Mission Opportunities with International Ministries
For more information and to apply for mission trips, contact Margaret Zondo at 1-800-619-7301 or 416-441-1111 ext. 254.
Training in Mission Program 2014: 10-Month Internship
Dates: 1st week of March to 2nd week of December 2014
Deadline: Noon, December 4, 2013
Requirements: Ages 18-30, single, not an ordained minister
Since 1981, the Council for World Mission (CWM) has been equipping young people through an intensive Training for Mission (TIM) program. Each year, 10-12 young people are selected from a pool of applicants from various church partners around the globe, for a 10-month intensive mission training program. This provides an opportunity to blend intensive theological reflection with practical experience in different parts of the world. It will deepen your faith as you fellowship and work with Christians from around the world.
In 2014, this training will take place in three countries: Taiwan, New Zealand and Kiribati. All costs are covered by CWM but you must be willing to give 10 months of your time to learning and serving. Read more on the CWM website.
The Presbyterian Church in Canada is looking to endorse one male and one female from our church to be possible candidates for this placement. CWM then selects participants from the candidates who are nominated from around the world. If you feel called to apply please fill out this application:
Please complete sections A & C of the application and submit it to yim [at] presbyterian [dot] ca by December 4, 2013. Section B will be completed by the General Secretary once the final selections are made.
Note: The PCC deadline is earlier than the official deadline set by CWM in order to allow time to consider all applications, conduct interviews and endorse the applications.
Provide Ecumenical Accompaniment in the Palestinian Territories
Start Dates (2013): February 2, March 15, August 17, November 2
Start Dates (2014): January 18, April 3, August 2, October 16
Deadline: 5 months before intended start date
Take part in the World Council of Churches Ecumenical Accompaniment Program in Palestine and Israel (EAPPI). EAPPI’s mission is to accompany Palestinians and Israelis in non-violent actions and advocacy efforts to end the occupation. EAPPI accompaniers should be:
- 25 years of age or older
- Interested in the Israeli/Palestinian conflict
- Committed to advocacy work upon return to home country.
For more information visit www.eappi.org.
Teach English in China
Dates: July 8 – August 5, 2013
Deadline: February 28, 2013
The Amity Summer English Programme (SEP) offers oral English training for Chinese Middle School teachers from small cities and rural areas. This program gives volunteers an opportunity both to teach and to learn in a 4-week intensive English program in a variety of locations in China. For more information on the program please go to www.amityfoundation.org.
For more information and to apply for a study tour, email Matt Foxall or call 1-800-619-7301 or 416-441-1111 ext. 259.
Middle East: A Moment of Truth
Dates: October 20–31, 2014
Deadline: June 30, 2014
“A Moment of Truth: A word of faith, hope and love from the heart of Palestinian suffering,” was commended to Canadian Presbyterian congregations, presbyteries and committees for study and discussion by the 137th General Assembly. This tour, led by the Rev. Noel Gordon, will help you begin to discover some of the complex issues in Israel and Palestine. You will:
- Meet and worship with local Palestinian Christians
- Travel to Hebron, Bethlehem, Nazareth, Haifa, Jerusalem and other historic cities
- Visit Biblical sites in Jericho, the River Jordan, the Sea of Galilee, Capernaum, The Mount of Beatitudes and Tiberius
- Meet with leaders from different faith communities to hear their experiences
- Learn about peace building initiatives being undertaken by partners of The Presbyterian Church in Canada
Opportunities for Congregations, Presbyteries and Synods
Is your congregation, presbytery or synod interested in planning a mission trip? The trips listed below are partners that the PCC can currently coordinate trips to. Dates and costs are flexible. Should your group wish to begin the process of planning a mission trip with the PCC, please email Matt Foxall, Mission Trip Coordinator, or call 1-800-619-7301 ext. 259.
Northern or Southern Malawi
Dates: Flexible, 2 weeks
Share in the mission and ministry work being done in partnership with the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian through Presbyterians Sharing and PWS&D. Learn about the deep historical Presbyterian roots in Malawi. Experience community health, income generation activities, and agriculture programs. Participate in mission through home and hospital visits as well as work with orphans. Walk with our partners in mission and ministry in Malawi.
Dates: Flexible, 10 days – 2 weeks
Visit the missions of the Hungarian Reformed Church and learn about refugee ministry, ministry in gypsy communities, and capacity building in organic agriculture. Experience the challenge and opportunities of effective ministry with our mission staff in these countries.
Dates: July, 2 weeks
Take a journey to the land of contrasts and learn how our partners are rebuilding their communities after a civil war, through holistic approaches to community and spiritual development. Learn how education, micro credit, agricultural capacity, and pastoral training are combating poverty in Guatemala.
Dates: Flexible, 2 weeks
Cost: $3,500 – $4,000
Share in the mission and ministry work being done in partnership with the Presbyterian Church of Ghana through Presbyterians Sharing and PWS&D. Learn about the deep historical Presbyterian roots in Ghana and discover their mission and ministry work, including hospitals, schools, churches, mission outreaches, agriculture programs and income generation activities. Travel to the north and discover the exciting work being done with people with disabilities with the support of PWS&D. Walk with our partners in mission and ministry in Ghana.
Cost: $2,500 – $3,000
Discover the rich legacy of Canadian Presbyterian mission in Taiwan and the ongoing social and evangelical ministry of the Presbyterian Church in Taiwan, one of the largest Protestant churches in Taiwan. This dynamic church is renowned for sharing God’s love in word and action by supporting quality education for all, actively promoting human rights and democracy, looking after people’s basic needs, and sharing the Gospel message in a variety of ways. Experience the contrasts of cities packed with the latest technologies and communities living as they have for hundreds of years. This is an opportunity for Canadian Presbyterians to build on the mission work started by the Rev. Dr. George L. Mackay in 1872.
Winnipeg Inner City Mission (WICM), Winnipeg, Manitoba
Dates: Flexible, 1 week
Cost: $300 plus airfare
Contribute to the ongoing work of our Canadian mission staff at Flora House and The Anishinabe Fellowship Centre. Learn about native spirituality and the need for healing and reconciliation. Help with the food bank, clothing bank, and necessary renovations. Also opportunities to help with Sunday worship, and the summer day camp program.
Mistawasis First Nations Reserve, Saskatchewan
Dates: July or August, 7-10 days
Cost: $300 plus airfare
Contribute to the healing and reconciliation journey of our church by volunteering your time to minister at a Vacation Bible School on this First Nations Reserve in Saskatchewan – the only reserve in Canada that has a Presbyterian Church on it.
Cape Breton, Nova Scotia
Dates: July or August, 1-2 weeks
Cost: $300 plus airfare
Help out with a day camp for children, visit people who cannot leave their homes, and learn from doing work projects and visiting Presbyterian churches in these communities.