Journey Corps - Italy
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
Journeyers will have the opportunity to explore a variety of ministry opportunities in Italy with local churches and in their communities. Some of the current ministry opportunities include: Lifestyle Evangelism, Media, Technology, and Creative Arts, Teaching English, Children, Youth, and College Ministries, Music & Worship Ministry, Anti-Human Trafficking Work, Small Group Discipleship and Church Expansion, Informal Theological EducationLANGUAGE NEEDS
Italian learned on-fieldLANGUAGE USED
The Journey Corps training center is located in Ischitella Lido, a small city located just north of Naples along the coast. Journeyers spend the first five weeks preparing for ministry placement through intensive language training every morning in Naples. Afternoons will provide an opportunity for practically applying the language that Journeyers are learning in the classroom.
For the rest of the year, Journeyers will live together, with WorldVenture missionaries, engaging in ministry and studying topics such as “cultural intelligence” and apologetics. Afternoons will be dedicated to cultural adaptation and evangelism with churches and other missionaries, and weekends will provide opportunities for ministry in local church activities. Every 5-6 weeks, all Journeyers will dedicate a week to rest and debriefing. This cycle helps avoid burnout and gives teams the time to process and grow as a community throughout the year. Second-year Journeyers assist with orientation for new teams, and have more freedom to dig deeper into the ministries that fit their passion and gifting.