Kingdom Teams

EMM's Kingdom Teams (or K-Teams) offer groups of North American youth/young adults  the opportunity to engage in cross-cultural mission within a local context for one week during the summer. Kingdom Teams will be accompanied by EMM staff, who will lead them in discipleship training and application of what they have learned through cross-cultural outreach and service. Groups of youth/young adults must be accompanied by a group leader and at least one adult chaperone for every six youth participants.

2020 Kingdom Teams dates

  • June 29–July 3 
  • July 6–10 
  • July 13–17
  • July 20–24
  • July 27–31

Living arrangements
Participants will stay in a community setting near their Lancaster outreach location.


K-Teams will serve refugees and immigrants in Lancaster alongside local community partners involved with the large refugee population. In collaboration with various community groups, K-Teams will work with newly arrived refugee youth in a summer school program, helping them practice their English skills and gain confidence in relating to others. Outreach activities may include serving refugee children and youth through clubs, crafts, tutoring, English conversation activities, sports and games, and other activities that build community and evidence the love of Christ. Outreach is generally from 12–3 p.m., Monday through Thursday. 

In addition to giving and serving in this ministry context, K-Team participants will also have the opportunity to be filled. Each day starts by being grounded in the word of God through group Bible study.  K-Teams will learn and grow together as a group and individually in their journey with Christ as they participate in interactive and engaging discipleship sessions. Other activities may include prayer walks, cultural learning experiences, team-building experiences, or service projects.

For more information contact Krista Martin.

Want a Kingdom Team experience outside of your local context? VidaNet, a Costa Rican discipleship network, has a program similar to Kingdom Teams called “Vida Missions.” Learn more about Vida Missions here. 

Opportunities to serve on a Kingdom Team