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United World Mission
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Vision:To serve with Christian leaders globally to plant, nourish, and reproduce churches that delight God and surprise the world. We believe that national Christian leaders are best positioned to contextualize the gospel and lead the church in their contexts. They understand their societies and they are able to continue the work after missionaries leave. By "churches that delight God" we mean all that Scripture says pleases God in His people - churches marked by love, unity, holiness, truth, generosity, mercy, compassion, and evangelistic concern for the world. By "churches that surprise the world" we mean churches that demonstrate the counter-cultural values of the Kingdom of God, through loving community, acts of mercy and grace, and proclamation of forgiveness and hope through the gospel of Christ.
Describe the types of ministry opportunities your agency will offer to Urbana 12 participants:We are looking for people that desire to have a long-term transformational impact on the world. For Urbana participants, we are offering several on-ramps to begin their missional journey. We have 3-6 WEEK opportunities for people to serve in places like Russa, Colombia and South Africa. These are great first steps to getting exposure while also seeing first hand the long-term needs around the world. We also have a 3 MONTH opportunity in India. Experience ministry “to the ends of the earth” as you spend 12 weeks in an unreached part of the world. Contribute to a long-term team meeting practical needs like wells for clean water, while also equipping Indian pastors to multiply gospel movements and communities. For graduates in their 20s, we have 1-2 YEAR programs available. You can spend 1 year in South Africa! This is designed for young Christians that have demonstrated leadership potential for serving God’s purposes in the world. The goal is to move gifted leaders to the next level of effectiveness through mentored spiritual discipline, rigorous theological study and intensive practical application of leadership in a cross-cultural context. Another great opportunity is our 2 Year Mission Apprenticeship program Expedition237 available in Thailand and Czech Republic. Learn about God, yourself, team dynamics, and cross-cultural ministry through 2 years of mentorship with long-term missionaries in the city of Prague. Gain ministry experience and discover God’s longer-term purpose for your life, whether in ministry or the marketplace.
Term of service offered:
under two months
two months to 1 year
1 to 3 years
3 years or longer
Staff Size (in North America):28
Staff Size (outside North America):200