Organisation : OMF International
Internship Name: Mission Internship
Location : Kent, England
Intakes : September/October or January/February
Website : https://omf.org/uk/get-involved/interns/
Mission Internship :
Are you a Christian with a passion for overseas mission? OMF is looking for mission interns to join the Serve Asia team in Borough Green, Kent. As a mission intern you’ll get to:
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** Be part of a mission discipleship programme in the UK.
** Experience your own mission placement in Asia.
** Support and develop the Serve Asia alumni network.
** Learn more about faith and theology on the weekly study course.
You’ll get to experience mission from both the support and front-line perspective, all the while developing useful and transferable skills for your future career.
Serve Asia Missions Internship :
** The Internship has 3 parts.
** The first part will be at the OMF UK office in Borough Green.
** The second part will be in Asia on a missions trip.
** The third part will be back at the UK office for a missions debrief and visiting schools and churches to share about your trip.
** Each part will contain some training related to that section.
Part 1: Training and the Serve Asia Team (Sept to March)
During the first two weeks you will receive an induction and training. You will learn the foundations of missions.
Topics will include :
** Life of Hudson Taylor
** Overview of OMF
** Introduction to missions
** Spiritual preparation for missions
** Overview of Asian countries
** Identifying your spiritual gifts
** How to lead prayer
** Prayer and fasting
** The IPS online tool and how to process new enquirers
You will be required to read a number of books and feedback about them. After the training week you will be working on the Serve Asia Team.
Things that you will be involved with are :
** Dealing with new Serve Asia enquirers
** Processing Serve Asia applications
** Visiting Mission Cells
** Perhaps helping organise a new Mission Cell
** Our Serve Asia Equipping and Mentoring Day Conferences
Part 1 will include one day a week of Christian Ministry Training
Part 2: Two months Mission Trip to Asia (April to May)
A tailor made mission trip to an Asian country building it around the gifts that God has called you to and your calling. Make a difference in Asia.
Join one of the many OMF teams ministering in Asia. The dates April to May not be exact as it depends on the best dates for the Field to take people.
You will receive Orientation Training to include :
** Cross-cultural equipping
** Spiritual devotions on the Field
** Spiritual Battle
** Missions Preparation
Part 3: Debrief and Mobilising in the UK (June to July)
** Receive a personal debrief and evaluation.
** Then share what God has done, your insights and God’s vision for Asia with schools, churches, Mission Cells and at an OMF conference stall.
** Continue your part one role as part of the Serve Asia Team but with all the fresh learning and insights from Asia.
This is an exciting missions internship that will enable you to play a significant part in helping prepare young people to impact East Asia, experience mission yourself and help you grow in your own relationship with the Lord and your giftings.
Who can apply? :
Anyone who has a passion for media, mission and to grow with God and is 18 years old or over and wants a year out to get involved in mission to East Asia. We also ask that you are in sympathy with the ethos of OMF.
What OMF will provide :
1. Local accommodation
2. A contribution to food and expenses
3. All work travel expenses
4. On-going professional and Bible and cross-cultural missions training
What you will need to provide :
1. Raise money for your one month Serve Asia Trip in East Asia. We ask you to provide £1,500 to cover the costs of this trip.
2. Raise some money to help with day to day expenses We ask you to bring £3,000 to help towards day-to-day expenses, such as food and accommodation. OMF will cover the rest of these costs. If local Christians are able to house interns at reduced rent, we will look to lower the contribution to £1,500.
3. Bring some extra money to cover such costs as travel home or going out at the weekends. We are not able to cover these costs.
To apply :
Fill in the application form that can be downloaded from our website. Send to Mary Flitton email@example.com or post to OMF UK, Station Approach, Borough Green, Kent, TN15 8BG.