Summer Trip: UK North Team

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. 

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

Occupational Therapist Needed in East Asia

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

Do you want to use your skills as an Occupational Therapist to help transform the lives of disabled children in East Asia?

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 therapies that children in western nations routinely receive. You can change these children’s lives.

Using your skills as an Occupational Therapist, you can have in impact on many of these children. A team in East Asia has openings for experienced therapists who are willing to commit a minimum of two years towards developing the lives of children in their city.

You will perform assessments, treatments and reviews as part of a multi-disciplinary team of other international workers while also working beside and training local staff. The role you will play will be central to the children in our care gaining independence and journeying towards productive and satisfying lives.

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

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!

Reach Youth Using Sport in Mongolia

Region
Central Asia
Ministry
Sport
Duration
Long Term | Mid-Term
Religion
Buddhist

Use your love of sport to bring hope to young people in Mongolia.

Do you have coaching experience in football, basketball or volleyball? A long-established team in Mongolia is looking for additional coaching help for their growing gym ministry amongst Mongolian young people.  The summer in Mongolia is short, and the team have had a summer sports ministry for many years, but they have sensed the need to continue the programmes year-round, so have recently begun construction of a gym, which over time will include a meeting room, showers and toilets.

The culture of their city is rife with alcoholism and a general sense of hopelessness. Sports camps in the summer have typically combatted that lifestyle amongst the youth. However, they have seen the greatest change in their children’s friends — those Mongolian young people the family have long term relationships with. So the idea of the gym is meant to facilitate longer term, year round relationships, therefore fostering meaningful change.

The team are looking for experienced sports coaches who can help teach sports with excellence and who will engage with the young people in a meaningful way. The culture is hard, ministry is hard, and the weather is hard – very cold most of the year – but the right candidate will be willing to die to self and pour themselves out for Jesus.

If this sounds like you, please do get in touch! We’d love to share more details about the team’s vision and how you can get involved.


The candidate will need to raise personal funds to join this ministry.

NB: The opportunities listed on our website are only a small percentage of the available opportunities. To find out about more possibilities, please don’t hesitate to contact our mobilisation team.

Water Sanitation in Rural Southeast Asia

Region
Southeast Asia
Ministry
Agriculture | Engineering | Community Development
Duration
Long Term | Mid-Term
Religion
Buddhist | Tribal-Animist | Unreligious
Water Sanitation in Southeast Asia: This is an opportunity to use your skills to improve living standards and help develop sustainable infrastructure, all while maximising opportunities to share the gospel.

Access to household water is the greatest material need in rural villages in this area of Southeast Asia. The mission and vision of the team is to see a holistic transformation of communities through training and equipping local leaders in order to establish a community development model.

If you have any expertise or skills in community sanitation, agriculture, horticulture and/or water systems, this would be an amazing way to use those skills for the kingdom. Train the locals so they can have healthy lifestyles, all while encouraging unity and reconciliation in the local communities.

If you’re interested, get in touch today!

Reach Students in Southeast Asia

Region
Southeast Asia
Ministry
Business or Admin | Education | Community Development
Duration
Long Term | Mid-Term
Religion
Buddhist | Tribal-Animist

Join a Team or Pioneer a New One in Southeast Asia: Use your skills and creativity to reach university aged students with the life-giving message of the gospel.

If you have a love for university students and are interested in starting a new ministry, one of our teams in Southeast Asia would love to have you.

There are a variety of opportunities to reach out to the nearly 1.3 million students in this city. Open a coffee shop or other local business as a way to employ and creatively minister to students. This ministry opportunity requires a person to be willing to raise financial and prayer support.

If you’re interested in working amongst and starting a church planting movement with university students, get in touch today.

 

Skating in Southeast Asia

Region
Southeast Asia
Ministry
Outreach | Sport
Duration
Long Term | Mid-Term
Religion
Buddhist

Skater ministry:  Make disciples among the youth in Southeast Asia through skateboarding.

“It was over three tough years of sharing the gospel with skaters in an urban centre of SE Asia.  He had new plans and a new place to live and work, but God called him back…. and it was the best decision he’s ever made.”

Pioneers is an organisation that has room for people with specialised and unusual skills.  It takes this sort of approach to give those living in the darkest places a chance to see the saving light of Jesus!

If you’re interested in combining your love for skating and your desire to see His kingdom advance, get in touch!

Click HERE to watch the short video about this ministry to skaters in Southeast Asia.

Photo by Michael Prewett.

Wrestling Coach Needed in Asia

Region
Central Asia
Ministry
Business or Admin | Community Development | Sport
Duration
Long Term | Mid-Term
Religion
Buddhist | Hindu | Tribal-Animist

Wrestling Coach Needed in Asia: Build relationships with the locals through teaching wrestling.

Use your love for wrestling and coaching as a way to build relationships to share the good news!

Join a Pioneers team in Mid-Asia that runs a wrestling programme as a Business as Mission (BAM) platform. Although some Russian, Turkish or Azeri language skill would be helpful, there is no requirement other than English. Applicants would need at least four years of college or university-level wrestling experience.

TASKS
Partner in running the wrestling program and assist the Pioneers manager.
Possibly start another wrestling group in addition to the ones currently running.
Teach basic wrestling skills, as well as wrestling with participants.

If you have a love for the sport and a desire to work with adults and youth, this is an amazing opportunity! Use the skills God has given you to form friendships through wrestling – all with the goal of making Him known.

If you’re interested, get in touch to learn more.

If you’re interested in sports ministry but not necessarily wrestling then still get in touch as many of our teams use sports to minister and reach out.