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tranSend provides the opportunity of one year of service for young adult individuals and couples who are exploring a future long-term ministry. Through this valuable experience, you will learn the principles of international ministry which can build a foundation for future long-term service.
A cross-cultural ministry setting is a place for learning and practicing holistic ministry along with the guidance of an experienced field worker.
Core areas of work and study include:
• Team building
• Language and culture
• Major world religions
• Church planting
• Teaching English
• Online academic training with Eastern Mennonite Seminary
• Other areas adjusted to individual’s interest and call
An experienced field worker will walk alongside you providing encouragement, accountability and insight. Relating to the local community and other mission workers allows for discernment as God’s call becomes clear.
Learn like a disciple.
Jesus’ disciples learned while following Jesus’ call to witness and serve in the world.
You can also learn this way. Through a special arrangement with the Biblical Lands Educational Seminars and Service (BLESS) of Eastern Mennonite Seminary, you can participate with other volunteers around the world in the course “Cross-Cultural Discipleship” and other seminary courses offered on-line as part of your tranSend assignment.
tranSend workers are eligible to receive a full tuition scholarship for one or more BLESS courses during their term of service.
Find your foothold.
Your interests and gifts can fit many service locations around the world, and tranSend can open the door for you to:
• Shadow a long-term mission worker
• Witness among the unreached
• Teach English
• Teach the children of mission workers
• Teach music for worship
• Organize youth clubs
• Participate in community development
• Receive training for long-term cross-cultural ministry
• Explore other talents and ways to use them
The next step.
If you are called to work in areas of human need, tranSend is for you.
• Make a difference in the lives of those suffering from all manner of societal problems, including poverty, health needs, and social deterioration
• Connect your ministry with a local Mennonite congregation or agency
• Integrate your service with intentional spiritual or evangelistic participation in your placement community
Seven ways to serve this year:
Lezha Academic Center (LAC) offers rigorous academics with a Biblical worldview to over 50 students in grades
|Teaching: Join the teaching staff of LAC. Support the long term vision and ministry of the Albanian Mennonite Mission, including church planting, leadership training, community development, and education. Study Albanian language and culture.||Licensed secondary education teachers in the areas of history and science; TESOL training preferred.|
|Orange Walk, Belize:
St. Peter’s Anglican School, with 265 students, emphasizes high
educational standards and strong Christian teaching.
|School Counseling: Serve as a school counselor by helping students with their emotional problems related to sexual abuse, fighting, depression, bullying, and anger management.||Masters in Counseling degree; one year of school counseling experience preferred.|
|Alajuela, Costa Rica:
Pura Vida Missions is a mission and discipleship ministry that relates to a network of 30 churches and organizations across Costa Rica.
|Cross-cultural Discipleship: Participate in Vida 220, a 10-month discipleship program from October to August. Join Latin Americans and North Americans as they disciple one another and grow in missional leadership through outreach in local churches. Study Spanish.||A commitment to discipleship formation and learning Spanish language.|
Peacebuilders Community, Inc. ministers in a context of religious polarization, poverty, displacement, and ongoing violence.
|Peace-building: Engage as a peace-building intern with Peacebuilders Community, Inc. Use interests and
skills to partner with local agencies
and entities in a variety of peace-building activities. Study local language(s) and culture.
|Skills and training in biblical peace-building, workplace mediation, and/or corporate conflict transformation.|
Nazareth Village brings to
life a farm and Galilean
village, recreating Nazareth as it was 2,000 years ago.
|Christian Presence: Relate to visitors from many cultural and religious backgrounds. Participate in the operation of the farm and village. Worship at a local church. Study
Arabic and/or Hebrew.
|Willingness to live and learn in a conflicted society and relate sensitively to people of other faiths.|
Centro Koinonia is a small
but growing urban congregation of the Italian Mennonite Church.
|English Teaching: Partner in the outreach of a Mennonite congregation by teaching English to middle and high school children in Centro Koinonia’s after school program and sharing the love of Jesus in the local community. Study Italian language and culture.||TESOL training and/or experience in teaching English language learners.|
A small Catholic-run refugee center provides English-based 9-5 services for urban refugees and asylum seekers in the city.
|Refugee Ministry: Serve as a volunteer at the center and cultivate relationships in the broader refugee/asylum seeker community. Teach refugee children, serve in the medical clinic, or provide social work assessments and help clients connect with social services. Study Thai language and culture.||Bachelor’s degree in education, nursing, or social work or appropriate experience.|
Preschool teacher at Joshua Center
Church planter for deaf community
Rural ministry volunteers
English teachers with Mennonite Partners in China (http://www NULL.mennonitepartnerschina NULL.org/)
Church planting team
Central American Study & Service (http://semilla NULL.mennonite NULL.net/ingles/CASAS/casas NULL.html) (CASAS) volunteer
Nurse in Christian hospital
Volunteer staff at an orphanage
Urban ministry volunteer with Servants to Asia’s Urban Poor (http://www NULL.servantsasia NULL.org/)
Pastoral intern in English-speaking congregation
English teachers at LCC International University (http://www NULL.lcc NULL.lt/)
Rural English teachers
Teaching English at Donetsk Christian University (http://old NULL.dcu NULL.org NULL.ua/en/aboutdcu/about NULL.php)
Annual application deadline: February 28
Orientation begins July 9, 2013 and continues through July 18.
Commissioning will be July 26, at Eastern Mennonite School during the Friday evening worship time of Virginia Mennonite Conference Assembly.
For more information, contact Martin Rhodes, Short-term Missions Coach