Africa Inland Mission | United States Mobilizing Region
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DISCOVERY TEAMS

Serve for 1-3 months

AIM Discovery Teams are geared to young men and women who are exploring mission with an eye toward long-term ministry. Discovery teams undergird and mirror the work of our full-term programs with a strong focus on cross-cultural training and learning what long-term missions might look like. Use and refine your gifts as you discover how God might be calling you to a lifetime of missions. Be a blessing and encouragement to long-term missionaries.

TRAINING

THE GO PROGRAM

Based in Africa and facilitated by experienced missionaries and national leaders, GO is a two-month discipleship and mission training program that seeks to develop Christ-like character and to instill basic skills for outreach among unreached people groups.

What will I do?
Three weeks of training in Africa. Four weeks of internship serving among an unreached people group in either Kenya or Tanzania with one of AIM’s full-term missionaries. One week of debriefing to include lessons learned, preparing for returning home, and consideration of next steps.

Who can serve?
Young adults (College – 20’s).

FUEL

Based in Africa and facilitated by experienced missionaries and national leaders, FUEL is a two-month discipleship and mission training program that seeks to develop Christ-like character and to instill basic skills for outreach among unreached people groups.

What will I do?
Engage with local communities and learn firsthand what missions actually looks like. Each team member will be partnered with a national missionary. Together, you will share in the ups and downs of ministry and day-to-day life and learn more of who you are in Christ and the part you can have in making Him known among the nations.

Who can serve?
Men

CHURCH PLANTING

TIMO QUEST

Serve for a month alongside one of Africa Inland Mission’s church planting teams. Learn different approaches to church planting and get a glimpse of how God could use you to help establish His church among Africa’s unreached and least-reached people groups.

What will I do?
Prioritize language learning and relationship building. Experience life in a cross-cultural context while living simply. Spend several days living with a national family. Participate in team-day curriculum discussions on missional topics. Be mentored by a missionary and be accountable to a larger team. Train in setting up businesses in a local context (*Creative Access Country Quest only).

Who can serve?
TIMO Quest is for singles and married couples with no children. Team sizes vary widely based on a number of factors including the size and demographics of the TIMO team and team context.

FOCUS QUEST

FOCUS Quest is a month-long opportunity to serve alongside one of AIM’s FOCUS teams as they work to establish a church among one of Africa’s unreached or least-reached people groups.

What will I do?
Live the truth of the gospel message in word and action. Relationship building. Zero in on a particular people group or ministry. Be mentored by a missionary and be accountable to a larger team.

Who can serve?
FOCUS Quest is for singles and married couples with no children. Team sizes vary widely based on a number of factors including the size and demographics of the FOCUS team and team context.

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

FARM QUEST

A three-week introduction to the Farming God’s Way Program. Held on a demonstration farm run by Growing Nations in Lesotho, southern Africa, Farm Quest provides participants with opportunities to learn Conservation Agriculture as a means of outreach and discipleship. Farm Quest combines classroom learning and hands-on demonstrations.

What will I do?
Learn principles of the Farming God’s Way Program and Conservation Agriculture. Learn how to train and equip others in farming methods. Learn the benefits of Cover Crops.

Who can serve?
Men and women with an interest in agriculture and a desire to learn more about how agriculture can have a part in transforming lives.

MEDI-QUEST

A field orientation to a broad range of cross-cultural health ministries, reflecting the diversity of currently available options for medical service. It’s led by an experienced missionary health care professional and is particularly designed to stimulate reflection on the interaction of health ministry and AIM’s priority toward engaging Unreached People Groups or catalyzing national efforts to do the same.

*Note: MediQuest teams are not offered every year. Please contact us to learn about specific opportunities to serve through MediQuest.

What will I do?
Discipleship and spiritual growth. Be exposed to healthcare ministry and expatriate life in Africa. Cross-cultural observation, learning and adaptation. Holistic ministry service. Team life and responsibility. Language learning.

Who can serve? 6 Team members. Current health care professionals. Students enrolled in health care professional program (nursing student, medical student, etc.).

SUPPORT MINISTRIES

ABO CHILDREN’S PROGRAM

AIM’s Africa-Based Orientation (ABO) is held three times a year in Kenya for our new missionary personnel. Serve as part of the team that runs the structured children’s program designed to immerse the children of AIM missionaries into life and ministry in Africa at an age-appropriate level.

What will I do?
Experience a piece of missionary life in Africa. Serve the children of missionaries. Impact a family.

Who can serve?
3-4 people who love children and teenagers.

MUSLIM MINISTRY

NORTH AFRICA EXPO TEAM

The North Africa Expo Team is a one-month opportunity to learn more about the peoples and culture of North Africa, to be a light for Christ, proclaim His truth, and pray.

What will I do?
Learn language and culture. Be a light for Christ. Proclaim the truth of the gospel. Pray for the unreached.

Who can serve?
People with a heart for those in North Africa. Team sizes vary.

READY TO BEGIN?

If you'd like to explore serving with AIM, we'd love to hear from you.

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