My team experience allowed me to see ministry first-hand and to get a better understanding of where I could fit in missions. I’m on to the next step in my journey with a lot more clarity.
Curious about missions in Africa? How about joining one of our teams to get a taste of the missionary life! These teams allow you to explore what missions is like in one of our many ministry locations.
Serving on a team allows you to experience a new culture and missions with a group of people who make a difference in each other’s lives as well as those whom you serve. Team members are recruited from around the world so you’ll have opportunities to make friends from many different countries. There are team opportunities which run for 3-6 weeks during the summer but there are also a variety of opportunities throughout the year for those available at different times.
Applications are generally due 3-4 months prior to departure.
Note: The costs listed are estimates and may be adjusted based on airfare and other factors. Dates are also subject to slight changes.
ABO Children Program
Do you love working with children? Would you like to find a way to support new missionary families?
Dates: This team runs twice a year, July 10-August 12, 2017 and October 19-November 10, 2017
What will I do?: AIM’s new Full-Term missionaries begin their service with a three-week Africa Based Orientation (ABO) in Kenya. While parents enjoy the adult orientation, their children also enjoy a structured children’s program designed to immerse them into life and ministry in Africa at an age-appropriate level. Come be a part of a team who will plan and implement programs for children and teens.
Location: Nakuru, Kenya
Who can serve: We are looking for 3-4 individuals
How much support will I raise: $ 6,500-$7,000
Application Deadline: March 31, 2017 (July ABO); June 30, 2017 (October ABO)
Desert Sports Team
Do you love sports? Have a passion for youth ministry? Why not do what you love in Kenya!
Dates: Dates for 2018 still to be confirmed, but will be in either April or August.
What will I do?: The main purpose for this team is to offer spiritual counseling and discipleship, coaching, training and Bible Study through sports. This may happen through one-on one visits or in more formal small groups. There are also opportunities for ministry in the local church. This is an outreach area and the volunteers will be supporting the effort to win this community for Christ.
Location: Korr, Kenya
Who can serve: We are looking for 6-8 people to serve (married or single)
How much support will I raise: TBA
Application Deadline: TBA
North Africa Tour
The region of North Africa holds much mystery and diversity. With a rich history of Christianity followed by centuries of Muslim influence, this region is a fascinating area to visit. It is also a region which is in need of a knowledge of the transforming power of Jesus Christ. Short term visits to North Africa are not designed with specific ministry in mind but rather to provide you with the opportunity to see the place firsthand and gain more fuel for prayer.
Think of this as a vacation with a purpose during which there will be a light curriculum, article and book discussions, culture & religious studies, daily prayer and accountability times at the end of the day, language learning, home stay, and prayer walks in specific cities.
Due to the unique nature of this team, we are not able to provide tax receipts for donations. The cost of this trip will be considered to be personal expense for the participants. Please complete the contact form and we’ll send you more information.
What will I do?
- The team will enter this Creative Access Nation as tourists and will spend nights in local homes or hotels.
- Team members will pray for a nation and her people as they travel from village to village. Prayer walks in certain cities will be organized
- The team will read discuss articles or short books.
- Language learning
- Home stay with a local family
- The team will have an opportunity to visit ancient ruins and other cultural landmarks.
Who can take the tour? Men and women, married and single. A minimum of 2 people are required to run the tour.
Dates still to be confirmed, but likely in the spring.
Cost: Please contact us, as costs change depending on number of participants
TIMO Quest & Focus Quest
TIMO Quest and Focus Quest teams allow you to serve alongside one of our two-year outreach teams among one of Africa’s least-reached people groups. This shortened version of AIM’s TIMO (Training In Ministry Outreach) program will give you a taste of being part of a long-term ministry team.
Duration: 4-6 weeks
What will I do?
• Live the truth of the Gospel message in word and action
• Prioritize language learning and relationship building
• Experience life in a cross-cultural context while living simply
• Spend several days living with a national family
• Participate in team-day curriculum discussions on missional topics
• Be mentored by a missionary and accountable to a larger team.
Who can serve?
Quest teams are for singles and married couples who don’t yet have children. Team sizes vary widely based on a number of factors including the size and demographics of the host team and team context.
How much support will I raise? $5,500 – $6,500 (prices vary due to change in airline tickets, etc.)
When and where can I serve?
Niger TIMO Quest
November 7-December 11, 2017 (includes orientation and travel time)
This team will minister in a bush setting (1.5 hours to nearest town) where team members daily get their water by donkey cart from a local water source. The living situation will be tight as housing is small and local. Questers will learn Fulani and have great opportunities to share the Gospel (with a translator). Not only will you learn about the Fulani culture, but your teammates will be from different nations too. We currently have space for 3 single ladies and one couple to join this TIMO Quest.
Application Deadline: August 1, 2017
Northern TIMO Quest
May 28-June 30, 2018 (includes orientation and travel days)
This team is located in the urban setting in a Creative Access Nation. You will be involved in informal English conversation clubs, as well as learning a new language. Questers on this team should be interested in reaching out to those who practice other religions. We currently have room for 4 single ladies and 1 single man to join this team.
Applications Due: February 15, 2018
March 1-April 8, 2018
This team will serving among the Ik people of northern Uganda. We are looking for 2-3 ladies and 2 men to form this team.
Application Deadline: December 1, 2017