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Sports Ministry Intern
Christ For the City International
Costa Rica, Central America
Customizable: Jan-Dec 2014
Lasts between 1 month to 3 years
Bible Studies & Small Groups
Discipleship, Evangelism: Friendship & Lifestyle, Internship/Study Abroad, and Sports & Outdoor
Monthly : $685 - $700 (US)
Includes: Lodging and Meals
Assist with the leadership of sports ministry programs and discipleship training for Costa Rican youth.Inquire About The Trip
What the Mission Trip Will Be Like
There are many reasons that a kid joins a gang. Most gang members are the product of a broken family. Others join gangs because they think that there are no opportunities for them in the community or that a gang will bring protection and a "family" they so desparately want. Studies also show that six out of ten kids join a gang just to pass the time.
Christ For the City in Costa Rica is reaching out to these kids through a program called New Horizons. Located in a slum called La Carpio, near a garbage dump, New Horizons helps provide an alternative to gangs among the area’s youth, many of whom are Nicaraguan refugees.
Sports is one way CFCI staff at New Horizons reaches these kids. There are four sports fields on the center’s property. Three of them were designed for futbol (soccer) and the other for baseball, Nicaragua’s most popular sport.
Bring your passion for sports to San Jose, Costa Rica and reach out to the at-risk and impoverished youth being served at New Horizons through serving as a Christian role-model, organizing or taking part in sports activities and providing discipleship, Bible study, and mentoring. Join us in intervening for good in the lives of youth that may otherwise choose to become involved in gangs and crime.
“We are giving the kids a place to belong. They can find a place to belong in a gang, so that’s why we are trying to build a 'Christian gang' here in La Carpio.” -CFCI Missionary in Costa Rica
Relation of Opportunity to National Church and/or Long-term Goals
Our missionaries operating this ministry are long-term workers in Costa Rica. On all our bases, the ministries are run by national missionary staff who know the specific needs of the community and country.
Participant Information, Recommendations, Requirements
College and Adult
Eligible to Go
Individuals, Married Couples, and Families
Love of youth and sports. No special education or training required.
Spanish is helpful and depending upon length of stay, some language school may be recommended.
Applicants should be Evangelical Christians who are able to profess agreement with Christ For the City's Statement of Faith (see below). Applicants must also be at least 18 years old/or a high school graduate.
Mission Trip Offered By Christ For the City International
Christ For the City International (CFCI) is an international missions organization committed to serving others in the name of Christ. We have more than 500 mission workers in 17 countries serving through more than 90 different ministries!
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Mission Trip Details
- Costa Rica
- Central America
- San Jose, Costa Rica
- Start date
- Customizable: Jan-Dec 2014
- 1 month to 3 years
Demographics of People Being Ministered To
- Street kids, at-risk youth, children
- People Group(s)
- Costa Ricans & Nicaraguan refugees
- Mostly of Roman Catholic background & Evangelical Protestant
- Funds needed
- Monthly : $685 - $700 (US)
- Included in Cost
- Lodging and Meals
- You will be responsible for raising funds and airfare for your trip. Your funds will cover your room, board & laundry with a local host family and travel to and from your ministry site.
Training and Debriefing
- Pre-field Training
- Post-field Debrief
- You will receive pre-field preparation from our Central Office in the U.S. to assist you in arranging your trip, fundraising, and preparing for life in Costa Rica. Once on the field you will be assigned to a missionary mentor who will help you learn your way around San Jose and provide spiritual direction.
- How to apply
- Send an inquiry for details on the application process for this mission trip.
- CHRIST FOR THE CITY- STATEMENT OF FAITH
We believe in one God, Creator and Sustainer of the universe, who eternally exists in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, who is fully God and fully man. He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, died on the cross for the sins of the world, was raised bodily and exalted to God's right hand where He makes intercession for His own. He will personally come again.
We believe that God created humankind, male and female, in His own image. However, all creation suffers the consequences of the fall and is under God's judgment.
We believe that because of His love, God sent His Son Jesus Christ, who inaugurated His Kingdom, provided atonement for sin, disarmed the powers and authorities, triumphing over them by the cross, reconciling the world to Himself. He will consummate His Kingdom in righteousness, power, and glory.
We believe in the Holy Spirit, the third person of the Trinity, who glorifies Jesus Christ, working in all peoples to bring them to believe and obey Christ. The Spirit dwells in those who believe, equipping and empowering them for lives of holiness and fruitful service.
We believe the Bible to be the divinely inspired and authoritative Word of God, the only infallible rule of faith and practice.
We believe that all who repent and believe in Christ are born into life eternal, delivered from condemnation, and as His Church are called to communicate the Gospel, proclaim the Kingdom, make disciples of all nations, and seek to be instruments of His righteousness, justice, and healing, all to the glory of God.
We believe in the resurrection of the body, the eternal blessedness of believers in the presence of Christ and the eternal separation of unbelievers from Him.