Opportunities

Church Planter – Central Asia

Position Summary:

The church planter will work to see a healthy local church established among an unreached people group. They will focus on building relationships, sharing the good news, and investing in those they identify as faithful to do the same.

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will have a mature walk with the Lord where they continually seek to grow in godliness and to abide in Christ. Experience in evangelism and discipleship is preferred. They do not need any specific higher education but should be able to handle the Word of God. This position is a long-term opening, as much of the work is still at the evangelism stage. The ideal candidate will also keep their efforts and various relationships before the Father in prayer.

Accountability:

The church planter is directly accountable to their team and team leader.

Responsibility:

The church planter will work on a team to provide mutual encouragement and accountability. They will:

  • Establish local relationships
  • Share the Gospel
  • Identify disciples
  • Promote maturity and healthy Christian living
  • Develop leaders

Anticipated Outcomes:

The church planter, trusting God for the results, will be responsible for working toward the following:

  • The worshipers of God increasing among an unreached people group.
  • The development of local leadership developed and those leaders heading up a local church.

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Environmentalist Intern – The Philippines

World Team:

World Team is an interdenominational Christian mission agency with more than 350 workers sharing the gospel in 28 countries. We place innovative teams among unreached peoples with the goal of seeing disciples brought into communities of faith that will multiply and impact the world for Jesus Christ.

Position Summary: 

The coastal communities in the Philippines are facing a bleak future.  Destructive fishing practices and other environmental factors have degraded the source of the people’s livelihood – the coral reef.  As the populations increase in these communities, the rate of destruction of the environment also accelerates.  Poverty will continue to get worse unless the people change the way they harvest the ocean for the livelihood of the families. 

While the degradation of the reefs continues, there is still hope to reverse the trend.  By engaging the communities through education and providing options for livelihoods that are not dependent on the coral reefs, the destruction can be stopped. 

The Environmentalist Intern will be a part of a church planting team using Creation Care as a platform to share the gospel.  This position requires working with all ages but with a special emphasis is building close relationships and discipling college students.

  • Check out our Facebook @reefsforlife (to get a picture of the work we are doing on land).
  • Check out our Instagram @reefsforlife (to get a picture of the work we are doing underwater).
  • Check out our website to learn about the technology we are using to restore Coral Reefs www.reefsforlife.org

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate is:

  • Scuba Diving Certified
  • Available from 30 days to a 6-month assignment.
  • Mature Christian
  • Passionate about the environment
  • Flexible (plans get changed day by day due to weather, water conditions, and meetings.  We partner with government organizations, and they don’t plan far in advance, but we do, so sometimes we have to toss our schedule out the window).
  • Ability to deal with a high level of ambiguity—some of our interns get frustrated because they can’t speak the language and don’t always understand what is happening. Little do they know that sometimes we don’t even know what is going on ?. Even if you are fluent, the language is very non-specific, and it takes time and experience to understand just what is happening.
  • Able to live in a remote allocation with unstable internet and utilities.
  • Interest in learning Filipino culture
  • Independent/Adventurous

Accountability:

The Environmentalist Intern is directly accountable to Team Leader, Caramoan.

Responsibility:

Help maintain our eight coral restoration sites and nurseries.  (This requires at least two days a week/multiple dives each day).  There is a lot of work involved in maintaining the sites besides just diving – dive preparation (refilling scuba tanks, loading/unloading scuba gear), construction, cleaning pontoon boats, painting, electronics, etc. 

Attend at least one weekly Bible Study. Help organize icebreakers/games. 

Attend and help at all volunteer events (trash clean-ups, tree plantings, meetings, and educational events in local schools).  Most of our volunteers are college students – make an effort to get to know them and develop friendships.

Develop some friendships outside of the volunteer events where you can get to know a few volunteers on a deeper level and encourage them to attend a Bible Study and/or mentor them in making plans for their future. 

We will tailor your job description to fit your interests and passions.  These are all things that we need on our team:  construction experience, welding, experience working with solar power, electronics, photography, videography, social media/vlogs, grant writing, painting, small business experience, monitoring coral restoration sites, worship leader, event planning, teaching, preparing environmental curriculum and more. 

Anticipated Outcomes:

The Environmental Intern will be responsible for working toward the following:

  • Build strong relationships with the college-aged volunteers that will lead them to an interest in studying the Bible. 
  • Help us bring life back to damaged coral reefs and hope back to the communities that depend on them.   

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Church Planter / College Minister – The Philippines

World Team:

World Team is an interdenominational Christian mission agency with more than 350 workers sharing the gospel in 28 countries. We place innovative teams among unreached peoples with the goal of seeing disciples brought into communities of faith that will multiply and impact the world for Jesus Christ.

Position Summary: 

This Church Planter / College Minister will assist in launching and running a new church plant, leading bible studies, discipling new Christians, and developing church leaders. They will also develop and run workshops for college students to build contacts for outreach evangelism, gather these contacts into evangelistic bible studies, and engage in general outreach to a younger population student population.

Qualifications:

Character traits expected of this candidate include flexibility, resilience, interest in other cultures and peoples, and a genuine love for the lost. The ministry context involves subtle but persistent persecution for Christians as well as subtle but pervasive spiritual warfare, so spiritual maturity is important to navigate the challenges caused by these. World Team values high immersion into the local culture and context, so the optimal candidate will be willing to work hard to learn the local language as well as assimilate into the local culture.

The ideal candidate has the following:

  • Some biblical and theological training (formal or informal) to be able to handle scripture well, lead bible studies and recognize and deal with problematic theology (a persistent problem)
  • Some experience (at least 1-2 years in a volunteer or vocational capacity) ministering to college students or youth
  • Commitment can range from mid to long (1 year to 4+ years)
  • Skills Needed: relational evangelism, ability to teach bible studies  
  • Willingness to invest in learning another language (Tagalog/Bikol)

Accountability:

The Church Planter / College Minister is directly accountable to the Naga City Team Lead for their day-to-day ministry. The Philippine Field Leadership Team provides oversight and leadership above the Team Lead.

Responsibility:

Church Planter / College Minister will work on a team to provide leadership, assistance, and training in church planting and college ministry.

 They will:

  • Plan, develop, and lead Bible studies for small groups
  • Prepare and preach sermons on an occasional basis
  • Lead evangelistic events from planning to execution
  • Assist in the leadership and organization of church plants
  • Assist in the development of new local church and ministry leaders
  • Study (at a local language school in the Philippines) and learn to communicate, minister, teach, and preach in Tagalog
  • As part of the Philippine Field, this role will participate in field-level activities, including the yearly field conference, regular prayer meetings, and other tasks as needed. This role will also take part in quarterly reviews that assist and guide the missionary to reaching ministry and personal goals.
  • As a supported missionary, this role will be responsible for managing their own support funds, including submitting expense reports, support raising, and general budgeting of personal/support resources in appropriate ways.

Anticipated Outcomes:

The Church Planter / College Minister will be responsible for working toward the following:

  • New, healthy, and appropriately self-sufficient/sustainable church plants
  • College ministry reaching unreached students in Naga City and engaging them in healthy churches
  • Discipled and mature believers
  • Trained and launched leaders in the church, ministry, and general life

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The INN: Team Leader

The Team Leader is essential to the ministry of teams strategically placed among unreached diaspora communities within the United States. This role will work to expand the vision of churches and individuals within their network, with the goal of planting multiplying churches. Team Leaders will be intricately involved with outreach, mobilization, supervision, team building, training, and networking.

Team Leaders will be engaged in the launching of new INN sites or alternatively, will step into the role of Leader for an existing team. They will address the significant challenges to fulfilling WT’s purpose of “establishing reproducing churches focusing on the unreached peoples of the world.”

The primary focus of this role is to oversee a team of workers and volunteers as they live among and serve the rapidly growing number of unreached diaspora peoples in the United States. The Team Leader mobilizes and equips new WT workers and trains volunteers for the ministry to effectively participate in church planting and multiplication (CPM), with the intent of maintaining and growing a local church network in the communities they serve.

To effectively oversee an INN site, Team Leaders need to have a collaborative leadership style. As they shape and develop the team and local network, they will discover and utilize the skills, gifts, talents, and abilities of those they lead, which will contribute to increased team effectiveness as they work together to plant multiplying churches in unreached diaspora communities. Cross-cultural experience is beneficial, along with a passion for reaching the lost.

Ideal Team Leader competencies include:  

  • Mature Christian: Evidence Christ-like character and leadership competency. A humble spirit and a listening heart are essential
  • Theological Training: Formal training is beneficial, but not required
  • Mobilization: Ability to mobilize and train new workers  
  • Administrative and Logistical Support: Ability to develop and coordinate ministry and training schedules, manage volunteer assignments, provide written reports, communicate with donors and with the network, manage team finances, etc.
  • Team Building: Excellent interpersonal, listening, shepherding, coaching and assessment skills 
  • Training and Development: Strong facilitation skills to provide training for the local team in conjunction with The INN Director 
  • Networking and Communication: Expand the local church network through vision casting, effective verbal and written communication, relationship building, training, and providing opportunities for others to serve  
  • 3- 5 years’ experience or training in a leadership role and in ministry

Team Leaders will live and serve at an assigned ministry site in proximity to an unreached diaspora people group. Duties will include:

  • Administration: Provide operational and contingency planning, budgeting, coordination of ministry schedules, management of volunteers, and annual evaluations, etc.  
  • Outreach: Utilization of CPM strategies to impact the assigned unreached diaspora community, training and leading the team and volunteers to expand outreach efforts, planting multiplying churches, and tracking the Spiritual progress of the community   
  • Ministry:  Create church planting and multiplication strategies and manage the flow of day-to-day ministry  
  • Networking: Develop and expand a network with local churches and organizations to attract, train, and mobilize workers for their ministry location and WT global ministries 

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The INN: Youth Worker

The position of Youth Worker will help facilitate The INN’s goal of planting multiplying churches in unreached diaspora communities throughout the Unites States, in cooperation with established INN teams. Youth Workers will participate in and expand the work of the ministry by developing and supporting programs that focus on children, youth, and young adults, while fostering deeper connections with family units.

Youth Workers are currently needed in Metro Philadelphia, Savannah, Houston, Central PA, and South Florida.

The Youth Worker will develop and coordinate ministry among children, youth, and young adults in their assigned community. They will address the significant challenges of reaching first and second-generation diaspora children and youth as they acclimate to life in the US.

Workers will provide ministry oversight and direction for community connections, outreach, discipleship, and youth meetings that are age and culturally appropriate. The goal is to attract, win, disciple, and equip children and youth through regular one-to-one and group interactions, Bible study, worship, service, and outreach. Youth Workers will serve as spiritual leaders and role models.

To effectively serve children, youth, and young adults, workers need both passion and skill to reach them with the gospel, and to disciple and equip them. Cross-cultural experience is beneficial, along with a sense of urgency for reaching the unreached diaspora in the US. 

Ideal Youth Worker competencies include:

  • Mature Christian: Evidence Christ-like character with a humble spirit and a listening heart
  • Theological Training: Formal training is beneficial, but not required 
  • Knowledge: Youth ministry, discipleship, and education concepts and methods 
  • Administrative and Logistical Skills: Develop and coordinate ministry schedules, manage volunteer assignments, and supervise day-to-day activities of youth, etc.  
  • Training and Development: Effective communication skills to provide training for children and youth locally and in conjunction with the local team 
  • Experience: 3- 5 years’ experience or training in Youth Ministry

Youth Workers will provide oversight for children, youth, and young adult ministries: 

  • Plan, develop, and implement a balanced youth ministry program and curriculum for Elementary, Jr. and Sr. High students, and young adults
  • Personally invest in children and youth by spending quality time with them, loving them unconditionally, mentoring, teaching, and discipling them, equipping them to grow spiritually, and guiding them toward a future of serving the Lord
  • Recruit and help train volunteers, ensuring adequate adult-to-youth ratios to effectively support the children, youth, and young adult ministries
  • Maintain records of youth participation and manage the youth ministry budget
  • Communicate with children, youth, and parents in a timely manner, using all available resources to foster mutual support with the families of the children served
  • Ensure that the Child Safeguarding Policies are observed in all children and youth ministry settings
  • Ensure that the Child Safeguarding policies are observed in all children and youth ministry

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University Dorm Internship-Cambodia

World Team has been serving in Cambodia for 25 years. The World Team University Dorm exists to glorify God by investing in and equipping the future leaders of Cambodia to make disciples and be agents of change in their communities. This is accomplished by providing full-time Cambodian university students with safe housing in a Christ-centered community that focuses on intentional discipleship, wisdom and knowledge of scripture, development of life skills, and connection with the local church through worship and fellowship. The dorm opened in 2021 and houses both male and female students in separate buildings. Young adults are searching for their identity and place in the world, and our desire is to show them the love of Christ in the hopes that they find their identity and peace in Him.

In partnership with the World Team University Dorm in Phnom Penh, interns will have the opportunity to interact and serve Cambodian university students through discipleship and teaching life skills. Interns may have the opportunity to stay at the dorm during their internship pending space and duration of the internship.

Location Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Local LanguageKhmer
PeopleKhmer
DatesTBD (8 weeks of semester)
Cost$6,275
Team Size 1-2 interns 

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Philippines Internship

Opportunity Full/Closed – 2025 Details Coming Soon

There are several evangelical churches in the area, but their impact on the city as a whole is relatively small, and their impact on the colleges is minimal. Our church plant is focused on a relational discipleship and community engagement approach to reaching several local communities, including college campuses and residential neighborhoods. Our location is between a row of colleges and an impoverished community. The church operates in a multilingual fashion with sermons in English and Tagalog.

Interns will come alongside church planters to participate in outreach events and relationships while also being encouraged to create new connections. Interns will be mentored and supervised by experienced missionaries with advanced degrees. They will learn about crosscultural ministry in an Animist-Catholic environment, working on multi-cultural teams, cross-cultural discipleship, and missiology. Interns will have opportunities for personal and ministry growth with attention to personal and future goals.

Location Naga City, Philippines
Local LanguageTagalog, Bicolano
PeopleFilipino, Bicolano
DatesMay 23, 2024 – July 4, 2024
Cost$6,400
Team Size 2—4 interns 

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Cambodia Internship

World Team has been serving in Cambodia for 25 years. There are currently 35 World Team workers in various locations throughout the country. In Battambang, six WT missionaries and 37 Cambodian staff facilitate and lead the ministries. The ministry Roots of Grace was founded in 2015 with the vision to: “Introduce Jesus into broken situations with the hope of changing generations.” There are now 25 unique sites/ministries taking different approaches with that goal in mind. Ministries include caring for and supporting the education of preschool, elementary, and high school students, empowering women through literacy, vocational training, adult Bible studies, and dorm ministry. In all of these areas, the goal is to love our community and introduce them to Jesus.

All interns will be immersed in Cambodian culture and see what full-time ministry in this context looks like. You will also have some basic language learning while in-country. There are many opportunities to be involved in ministry. Regular activities while on the trip will include participation in daily devotions, daily interactions with our Khmer staff, and gathering with the church.

Location Battambang, Cambodia
Local LanguageKhmer
PeopleKhmer
DatesTBD (12 weeks)
Cost$6,800
Team Size 1—2 interns 

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The INN: Site Administrator

The Site Administrator assists the Team Leader at a given INN location by utilizing their administrative skills in support of the team’s ministry plan. This position is integral to the establishing of multiplying churches within an unreached diaspora community, amongst whom they live and serve.

The Site Administrator is a multifaceted role. The primary function is to support the team, ensuring that it can operate effectively and efficiently. Mobilization, scheduling, and training of volunteers, as well as event/outreach coordination will be a focus for this role.

Site Administrators are needed in Metro Philadelphia, Savannah, and South Florida.

Strong organizational, administrative, and interpersonal skills are essential. The Site Administrator must have the capacity to work effectively with a wide variety of workers, volunteers, and networks of churches and organizations. Cross-cultural experience is beneficial, along with a passion for reaching the unreached diaspora in the US.

Ideal Site Administrator competencies include:

  • A Mature Christian: Displays Christ-like character that demonstrates the gospel with a humble spirit and a listening heart
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to multitask and manage multiple processes, including tracking and reporting of data and information
  • Ability to coordinate logistics, including ministry schedules and volunteer assignments
  • Ability to implement best practices to enhance the effectiveness and cohesiveness of the local team and volunteers
  • Proven reporting and tracking skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Formal theological training is beneficial, but not required
  • 3-5 years’ experience or training in an administrative role

The Site Administrator is responsible for:

  • Volunteer mobilization, training, and oversight for multiple weekly activities
  • Creating and maintaining various records and reports, with the ability to meet deadlines reports to meet deadlines
  • Helping to maintain the team budget and implement project plans
  • Organizing, scheduling, and managing logistics of meetings and events
  • Managing technical issues within their area of expertise
  • Performing general clerical duties as assigned
  • Assisting with church planting and multiplication among unreached diaspora peoples with the local team

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The INN: Internship

Opportunity Full/Closed – 2025 Details Coming Soon

The INN (International Neighborhood Network) envisions a world where the hope of Jesus is transforming communities among all peoples, starting with the nations in our backyard. Our passion is to see the gospel proclaimed in cities where there is little to no gospel witness among unreached people groups that have found refuge in the US. Join us as we create and implement innovative approaches to loving and serving our neighbors.

We do not want you to be a spectator but to participate in the great commission happening among unreached diaspora in the US. There are countless ways to love and serve diaspora communities as they work to rebuild their homes and lives in the US. An INN Internship will help you learn more about yourself while using your gifts and talents in an environment different from your own. Discover more about the world as you serve people from different cultures and world religions. While this internship takes place in the US, the work is still very cross-cultural. Expect to be immersed in new languages, foods, and practices.

Location Savannah, GA
Local LanguageEnglish
PeopleMiddle East, North Africa, Central Asia, South Asia refugees and immigrants
DatesJune 1, 2024—July 13, 2024
Cost$2,800 
Team Size 2—3 interns

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