Pastoral and church planting internships exist in South Africa for those desiring to gain cross-cultural experience in preaching, teaching, leading Bible studies, evangelism, counseling, children’s ministries, youth/sports ministry, etc. We also invite individuals training for ministry who desire to be equipped in areas of leadership. Bible training, the willingness serve and adapt to different cultures is required, as well as a courageous spirit that is willing to experience new things. Some would need to learn the basics of the Africans, Xhosa or Zulu languages and cultures.
South Africa is a country with profound spiritual need. From much-needed racial reconciliation, to an influx of new religions being combined with ancient superstitions and the increase of Islam, South Africa desperately needs the reconciling truth of the gospel. We are currently expanding our ministries into new areas and need help as we explore new possibilities and creative ways to reach people, especially Xhosa and Zulu South Africans living outside the larger and more developed areas. This cross-cultural experience is designed to equip individuals pastoral and ministry leadership candidates desiring to be equipped in a mission’s context.
As Christians, Jesus has called us to go and make disciples of all nations, and we believe that process isn’t completed until these disciples are gathered into a local community of believers. Church planting is the heartbeat of evangelism, and it’s at the core of who we are at ABWE. That’s why we are interested in equipping pastors and leaders in a mission’s context. Come and serve with us – we’ll help you, while you help us!