missi onmatters exploring opportunities in global mission issue 9
Partners in this edition: Church Mission Society European Christian Mission International Nepal Fellowship Redcliffe College
Wish You Were Here! Receiving a postcard from fami ly or fri ends holi daying in some exoti c locati on may evoke a number of reacti ons. You may be delighted that they are enjoying themselves and having a wonderful time away from the normal pressures of life. You may be reli eved that you're not with them whi le they endure the holi day from hell. Or, you might be wishing you were there to enjoy the delights of the sun, sea and sand. Without a doubt, it's much better to be the sender rather than the recipi ent when it comes to postcards but, if you're anything li ke me, sending postcards is the last thing on your holi day agenda. There are much more important things to do on holi day! I have many fri ends and former colleagues who are working in just about every regi on of the world. Some are in what you may regard as 'exoti c' locati ons - some are in downright tough places. Even the most i dylli c locati ons have their down si des when it comes to engaging in missi on. My reacti on to a 'Wish you were here' message on a postcard from a missi onary fri end serving in the slums of Mumbai may be very different to my reacti on to receiving one from a cousin who's basking on a beach in the M aldives! I t's unli kely that you'd be getting a 'Wish you were here' postcard from some places around the world where God's people are serving him… .. or would you? Cast your mind back to Paul's second missi onary journey as recounted in
the Book of Acts. ‘Next Paul and Si las travelled through the area of P hrygi a and Galati a, becau se the Holy Spi rit had prevented them from preachi ng the word i n the prov i nce of A si a at that ti me. 7 T hen comi ng to the borders of Mysi a, they headed north for the prov i nce of Bithyni a, but agai n the Spi rit of Jesu s di d not allow them to go there. 8 So i n stead, they went on through Mysi a to the seaport of Troas. ' 9 T hat night Paul had a v i si on: A man from Macedoni a i n northern Greece was standi ng there, pleadi ng with hi m, "Come over to Macedoni a and help u s!" 10 So we deci ded to leave for Macedoni a at once, hav i ng concluded that God was calli ng u s to preach the Good News there.' (Acts 16:6-10) Not much is sai d about the man in Paul's visi on apart from the fact that he was standing and begging, whi ch suggests a certain desperati on. He di dn't mince his words either; this was a 'wish you were here' message of a different kind and one whi ch undoubtedly resonates with God's servants all over the globe. This publi cati on represents literally hundreds of ministri es all over the world whi ch need more people to help them so they can fulfi l the tasks that God has entrusted to them. The early secti ons give us some insights into some creative and innovative ways in whi ch God is using ordinary people to do extraordinary things to help extend his global K ingdom. The listing of vacanci es - whi le it is extensive only scratches the surface of the need that exists for those to 'go and help'. M aybe God has a place for you! M aybe it's your time to respond to the call. 'Come over and help us!'
Jo Jowett E ditor Associate Director, Christian Vocati ons
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Acknowledgements: Special thanks to Church M issi on Soci ety, European Christian M issi on, I nternati onal Nepal Fellowship, and Redcliffe College for partnering with us to produce this publi cati on. We would also li ke to express our appreciati on to the following for photographs and testimoni es used in this publi cati on: Fronti ers, OM F I nternati onal, SAT-7 Trust, SI M , and South Ameri can M issi on Soci ety.
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missi onmatters issue 9
con ten ts partnerfeatures
exploring opportuniti es in global missi on
Church Mission Society
European Christian Mission
International Nepal Fellowship
P.E.R.F. M issi on
Sharing Christâ€™s Love in Europe
Healing and Transforming Communiti es
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Strategi c M issi on Training
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in this issue pages 23 - 29
contents 04 -29
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organisati on profi les
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locati on index
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events & resources
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Christian Vocati ons exists to resource and challenge Christians to discover and practise their God-given vocati on and mobi lise them for his servi ce. CV is the biggest independent Christian ministry in the UK engaged in helping Christians in their involvement in Christian servi ce, whether in short or long - term, voluntary or pai d capacity. Since its establishment in the mi d - 80â€™s, CV has been privi leged to provi de advi ce and informati on to thousands of UK Christians in their search to find a place that fits them. I f God is stirring you to serve him, then maybe CV can help you in that discovery by provi ding an extensive range of informati on, servi ces and resources. christianvocations
Olive oi l that changes lives...continued persistence and resolve the centre is achi eving great things. As the Rehabi litati on Centre's founder he has a very special ti e with the place where the ministry to help drug addi cts began 14 years ago. The ultimate goal of E l Buen Samaritano is to help these young men reintegrate as productive members of soci ety. I n additi on to funding from the European Uni on, the project is heavi ly supported by ECM , whi ch is working with retired Scottish Christian businessman, Alan M oir, to run an adopt-a-tree scheme to get UK Christians involved in the project. One thousand trees at E l Buen Samaritano are up for adopti on for ÂŁ40 each, and the sponsor wi ll receive a 3-litre container of
extra virgin oi l direct to their door. People in the UK have already sponsored more than a hundred trees, and M oir says he would buy another olive grove if there's enough demand for it.
got major health benefits," he notes. "And another reason for doing this is to help protect the environment. The trees prevent soi l erosi on. I f they disappeared, the centre of Spain would be a desert."
"I 'd always wanted to do something li ke this, but I couldn't because I was working," says M oir, who has invested hundreds of pounds of his own money and the last six months to see the scheme get off the ground. And he's even adopted trees in the names of his son and his grandson.
But most of all he wants to see the scheme prosper for the sake of the young men who are finding new life at E l Buen Samaritano.
I t's hard not to catch the visi on, as M oir points out the vari ety of benefits in this kind of project. "Olive oi l is great for blood pressure and cleaning the liver. I t reduces cholesterol and is high in anti-oxi dants. I t's
To find out more, or to adopt a tree, visit: www.buensam.org.uk
Adapted from an arti cle by Hazel Southam published in I dea M agazine, M ay /June 2008. Used by permissi on of the Evangeli cal Alliance.
Discovering the 'when' and 'where' As newly appointed ECM candidates, Justin & Kirstin Sismey reflect on their journey towards a new opportunity.
Justin, K irstin and Emeline
Ever since we finished our studi es at Northumbria Bible College (where we met) in 1998 we knew we would be missi onari es but at that time we were uncertain of when and where. Ten years later, having been fully involved with a vari ety of ministri es at Loughton Baptist Church in M i lton Keynes, we have been accepted by ECM Britain as missi onary candi dates to serve, from September, 2009 in Rostock, North E ast Germany, working with the Frei e evangelische Gemeinde in Norddeutschland on a church planting project. K ristin is German and comes from the former E ast Germany whi le I (Justin) come from England and have previ ously worked as a volunteer with the Baptist M issi onary Soci ety. We have our 4 year old daughter Emeline, and another baby due in M ay. The last 10 years have not been wasted as God has gradually been affirming our call to overseas missi on. Now that we have a "where" and a "when" we are excited about all that we can offer with the ski lls that God 10
has given us. Despite years of work in the area, there are currently no full-time workers on the team in Rostock. I n the short term our role wi ll be to support the good work that has been started by the team; evaluating and assessing how to further develop ministri es that reach out into the community. This wi ll include exploring work amongst different communiti es and groups such as fami li es and internati onal students but also with a focus on discipleship and helping
folk to develop their gifts and talents. Our visi on is to a have a flourishing church that wi ll qui ckly grow and whi ch can become firmly established to grow its own leaders and, in turn, reach into this largely atheisti c, post-communist community, provi ding for the range of needs that are there.
Opportuniti es with ecm Albania Lushnje / Durres - couple required to share missi onary load with established couple. Lushnje - single (M ) required to spearhead vi llage outreach (all aspects) and for church planting. Lushnje - single (M or F) required for social outreach, men's or women's work and care giving. Tirana - couple (Age 25-40) self starters required for student outreach, evangelism and discipling (Tirana church linked).
East Zagreb, Sesvete, Dugo Selo 2 couples and 1-3 singles required to join team of Croatian Baptist Churches in church planting. Normal church ministri es to create a 'presence' around whi ch new churches can be started, and/or church leadership and church planting.
Rostock - couples and singles required for outreach, counselling and church development. Freiburg - couples and singles required for outreach, counselling and church development.
Poland Rabka - two couples and single (M or F) required for church planting (1 Polish). Podhale Region - two couples needed for evangelism and church planting.
Ireland Waterford city - couple and single (M ) with leadership abi lity for evangelism and discipleship in small groups (one to one). New location - couple and single (M or F) required for developing a new outreach locati on, pi oneering church planting.
Austria Linz - couple or single (M or F) required for evangelism, discipleship, mentoring, and student ministry (Age 20-35). Krumpendorf / Portschach - couple required for contact evangelism (inspiring and training others). Moosburg - couple required for contact evangelism (inspiring and training others) and for chi ldren's evangelism. Krumpendorf - single (M or F) required for chi ldren's evangelism; start and run chi ldren's clubs.
France Gien - 2 couples & single (M or F) for pi oneer outreach, administrati on, evangelism, church planting. Moulins - 2 couples & single (M or F) for pi oneer outreach, administrati on, evangelism, church planting. Central France - 1 person (M or F) or marri ed couple needed for administrati on, communi cati on andwebmaster. Developing M CE-France by promoting ECM in France.
Italy Trentino - 4 couples for church planting (1 couple as pi oneers & 3 to develop existing groups).
Kosova Peja - couple needed for leadership, training and vi llage outreach (Age 30+) and experi enced organizer & a single (M or F) needed for social outreach and chi ldren's and youth work (Care qualifi cati on or chi ldren's /youth work experi ence required).
Spain Portugal Mora - couple or single (M or F) needed for personal evangelism and discipleship. To functi on alongsi de a Team Leader bui lding into the 3rd stage of a church planting project.
Castell贸n: Onda - two couples needed for pi oneer church planting, personal evangelism, discipleship & visitati on, chi ldren's and youth work, musi c (important & urgent) and help with vari ous yearly activiti es (e.g. summer activiti es). C贸rdoba - Pedroches - two couples needed for church planting & single (M or F) needed for administrati on and church work in the Drug Centre Offi ce in Pozoblanco. Drug Centre - couple (retired) needed for the Centre's maintenance / domesti c work & single (M ) needed to monitor the Drug Centre (practi cally minded /DI Y). Alto Guadalquivir - two couples needed to develop work in the areas of discipleship, evangelism and team bui lding. Campi帽a - two couples needed for church planting and extensi on evangelism into surrounding towns & single (M or F) needed for youth ministry. Subbetica - two couples needed for church planting and extensi on evangelism into surrounding towns. Alto Guadiato - couple needed for church planting and extensi on evangelism into the surrounding towns, & single (M or F) needed for discipleship and leadership training. NB Spani sh language command requi red for A L L & theologi cal/mi ssi onary trai ni ng expected from all apart from the reti red couple.
Sweden Kiruna / G盲llivare - couple and single (M or F) needed for pastoral work (one to one) and part-time tentmaking is preferred.
For any more informati on on these vacanci es please contact: Angela I mbayago, ECM Britain, 50 Bi lling Road, Northampton, NN1 5DB Emai l: email@example.com profi le on page 34 missi onmatters
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M ahmoud, a Bedouin man living in Jordan, has been calling SAT-7's telephone counselling centre for over two months to share how much he enjoys watching SAT-7. He lives in an area where there are absolutely no Christians. He informed the counsellor that he has been watching SAT-7 for years and requested a Bible, whi ch was sent to him. He called to ask questi ons and discuss what he was reading in the Bible. Finally, he requested to come and visit the counsellor in person. When he came, he explained that for over two months, God had put upon his heart the desire that his home should become a church. He asked the counsellor to come and visit him to see how he and his fami ly pray every day first - for SAT-7 and also for all the people in their area. When the counsellor asked him how he had learned all these things, he repli ed that it was from SAT-7. He shared how SAT-7's programmes had taught him how to pray and how to be an example to his wife and chi ldren. M oreover, there are now two other fami li es who come to pray with him and his fami ly. A church is starting where previ ously there was none!
SAT-7 www.sat7.org profi le on page 43
The Good, the Bad and the Bizarre! As a foreigner, it's a challenging task to build relationships in a Muslim culture. A Frontiers worker talks about the challenges he faced and the conversations which form the basis of those relationships. "Beep, beep" goes my alarm clock, and I growl to myself "How di d I get here!?" But remembering the clear calling from God that brought me to spend two years in North Afri ca always fi lls me with energy and I get ready for the day ahead. Language study is just one of the day's activiti es. Where I live we don't have the luxury of language institutes, although I do have a nati onal helper. After a morning of study and a light lunch of masiman (a type of pancake), I am off to the market.
'I t's a priv i lege to share my li fe and faith'
At the local market, or suq, there are all kinds of sights, smells, tastes and it is a great place to meet people. The conversati ons I have there can be roughly divi ded into three categori es: the Good, the Bad and the Bizarre!
After a recent conversati on with a fri end about the M essiah, he told me he had a book about him and invited me back to his place to take a look. To my surprise, it was the gospel, together with a number of other Christian books. He had gone to the trouble of writing off to get them! God is preparing people for me to meet here!
Although I slam accepts the Bible as a holy book, my Muslim fri ends tell me the Bible has been changed and we can no longer trust it. When challenging fri ends, I have tri ed every possible approach: asking them to show me where it's been changed; quoting the Qur'an whi ch speaks favourably about the Bible; asking them whether God is strong enough to protect his Wordâ€Ś all to no avai l.
The Bad The longer I spend here, the more I realise that people don't come to faith by eloquence or cleverly crafted arguments but rather by the work of the Holy Spirit. So many conversati ons with Muslims feel li ke a struggle where little is being revealed between the two parti es.
After coming back from the suq I might hang out with some nati onal fri ends, go down to the cafĂŠ or spend time with team mates. I t is a privi lege to share my life and faith with the people here and it is great having the support of a team around me. I f you feel you have a calling to the fi eld, I would definitely recommend an "immerse" placement.
"immerse" is designed for people who want to test their calling to work in the Muslim world. Fronti ers offer tai lormade placements working alongsi de an existing team for up to 2 years. For more informati on contact: gi lli e@fronti ers.org.uk
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Street Boys and a Father's House In Brazil, 25 million children live in extremely deprived conditions. 8 million of these live on the streets, forming gangs to survive, and many will be killed before they reach 18.
Andy Roberts, a SAM S volunteer recalls time spent at “My Father's House”, a project whi ch seeks to reach out to some of Brazi l’s needi est chi ldren. The project is linked to the Angli can Church of Living Waters whi ch is situated on a favela (shanty town) besi de a rubbish dump in the city of Olinda. Around 250 chi ldren a day are reached, provi ding a safe house for boys at high risk and whose lives are in danger. Statisti cs show - just from our own favela where we work - that on average four young people are ki lled each week due to gang vi olence. M any of the boys in My Father's House have run away from home due to physi cal/sexual abuse from their fami li es or because their parents are addi cted to drugs or alcohol. Our youngest came to the project at the age of 4; he was found abandoned on the rubbish dump and covered in marks from where his mother had been biting him. Two of our boys have witnessed a parent being murdered: one boy's mother held his father down whi lst her boyfri end stabbed him, and the other boy has to live with the fact that his own dad murdered his mum. Parental love is something many of our boys have never felt. We work closely with 26
whatever fami ly the boy has to try to restore them both. On the favela many chi ldren work on the rubbish dump pi cking through the rubbish to find recyclables, the majority of them supporting entire fami li es from the little money they manage to earn.
Multi-faceted Ministry SAM S missi on partners I an and Siméa M eldrum set up My Father's House to show God's love in practi ce to vulnerable youngsters. I an explains that under its umbrella are two other projects. The Living Waters I nstitute is a 90-acre simplifi ed retreat centre designed to receive fami li es, including those of the boys. However incomplete or broken, they come for short visits to get away from the favela, to live and play together and learn basi c restorati on and reintegrati on ski lls.
preventi on and support unit run at Living Waters and includes the school referred to by Andy above. The centre serves the community who live and work in and around the tip and the chi ldren also receive dental and medi cal care. Teens and adults attend at night for ski lls training courses to help improve fami ly income. As Andy points out, "Jesus Christ came to give us life - life to the full. I t's only through Christ and the new life he brings that these boys and these fami li es wi ll be transformed."
The Christian Fami ly Support Centre is a
Andy Roberts SAM S volunteer, Olinda, Brazi l I an and Siméa M eldrum
Confessi ons of a New Missionary Daniel Kirk of SAMS passes on some truths about being one of God's representatives. My wife E llelein and I have been teaching on Phi lippians in our church here in Chi le and I 've been impacted again by Paul's words: 'Do nothing out of selfish ambiti on or vain conceit, but in humi lity consi der others better than yourselves.' (2:3). I n our post-colonial age we know we're not superi or to the people we're working with, that we're here at the invitati on of the local church and under the leadership structure of the nati onal church. And yetâ€Ś Coming here in my mi d-thirti es I assumed that whi lst missi on work is diffi cult for most, I 'd take to it li ke a duck to water. After all I 'm a missi onary ki d, fairly fluent in Spanish after six years in M exi co, spent several years working in a Latin Ameri canfocused missi on agency, educated to postgraduate level in relevant disciplines and marri ed to a Latin! I n reality, though, I was much closer to Paul's attitude in his pre-Damascus road experi ence (Phi l 3:4-5) lots to offer and to boast about - than to the example of Christ (2:5) that the converted Paul urges us to imitate. A retired missi onary had told me I wouldn't really
managed to halve rather than double. What works in one culture doesn't necessari ly work in another! achi eve anything in my first term of servi ce. I begged to differ! The first shock was how different Chi lean Spanish was to our Central Ameri can versi on. When I offered to wash the dishes I was politely told that, "in Chi le everyone washes their own bottoms thank you very much!" (Trastes: dishes in M exi co; backsi de in Chi le). There were countless other examples of words and phrases typi cal to Chi le that had to be learnt to be able to communi cate. After preaching in a church where I 'd shared in the pulpit half a dozen times before, I was enthusiasti cally congratulated by a young lady: "That was great; that's the first time I understood all you sai d"! That was humbling! Then there's the problem of someone who's task-focused and tends to see things in black and white, arriving in a culture that is people-focused and often seeing things in greyish tones. The outrage I expressed after a chi ld's Christian DV D lent to an upstanding church member was pirated, colour cover and all, and given away as a present. Or the frustrati on I felt with people who can't seem to make straightforward personnel decisi ons because they're worri ed about upsetting someone. Or the youth group, whi ch I
Gradually you realise that in many ways this culture is closer to gospel i deals than the one left behind. I 'm challenged by the 70year-old uneducated lady (pi ctured), theoreti cally my student but in reality my teacher, as she's light years closer to God in the humble outliving of her faith. She incarnates Jesus' attitude, who 'humbled himself and became obedi ent to death, even death on a cross' (Phi l 2:8). I t's dawned on me that what I 'd always sai d to those who go on short-term missi on projects - "You'll receive far more than you ever give" - is also true for those who go overseas for longer; and indeed, in God's grace, true for all who serve him. God works in missi onari es' lives to make us more li ke his Son; he pairs us with people of differing but complementary gifts, and though we may continue to operate with western preconcepti ons, he shows how cultural barri ers can be crossed in both directi ons with his global fami ly enri ched and his name glorifi ed. I t's peri lous, humblingâ€Ś but definitely worth it. SAMS www.samsgb.org profi le on page: 45
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Love translates What does friendship mean to an African? And, when one is involved in crosscultural mission in Africa, how important is making friends and being a friend? Donek Tesfaye from Ethiopia shares her reflections on friendship across cultures. Extreme sharing A good fri endship in Ethi opia is marked by extreme sharing - there is no personal space among fri ends. A fri end is at liberty to ask of me my time, my financial help, among many other things. A fri end has high expectati ons when it comes to deaths, weddings or other important fami ly events. I would be expected to be there in these situati ons, to almost take over the organizati onal things and to be a strong source of support. I n this sense, fri endships can be different from those in the West. Ethi opian culture is very communal and less indivi dualisti c. People matter more than the task at hand, the time or the money
Some real life scenarios: A good fri end asks to borrow an expensive machine and returns it in poor conditi on. The second time the person asks for this item, what would you say? A true Ethi opian would rather lose the item than the fri endship. You have been planning to go home after work and take a needed rest. But a dear fri end pops in and asks you to accompany her to the market to look for a gift for another fri end. What would you do? A true Ethi opian wi ll negotiate their way out of this one, but in the end it's the fri end's prerogative to allow the needed rest or not. You have a church meeting that you need to attend, but a fri end asks you to skip the meeting and spend time with her. What would you do? I n most cases, a true Ethi opian would give in to the fri end's wish and skip the meeting. at stake. Not all Ethi opians are li ke this. Those of us who have been influenced by Western educati on have some sense of personal space and tend to expect it, as well as to offer it to
our fri ends. (This is more expected in citi es than in rural vi llages.)
Expectations The major area of tensi on in a fri endship between a Westerner and an Ethi opian is in the area of demanded support, mostly financial. I n our culture, it is understood that the well-off person wi ll support those who are not so well off. So, if there is an economi cal imbalance among two fri ends, the one who has more does a lot to support the other. This can be burdensome at times, but the typi cal Ethi opian wi ll keep doing it even if it is not out of a cheerful heart. People from the West are usually better off than the average Ethi opian. So, if they are not prepared for this challenge, their fri endships face a certain strain when it comes to financial support or just the usual sharing of resources that happens among Ethi opians. Communal living can also cause frustrati ons among those of the same financial status. I remember hearing an Ameri can lady describe how she lived in a wealthy neighbourhood, and how every evening her neighbours would come round to borrow a ladder or a garden hose. She was puzzled, because they could easi ly get one of their own. My response to her was:
'you are fortunate, because this surely indi cates that your neighbours consi der you as one of them'. I t is typi cal for neighbours to borrow things from each other. Greeting one another every day is central to Ethi opian culture. So it is hard to understand when a Western fri end greets you one day and perhaps shares personal things, and then forgets to greet you the next day! M ost Ethi opians have different categori es for people: acquaintances, fri ends, and blood relatives. They take time to share personal things with others because, once they do, that person crosses over from the acquaintance zone to the fri ends' zone. But sometimes missi onari es, because they are very task-ori ented, forget to greet people they know well. This is a horrible experi ence for an Ethi opian.
A person's faci al expressi on when they offer you food has more value than the food bei ng offered
M issi onari es who are gifted in bui lding relati onships with Ethi opians and in making a good impact on their lives are those whose love is evi dent. What makes these people uni que is that they can express their unconditi onal love in the language that Ethi opians understand. This expressi on of love is full of sacrifi cial giving, with warmth and cheerfulness. There is an Ethi opian saying that translates: 'a person's facial expressi on when they offer you food has more value than the food being offered'. When missi onari es are known for going out of their way to be kind to their Ethi opian fri ends and doing it consistently, the people among whom they minister wi ll easi ly listen to them and imitate them in their ways. by Donek Tesfaye
Donek Tesfaye has worked for SIM for the past 8 years in various capacities, including 6 months at the SIM-UK office. Currently, she is the Project Resources Manager for SIM Ethiopia. Donek is married and has a little boy who is 1Â˝.
SIM www.sim.co.uk profi le on page 44 missi onmatters
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Development Acti on I nternati onal M inistri es Acti on Partners - Pi oneers Arab World M inistri es BM S World M issi on Church M issi on Soci ety Emmanuel I nternati onal F lying M issi on Food for the Hungry Fronti ers I nternati onal Nepal Fellowship Latin Link M ECO UK and I reland M issi on Direct Newfronti ers OM F I nternati onal OM S I nternati onal Operati on M obi lisati on People I nternati onal Pi oneer People Wirral ReachAcross Release I nternati onal SAO Cambodia SI M Tearfund WEC I nternati onal Wycliffe Bible Translators Youth With A M issi on
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Education Acti on I nternati onal M inistri es Acti on Partners - Pi oneers Aim I nternati onal allnati ons Arab World M inistri es BM S World M issi on Church M issi on Soci ety Crosslinks Emmanuel I nternati onal Food for the Hungry Fri ends I nternati onal Fronti ers Grace I nternati onal School Haven of Peace Academy Hebron School I nternati onal Nepal Fellowship Japan Christian Link Latin Link M ECO UK and I reland M issi on Aviati on Fellowship New Tribes M issi on OM F I nternati onal OM S I nternati onal Operati on M obi lisati on People I nternati onal Pi oneer People Wirral ReachAcross SAO Cambodia Seeking to E quip People Sharing Christ I nternati onally SI M South Ameri can M issi on Soci ety UFM Worldwi de Visi on for China WEC I nternati onal Wycliffe Bible Translators Youth With A M issi on
Medical Acti on I nternati onal M inistri es Acti on Partners - Pi oneers Aim I nternati onal Arab World M inistri es BM S World M issi on Church M issi on Soci ety Crosslinks Emmanuel I nternati onal Food for the Hungry Fronti ers Hebron School I nternati onal Nepal Fellowship Latin Link M ECO UK and I reland New Tribes M issi on OM F I nternati onal OM S I nternati onal Operati on M obi lisati on People I nternati onal Pi oneer People Wirral ReachAcross Sharing Christ I nternati onally SI M UFM Worldwi de Visi on for China WEC I nternati onal
Other Acti on I nternati onal M inistri es Acti on Partners - Pi oneers Aim I nternati onal Arab World M inistri es Fronti ers Japan Christian Link Latin Link New Tribes M issi on Novi M ost I nternati onal OM F I nternati onal OM S I nternati onal Operati on M obi lisati on People I nternati onal SI M UFM Worldwi de Visi on for China WEC I nternati onal
ÂŠ OM F
Practical and Technical Acti on I nternati onal M inistri es Acti on Partners - Pi oneers Aim I nternati onal Arab World M inistri es Church M issi on Soci ety CLC Bookshops European Christian M issi on F lying M issi on Fronti ers I reland Outreach I nternati onal M issi on Aviati on Fellowship M issi on Direct New Tribes M issi on OM S I nternati onal Operati on M obi lisati on People I nternati onal SAO Cambodia Sharing Christ I nternati onally SI M WEC I nternati onal Wycliffe Bible Translators Youth With A M issi on
Social Action Acti on I nternati onal M inistri es Acti on Partners - Pi oneers BM S World M issi on Church of Scotland Emmanuel I nternati onal Food for the Hungry Fronti ers Japan Christian Link Latin Link M ECO UK and I reland M issi on Direct Newfronti ers Novi M ost I nternati onal OM F I nternati onal People I nternati onal Pi oneer People Wirral Release I nternati onal Seeking to E quip People SI M Tearfund UFM Worldwi de Visi on for China WEC I nternati onal
Support Ministries Acti on I nternati onal M inistri es Acti on Partners - Pi oneers Aim I nternati onal Arab World M inistri es BM S World M issi on Church M issi on Soci ety CLC Bookshops Emmanuel I nternati onal European Christian M issi on F lying M issi on Food for the Hungry Fri ends I nternati onal Fronti ers Grace I nternati onal School I nternati onal Nepal Fellowship I reland Outreach I nternati onal Japan Christian Link Latin Link M ECO UK and I reland M i ddle E ast M edia M issi on Aviati on Fellowship M issi on Direct New Tribes M issi on Newfronti ers OM F I nternati onal OM S I nternati onal Operati on M obi lisati on People I nternati onal SAO Cambodia SAT-7 Trust Seeking to E quip People Sharing Christ I nternati onally SI M Smi le I nternati onal Visi on for China WEC I nternati onal Wycliffe Bible Translators Youth With A M issi on
ÂŠ Trento Tourist Board
BM S World M issi on Church M issi on Soci ety Youth With A M issi on
Acti on Partners - Pi oneers BM S World M issi on New Tribes M issi on OM S I nternati onal WEC I nternati onal
Food for the Hungry Latin Link New Tribes M issi on SI M
Afloat Operati on M obi lisati on
Africa Acti on Partners - Pi oneers Aim I nternati onal New Tribes M issi on Youth With A M issi on
Albania BM S World M issi on European Christian M issi on Operati on M obi lisati on Pi oneer People Wirral WEC I nternati onal
Australia Japan Christian Link M issi on Aviati on Fellowship New Tribes M issi on Operati on M obi lisati on WEC I nternati onal Youth With A M issi on
Austria European Christian M issi on
Balkans Operati on M obi lisati on
Aim I nternati onal BM S World M issi on Operati on M obi lisati on SI M
BM S World M issi on Food for the Hungry Grace I nternati onal School M issi on Aviati on Fellowship SI M
Bosnia Novi M ost I nternati onal Operati on M obi lisati on
Botswana F lying M issi on SI M
Brazil Acti on I nternati onal M inistri es Latin Link M issi on Direct New Tribes M issi on OM S I nternati onal Operati on M obi lisati on South Ameri can M issi on Soci ety UFM Worldwi de WEC I nternati onal
Burkina Faso SI M
Acti on Partners - Pi oneers Arab World M inistri es
Operati on M obi lisati on
Church M issi on Soci ety Food for the Hungry
Arab World M inistri es
M issi on Direct
Latin Link South Ameri can M issi on Soci ety
Cambodia M issi on Aviati on Fellowship M issi on Direct New Tribes M issi on OM F I nternati onal SAO Cambodia UFM Worldwi de WEC I nternati onal
Acti on Partners - Pi oneers UFM Worldwi de Wycliffe Bible Translators
M issi on Direct
BM S World M issi on New Tribes M issi on
Canada Acti on I nternati onal M inistri es New Tribes M issi on WEC I nternati onal
East Africa Church M issi on Soci ety
Guinea-Bissau WEC I nternati onal
East Asia Haiti
Central African Republic
Acti on Partners - Pi oneers New Tribes M issi on OM S I nternati onal Wycliffe Bible Translators
Aim I nternati onal SI M
Acti on Partners - Pi oneers UFM Worldwi de
Acti on Partners - Pi oneers
Ecuador Central Asia Acti on Partners - Pi oneers Fronti ers Operati on M obi lisati on People I nternati onal UFM Worldwi de WEC I nternati onal Youth With A M issi on
Chad Aim I nternati onal M issi on Aviati on Fellowship WEC I nternati onal Wycliffe Bible Translators
Chile Latin Link SI M South Ameri can M issi on Soci ety
China Acti on Partners - Pi oneers Church M issi on Soci ety OM F I nternati onal SI M Visi on for China
Colombia Acti on I nternati onal M inistri es Latin Link New Tribes M issi on OM S I nternati onal
Costa Rica Latin Link
Cote D'Ivoire SI M
Cuba Latin Link
Cyprus SAT-7 Trust
Dem Rep Congo Aim I nternati onal Church M issi on Soci ety
Emmanuel I nternati onal OM S I nternati onal
Acti on I nternati onal M inistri es BM S World M issi on Latin Link OM S I nternati onal SI M
OM S I nternati onal
Hungary OM S I nternati onal YouthCompass I nternati onal
WEC I nternati onal
Acti on I nternati onal M inistri es Acti on Partners - Pi oneers Church M issi on Soci ety Hebron School OM S I nternati onal SI M Youth With A M issi on
Crosslinks SI M Wycliffe Bible Translators
Church M issi on Soci ety New Tribes M issi on OM F I nternati onal OM S I nternati onal
Egypt M ECO UK and I reland SAT-7 Trust
Eurasia Wycliffe Bible Translators
Seeking to E quip People M ECO UK and I reland
Acti on Partners - Pi oneers Arab World M inistri es OM S I nternati onal YouthCompass I nternati onal
Fiji WEC I nternati onal
Ireland European Christian M issi on I reland Outreach I nternati onal Operati on M obi lisati on UFM Worldwi de
Arab World M inistri es European Christian M issi on UFM Worldwi de
European Christian M issi on Operati on M obi lisati on UFM Worldwi de YouthCompass I nternati onal
WEC I nternati onal
Church M issi on Soci ety Japan Christian Link OM F I nternati onal OM S I nternati onal
Germany European Christian M issi on New Tribes M issi on WEC I nternati onal YouthCompass I nternati onal
Jordan Youth With A M issi on
SI M WEC I nternati onal
Aim I nternati onal Church M issi on Soci ety Crosslinks M issi on Aviati on Fellowship SI M
Greece Operati on M obi lisati on
Guatemala Food for the Hungry Latin Link
Korea SI M
Church Related I ncluding: •Chi ldren’s M inistry •Church Planting •Evangelism •Pastoral •Discipleship •Youth M inistry
Bible Teacher / Evangelist
Church & Community Worker
M ozambi que Opportuniti es to teach Chri sti an s, follow up on i nv itati on s for evangeli sm, work i n exi sti ng mi ni stry, or start a mi ni stry with youth at a secondary school SIM
Albania Supporti ng a youthful church, developi ng projects, hosti ng short term teams; Free accommodati on, no hou sehold bi lls and some fi nanci al support; marri ed couple desi red PPW
Bible Teacher / Leadership Trainer
Church Leadership Development Coordinator
Angola A ssi st the church i n A ngola, taki ng advantage of the peace, through an exten si on Bible teachi ng programme. A great opportunity to u se your gi fts to bui ld the church! SIM
Bible Teachers Argentina SAMS
Argentina Pastoral work i n a rural area to strengthen the leadership of a rural community church SAMS
Adult Christian Education
Thai land Needed for the Engli sh speaki ng congregati on of Chri st Church, Bangkok CL
Associate Community Director M alaysia Effective care and outreach of teenagers i n Kuala L umpur, nav igati ng relati on ships with teen s, and abi lity to work with staff/volunteers i n order to reach mi ni stry goals and targets YC
Associate Community Director Germany Requi re someone i n D u sseldor f to offer effective care and outreach of teenagers between the ages of 12- 18; requi res abi lity to work with staff/volunteers to reach mi ni stry goals and targets YC
Bible Teacher E astern Europe To assi st i n a team i nvolved i n trai ni ng of nati onal pastors UFM
Bible Teacher Papua New Guinea To work with a team trai ni ng church leaders UFM
Bible Teacher Russia Teachi ng on our mi ni stry team i n Novosibi rsk as part of the 6- month course for young people at the di scipleship centre OM
Bible Teacher Si erra Leone To work i n a team with nati onal Chri sti an s i n pastoral trai ni ng UFM
Argentina Pastoral mi ni stry ; couple requi red to strengthen the team of a local church SAMS
Bible Translating China Tran slate the Bible or porti on s of the Bible i nto one of the mi nority languages needi ng God's word i n written form OMF
Business as Mission Asia A re you a proven entrepreneur with a heart for A si a? Help A si an bu si ness communiti es to rai se standards i n worki ng conditi on s and producti on BMS
Chaplain Phi lippines For member care of mi ssi onary team ACT
Children / Youth Workers Vari ous Requi red for teams i n A lbani a, UK, Poland, Ukrai ne, Switzerland, Romani a, I reland, Central A si a and Ru ssi a OM
Children's and Youth Worker Thai land Needed for the Engli sh speaki ng congregati on of Chri st Church, Bangkok CL
Children's Workers Chad Outreach to chi ldren; trai n up Sunday school teachers and work as part of church planti ng team (two vacanci es) WEC
Chi le T here i s a big need i n Chi le for the ongoi ng development/trai ni ng of church leaders, parti cularly i n rural areas, more remote citi es and withi n Pentecostal denomi nati on s SIM
Church Leadership Trainer M adagascar To trai n, equip and motivate local pastors and to encourage and equip the congregati on to reach out i n evangeli sm AIM
Church Ministry & Leadership Development M alawi Pastors or mature church leaders requi red for two or more weeks to lead semi nars and workshops i n thei r area of strength, teach i n local churches, and encourage mi ssi onari es SIM
Church Planter Europe To joi n a church planti ng team withi n the community encouragi ng and di scipli ng new beli evers APP
Church Planter Chad To establi sh effective outreach amongst unreached people groups i n the north of the country AIM
Church Planter Spain Joi n a church- planti ng team i n Spai n; befri end local people, share your faith, di sciple fri ends WEC
Church Planter Senegal Evangeli st/D i scipler to engage i n evangeli sm and follow- up to reach the people groups of the Fuladu area of Senegal WEC
Church Planters M ali A mongst vari ou s ethni c groups; long term; requi res learni ng languages, i ncludi ng French RAC
Church Planters Colombia A mong the poor ; one marri ed couple needed ACT
Church Planters E cuador To work with a nati onal evangeli cal denomi nati on LL 50
Church Planters / Tentmakers
Church Worker / Student Worker
Spain To work i n North A fri can communiti es and seek to establi sh cell groups that wi ll functi on alongsi de exi sti ng churches AWM
Muslim World Ordi nary people needed! Openi ngs to u se your vocati onal ski lls and experi ence i n creative ways as part of an exi sti ng team F
Thai land Evangeli se and di sciple students by befri endi ng and spendi ng ti me with them through clubs, crafts, football, mu si c, computer or church activ iti es OMF
Germany Couples and si ngles needed for church planti ng i n Rostock ECM
Brazi l To work with a team engaged i n church planti ng i n Southern Brazi l UFM
The Arcti c To work i n the D i ocese of the A rcti c CL
Phi lippines A mong the urban poor ACT
Central Asia To work amongst unreached people groups UFM
Brazi l To help i n the grow th of small local churches SAMS
Spain To work with a team worki ng alongsi de nati onal churches i n Spai n UFM
Coffee Shop Outreach
Church Planters Arab World To work i n North A fri can communiti es and seek to establi sh cell groups that wi ll functi on alongsi de exi sti ng churches AWM
Church Planting M ongolia To work amongst unreached people groups UFM
Church Planting Church Planters I taly Requi red for church planti ng i n Trento area ECM
I taly To work with a team i nvolved i n evangeli sm and church planti ng i n I taly UFM
Uganda A mong the poor ACT
France To work with a team worki ng i n Brittany UFM
Central Asia Establi shi ng churches towards maturity and i ndependence. (Our refs. BA B, FA B) PI
I reland To work with a team engaged i n church planti ng i n the West of I reland UFM
Church Planting / Evangelism
Spain Couples needed i n several regi on s for church planti ng and evangeli sm ECM
M exi co Wi n Mexi can s for Chri st and di sciple them i nto the body thu s rai si ng up Great Commi ssi on churches whi ch wi ll i n turn plant other churches OMS
Church Planters Vari ous P i oneer church planti ng i n Ru ssi a, Bosni a, A lbani a, Central A si a and the Near East OM
Church Strengthening Assistant Bolivia Work withi n a team to holi sti cally equip and strengthen the local churches i n a poor urban area FFH
Church Planters Poland Needed for Rabka and Nowy Sacz; would love a native Poli sh or expat to fi ll thi s post ECM
Church Planters Poland Two or three couples needed for church planti ng and evangeli sm i n Podhale regi on ECM
Church Worker Sudan Outreach to an unreached tribal group; survey of the tribe, logi sti cal set- up, language/culture learni ng, relati onal evangeli sm and di scipleship AIM
E cuador Student coffee shop/drop- i n centre mi ni stry i n L oja City i s a per fect place to bri ng people to Jesu s and demon strate the Chri sti an li fe to young people SIM
Community Director Hungary Evangeli cal outreach of teenagers i n Budapest i ncludi ng development of appropri ate youth programmi ng/serv i ces, and oversight of staff/volunteers i n order to reach mi ni stry goals and targets YC
Community Director M alaysia Evangeli cal outreach of teenagers i n Kuala L umpur, i ncludi ng development of appropri ate youth programmi ng/serv i ces, and oversight of staff/volunteers i n order to reach mi ni stry goals and targets YC
Community Director Germany Evangeli cal outreach of teenagers i n D u sseldor f, i ncludi ng development of appropri ate youth programmi ng/serv i ces, and oversight of staff/volunteers i n order to reach mi ni stry goals and targets YC
Community Director I taly Evangeli cal outreach of teenagers i n Mi lan, i ncludi ng development of appropri ate youth programmi ng/serv i ces, and oversight of staff/volunteers i n order to reach mi ni stry goals and targets YC
Couple for Cafe Ministry M i ddle E ast Abi lity to relate well to people of all ages and nati onaliti es; abi lity to lead a team and run a cafe essenti al CMS
Discipler / Trainer M ozambi que D i scipli ng beli evers and leadi ng churches to maturity AIM
Uganda To encourage and nurture young churches through regular v i sits and T EE semi nars AIM
events & resources index
events & resources even ts YouthCompass Europe Project Compassi on 2009 Regi onal Servi ce Trip for
teens, When Where Cost Contact
age 14-18 3 - 11 & 11 -19 Apri l Taut, Romania €675 firstname.lastname@example.org or www.youthcompass.org/events
Who What When Where Cost Contact
Operati on M obi lisati on M issi on-Net 8 - 13 Apri l Offenberg, Germany To be confirmed Jani ce Taylor on 01691 773388 or email@example.com
Aim I nternati onal Scottish weekend conference for supporters and anyone interested in our work 24 - 26 Apri l Scottish Churches House, Dunblane To be confirmed Bi ll Retti e on 0115 983 8123 or bi ll.retti firstname.lastname@example.org
When Where Cost Contact
When Where Cost Contact
Aim I nternati onal Celebrate A fri ca - events for long time supporters or those interested in what God is doing in Afri ca 25 Apri l Croydon and K i lkeel To be confirmed email@example.com (Croydon) or I firstname.lastname@example.org (K i lkeel)
April Who What
Who What When Where Cost Contact Who What When Where Cost Contact
SI M SI M Day Conference 9 M ay The Bri dge Center, Liverpool £10 email@example.com ReachAcross Christian Resource E xhibiti on 12 - 15 M ay Sandown Racecourse Free with ti cket from ReachAcross K im Taini o /Cosette Davey 01732 885688
Latin Link I n spi re! conference in Northern I reland When 16 M ay Where Greenmount College, Antrim Cost Ask for detai ls Contact E lma Curri e firstname.lastname@example.org Who What
Who What When Where Cost Contact
When Where Cost Contact
OM F I nternati onal E ast Looks E ast 23 M ay The Tiger, All Saints, Lindfi eld Free OM F E ast Regi on email@example.com or 01923 247382 Fronti ers I nto the Mu sli m World conferences. To equip and envisi on those with an interest in God's purposes for the Muslim world. Saturdays in M ay Ask for detai ls Ask for detai ls info@fronti ers.org.uk
When Where Cost Contact
Who What When Where Cost Contact
When Where Cost Contact
Aim I nternati onal I nto A fri ca? day seminars for anyone consi dering Christian servi ce abroad or to discover if God has a role for them in Afri ca 6 June Nottingham £10 0115 983 8120 or firstname.lastname@example.org SAT-7 Trust M ount Toubkal Challenge Sponsored Trek 6 - 13 June M orocco £810 Ruth Lancaster - 01249 765865 or email@example.com Fri ends I nternati onal Training weekend for crosscultural student ministry. For beginners or those with some experi ence. 12 - 14 June The Pi oneer Centre, K i dderminster £115
rose.kelland@fri endsinternati onal.org.uk Who What
When Where Cost Contact
Aim I nternati onal Celebrate A fri ca - events for long time supporters or those interested in what God is doing in Afri ca 13 June Wirral To be confirmed firstname.lastname@example.org
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