Go Serve with Kontaktmission
And what moves you?
Kontaktmission sends out cross-cultural ministry workers, and we are always searching for the next one God will use! We work in constant awe of God’s orchestration of ministry through many very different gifted individuals. The KM team itself is striking evidence of God’s guidance of this process, and we have learned to trust His hand as He builds this team.
Just What We’re Looking For
The new missionaries we are searching for are solid believers with a clear testimony of faith in Jesus Christ who are strongly motivated by the Great Commission of Jesus to take concrete action; they’re regular people who sincerely sense God’s calling upon their lives to serve cross-culturally.
Our recruits come from different nations and backgrounds to form a truly international team, and they serve together with multiple nationalities on each local team. Their faith and their commitment to ministry is unshakeable and firmly rooted in Scripture.
Missionaries we want to send out are intelligent, decisive, and blessed by God with leadership and ministry gifts they desire to see used by Him for His purposes. They are teamwork people who are also able to work well on their own, because both of those characteristics are vital for effective mission work.
Kontaktmission’s existing efforts in 34 countries and our extensive contacts in many fields around the world form the basis for a broad network of mission projects and countless opportunities for service. We are quite confident there is a place to serve; the questions that need to be answered all center around the person God is sending.
Calling Necessary? …Not Necessarily
It really depends on what you mean when you use the word “calling.” Many come to us believing they need to have all the details about their calling from God figured out before anything can happen. Not necessarily!
While we do want to hear every detail about what God has told you, if He has told you details, we also realize that sometimes He is more interested in shaping the person (you) than He is in the specifics of a project. We know He sometimes leaves the details up to a process of discovery in cooperation with others like the home church, the mission organization and field-based colleagues.
For that reason, we are set up to provide discovery-oriented cross-cultural experiences and internships; and the Mission Academy (www.missionacademy.eu) is designed for both longer-term deep experience and in-depth training. We love it when people come to us with a humbly teachable heart, ready to learn and to hear from both God’s Spirit and from experienced mission leadership!
Here to Help
We understand that the path to effective ministry in a foreign context is a complex and often difficult one. Many are, in fact, unaware of the challenges facing new cross-cultural ministry workers and rush in to something, only to discover later that they needed help, or better help. Providing that help and direction is our reason for existence as a mission organization.
Long-Term Opportunities vary widely from country to country, but some types of team members are always in demand somewhere:
- Church Planters
- Church Plant Team Members
- Trainers / Educators
- Small Group Ministry Leaders
- Youth and Children’s Workers
- Worship Leaders
- Bi-Vocational Workers
You may note that some of these roles overlap. That is by design! So… Can you imagine working with young people as part of a team in, say, a new church planting project in a Western European country? And if it were possible to add your musical abilities to help bring powerful worship to a new church… would that be interesting? Is this, or something else altogether, a specific calling that you know God has placed on your heart? Or are you willing to explore this role, along with a variety of other ones, to work toward determining what God has in store for you? Both options are valid.
Non-Traditional Cross-Cultural Ministry Workers Needed
And what about another kind of work? We have opportunities now in areas like web design, graphics, and administrative work in intercultural ministry contexts. Others work in youth camp administration. These roles are ministry in support of the church in their respective countries, and they still involve service alongside a ministry team, but the majority of the day-to-day work is technical or organizational rather than theological. So if you’re not a preacher-evangelist type, but God is still calling you to cross-cultural ministry, please don’t hesitate to speak with us.
Let’s Begin This Conversation
We invite you to contact us and to ask lots of questions, to begin the process of placement on a mission field in Europe or elsewhere with Kontaktmission. We assume you’ll need guidance, and we’re ready to give you our best assistance. And if you need more training, we can help with that as well.
We believe the details of long-term service are best worked out through conversation rather than by a faceless application process (although we do have some paperwork for you as well). Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call our US office at 731-784-9422 or our German office at +011 49 7945 90020 to get started. Pray, take a deep breath, and set out on the journey toward what moves you.