Set Your Inner Geek Free in Eastern Europe

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.

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!

Discipleship Opportunities in Portugal

Region
Europe
Ministry
Education | Outreach
Duration
Long Term | Mid-Term
Religion
Catholic

Discipleship in Portugal: Help train and disciple local believers in Lisbon, Portugal.  

Join an experienced team in Lisbon, Portugal as they seek to reach out to the locals where less than 1% of the population is evangelical. Their vision is to train up Portuguese nationals into positions of leadership – into discipleship, evangelism, pastoring, and church planting.

1. Church Planting: Be part of the church planting team, headed up by national leadership, with the view to plant culturally relevant churches that are grounded in the Word of God and that seek, in turn, to plant additional churches.
2. Discipleship based ministry: Be involved in encouraging and discipling believers in a Portuguese evangelical church (or group of churches), with the view to: training up Portuguese believers to be involved in the ministry, and being involved in the development and/or oversight of a discipling programme on a larger scale.
3. Theological Education: Work as part of a team at the Portuguese Bible Institute (PBI), teaching at either the undergraduate or post-graduate level, and contributing to the running of the institute in the areas of administration, technology, finance, public relations or academics.

All applicants must be willing to learn the Portuguese language and culture, be willing to work alongside Portuguese Christians, and have completed theological training.

If you’re interested, get in touch with one of our mobilisers today!

Minister to Women in the Balkans

Region
Europe
Ministry
Education | Social Issues | Community Development
Duration
Long Term
Religion
Muslim | Other | Catholic

Minister to Women in the Balkans: Care for women in the Balkans (Bosnia and Herzegovina) who need mentoring and discipling.

There is a huge need for women’s ministry in the Balkans. Come and use your heart for other women to help teach, disciple and care for the women in our community. Opportunities to show the love of the Father to women in need are endless.

There is great opportunity to work with the team in areas of social justice, such as in pro-life ministry.  The team is looking for long termers who can learn the local language and culture, but we are open to short termers as well.

If you’re interested, get in touch!