Journey Corps - Indonesia
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.
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.RESPONSIBILITIES
Creative access ministry strategies are the name of the game in Indonesia. While it is not illegal to be a Christian, proselytizing and converting is illegal and very dangerous. Our team, Journeyers included, therefore do ministry mainly by building intentional relationships, praying for and seeking out persons of peace (Luke 10), and discipling Indonesians through Discovery Bible Studies.LANGUAGE NEEDS
Bahasa Indonesia learned on-fieldLANGUAGE USED
Bahasa IndonesiaLIVING ENVIRONMENT
The Journey Corps training center is located right in the middle of a busy, loud, developing city. The multi-level building has two classrooms, a communal dining area, gender-separate living spaces, and is home to both the Journey Corps leadership team and Journeyers for the entire year. Context-specific ministry trainings are woven into everyday life and foundational language classes are taught daily, while Journeyers engage with locals right from the start in a variety of ways, like joining local sports leagues or english clubs.
Throughout the year, teams take short trips to different villages to pray and look for people who are open to studying the Bible (persons of peace). As Journeyers learn more language and become better adapted to the culture, they become more effective and can stay longer in villages where persons of peace have been found. Second-year Journeyers assist with orientation for new teams, and have more freedom to use creative ways to reach specific people groups.