Short Term Mission
Short term mission opens people up to a wider sense of the life of God’s Church. It is transforming for those who take part and encouraging for those in the places visited.
Short Term Mission can be focussed on practical projects such as construction or maintenance, or ministry based, such as working with churches or children.
Get in touch with your State Mission Mobiliser to start your own team or enquire about joining a team.
Teachers Needed at Ranwadi
Ranwadi Church of Christ College on Pentecost in Vanuatu is a well-regarded secondary school with boarding students from across the islands of Vanuatu. The school currently has an opportunity for volunteers to serve for a year as teachers of:
For further details contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Teachers needed at Londua Technical College
Londua Technical College (West Ambae) continues to provide educational opportunities for young people in secondary school. Londua is seeking two volunteers to assist at Londua next year. There is the need for one academic and one technical staff member. Londua's preference would be for a three year term with the opportunity for renewing that position in the future. They require qualified teachers to help upgrade the training offered at Londua.
Teachers needed at Ankoor Children’s Home, India
Ankoor Children’s Home includes the Gnyan Sampada School. They currently take students for Standards 1 to 5 and plan to add a grade each year. The school teaches the children from the Home as well as others from poor backgrounds in the local community.
The school would really benefit from someone who could volunteer for six months teaching:
- Kindergarten (songs and rhymes especially)
Accommodation and food on site can be provided.
Best months to visit are July - January.
Contact email@example.com to follow up on this opportunity.
Medical and Social Services Volunteers
There are many areas of need in Vietnam, particularly in the medical and social services fields. Some hospitals welcome volunteer doctors and specialists to come for short intensive periods to offer free clinics and surgery to disadvantaged Vietnamese. Running training clinics and workshops for local doctors in specific areas of expertise are also possibilities. Social Workers are also a new area opening up in universities; lecturers and/or workshop trainers are also areas that welcome exposure to contemporary practice. If you would like to enquire further about using your specific area of expertise to support community development in Vietnam, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vietnam – Bright Solutions' Intern
There is an opportunity for someone to work alongside Fiona Briers with the Bright Solutions' women. This person would be involved in developing relationships with the women and supporting them in their journey toward new life. It is a great learning opportunity for someone who is open to where God might lead them globally. A two or three month placement is envisaged but the length and time of year are negotiable. For further information contact email@example.com.
Australia – Bright Solutions' Distributor
Key to the Bright Solutions' Projects is empowering marginalised women by employing them to make products that are sold in Australia. Promoting these products in Australia is crucial in this process. The role of distributor would mean promoting the sale of Bright Solutions' products amongst churches, play groups, baby shops, fair trade shops and craft shops – anywhere you think there might be a market. We would love to see this happening all over Australia, but if you would rather take on just your state or region first that’s not a bad idea. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Opportunities for STM with Associate Partners
Medical Santo is in urgent need of volunteer medical staff of all professions for short term working trips offering humanitarian medical aid in Luganville, Santo, Vanuato.
Click here for further details.
Heartfelt Hope has some extra places for people who want to make a difference in Uganda.
Click here to find out more details about their January 2015 team.
Teams Visiting Partners Overseas
Rivergum Community Church
Gisborne Church of Christ
Papua New Guinea
Elizabeth/Victor/Milang Churches of Christ
Short Term Mission Resources
- Restoration of the Hurting (India)
- Hope in the Slums (Thailand)
- Experiencing Ho Chi Minh City with Bright Solutions (Vietnam)
- Changes to Child Protection Requirements.pdf229 KBPDF File
- GMP Child Protection Guidelines Pledge.pdf341 KBPDF File
- GMP Short Term Ministry Teams Policy.pdf72 KBPDF File
- GMP Short Term Mission Handbook 2014.pdf2.1 MBPDF File
- Short Term Mission Expression of Interest - Teams.pdf300 KBPDF File
- Short Term Mission Expression of Interest - Volunteers.pdf356 KBPDF File
- Short Term Mission Form Waiver 2 - team.pdf353 KBPDF File
- Short Term Mission Form Waiver 2 - volunteers.pdf344 KBPDF File
- Short Term Mission Team Pledge.pdf349 KBPDF File
- STM Summary Sheet.pdf235 KBPDF File
- TRANSFORM flyer-Uganda JANUARY 2015 HeartfeltHope.pdf1.4 MBPDF File
- Urgent Doctor advert.pdf169 KBPDF File