The TEAM world is full of opportunities for aspiring missionaries like you. So, we’re shining a spotlight on some of our favorites. Check out this week’s featured missionary opportunity — and explore previous opportunities at the bottom of the page. If you find one you like, we’d love to answer your questions and help you make it happen!
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Ethnotourist – Southeast Asia
As an ethnotourist you’ll visit Southeast Asian villages with unreached people groups in order to explore the culture and to build relationships. This will allow for follow-up conversations with an established long-term ministry in the area.
You will learn about unreached peoples and be trained in the principles of disciple-making movements. Using the platform of being an ethnotourist, you will arrive at a beautiful seaside camping resort where you’ll receive training in a community setting (shared meals, sleeping quarters, etc). From there you will make two separate village exposure trips, about three days each, where you will stay in village homes in two different Muslim villages.
The villagers will be told that you are a cultural tourist wanting to learn about Southeast Asia and their specific people group. You’ll stay in a village home, eating village food, building relationships and looking for people of peace. You can also use a sport or other skill to exchange culture.
You will be debriefed after each village stay, and the long-term workers will follow-up with the villagers to learn about their experience with Americans. They will also connect with the identified possible people of peace to begin discovery Bible studies.
- Adventurous, outgoing, team player
- Mental strength, an attitude of a learner
- Physical strength for a long journey and primitive conditions
- Able to hike and carry own gear, able to withstand a hot climate
- Willing to learn and apply Disciple Making Movement (DMM) concepts
Whether you’re pumped about ethnotourism or just have questions about Christian missions, we want to help! Sign up below for a no-pressure consultation with a TEAM missions coach.
Your coach will help you explore possibilities that fit your skills and interests, as well as answering all your questions about TEAM. If we’re not the right fit, we’ll try to point you to the next best steps in your missionary journey.
American Football Player - Prague, Czech Republic
American football is gaining popularity in Prague, and it’s opening doors to share the Gospel. As a football player, you’ll get to play and serve alongside experienced missionaries who are passionate about reaching a nation that’s 90 percent atheist. You’ll get to model Christlike love for players who may never have seen it before. For some players, it will be the opening to thinking about spiritual things for the first time in their lives.
Learn from a missionary who has worked with a local Prague team for more than 10 years, and see young men come to know Jesus through American football. Off the field, you’ll be connected to and serve with a local church and missional community. As players come to church for the first time, you’ll get to disciple and encourage them to follow Christ.