Summer youth worker | Czech Republic

  • Service term length or program: GO! Summer
  • Region of service: Europe
  • Location: Czech Republic
  • Ministry category: Education, Hospitality

Every EMM worker's primary focus is to make disciples of Jesus. Help conduct summer English camps. Must have experience working with high-school-aged youth. Application deadline is March 1 each year.

Regional vision
Workers who long to see the kingdom of God flourish in this region will come to East/Central Europe and invest in relationships, realizing they may not see fruit for some time. As people in the region connect with Jesus and churches begin to grow, Christians will have a life-giving impact on this area.

Responsibilities
Teach English in a summer camp setting. Build relationships with high school students.

Environment
The Czech Republic is a relatively stable country with a wide variety of products and modern conveniences comparable to those of many Western countries. There is a strong culture of independence, and education is highly valued. Czech people can be very skeptical of outsiders and reluctant to establish new relationships, but once friendships have been made, Czechs are very loyal. The religious environment is strongly atheist — a residual effect of the former Communist system — with a minority of Catholics and even fewer evangelicals.

Supervisors and colleagues
The summer youth worker will be a member of the EMM team supervised by Regional Representative Stacy Nofziger. On a daily basis, the worker will serve alongside Czech individuals or couples who are facilitating the English camp.

Skills and experience
Applicants must have a high school diploma and have completed at least one year of college. Some experience working with high-school-aged youth is required. Flexibility, a friendly personality, and interest in working with teenagers are important qualities.