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 -February 4, 2020
- Summer ABO: July 13-August 3, 2020
- Fall ABO: October 20-November 10, 2020
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 15, 2019 (Winter ABO); April 15, 2020 (Summer ABO); July 15, 2020 (Fall ABO).
Download the info page: ABO Helpers 2020
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?
TIMO Quest will not be running in 2020. Please contact your local mobilizer for similar opportunities.