Immerse - our mission internship programme

Immerse - our mission internship programme

Use your training and experience from university, work or church to meet gospel needs alongside experienced cross-cultural workers. Be mentored to help you grow as a disciple and develop your skills for whatever direction God takes you in the future.

What and when?

Immerse is a one- or two-year mission internship programme starting in September each year:

September: Four weeks' residential training at Serving in Mission’s UK office covering practical preparations, alongside in-depth exploration of God’s character and his word; developing a Christian worldview; cross-cultural issues; and personal discipleship.

Learn from each other as well as from experienced trainers as together we apply the Bible to areas of personal, practical, cultural and spiritual concern, equipping you not just for the placement ahead but for your ongoing Christian journey.

Click here to download a sample programme of the Immerse training topics.

October: Depart for a nine- or 21-month placement overseas, or in a multicultural UK location if preferred. Serving in Mission works in more than 70 countries, reaching people with the good news of Christ through hundreds of different ministries. On Immerse, you will have the opportunity to play your part and to gain or develop your professional and Christian ministry skills. We will find a placement fitted to your gifts, skills and interests. You will be mentored and supported by experienced mission workers. We can place people with the following kinds of training or experience:

Children’s work, youth work, administration, TESOL, sports coaching, student ministry, teaching, IT, accountancy, languages, personnel management, art, media, public health, social work, theology... and many more! Previous training or experience in a particular ministry is NOT always required.

Possible overseas placements beginning in Autumn 2017 include:

July: Conclude with a residential debrief back in the UK to reflect on your experiences and apply what you’ve been learning to what the Lord has in store for you next.

Who and why?

Immerse is for individuals or married couples in their 20s who love the Lord and his Word and want to learn, serve, and grow as they participate in cross-cultural mission work.

You might be:

  • a graduate seeking work or ministry experience before going into employment or further training, ready to use your skills to benefit others

  • wanting to take time out from paid work to focus on learning more about God and His Word and to apply your skills in a new context

  • seeking God’s guidance on possible full-time cross-cultural ministry in the future, whether in UK or overseas, and desiring more hands-on training and experience

With its intentional focus on discipleship, biblical teaching, mentoring and skills-coaching, together with the opportunity to help more people hear and respond to the gospel, Immerse could be for you! Please get in touch to start exploring how God might want you to learn, serve and grow through this opportunity.

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