International student ministry worker | Millersville, Pa., U.S.

  • Service term length or program: Mission internship
  • Region of service: North America
  • Location: Millersville, Pa., U.S.
  • Ministry category: Hospitality

Every EMM worker's primary focus is to make disciples of Jesus. Build friendships and share your life with students from all over the world while living at Immerse International in Millersville, Pa. Each intern is paired with a mentor, works through a personalized reading program, and participates in discussion groups focused on cultural competency, spiritual growth, and community. Various service opportunities will also be available based on interns’ interest and availability. Explore cross-cultural ministry right here in Pennsylvania! This is a great opportunity for college students in the Lancaster area.

Regional vision
EMM will continue to work for spiritual renewal within the region, partnering with existing churches and networks as they engage in mission. We remain alert for opportunities to send short- and long-term workers to North American areas with unreached immigrant communities.

Responsibilities
Build relationships with international students; participate in mentoring, reading and discussion groups. Get involved in daily life and activities at Immerse International as time allows.

All long-term and short-term missionaries engage in Launch, EMM’s discipleship training course, before and during their assignments. Phase one of Launch includes personal discipleship activities through online modules. For phase two of Launch, participants spend one to two weeks learning alongside their Launch cohort (a group of others preparing for service) before heading to their outreach locations. In phase three of Launch, workers continue to connect online with their Launch cohort for up to a year as they navigate ministry in their country of service.

Environment
Millersville, Pa., is a small town with a state university. It is several miles away from Lancaster City, a small multicultural center in the middle of a county whose economy is driven by Amish tourism and agriculture. The climate has four distinct seasons, with hot, humid summers and cold, often snowy winters. With students from all over the world, Immerse International is a microcosm of many different cultures, languages, and religions.

Supervisors and colleagues
The international student intern will work with Immerse International staff and residents, along with other residents from around the world. The worker will be supervised by Immerse International Staff.

Skills and experience
High school diploma necessary. Interest in building cross-cultural relationships is important. Applicants must be able and willing to live in a community setting with others who are still learning English or speak it as a second language. Workers will need interpersonal and self-leadership skills, and willingness to grow in these areas.