International Student Ministry Trainer
Mobilize Christian students and church members to reach out to international students, welcoming them and building relationships in order to share Christ’s love with them. This opportunity is specifically for someone who has had cross-cultural experience ministering among international students. Available February 2019.
-Because intern(s) would be helping to train Filipino believers how to develop redemptive relationships with students from India, the Middle East and Buddhist-background Asia, a good grasp of major worldviews and how to bridge to them with the Gospel would be a great advantage.
-English is fine, though depending on the length of the internship, some Filipino language and culture study may be required during the first month on the field to facilitate communication and avoid cross-cultural misunderstandings.
-While we are asking that interns come with a certain amount of expertise, they must also come as learners with regard to Filipino culture, and be willing to adapt what they already know about international student ministry to the local context, which is quite different from the U.S.
-The intern must be prayerful and dependent on the Holy Spirit's leading, and encourage the same in those being discipled and trained for this ministry.
-At least 2 years of college is required.
Negotiable to some degree, but should be able to motivate local believers by sharing illustrations and examples from personal experience with international students, disciple others in befriending international students, open conversation about spiritual things with international friends, and lead and train others to lead discovery Bible studies.LIVING ENVIRONMENT
Lodging will depend on whether interns are single, married, or a team. One or two single interns would probably live with host workers. We would probably look for a house-sitting opportunity or inexpensive apartment for a couple, if long-term; mission Guest House if short-term.WORKING ENVIRONMENT
Church(es) and university campus(es)INTERNSHIP