Pastoral/Theology/Cross-Cultural Internship

  • Zion Evangelical Ministries of Africa
  • Remote (South Africa)
  • Dec 31, 2020
Intern Solo Pastor/Church Positions Outreach/Assimilation Min./Church Positions International Sch Nonprofit-Christian Ministry Training

Job Description

Duration:  8 weeks between June 1, 2021 and August 15, 2021

Ministry Opportunities - will be specific to each intern drawing from the following:

  • 3-5 days per week spent living in a rural community with a Zion pastor, ministering to his community and congregation.  The number of weeks will be determined based on the intern's needs and program emphasis.
  • Teach a theological Bible class in a cross-cultural setting, 1-3 times weekly.  This would include teaching through a translator.  Curriculum will be provided before the intern's departure for South Africa.
  • Preach a Biblical message in cross-cultural settings. This would include at least one all-night amaZioni service, with the possibility of other congregational services in African communities.  The intern should arrive in South Africa with two messages and/or testimonies prepared.  These outlines should be developed by the intern and will be reviewed with the ZEMA mentor-missionary before the speaking engagement.

Mentoring Meetings

To include:

  • Weekly ministry debrief
  • Discussion of the coming week
    • discussion of teaching content/preparation
    • cultural and social expectation
    • ongoing evaluation of internship goals
  • Comprehensive midpoint review and final evaluation as require by your school

Must Raise Your Own Support:  

  1. Trip fees/transportation:  An amount that pays for the airline ticket.
  2. The daily rate is $50/day.  This amount covers room, board, transportation, cost of a translator during ministry, and one night in a South African Game Reserve.
  3. Stipend: Up to $3000 to offset school costs for the following year, that might have been earned in a Stateside work opportunity.
  4. Final amount to be raised by the intern :                                                                                            Minimum - an amount to pay for trip fees and daily rate.                                                                    Maximum: An amount to pay for trip fees, daily rate plus additional funds attributed to the Stipend amount.

Further questions may be directed to:

Greg Seghers, Field Director,