Summer Trip: DC Team

Summer Trip: DC Team

Region
Americas
Ministry
Education | Outreach
Duration
Short Term
Religion
Buddhist | Hindu | Muslim | Tribal-Animist | Unreligious

What would your 2022 mission trip look like?

The Washington DC Metro area has a large community of immigrants and refugees from all over the world. Among the students we serve, many have come because their land is torn by war, many have come because of state sponsored genocide, and others from fear of violence. Of the students we serve, 75% are Muslim. With the influx of Afghan refugees in the area, this team will be seeking to serve those individuals as well. Due to language and cultural barriers, immigrants and refugees are often restricted to their homes and families. English classes, though available, are expensive and infrequent. So, much of their community is still back in their home countries, and they have few opportunities to form new friendships.

This team’s goal is to meet the needs of these immigrants holistically through English-learning, community-building, and gospel-sharing. They offer inexpensive classes, childcare, a daily Bible lesson and hospitality events. Adult English classes also provide a platform through which you can share the hope we have in Jesus. In addition, these classes allow those who come to interact with diverse students of similar backgrounds as well as local teachers.

We do not just want to care for individuals, but for the whole family. That’s where you come in. This summer, we hope to form relationships with our students’ children and bring the whole family into our community. We will do this by running a summer programme that provides ESL classes for adults, childcare for preschool kids, and programme activities for youth. Edgers will be putting on the youth summer programme that focuses on art, science, lego building, and drama.

Edgers will be leading the way to forming these familial relationships. They will lead the children in activities during ESL class time, support the team, aid the activity leaders, engage in hospitality events throughout the week and learn to participate in cross-cultural ministry from experienced missionaries.

2022 Edge Trip Activities

* Subject to change
  • Participate in Bible studies
  • Take cross-cultural ministry classes
  • Lead and organise activities in the ministry
  • Put on a youth programme focusing on drama, art, science and Legos
  • Form relationships with children and families
  • Participate in hospitality events (trips to museums, meals, etc.)

To find out more about the DC 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: Foodie Team

Region
Southeast Asia
Ministry
Outreach
Duration
Short Term
Religion
Buddhist | Hindu | Muslim | Tribal-Animist

What would your 2022 mission trip look like?

This city is a blend of unreached peoples, languages and beliefs impacting all parts of life. In a single Southeast Asian neighbourhood, you will often hear bells from the Hindu temple, smell incense from Buddhist and Taoist worshipers, and hear the Muslim call to prayer.

This location is a beautiful, equatorial tropical island. You will be in the suburbs, with both a large outdoor market and a large superstore less than ten minutes away. You will be a 45-minute flight from the capital. The island has an international airport along with several malls and other modern conveniences.

Yet, below the surface are many complexities. Followers of the world’s three largest non-Christian religions live on top of each other and coexist in everyday life. There is a wide array of social classes as well, ranging from:

  • Migrant workers from nearby countries
  • Local Muslims who speak little to no English
  • Hindus who speak mostly the local language and also English
  • Very wealthy East Asian Buddhist business people and property owners

There is a lot of seafood here. The climate is hot and humid year-round (33 degrees Celsius every day) and rain is often on the forecast.

And here’s a bonus: This island is considered one of the top-ten foodie destinations in the world!

2022 Edge Trip Activities

* Subject to change
  • Prayer walking. This is a regular part of the long-term team’s weekly routine. You will prayer walk different parts of the city at least two or three times a week.
  • Going out 2×2. You will learn the way that Jesus sent out His disciples in Luke 9-10 and Matthew 10 and then go out to practice these things several times a week.
  • Disciple-making training. The team will walk through the biblical principles of disciple-making and put them into practice together.

To find out more about the Foodie 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.

Homeschooling Helper Needed in South Asia

Region
South Asia
Ministry
Education
Duration
Mid-Term
Religion
Buddhist | Hindu | Muslim

Want to support a family in a mountainous region of South Asia through helping homeschool their kids? 

A family in South Asia is looking for someone to spend a few hours a day, 5 days a week, with their 3 children (ages 6, 7, and 10) helping them through their homeschool curriculum. This will free the parents for more effective language learning and local ministry, and will help the entire team minister more effectively in their area. The homeschool helper would be considered a full-fledged member of the ministry team, participating in worship times and accountability. Other ministry opportunities will arise and could be pursued in addition to helping with the children.

The family are open to a male or female. Accommodation is available with an existing team member (or separately) if the candidate is female. If the candidate is male, the team will assist him in finding accommodation.  The homeschool helper is needed for any length of time between now and Autumn of 2020. No teaching experience is strictly necessary.

The team is currently made up of 3 young families and a single woman.

If you can see yourself giving a year or so to this type of ministry, we’d love to hear from you!  Get in touch with our mission mentors 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 mission mentors to find an opportunity that’s right for 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

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!

Photo by DFID – UK Department for International Development / CC BY

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.