Journey Corps - Cote d'Ivoire

Journeyers live in community and work alongside WorldVenture missionaries, building relationships and engaging in ministry so that they can share Christ with the people around them and help build the global Church. Journey Corps is not a mission trip; it’s a ministry training program for lifelong ministry.



Cote d'Ivoire, Western Africa


Journeyers must be committed followers of Jesus Christ who are passionate about sharing their faith with others. All Journeyers must also agree with WorldVenture’s doctrinal statement. Journeyers are required to be at least 18 years of age when they depart for the field. Most Journey Corps locations receive Journeyers up to 28 years of age. No college education is required. Many Journeyers have previous ministry experience, either stateside or abroad, but none is required.


Journeyers will have the opportunity to explore a variety of ministry opportunities in Côte d'Ivoire with local churches and in their communities. Some of the current ministry opportunities include: Church Planting, Lifestyle Evangelism, Theological Education, Pastoral Training, Bible Translation, Medical Missions, Teaching English, Children, Youth, and College Ministries


French learned on-field




The Journey Corps training center is located just outside of Bouaké. The sprawling campus of the old International Christian Academy is home to classrooms, dorms, sports facilities, and also the Bouaké Medical University. Each team spends their first 8 weeks living together in the Journey Corps dorm, preparing for their ministry placement through language classes, weekly seminars, guided cultural adaptation, and context-specific ministry training.

For the rest of the year, Journeyers are placed with local host families to live and begin ministry. Placement locations range from small villages to large cities, and are selected with input from the Journeyer. Every 5-6 weeks, all Journeyers return to the training center for a week of rest, debriefing, and more training. This cycle helps avoid burnout and gives teams time to process and grow as a community throughout the year. Journey Corps staff also travel to visit each Journeyer for continual debriefing and encouragement. Second-year Journeyers assist with orientation for new teams, and have more freedom to dig deeper into the ministries of their choice.