“I have learned to observe before critiquing, to listen before speaking, to pray before acting, to abide while obeying and to abandon my rights while believing in His Righteousness.”
Maybe you’ve been thinking about serving in short-term missions for a while now. Maybe you sense that God has been prompting you to take that step of faith. But, maybe you’re feeling a little… inexperienced? One of AIM’s short-term teams could be exactly what you’re looking for.
Many of our experienced missionaries would love to mentor and equip you as you learn how to use your gifts for God’ Kingdom. Read the descriptions below to find out more.
Based in Africa and facilitated by experienced missionaries and national leaders, GO is a two month discipleship and mission training program that seeks to develop Christ-like character and instill basic skills for outreach among unreached people groups. GO combines curriculum-based learning with hands-on experience to help equip young men and women for the Great Commission.
What will I do?
- Spend 2 weeks studying in a discipleship program. Topics will include spiritual disciplines, spiritual warfare, basic language acquisition, and cross-cultural living
- In pairs, you will be placed with a mentor and live among an unreached people group for 5 weeks
- Spend 1 week with other participants to debrief and share your experiences.
Who can serve?
We are seeking individuals age 19-29 who have a strong desire to bring the Gospel to the unreached. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone who may want to consider long term cross cultural ministry. We are seeking 8-10 people for each team.
When is GO happening?
GO East Africa
June 18-August 18, 2019
Applications due March 15, 2019
GO North Africa
June 5- August 8, 2019
Applications due: March 1, 2019
How much will I raise? $7500-$8000
What fuels you? We are praying that the Lord will cause the hearts of single men from around the world to burn more intensely for the Gospel of Christ to be preached to all peoples. Is He calling you?
What will I do?
Live and breathe missions for 8 weeks. Be taught, discipled, and mentored while living amongst the Karamojong in northern Uganda. Being amongst this people group and partnering with other mission organisations, you could be a part of a Christ Centred Church amongst the Karamojong.
You will work alongside experienced missionaries and local leaders. You will be partnered with a Ugandan Christian man who will be learning with you.
Who can serve?
Young adults. We are looking to recruit up to 6 members.
When is Fuel?
January 1-February 4, 2019 (Abridged 4 week team)
Application Due: October 1, 2018
Mid-June to Mid-August, 2019 (exact dates coming soon)
Application Due: March 1, 2019
How much support will I raise?
Summer team: $7500-$8000
Winter team: $6500-$7000
Are you a farmer? Or do you just love getting your fingers dirty in fresh soil? Ever thought about using your green thumbs for missions?
What is Farming Quest?: Farming Quest is an opportunity for long & short term missionaries to come together for 3 weeks to learn how to Farm God’s Way. Held on the Growing Nations demonstration farm in Lesotho, the founder of the project, August Basson and other members of the team will teach the main principles of Conservation Agriculture & Transformational Development. Participants will have the opportunity to take part in practical demonstrations, classroom teachings and to meet local farmers to hear how their lives have been transformed. You will also be able to spend time with the resident Basotho students learning at Growing Nations.
Dates: March 1-25, 2019
Application Deadline: December 1, 2018.
How much support will I raise? ~$6,500
DIASPORA refers to people groups who are living outside of their native country. We are in an exciting time in World Missions when so much of the world is coming to us. Gain experience this summer and be part of what God is doing all over the world!
Summer Dream Teams
Each day African migrants and refugees are landing on the shores of Europe with hopes of finding a better life. There is huge opportunity for the gospel as many are from unreached people groups. It is also an opportunity to meet needy people and offer them hope as well as connecting them with partner organizations and local churches who can give long term assistance.
What will I do? The teams will be 7-10 members each and led by experienced AIM missionaries. They will be equipped with training and materials to assist with evangelism and research. We will be partnering with people on the ground who have ongoing work so follow up can be done.
When can I serve? June 18-July 9, 2019
Application deadline: March 15, 2019
How much support do I need to raise? TBA
Check out the Dream Team video.
Atlanta Diaspora Internship
Join Africa Inland Mission and Global Frontier Mission in the “most diverse square mile in America” to work alongside ethnic churches in Atlanta, GA.
What will I do? Interns work alongside full-time missionaries to learn how to build relationships and share the love of Christ with those who have never heard. You will receive training on how to share the Gospel with those from a diverse religious backgrounds and then gain first-hand experience in working alongside believers from different cultures.
When can I serve? May 20-July 28, 2019 (approximate)
Application deadline: March 1, 2019
How much support will I raise? TBA