ISM is in relationship with 16 ministries. Two of them are involved in creative church planting and two in education. You could use your gifts and passion to intern in these incredible ministries in India or Thailand. APPLY HERE!
1. Church of the living God – Chennai India with Christo and Sarah Emmanuel
Kids are huge part of the work here in Chennai – in fact, it was through Children’s Ministry that the now several hundred-member Church was started. Our community is packed with children – many of them living in abject con- ditions and poverty (about 20% of Chennai’s population live in slums).
Yet despite the overwhelming circumstances children face here, the Lord is truly doing something special among them! Every Saturday Living God Church hosts ‘Kid’s Club’, an outreach program that draws Children from every religion and social standing. Started in 2005, many of the kids who began faithfully attending the fun-filled, evangelistic outreach are now plugged into the church, have received Jesus as their Savior and are being trained as leaders!
As more and more children fill up the outreach programs and con- nect with the Church, we knew that they needed solid teaching and encouragement in their new walk with Jesus. So in the past year, ‘Kid’s Church’ was planted within the church campus. More than 60 children crowd the separate meeting hall each week on Sunday mornings. Furthermore, in the past months 3 Kid’s Cell Groups have been planted in different areas of the community with as many as 20 community kids attending each group. Many of the children (especially from other religious backgrounds) who would normally be forbidden to attend any sort of program within the church, freely come and witness the love of Christ. It is our goal to see these hubs of discipleship and evangelism planted in each street of our community, making a great impact on this upcoming generation!
We are so thankful for what the Lord is doing throughout the year in children’s lives! In celebration of this, Living God Church holds an annual, 7-day VBS in May that attracts more than 300 community kids. Packed with wor-ship, dance, drama, puppet shows, craft work, Gospel-oriented teachings and many more excitingactivities, VBS is one of our greatest opportunities to reach kids within the community with the good news of Jesus.
Living God Church exists to reach every place and person with the Gospel and see believers become impacting leaders. Win the lost, raise up disciples and send out leaders!
Living God Church’s greatest need is for someone who can give co-leadership to youth programs/discipleship, pioneer new outreaches and small groups to reach youth, and teach in a discipleship training school. Other areas of need you could be asked to help with include: evangelism, outreach, preaching, teaching, children’s ministry, youth ministry, slum ministry, Bible college, ESL and administrative.
Living God Church has an intensive work schedule, and is hoping for an intern that is both hard-working and self-motivated. Due to this, as well as the straining environmental factors (eg. heat), the intern should be in good physical and emotional health. Although Living God Church addresses some aspects of social projects, the main focus is on preaching, teaching and training, so interns must have a good grasp on biblical and spiritual topics and be willing to lead.
2. Rob Heyman – church planting, teaching English – Khon Khen Thailand
Rob Heyman mentors pastors and church planters, and assists them in their ministries. His goal is to assist Thai pastors in accomplishing the will of God for their ministries.
Rob Heyman has a variety of needs you may be asked to fill, including: evangelism, outreach, preaching, teaching, children’s ministry, youth ministry, and teaching ESL at a school or church to ages 10-16. His main needs are for ministry support, preaching, teaching and teaching English.
3. Bokaro Pentecostal School – Bokaro India
The Pentecostal Assembly School is a co-educational Institution established on April 4th, 1989. The School began with 30 students and two teaching staff in 1989. Presently we have classes from Std. I to Std. XII with a strength of 1700 students and a team of 85 staff.
The Mission of the Pentecostal Assembly School is to provide an education that will meet the changes and challenges of the 21st century. Thus to create a new learning environment for a better society, the school aims and desires to obtain the following objectives :
- To provide a high standard of education under Christian leadership of “The Christian Assembly of Bihar” for children of all communities, irrespective of caste or religion, recognizing and maintaining that the guiding principal of the government, character and the discipline of the school will be based on Christian teaching.
- To prepare academically, socially, and morally, disciplined children
- To teach study and retrieval skills.
- To develop a program to provide a balance of arts (both visual arts and performing arts like music, dance, drama) and sport/physical education with the academic program.
- To help the learners improve their achievement in scholastic areas and to develop life skills and attitudes with reference to the larger context and canvas of life.
- To integrate thinking skills and process into content instruction.
- To instill values in their lives as a basic means to personal growth, spiritual strength and self-enrichment so as to make them responsible and successful citizens of India tomorrow.
In addition there are co-curricular and extra curricular activities which facilitates a holistic learning experience for students. The students are given numerous opportunities to develop their leadership and team-building qualities through various school competitions, science exhibitions, cultural programme, etc. PAS aims at creating good citizens possessing sound health, appropriate skills and desirable qualities besides academic excellence such that our students are able to meet the challenges of life with confidence and success.
The Pentecostal Assembly School’s greatest need is for short-term teachers in the Bible school, and someone to provide music and worship training for students in the Bible college. Expertise in audio-visuals would be an asset. Other areas you could be asked to help out in are: children’s ministry, youth ministry, worship, Bible college, and ESL.
The Pentecostal Assembly School is centred around ministry to children and youth. They also minister to women through a ladies’ group that meets twice a month. They are based in a small city in Eastern India where people are very conservative. It would be wise to ask or find out the best way of approaching a situation or problem before handling something on your own.
4. Prem Sewa Boys and Girls Home and Education – Nagpur India
The Society, Prem Sewa Shikshan Sangh, was established in October 1981, by Rev. Frank M. Juelich. The hostel, “Kalpana Bhavan” (House of Imagination) had its beginning in the small hut pictured below which initially housed the ten students, but now has over 630 boys.
What they provide:
We provide accommodation for our boys in two dormitories and other rooms. At our girls’ hostel there is one dormitory and we are currently constructing a second.
We are also running two schools, one in the Nagpur compound, at Gorewada Basti, and one at Manjri. The schools accept children from the surrounding area as well. In both schools the medium of instruction is Marathi, the state language. The Nagpur school has permission to run classes from grade 1 to grade 12. The school at Manjri, at present has permission only from grade 5 to grade 10. Both schools have a computer institute for the children. The Nagpur home/school has at present 50 computers. The number of students in the Nagpur school – both primary and secondary is 900. Our college students go to colleges in the city.
Our children all receive three meals a day plus early morning tea.
Basic care is provided at the hostel. Really sick kids are taken to local hospitals. At our Nagpur compound we also have an ambulance available.
Our girls’ hostel was established in 1992. It now cares for around 500 girls from nearby villages. It is located 650 kilometers from the boys home in the district of Dhule. The compound contains an office, water tower, a building which is both dorm and school for the girls and a second dorm building is now under construction.
Prem Sewa is looking for interns to be involved in youth ministry, children’s ministry, Evangelize outside compound, social work, English, music, computer and sports. To intern at Prem Sewa you should be experienced in missions and able to work well on your own.