Action Ventures is the training division of Action International Ministries Canada.
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."
PHILIPPINES REACH TEAM
Dates: May 5 - June 4, 2023
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 ’22-’23 - Training at PRBI
March 3 & 4 - Training at PRBI
Training at Nipawin Bible College - Jan 19 '23 and other dates to be determined
May 5-10 - Training - in Calgary
May 10 - 31 - Pampanga, Philippines
June 1-4 - 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.
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: Jan 23 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.
To Support the team or a Team Member Go To This Link:
Health and Safety
- For more info ask for our Risk Management
policies and procedures for the Philippines
- ACTION Covid policies: https://
- Current Covid restrictions in the Philippines:
For More Information Contact:
Mark Sorell (email@example.com)
SUMMER MALAWI TEAM
28 Unforgettable Days!
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 Malawi - a very poor country in southeast Africa. It is called "the warm heart of Africa" for good reason. The people and culture are warm and welcoming. Yet there is great darkness there that shows itself in hunger, disease, the demonic and child marriage. ACTION International has been working there for a while now and has a Bible College where former witch doctors are becoming Pastors. Only Jesus can transform lives like that. It is such a privilege to be with them this summer. .. being Jesus to the multitudes that need physical and spiritual food. I asked our translator there why witch doctors are so successful there in the villages still. He said quietly: "It's because they are there". Maybe you are called to be there this summer... to be Jesus among them.
The Team You will train with a small 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 Malawi. There are other ACTION full time workers in the area including a Bible College.
You will stay and serve near Nchteu most likely in a walled compound,
A typical day
... Will include personal time in the Word of God and team worship.
... Fellowship and food with our hosts. Prep for ministry during the day.
... Travel to a village. Often, introduction by village chiefs.
... A Gospel presentation using the arts (music, drama, illusion, art, testimony, short Gospel message, invitation and prayer...) .
... Serving food and medicine to the people.
... Return to Ntcheu. 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 the Chichewa language
... other types of service include helping to lead youth conferences or train Church leaders and teachers in creative teaching methods
May 30 - Deadline for applications
June 20 - Support Deadline
July 2 - 9 Training in Calgary
July 7 - Travel to Malawi
July 27 - Return from Malawi
July 27- 30 - Debrief in Calgary and Farewell
We expect it to be $4900 per person but costs are subject to change with the present-day fluctuations in costs.
Please contact Mark at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Summer Teams. 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.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What are the current ACTION COVID-related Policies?
1. RECEIPTS: The return of donations only applies if the trip is canceled due to COVID restrictions or government regulations. If donations were made in cash, credit card, cheque, or money order they will be returned in kind. In other words; cash/cheque will be returned by cheque, credit card by credit card, and money order by money order.
2. QUARANTINE: Costs of quarantine will only be covered by ACTION'S insurance if a team member gets sick with covid and has to quarantine in a hotel. Quarantine-on-arrival, when the team member is not sick, will not be covered through ACTIONS insurance but will need to be covered by the team member.
3. VACCINATIONS: Not required by ACTION but highly recommended by most countries and airlines.
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 email@example.com.
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
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.