“God showed me how to love through action as well as words.”
If you have a Great Commission heart and a desire to make a difference, the Ignite Short Term program is a great place to start. Whether you are young or old(er), God can use you in Africa.
Short term ministry assignments are designed to support our overall vision to see Christ-centred churches among all African peoples. We are looking for people who are:
- Committed believers in Jesus Christ
- 19 years of age or older
- Flexible, adaptable and teachable
- Love people and enjoy building relationships
Ignite assignments vary widely and we seek to match your gifts and abilities to a ministry need in Africa. There are 2 distinct options for service
- Team Placements (3-8 weeks)
- Individual Placements (3-12 months)
Why join a team? Serving on a team is a great way to gain an introduction to the world of missions. AIM teams are made up of people from around the world who join together on site in Africa to grow, learn and serve together. While some teams are scheduled to correspond with the North American college/university summer break, there are teams scheduled throughout the year. Ask us about the current open teams. Here are some of our featured teams:
Interested in a longer short-term experience? AIM short-termers may serve alongside of long-term AIM missionaries or engage in ministry with one of our African ministry partners. Staying longer means that you’ll have more time to develop significant relationships and make a lasting impression on those you are going to serve. Click here to read about some of our individual placement opportunities.
Internships: Some college and university programs have the option of completing an overseas internship for course credit. Contact us to find out whether we are able to meet the requirements of your internship through a short term placement in Africa. Completing an internship in Africa will allow you to both meet school requirements and see how your training and skills can impact Africa for Christ.
Ignite Short Term Application Process
Fill out the Ministry Interests Form to give us your contact information and let us know about your particular interests.
Wait for the Provincial Mobilizer in your area to get in touch with you. He/she will answer your initial questions and provide more information about current open opportunities for short term service.
If you want to proceed with your application your Provincial Mobilizer will give you access to the application form. Ask your Provincial Mobilizer about any application deadlines, particularly with regard to Team Placements. For Team Placements, plan to complete your application 4-6 months before your team is scheduled to start. Depending on the length of your Individual Placement, you may need up to 12 months of preparation time. Your Provincial Mobilizer will be your point-person throughout the process, and will help answer any questions you may have along the way.