Community Art Project Facilitator – UK Diaspora

AIM are looking for an artist/art project co-ordinator to serve on a short-term team in a town in the Midlands during the first week of August 2021. We are looking for….

Someone who has….

  • an arts background (could be currently studying an arts programme)
  • worked previously on art projects involving a number of participants

Someone who can……

  • liaise with AIM and the church in advance to pre-plan things
  • bring their own ideas but be flexible and prepared to adapt them for a particular community

Someone who is…..

  • passionate about the gospel
  • culturally sensitive
  • at ease working with children
  • not afraid of a challenge
  • willing to serve as part of the team mentioned below

Could you spend a week helping a city centre church as they run an events week to reach out and build bridges in their diverse community?

Background

A Midlands city centre church is seeking to reach out to the diverse community on their doorstep. The church building is situated in the middle of a community of people from a North African background and they have asked AIM to provide a team to help them run a special events week.

Vision and Strategy

The aim of the week is to build on the community work which the church is already involved in, this includes English lessons and helping residents find employment. The church wants to celebrate its involvement in their locality, and further demonstrate care and concern for their surrounding community.

Ministry and type of work

The local community have been resistant to the gospel and are unlikely to respond well to open evangelism. For this reason, the team will seek to witness through action rather than words. However, the team will not seek to hide their identity as Christians, or their reason for being there when people express an interest.

Activities will include a children’s holiday club – games, crafts. A community artwork challenge. A women’s group to run alongside the children’s activities – crafts and practicing English. There will also be sports activities for teenagers in the evenings.

Training will be given during orientation beforehand and at the start of the week.

Qualifications and Experience

Must be at least 18 years old, Christian, and able to provide a reference from your local church. A heart for the lost and a willingness to learn are the key things we are looking for.

Experience or skills in one or more of the following areas would be desirable but not essential:

  • Experience working among people from a North African background
  • Experience working with children
  • Teaching English as a second language
  • Sports skills
  • Craft skills

Other information

When?

Saturday 31st July – Sunday 8th August 2021.  For planning purposes, it would helpful to know if you would like to apply by 1st May 2021 at the latest.

How much?

The cost is £350 to cover accommodation, food, administration, and a DBS check. Team members will need to arrange their own transport to and from the city. Accommodation is expected to be individual rooms in student halls of residence a short (10 mins) walk from the church. Meals will be provided at the church.

What about Covid-19?

While every effort will be made to ensure the team runs as planned, it will be subject to any Covid restrictions which may be in place in August. This could result in changes to the programme or its cancellation.

Interested?

Please get in touch using the contact form, or by emailing mobcoord.eu@aimint.org

FAQS

Yes. Whether you go on a team assignment with other short termers, or an individual assignment, you will be part of a team once out on the field. Both teams and individuals will be placed within teams of long term workers and you will be a part of supporting their ongoing ministries.

Listen to one of our missionaries sharing about being a part of a team:


Yes, you must be a born-again Christian with an active and growing relationship with Jesus Christ and agree with AIM's statement of faith. AIM is an evangelical Christian mission agency. We work in partnership with the African church to reach Africa's unreached peoples with the good news of Jesus Christ, and to develop leaders for the fast-growing church.

The easiest way is to fill out the contact us form on our website. Once we receive that form, we’ll be in touch to arrange a time to discuss together how the Lord is leading you.

Luke Herrin 

In Acts 18:10, the Lord told Paul that he should keep speaking clearly because he had many people in Corinth. The Lord has many people in your city. We just need to find them. And the best way to do that is just to talk to them. 

Interested? Get in Touch

Hi, my name is Debbie. If this opportunity interests you, or you have any questions, please do get in touch.​

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