Our summer ministry combines evangelistic style camps as well as discipleship of students for leadership, discipleship, and service.
Interns will work alongside youth workers and the local church to facilitate wilderness camps, EDGE sports camps and ten day discipleship academies. Be prepared to spend your time: developing relationships, leading camp activities, serving the local team, and sharing your faith through conversations. Many Bulgarian youth will never open a bible, so you get the opportunity to model Christ's life to them.
Interns will use and develop gifts and talents in the following areas:
- leading team building
- facilitating camp devotions/lessons
- leading wilderness ministry and sport activities.
- connecting with local students through sports
Everything you do will be alongside the local church, establishing new connections and deepening existing ones. We expect interns to be teachable and serve with God-honoring excellence in a high-energy, highly relational ministry that will be both challenging and rewarding.
Dates of Service
May 30, 2017- August 11, 2017
$3,200 (includes training, administration, in-field travel, food, and lodging) plus airfare ($1300-1600). You will also have the opportunity to raise an additional $2500 towards a stipend, which will be paid to you after the completion of the internship.
The support raising deadline is May 1. Once a $100 deposit is received, the JV office will open an account and the intern will receive a username and password to access their account online. The account will be updated once a week. These donations are tax deductible and should be made payable and mailed to the JV office. Donations made payable to JV cannot be transferred to the ministry of another organization or used for educational purposes, nor can they be returned to the donor.
International flights will be arranged through Josiah Venture after the first $500 of support is raised by the intern. Costs differ, depending on your departure city. A visa is not required.
Basic overseas health insurance coverage will be provided by Josiah Venture for all US interns. An up-to-date tetanus shot is recommended.
The summer begins with a week of training in the Czech Republic. You will then be located at Josiah Venture camps throughout Bulgaria.
Cars, trains, trams, buses, walking, etc.
The $100 deposit will be refunded (application fee is non-refundable) if the JV office is notified before March 1. If withdrawal is made on or after March 2, the deposit will not be refunded. Regardless of the withdrawal date, the intern is responsible (through donations received or personally) for any airfare cost already incurred by JV for the internship. All these donations will remain with Josiah Venture.