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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
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You are invited

To support them financially please go to this link:

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. Thank you!!!

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.

Anticipated cost: $4160 per student *covers flights, training, food, resources, t-shirt, transportation in the Calgary and Pampanga areas…

Mark Sorell (



Are you looking for an opportunity to serve on a different continent this summer?  Are you 16 or older? Are you longing to serve and grow in your relationship with Jesus?

You are invited to join us 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 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 needs the light of Jesus.


The Team will come through applications from different parts of North America. and will be led by someone from AV and partnering with our hosts in Peru. We will serve in and around Trujillo, a coastal city, and stay in a walled compound.

What to expect
... solid training
... spiritual growth
... stretching experiences
... lasting friendships and memories
... growth in your abilities, life skills and Spanish
... answers to prayer

Basic Timeline
July 15 - Deadline for applications
July 30 - Support Deadline
Aug 2 -9  Training in Calgary
Aug 9 - Travel to Peru
Aug 22 - Return from Peru
Aug 23-Aug 25 - Debrief in Calgary and Farewell

Support Required - $2850 pp (subject to change)

Contact - Mark at or 403 554 0025 if you have questions.

If you are interested - Click on this link for the fill-able application form:

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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


Thanks for submitting!


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. 



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