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. Most team opportunities run for 3-6 weeks during the summer, though some occur during other times of the year.
Applications are generally due 3-4 months prior to departure. Earlier applications help to guarantee a place on a team.
Note: The costs listed are estimates and will 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?
- Winter ABO: January 9-February 7, 2019
- Summer ABO: July 16-August 5, 2019
- Fall ABO: October 15-November 5, 2019
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 and help families as they transition into their new life in Africa.
Location: Nakuru, Kenya
Who can serve: We are looking for 3-4 people to form these teams. Singles or married couples with no children.
How much support will I raise: $ 6,500-$7,000
Application Deadline: October 1, 2018 (Winter ABO); March 29, 2019 (Summer ABO); June 28, 2019 (Fall ABO).
Download the info page: ABO_Childrens_Teams-2019
Desert Sports Team
Do you love sports? Have a passion for youth ministry? Why not do what you love in Kenya!
Dates: July 25-August 31, 2019
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)
Application Deadline: April 30, 2019
How much support will I raise?: $7000-$7500
Download the info page: Sports Team 2019
North Africa Quest
The region of North Africa holds much mystery and diversity and 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 allow you to gain a taste of this culture and gain more fuel for prayer.
What will I do? You will be involved in helping out with informal English conversation clubs. There will be a light curriculum (article and book discussions), daily prayer and accountability times at the end of the day, and language learning.
Who can be on this team? This team will be made of single men.
When can I go? February 25- March 31, 2019
Application Due: December 1, 2018
How much support will I raise? TBA
TIMO 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.
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 with no 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
When and where can I serve?
May 27-June 30, 2019
This team will serving among the Zigua people of Tanzania.
Application Deadline: February 15, 2019
Download the info page: TIMOQuest 2019