We have teams in three Middle Eastern countries. These teams are a mix of foreigners and local believers in urban areas, with many teams looking to expand to smaller cities and towns. All teams focus on disciple making, business as mission, and church planting.
One of our teams runs a discipleship training program for indigenous believers. This is a year long intensive ministry training program that emphasizes character building through a monastic lifestyle and commitment to the nations. This training program supports the team’s vision of an indigenous mission movement to unreached peoples within thesir country and other nations.
In order to support this ministry training opportunity and provide job skills to training participants, the team owns a coffee roasting business and coffee shop, where they roast and serve quality coffee.
Teams are involved in regular ministries involving outreach and evangelism, food distribution to the poor, and ministry to orphans. Some teams host weekly soup days, where church members invite their Muslim neighbors to share a meal and discuss faith.
Every month one of our teams serves over 6,000 refugees by providing aid packets, first aid, language classes, and job skills training. From this grew a business as mission initiative that employs refugee women who make bags and wallets that are then sold to support their families.
The teams in this field regularly receive interns, skill-share participants, and gap year participants. The internship program includes attending language school, living with team members, attending local churches, getting to know ministry training students, and participating in regular ministries, and using individual skills (ex: programming) to help with various projects.
Joining a Team Long-Term
All long-term members joining any of our teams must complete long-term training in the US, the UK, or Venezuela prior to going to the field. Once on the field, new team members spend the first two years of their time on the field focused on language learning. During this time, new team members will also be involved with other ministries established by the long-term team. Whichever country new members join, they will focus from the beginning on befriending other Christians and getting to know non-Christians through the teams’ ministries. It’s very important for new team members to be flexible and to come as learners.
If you’re interested in learning more about any of these opportunities, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.