Relationship-based Church Planting in South Asia

Relationship-based Church Planting in South Asia

South Asia
Long Term | Mid-Term
Hindu | Muslim | Other

Join a newly formed team in South Asia who are planting churches through relationship discipleship.

A team in South Asia is focussing on building relationships as they seek out People of Peace. Their main priorities are to practice hospitality and relational openness, to grow in Christlikeness and holiness, to grow deeper in personal discipleship, and to exercise prayer–and they want to do all of this in front of their friends and neighbours so that they will see a true model of who Christ is. They hope that their relationships will lead to DBS groups and eventually churches.

If you think you might be a good fit for this team, get in touch with our office team 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!

The missionary will need to raise funds to join this ministry.


Photo by Dario Valenzuela.

Called to North Africa? We’ve got a place for you!

North Africa & Middle East
Art & Media | Business or Admin | Education | IT | Launch Teams | Church Planting
Long Term | Mid-Term | Short Term
Muslim | Other | Tribal-Animist

Join one of several teams in a large North African city.

Multiple teams in a large North African city are opening their doors to people with several skillsets to help make disciples and plant churches all over the region. They are looking for:

  • web developers
  • medical professionals
  • digital and social media marketers
  • app developers
  • videographers
  • video editors
  • photographers
  • writers
  • experienced English teachers (with TOEFL certification)
  • business innovators and entrepreneurs
  • children’s workers (single people only, please)
  • university students
  • refugee workers

All new candidates would need to start their ministry on the Equipping Team, where they will learn the language and culture of the area. Those who already speak the majority language would be able to join a team immediately rather than starting with the Equipping Team. All team members are also involved in discipleship and church planting activities. Additionally, anyone wishing to join one of the teams must be willing and able to adapt to living in a very urban environment.  Positions are available on a long-term, mid-term and short-term basis.

To find out more about these teams, don’t hesitate to get in touch with one of our mission mentors.

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.

Photo by Hanson Lu.

Help Tackle HIV/AIDS in West Africa

West Africa
Education | Health
Long Term | Mid-Term

Join a team who have established a charity that takes a unique church-centred approach to the HIV pandemic; integrating prevention, care and support and attitude change activities.

We believe that the HIV/AIDS pandemic is more than a medical emergency; it is also a spiritual and moral crisis. Indeed the spiritual and moral issues go deeper than the medical ones in both developed and developing nations. Thus we have constructed a response that tackles all three areas. In our charity, medical personnel and theologians work together to transform lives through our three principles: grace, openness and love.

We work through local churches of any denomination. They are rooted in their communities and retain respect, a potent combination in the fight against HIV and AIDS. The process begins with the minister and leaders; we only go into churches with their active support. Then we address the entire congregation during a service, giving basic information on the disease and preaching the gospel and challenging people.

That challenge begins with HIV testing on the church premises for all who are interested. Two options are offered; standard confidential testing or openness – sharing your results with other people in the church who have also chosen to be open.

All who choose the second option make three commitments, to:

  • Belong to Christ in the gospel
  • Be open about their HIV status, whether positive or negative
  • Meet together regularly in small groups to support and encourage each other.

If you are interested in challenging and educating the local church about a Biblical response to HIV/AIDS, we’d love to put you in touch with this team. Get in touch with our office team 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 mobilisation team to find an opportunity that’s right for you!

The missionary will need to raise funds to join this ministry.

Eco-Helper Needed in West Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa
Agriculture | Education
Long Term | Mid-Term
Muslim | Other

Join a Pioneers field team who are working to conserve threatened areas and educate West Africans about Creation Care.

Eden Creation Care Initiative (EDEN) is a faith-based, non-profit, conservation organisation closely linked to Pioneers field workers that helps communities protect areas important for their biodiversity, through educational programmes and scientific research. They are currently running two conservation projects:

Rennajj Fish Farm is a comparatively small area of well demarcated privately owned land, covering 80 hectares. It is on the fringes of the Jos metropolis, and suburban development is currently proceeding close to about half of the farm perimeter. The most significant habitat there is wetland. It regularly holds numerous species of herons and waders, whilst gulls, terns and Ospreys are occasional visitors. Appropriate management and protection of the area could potentially increase species diversity considerably.

Mushere Forest (Dulu area of Kadim in Mushereland) has a total area of 40-50 square kilometers. The aim of this project is to provide effective protection for one of Northern Nigeria’s most severely threatened habitats: forest. The area has been selected because damage to the forest is less severe than in many other areas, and difficulty of access makes protection more feasible than elsewhere.

The team are looking for a self-starting, enthusiastic teammate to help run these programmes on a mid- to long-term basis. No professional qualifications are necessary; just a willingness to learn, a heart to serve and a love for God’s natural world.

Sound like you? Get in touch with our office team 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!

The missionary will need to raise funds to join this ministry.

Set Your Inner Geek Free in Eastern Europe

Central Asia | Europe
Business or Admin | IT
Long Term | Mid-Term
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

Outreach | Church Planting

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.”

Minister to Women in the Balkans

Education | Social Issues | Community Development
Long Term
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!

One-Year Internship: NYC Immerse

Business or Admin | Engineering | IT
Buddhist | Hindu | Muslim | Other | Tribal-Animist | Unreligious | Catholic

Spend a year in New York City working alongside experienced church planters to gain practical ministry experience, mentoring and an understanding of a Biblical worldview of mission. Gain a firm theological foundation and put it into practice by:

  • evangelising and discipling cross-culturally
  • launching house churches through Discovery Bible Studies
  • learning the DNA of reproducible church planting
  • seeing the power of the gospel among the unreached

Wherever you’re coming from or going to, NYC Immerse will prepare you for ministry in your neighbourhood or a city across the world.

Contact us for more information.


What is NYC Immerse?

Immerse is one year of training believers in church planting and cross-cultural ministry in New York City. The idea behind Immerse is to give you the practical tools to share your faith, disciple people from diverse cultures, and plant churches – all in English while living in America. What you learn here at Immerse can be applied to a future ministry wherever the Lord leads you.

What will I be doing during the year?

You will spend 10 months in New York City working amongst an unreached people group (UPG) community, and working with international students, to engage them with the gospel with the purpose of seeing a reproducible church planting movement. This includes activities such as leading Discovery Bible Studies, meeting with unbelievers, being involved in an existing house church, developing as a team, and participating in seminars.

What is the focus of the training?

The focus of the training is organic, reproducible church planting. Each team will work to begin house churches during their time in NYC. This is a cross cultural ministry church planting training program so church planting will happen with either internationals from various people groups or with Muslim immigrants living in the city. There will be a high focus on evangelism and discipleship.

The three main elements are:

  • Theological: Get grounded in your understanding of Scripture, Redemptive History and Mission
  • Practical: Learn the skills needed for reproducible church planting
  • Character: Be transformed as you reflect on the Gospel for every area of life and ministry

Who is this training for?

This training is for anyone who seeks to reach the lost and learn how to start churches (Biblical communities of believers) in any city, town or village.

This training is highly recommended for anyone who wants to do cross-cultural church planting. Many go overseas to do church planting without having an understanding or experience of church planting prior to going. This training will give you the experience and a philosophy of church planting prior to arriving on the field.

When does it start and end?

We recommend that Immerse participants move to New York City by July 15, but the official trainings begin August 1 and end May 31.

How much does it cost?

Expected costs of the program are £1500-1800 per month. This includes housing, meals, local transportation, health insurance, and all ministry expenses for the months spent in New York and abroad. What’s not included is: your transport to New York City, transportation to orientation and debriefs in Florida that bookend your summer trip, personal spending money and souvenirs.

How do I apply?

Start the application process by filling out a Preliminary Information Form.
There will be a phone interview, an application and references to complete the application process.

Can I get academic credit from NYC Immerse?

NYC Immerse will provide courses in hermeneutics, Old Testament, New Testament and Systematic Theology. These courses are not accredited by a college or university degree program, but they count toward Pioneers’ Bible requirements for long term appointments.

Is there an age requirement?

The minimum age for this program is 21 years.

Click here for a video on NYC Immerse!