Journey Corps - Philippines
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 Philippines with local churches and in their communities. Some of the current ministry opportunities include: Church Planting and Evangelism, Children, Youth, and College Ministries, Teaching English, Anti-Human Trafficking Work, Business as Mission, Music & Worship Ministry, Disaster Relief, Long-Term Community DevelopmentLANGUAGE NEEDS
Cebuano or Ilongo, learned on-fieldLANGUAGE USED
Cebuano or IlongoLIVING ENVIRONMENT
The Journey Corps training center is located in Cebu City, a bustling urban center that is marked by extreme wealth and extreme poverty, often seen just on opposite sides of the same street. Journeyers spend the first 6-8 weeks on-field living together as a team and preparing for their ministry placement through language study, 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 towns 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.