Africa
Inland Mission

Opportunities
to serve with
children & youth

In sharing the gospel with children & young people our hope is to develop disciple making disciples – to demonstrate God’s immeasurable love for children and to offer them the reassurance and peace that a relationship with him can bring.

A large part of Africa

Children & youth make up a large part of Africa. In fact, 47% of Africans are under the age of 18, which means it’s hard to do ministry in Africa without affecting young people. There are so many ways to minister to children & youth in Africa, from working amongst street children in Uganda, caring for the needs of children in South Sudan, running a kids club amongst an unreached people or supporting mission partners by teaching their children. Our desire in all of these activities is to share Jesus, make him known and encourage children in their own walk with him.

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In sharing the gospel with children & young people our hope is to develop disciple making disciples – to demonstrate God’s immeasurable love for children and to offer them the reassurance and peace that a relationship with him can bring. For mission partners children and even children in the UK we hope there will be an excitement for all that God is doing in our world and an awareness that they can play a part in that activity, now and in the future.

Could you be part of this incredible life changing work? Could you be involved in a child’s journey of faith & development and be part of what God is doing in Africa and across the world?

 

Download a children & youth opportunity sheet

Have a missions event or missions board at your church? Why not download a children & youth opportunity sheet for others to find out more about serving in Africa.

How can I get involved?

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Short Term

There are so many opportunities for you to get involved in children & youth work across Africa. From teaching opportunities, running holiday clubs, to joining a TIMO Quest team. If you’re taking a year out, a career break, early retirement, or just simply wanting to offer up time to serve God, you can apply either as an individual or as a team of two or more for 3-12 months service.

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Long Term

Twelve months to a lifetime… If God is calling you to use your skills of youth work, teaching, children’s work or you would like to explore these giftings in Africa we would love to partner with you and your church. You could join as part of a focus team, a TIMO team amongst the unreached, or work to support the existing African church in equipping them to reach children & youth in their communities.

Latest opportunities

  • Short Term – Dorm Parent - Dorm parent with outreach opportunities
  • Chad Homeschool/Wellspring Academy Support teacher - Wellspring Academy provides education for children aged 6 to 14 and support for home-schooled children and their parents in Chad. They are looking for someone to provide home school support for families serving in Chad and manage administrative duties at Wellspring Academy. This job will be a huge assistance to the Wellspring staff, keeping records updated, […]
  • Short Term – Teacher at Wellspring Academy - Wellspring Academy provides education for children aged 6 to 14 and support for home-schooled children and their parents in Chad, enabling missionaries to serve in Chad by educating their children. They are currently looking for teachers for this academic year and next year, teaching 8-10 year olds this year and 11-13 year olds next year. […]
  • Short Term – Librarian - Librarian work in Korr school.
  • Short Term – Sports Ministry - Sports outreach and evangelism

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  • So, what does teaching on the mission field look like? - Hannah Coggins teaches at Wellspring Academy in Chad, providing education for the children of missionaries serving in Africa. In her latest prayer letter, she shares how her role is not only allowing missionary parents to stay on the field, but is a mission field in itself, too...
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