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Action Ventures is the training division of Action International Ministries Canada. 

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We believe in the power of the Gospel expressed with excellence through the arts.


"I am not ashamed of the Gospel for it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone that believes."

Romans 1:16

Gifted For a Purpose


You are invited

This opportunity is for college students (18-25) from North America. The purpose is to serve and grow as a disciple of Jesus while communicating the Gospel, using the arts, in the Philippines. The team will include a group of students from PRBI, Nipawin and possibly other members from a youth group. The team will be led by a leader from Action Ventures.

Team at a Glance:
Winter & Spring ’23-’24 - Training at PRBI
March  - Training at PRBI
Training at Nipawin Bible College - Nov '23
May 23 - 28 - Training - in Calgary
May 28 - June 21 - Pampanga, Philippines
June 21 - 23 -- debrief in Calgary

Ministry Focus:  We have partnered with the Bible Christian Church of Pampanga for many years. To begin with, it was planted with the assistance of one of our teams years ago. Since that time the Lord has used REACH teams to reach out to the community.  Last year a new daughter church in San Isidro was launched as a result.  We are excited about what the Lord is doing in these communities and look forward to being a part of it.


Expected Development:
Deepen your personal relationship with the Lord. Learn to effectively tell your story, both one-on-one and from a platform. Develop artistic skills for cross-cultural gospel outreach and transformation. Share in the power of the Holy Spirit, the gospel message, pray with them.  Integrate what you have learned into North American life.

Requirements:  You need to be a student of PRBI, Nipawin or interested youth group - 18 or older unless approved by ACTION through careful process - A follower of Christ - Follow through on application process - Recommended by college or references - Raise necessary funds - Being talented in the arts is not a requirement but a heart for service is!

Anticipated cost: $4160 per student *covers flights, training, food, resources, t-shirt, transportation in the Calgary and Pampanga areas… *support required is subject to change because of fluctuating  fuel costs among other things

Deadline for application: Nov 30 2023

What supports will ACTION provide for support raising? We will provide some training to help you get a prayer letter together. We will also receiptthe gifts at ACTION and provide monthly updates.
What is the ideal team size? Usually 7 or 8 is good.
What will training look like
? Normally, there are set dates beginning in November. This year we will work out dates where students can be there.

Online Application:

For More Information Contact:

Mark Sorell (



Are you looking for an opportunity to serve on a different continent this summer?  Are you 18 to 30 years old? Are you longing to grow in your relationship with Jesus?

You are invited to join us and others this summer to proclaim Jesus in the Trujillo area of Peru. We are partnering with a local  Church to share the Gospel using the arts in many local church plants. This city of 1 million plus people is known for the arts through the large University population.  The opportunities range from youth groups,  plaza performances,  sand boarding to build relationships with adolescents at risk of gang lifestyle, schools, house churches, performances on the board walk in front of the beach and the garbage dump where over 50 families live collecting garbage. The people, food and culture are warm and welcoming.  Yet there is great darkness there that shows itself in 

The Team  You will train  with a  team of individuals who have been approved from different parts of North America. The team will be led by someone from AV and partnering with our hosts in Peru.


You will stay and serve near Trujillo in a walled compound, 

A typical day 

... Will include personal time in the Word of God and team worship.

... Fellowship and food at the guest house. Prep for ministry during the day.

... Travel to a local community to eat some of that awesome latin food.

... A Gospel presentation using the arts (music, drama, illusion, art, testimony, short Gospel message, invitation and prayer...) .

... Return to the guest house. Debrief. Rest, team time and fellowship.

... To bed.

What to expect

... excellent training (we have decades of experience on our staff)

... to be challenged personally in your walk with God

... many stretching experiences as you work in a team context in a foreign culture

... friendships and memories that will last a lifetime

... to grow in your abilities and life skills using Spanish

... other types of service include helping to lead youth conferences or train Church leaders and teachers in creative teaching methods

Basic Timeline

May 30 - Deadline for applications 

June 20 - Support Deadline

Aug 6 -11  Training in Calgary

Aug 11 - Travel to Peru

Aug 23 - Return from Peru

Aug 23-Aug 25 - Debrief in Calgary and Farewell

Support Required

We expect it to be $3250 per person but costs are subject to change with the present-day fluctuations in costs.


Please contact Mark at or 403 554 0025 if you have questions. Below are listed some clarifications regarding Covid Policies and Support Raising.


If you are interested

Click on this link - Apply for Peru Team. That will take you to an online form that you can fill out and 'submit'.  By applying you are not committed to going on team but it does take you a step closer and helps us to move forward.



Tips on raising funds?

1. Pray and ask God to lead you.

2. Talk to your local church leader(s) about your desire to serve in this way and get him or them to pray for you. It is important that you get the support of your local church.

3.  After you're application is approved we will give you some ideas about fundraising. In this day of Social Media, it will be important to wait until you are approved.

4. Writing a prayer letter is usually one of the most effective ways to raise funds. You will need to bounce it off of our office so that we can add the ACTION logo, charitable status information, and pledge cards.

5. Post it online or mail it to your closest friends and family.


If you would like to discuss the options please contact us at


Discover, Develop & Maximize your God-given Gifts!

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"All I ever wanted to do was play football and be cool, in Peru, I found my life purpose!"

Jared ~ Peru Team 2019 

Using the arts to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ around the world. 

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Our Mission is to train, disciple and inspire followers of Christ, revealing Him to the world.

Our Vision is to raise up a new generation of believers that are known for their love for Jesus and passionate about using their gifts to share the Gospel.

Our Belief is that God is raising up a new generation to be radical, surrendered, lovers of Jesus, taking the Kingdom of God into every sphere of life.

Our Focus is to train and facilitate short-term outreach opportunities using their gifts, including the arts, personal testimony, prayer ministry and practical work projects. 

Our Core Values:

  • Jesus the centre: We seek to make Him the centre of all we do and are by acknowledging, proclaiming and celebrating Him.

  • Spirit: We welcome  Holy Spirit as vital to a life of holiness and victory.

  • Service: We serve others rather than ourselves as followers of Jesus.

  • Discipleship: We seek to pass on what we have learned from Jesus.

  • Practicums: We seek to put into practice what we have learned.

  • Team: By working together we are far more effective than isolated.

  • Arts: We love to use the arts in order to  publicly articulate our faith. It builds conviction and joy in our lives.

  • Partnerships: When we partner with others who know and follow Jesus we learn and grow.

  • Integration: We seek to apply what we have learned through training and debrief.

  • Youth: God has given youth a special platform in our world and often are the catalyst to revival.

  • Grace: We all need a safe place to learn and grow. God’s grace especially needs to be passed on.

  • Wholeness: Holistic development of our entire being. While wounded people tend to wound others the opposite is also true.

  • Evangelism: We seek to Intentionally share Jesus daily through our words and actions.


Our Alumni are people in leadership roles of international missions on every continent. People in dynamic outreaches in the difficult places of this world. Pastors and lay people in churches who are fully engaged in the Great Commission. Godly moms and dads raising up Christ followers in a challenging world. People who are passionate and purposeful as they influence the world in business, government, entertainment, media, education, arts, family, and the Church.

Our Uniqueness: People often tell us that they appreciate the fact that where ever we go with our teams or bands we have close ties to local churches. They also appreciate the fact that we have over 50 years of this kind of ministry experience among our present 3 staff members. Other unique aspects include:

  • Our 9 month team is longer than most short term mission opportunities

  • The intentional mentorship offered

  • We provide an internship opportunity that goes far beyond the 'in and out' of most church, school or organizational mission trips

  • About a third of our alumni from our Bridge Teams end up in fulltime Christian service for a prolonged period of time

Ephesians 3

And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18 may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, 19 and to know (experiencially and intimately) this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. 


Thanks for submitting!



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