will experience and take part in various ministry opportunities in Paris. You will serve alongside local church and partnering ministries. This will give you a broad picture of what the team does and what serving long-term in an urban context can look like. You will also learn language and culture as you focus on serving and building relationships the long-term team can continue to develop.

Join us in bringing the light of Christ into the spiritual darkness that reigns in Paris, the city of lights.

2022 Edge Trip Activities

* Subject to change
  • Language and culture learning
  • Mentoring and training by the local team
  • Involvement in local church activities
  • Prayer walks in neighbourhoods
  • Relationship building among secular French
  • University student ministry
  • Arts ministry
  • Teaching English to refugees
  • Mercy ministries amongst the homeless, refugees, elderly etc.
  • Evangelism
  • Visit famous landmarks and explore the beautiful city of Paris

Summer Trip: Surge Team

Region
Europe
Ministry
Outreach
Duration
Short Term
Religion
Muslim | Unreligious

What would your 2022 mission trip look like?

Your parents, your church, your college, your future—picture each of them. Now picture them in an alternate reality.

In this reality, your parents suffer from PTSD because of the devastating effects of a war they grew up in. You may not have a church, but you definitely have a religion. It’s made up of rituals and empty traditions, however. As long as you can remember, you’ve been taught not to associate with people from other religious groups. They are the enemy.

This is the reality for many young people in this country.

Despite their reality, or maybe because of it, there are spiritually hungry people in this city. People God has already been drawing to Himself. And we need help finding them.

In this city people are always about: strolling down the walking streets, having coffee with a friend. Many of the younger people speak English and are eager to talk to native English speakers. We need help meeting these people and finding out about their lives.

There are a handful of “seekers” with whom the long-term team has been able to begin reading the Bible. But they believe God has more. Will you come and take the initiative with relationships to help them find these people? These are people who would fall in love with Jesus if they were introduced to Him.

As an Edger, you can come help find the people in this city whom God is already drawing to Himself!

This team needs young people who love Jesus, who aren’t afraid to step into new relationships and who will boldly share what God has done in their lives. Are you not someone who shares boldly yet, but open and ready to learn? We’ll help, equip, and encourage you in just that!

2022 Edge Trip Activities

* Subject to change
  • Minister among an unreached people group in Europe
  • Prepare the soil for seeds to bear good fruit by prayer walking
  • Learn to naturally use church-planting tools (discovery Bible study, “shema” statement sharing, and one-minute testimonies)
  • Help the local team search for “people of peace” God has already been drawing to Himself
  • Serve the local church at evangelistic summer camps
  • Partner with long-term missionaries in two additional cities as they serve their local community
  • Start to learn a Slavic language
  • Experience the lush green mountains of a beautiful country
  • Hiking
  • Cooking

To find out more about the Surge 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: Czech Team

Region
Europe
Ministry
Outreach
Duration
Short Term
Religion
Unreligious

What would your 2022 mission trip look like?

You can spend your summer developing friendships with Czech people who don’t know what a genuine relationship with Christ looks like. By teaching English to all ages, hosting summer camps, and playing sports with the youth, you will have opportunities to exemplify Christ through conversations and your actions.

Most Czechs enjoy a fairly comfortable standard of living because the country has a stable economy and the lowest unemployment rate in the European Union. The unfortunate side effect of living a relatively comfortable life is that most people are unaware of their need for God. Christianity is just not on their radar. In fact, a person who genuinely believes in the God of the Bible and directs his or her life according to scripture is often viewed with disdain or even contempt.

The Czech Republic is one of the most atheist countries in the world. Bible-believing and Christ-following people make up less than 1% of the population. But you can make a difference! Meeting and learning to trust a Christian is a significant step for most Czechs, so a large part of your ministry here will be making connections with people. You will be working in areas where Czechs have needs that you can help meet.

You will be teaching English classes and tutoring Czechs. Through that, you will have the opportunity to build relationships. Many Czechs also enjoy exercise and activity, so ministry centring on sports and outdoor activities can give you a chance to connect with unbelievers.

2022 Edge Trip Activities

* Subject to change
  • Study the basics of the Czech language.
  • Participate in English day camps for children and teenagers.
  • Assist with a scouting-type camp for children and teenagers.
  • Help with English-language intensive weeks for adults.
  • Connect with Czech teenagers/adults at a sports day camp.
  • Gain exposure to the broader ministries of the Czech team in various regions of the country.

To find out more about the Czech 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.

Set Your Inner Geek Free in Eastern Europe

Region
Central Asia | Europe
Ministry
Business or Admin | IT
Duration
Long Term | Mid-Term
Religion
Muslim | Other | Unreligious

An invitation for software developers & professionals to invest in the peoples of Eastern Europe.

With experience in secure payment platforms, a Pioneers team member has established a software development company which currently employs twenty locals. An open door now exists for field workers to come work part-time in management roles, or in teaching Western culture to facilitate helpful client relationships (clients are currently predominantly located in Australia, the UK, and the US).

The founder longs to create a business culture with impact far beyond the daily grind of work hours. Many of the country’s young, talented IT professionals end up leaving home to work in the West. They have a hunger and a longing for more – more that can only be found in Jesus. Apart from investing in relationships with local co-workers, you could use this door to reach into universities, mobilise local believers, locate unreached people groups in the city, and trust God for a church planting movement.

City Snapshot: The second largest city in the country and a growing hub for tech companies, young professionals, and IT specialists. Nearly 1.5 million people, with half of the population under 20 years of age. Over seventeen national universities and many more technical and private universities. Considered a cultural centre, as it hosts numerous music and film festivals yearly and is home to theatres and art galleries, as well as numerous authors.

UPG Snapshot: While the country has a growing body of evangelicals, much of the population remains orthodox. There are 26 UPGS in the country, including Tatar, Azerbaijani, Uzbek, Roma, and more.  Specifically in this city, there are over 8,000 Jews yet to know the hope of their Messiah.

Potential Roles to Fill

  • Client Account Manager
  • Software Developer
  • Project Manager
  • Teaching English language and culture, etc.


Useful Skill-sets 

  • Experience in start-ups
  • Team-builders
  • Culture & Language Professionals
  • Knowledge of the following: JavaScript, NodeJS, Angular, ReactNative, and more.

Positions are paid, whether part-time or full-time, according to the cost of living for locals in the city. Foreigners may want / need to raise supplemental support.

Is this team a fit for you? Drop us a line 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!

 

Photo by Markus Spiske.

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: Media Ministry to the Unreached

Region
Europe | North Africa & Middle East
Ministry
Art & Media
Duration
Mid-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!

Plough the Hard Ground in the Balkans

Region
Europe
Ministry
Education
Duration
Long Term
Religion
Muslim | Unreligious | Catholic

Our team is doing church planting in a town in the Balkans in a secular Muslim environment.

We would love to welcome new long- and short-term team members to spread the Good News widely in this hard ground.

Who are we reaching?

We are seeking to reach the majority Albanian population in our country, of whom just 0.05% trust in Christ.

We seek to break through their mix of Islamic and secular beliefs by shining the light of the Saviour among them.

Vision

There are currently no native believers in our town.

Our vision is to raise up a locally-led church which will be able to reach out to this region, to ethnic Albanians in the Balkans and ultimately be used powerfully by God for His global purposes.

Values

We are helpless to do church planting without the work of God through His Spirit, recognising the Bible as God’s Word and our final authority. A key part of our team’s strategy is to be part of the local community. As a result, we place a high value on language learning. Team members work together closely, encouraging and supporting one another to use our individual giftings towards a common goal.

How?

All God-given skills and abilities can be used in this task; from professional qualifications to hobbies and personal interests, in order to build relationships and trust, serve the community and win a hearing for the Good News.

We have opened a community centre in our town, from which we run various activities: English classes with youth and adults, one-on-one adult English lessons, English book clubs, computer programming and robotics courses, a youth club, craft activities, Bible Studies and more.

We also run other activities outside our centre, such as teacher training (in local schools), medical teaching (at local health centres), palliative care community projects, baking, mountain biking and summer camps.

We work closely with the local church in a nearby city, sharing resources and encouraging each other in our work and spiritual growth.

There are so many ways in which this community can be served. Get in touch to find out more. We’d love to hear from you.

Photo by Arild Vågen and is licensed under the Creative Commons.