Redeem the Summer Internships (RTS) are an excellent opportunity to take the next step into missions.
If you've asked God, "Is Missions Where You're Calling Me?" then an RTS Internship is just for you.
As an RTS intern, you'll serve alongside International Messengers (IM) missionaries, who will not only care for you, but challenge you and hold you accountable to set goals. Also, the six weeks will give you time needed to seek God and see what missions is like on a day-in, day-out basis.
Each ministry needs interns who come with a heart to learn, a willingness to love and a hunger to lean harder into Jesus! There are many ministry opportunities which may include discipleship, international church involvement and music ministry, university student ministry, outreach to Roma, orphans, or other at-risk people groups, evangelism and working with youth. Ministry opportunities vary from year to year.
Poland is a country in central Europe, where among 250 people, one may find one follower of Jesus. At the same time over 86% of people believe that God exists but do not have a personal relationship with Him. You can be God's instrument in the lives of Poles during the artistic Slot Art Festival and our Evangelistic English Camp and in everyday relationships with young people in Katowice. If you love Jesus, you speak English and you are open to others then you have everything you need to serve in Poland. Join us this summer and help us share the Gospel with our loved ones and friends.
Come help us reach college age students for Christ through relationship building. We plan to have two Evangelistic English Camps. We will ask You to teach English, share your testimony and your life with them. You will spend lots of time with students who need to hear the gospel by hanging out with them, playing, teaching, laughing, sharing, talking, singing and loving them. Some of the students will keep in contact with you long after you've returned home.
An intern would live and serve at the River of Life Care Home, a ministry sacrificially serving mothers and their children. There is much to do...interns would enter into the daily life, along with the staff and residents of the Care Home. Daily activities with purpose are planned for as many as twenty kids. Maintenance and light construction projects are ongoing; cutting wood to prepare for winter; conducting village outreaches and activities with the kids are the norm. There will also be opportunities for Bible study and developing deeper relationships with the Care Home residents.
Do you speak English? Then God can use you in Ukraine. Many Ukrainians want help with their English. Living Hope Church of Odessa, Ukraine is an English/Russian speaking church in a large city with tons of opportunities for you to share the Gospel with unbelievers, disciple believers and have fun at our amazing beach. Join us in discipleship groups, leading Bible studies, teaching American games and songs, in the city, at English camps and hiking in the mountains. We can really use your help.
ORIENTATION: Orientation will be held June 10-17, 2017. Location TBD. Orientation will consist of prayer and devotions to start the day, then class for the remainder of the morning and afternoon. Classwork will include Spiritual Formation, Cross-Cultural Adaption, Discipleship, Evangelism, and English Camp Training. Interns must be in-country to begin their six-week internship by July 1, 2017.
COSTS: The cost for Redeem the Summer internships is $2,175 (USD). This amount includes all orientation training materials, housing, and meals during training. In addition, the cost covers basic living and ministry expenses during your internship. What this cost does not cover is travel expenses (to and from training and to and from your internship destination), entertainment, personal travel, special diets, medical needs, and other extras.
RAISING SUPPORT & DEADLINES: See Building a Support Team for critical information about raising a prayer and financial support team. (Disregard deadlines given on #8 found at “Building a Support Team” link.)
Donations must be sent to: International Messengers, PO Box 618, Clear Lake, Iowa 50428.
Make checks payable to International Messengers and preference the gift by writing RTS Internships and your name on an attached post-it note. DO NOT have supporters write your name on the check.
50% of the needed cost is due by mid-May. Plane ticket must be purchased and the remainder of the cost is due by the beginning of Orientation.
Note: Classroom teaching experience is not required to teach English at our Evangelistic English Language Camps. The curriculum provided and the training received at Orientation will give you the tools needed to effectively teach conversational English.