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Are you a USA or Canadian-based pastor or training to be one? This opportunity may be for you!
Action International Ministries
Multiple Countries, Multiple Regions
Customizable: Jan-Dec 2018
Lasts between 1 week to 4 weeks
Bible Studies & Small Groups
Discipleship, Education: Theological & Bible, Leadership Training, and Preaching/Public Speaking
Total : $3,000 - $4,000 (US)
Includes: Lodging, Meals, and Travel to and from location
The ACTION Pastoral Leadership Development Team travels worldwide several times a year to conduct seminars and pastorâ€™s conferences. Consider joining them and serve the global church!Inquire About The Trip
What the Mission Trip Will Be Like
This is an opportunity designed for North American pastors, church leaders and seminary or Bible school students interested in traveling internationally with our USA or Canadian-based missionaries to conduct leadership training and seminars in strategic locations to strengthen local churches.
Overview: â€śThere is an average of 178,000 people coming to Christ daily around the world. Seven thousand new church leaders are needed daily to care for the growing church. Eight-five percent of the churches of the world are led by people who have no formal training in theology or ministry. Leaders from every non-Western region say their number one need is leadership training.â€ť (Serving with Eyes Wide Open, David Livermore). ACTION Pastoral Leadership Development (PLD) missionaries travel several times a year for 2-3 weeks at a time to conduct Scripture-saturated, Christ-exalting seminars with hundreds of needy pastors around the world. Past trips have been to Africa, Bhutan, Cuba, Cambodia, India, Myanmar, Nepal, and South America. Our missionaries are seeking other pastors and seminary students to join them in this vital work by accompanying them on ministry trips!
Q & A with ACTION PLD missionary leaders:
1. What are some ministry tasks that you want the team member to accomplish while serving with you?
Team members coming on a trip with us will be given the privilege of talking to national pastors and hearing their stories. They will learn about culture by being a good listener. Opportunities will be given to team members to help teach and share their testimonies. Teaching sessions on a doctrinal area would also be a possibility.
2. What are some key lessons from your ministry and walk with the Lord that you want to impart to the team members to help them as they consider their own individual call to missions or vocational ministry?
â€˘ The faithfulness of God and His Sovereign care for His children. All of these pastors are very poor, so the team members can learn how to trust God in spite of poverty and persecution.
â€˘ We tell those who come and teach with us that we may teach the Truth of Godâ€™s Word to hungry pastors, but these pastors teach us so much more by their living example of Truth in action!
â€˘ The ACTION PLD team has been â€śchampionsâ€ť for missions for years, encouraging youth and adults to prayerfully consider where they may fit in Godâ€™s mission to reach the lost. Team members will benefit from serving alongside these men and exploring their own calling in ministry
3. What criteria do you use to measure the effectiveness of an team member who joins you for a PLD trip?
The following questions help us know how effective a team member is: What is my heartâ€™s attitude about what I am doing? Why am I doing this? How well am I communicating Godâ€™s Word in my actions? Am I willing to go the â€śsecond mileâ€ť? Do I demonstrate a trust in God in all things?
4. What would a typical day look like?
The trips usually include 3-5 day seminars in 2 or 3 locations. Many of the pastors donâ€™t speak English, so interaction is somewhat limited. Team members would teach one or two sessions a day on a selected topic. PLD missionaries accompanying them on the trip would help the team member develop this. When applicable, we may visit other ministry sites or churches and an team member could possibly share their testimony.
5. Please list specific skills an team member may expect to develop by the end of the trip.
Cross-cultural sensitivity and communication in ministry; teaching skills; how to prepare a lesson for mentor group study; an understanding of the conditions that these pastors are facing and how we can pray for them, learning to trust God for funds, energy and wisdom!
Relation of Opportunity to National Church and/or Long-term Goals
The ACTION Pastoral Leadership Development (PLD) Team partners with other ACTION PLD missionaries as well as national church leaders in Africa, India, Myanmar and elsewhere. Every seminar or training event is done in cooperation and with the oversight of the local or national church.
Participant Information, Recommendations, Requirements
Adult and Seniors
Eligible to Go
Men who are currently pastors or training to be pastors.
Seminary graduates or current students.
At least 18 years old
A growing Christian
Active in ministry in a local church
Recommended by pastor and church
Able to accept difficult circumstances
Good sense of humor
Not easily discouraged
Able to accept various leadership styles
Mission Trip Offered By Action International Ministries
Phone: 425-775-4800 x240
Action International Ministries (ACTION) is a global mission agency committed to sending multi-national missionaries who treasure Jesus Christ and minister His Gospel in word and deed, primarily to the poor. Our three-prong strategy for urban ministry can be defined under three headings: evangelism, discipleship, and development. The mission currently has over 250 missionaries (and many other team members) in 25 countries. ACTION's prayer target is for 221 additional missionaries to join them in the vital task of world missions, for the glory of God! Our goal is to know God and take action! (Daniel 11:32)
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Mission Trip Details
- Eastern Africa
- South America
- Southeastern Asia
- Southern Africa
- Southern Asia
- Start date
- Customizable: Jan-Dec 2018
- 1 week to 4 weeks
Demographics of People Being Ministered To
- Under-trained, ill-equipped pastors and other ministry leaders seeking biblical training and instruction in the Scriptures
- People Group(s)
- Evangelical Christian leaders and pastors
- Funds needed
- Total : $3,000 - $4,000 (US)
- Included in Cost
- Lodging, Meals, and Travel to and from location
- A budget will be given by the ACTION PLD leader once the trip itinerary is confirmed.
Training and Debriefing
- Pre-field Training
- Post-field Debrief
- Training and debriefing would be conducted by someone on the ACTION PLD Team who participants would be traveling with
- How to apply
- Send an inquiry for details on the application process for this mission trip.