Christian Education/Cross-Cultural Internship

  • Zion Evangelical Ministries of Africa
  • Remote (Eastern Cape of South Africa and Swaziland)
  • Dec 31, 2020
Intern Children's Min./Church Positions Outreach/Assimilation Min./Church Positions International Sch Nonprofit-Christian Ministry Training

Job Description

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

General Description

  • We are looking for 2 to 3 interns with a heart for teaching children and equipping Sunday School teachers cross-culturally.  These may apply to ZEMA as a group.
  • Modify curriculum, creating a series of themed lesson plans that are culturally sensitive to use in areas where staffing and material resources are limited.  This should include a variety of content.  (i.e. lecture, story-telling, memory work, drama, object lessons, pictures and hand craft.)
  • The first 3-4 weeks will be spent in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa for 
    • Cultural orientation
    • Creative development of a themed series of lessons (5-7).  This will be carried out in consultation with a missionary and local Sunday school teacher.
    • Plan and present a one day Sunday School Teacher Training (SSTT) seminar with the missionary and local teacher.
  • The last 3-4 weeks will require independent travel by reliable public transport to 3 other areas of ministry in South Africa and Swaziland to present the one day SSTT seminar in those areas.

Mentoring Meetings

A weekly ministry debrief with the supervising ZEMA missionary.

  • Debrief the previous week.
  • Weekly goals, plans, location of the coming week.
  • Teaching content and preparation tips.
  • Midpoint review and final evaluation as required your school.

Must Raise Your Own Support:  

  • Trip fees/transportation:  An amount that pays for the airline ticket to East London-SA, and three other tickets (domestic airline or bus) to the other locations.
  • The daily rate is $50/day.  This amount covers
    • room and board,
    • transportation in South Africa,
    • a local teacher to assist with curriculum development,
    • remuneration of a translator during presentations, and
    • one night in a South African Game Reserve.
  • Stipend: Up to $3000 to offset school costs for the following year, that might have been earned in a Stateside work opportunity.
  • 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, ZEMA Field Director,