We heart this new, ongoing series–a virtual trip to the coffee shop with organizations to help you go there, serve Him, and love them even better.
(For more thoughts about why you might join an agency–and a handful of reasons you might not–make sure to check out He Said/She Said/You Say? “Should I go overseas with an organization?”, both the pros and the cons.)
Today, we’re grabbing a white mocha with Studio, a dynamic internship program designed to equip long-term workers for the Muslim world.
Since we’re passionate about the unreached 4.13 billion, we can’t wait to tell you about this org.
Pull up a chair.
TELL US WHAT YOUR AGENCY SPECIALIZES IN. WHAT ARE YOU PASSIONATE ABOUT?
Our passion is equipping long-term workers for resiliency and fruitfulness among the unreached in the 10/40 window.
Far too many cross-cultural ministers of the Gospel return to their home countries without seeing the fruit they wanted to see—unfortunately, often before their language ability is sufficient to lead a Bible Study in the host language.
At Studio, we’re changing that with pre-field training that includes daily practical application, including real-life ministry among immigrants from unreached people groups.
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN AROUND, AND HOW LARGE ARE YOU GUYS? IN WHAT COUNTRIES ARE YOUR GLOBAL WORKERS LOCATED?
We started Studio in 2016, and are now in our seventh three-month session. We have 40 graduates in full-time service in 18 countries across the 10/40 window.
TELL US ONE STORY THAT EXCITES YOU FROM WHAT YOUR ORGANIZATION IS DOING.
All of our training is practical and reproducible, and our goal is to see our graduates training others on the field for greater resiliency and fruitfulness. In one country, Studio alumni are partnering with local churches in training believers to reach out to unengaged peoples in their own region in effective ways. We love to see our training multiplying to equip those on the “front lines”!
5 WORDS TO DESCRIBE YOUR ORGANIZATION’S CULTURE. GO.
WHAT’S DISTINCTIVE ABOUT YOU GUYS?
Studio is only for those called to long-term service among the unreached. All our trainers have spent their careers in church-planting ministry in the 10/40 window, and teach from real-life experience.
We combine adult-oriented classroom teaching with practical experience among refugees and immigrants in the context of community living and the stresses of team life, so our graduates go to the field with a complete toolbox they already know how to use.
LET’S TALK BRASS TACKS. GIVE US THE 411 ON YOUR APPLICATION AND TRAINING PROCESS.
Studio is a ‘first step’ to your long-term field ministry. After you’ve joined a team and raised your financial support, we invite you to come to Studio to gain and hone real-life field ministry skills.
WHAT KIND OF GLOBAL WORKERS ARE YOU LOOKING FOR? PAINT US A WORD PICTURE.
We are looking for people committed to seeing movements of Jesus-followers raised up among every people group! We are looking for people who are humble and hungry, eager to learn, and to practice what they are learning. We are looking for those who want mentoring, growth, and ongoing transformation into the likeness of Jesus.
WHAT WOULD YOU CONSIDER “RED FLAGS” IN THE APPLICATION PROCESS?
A big red flag would be a belief that training isn’t necessary; that we already know everything we need to know and have nothing new to learn!
WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO SOMEONE LOOKING IN AN OVERSEAS DIRECTION?
Get involved in ministry to refugees and immigrants here among us. Serve them, pray for them, pray with them, learn from them. See what God is doing and how He wants you to join Him!
Interested in Studio? Email firstname.lastname@example.org to discover more and/or enroll!
AND DON’T MISS…
- The Generation Who Can: Reaching the Unreached with News They Can’t Live Without
- “Reaching the Unreached = Danger” and More Missions Myths Debunked
- 2 Ways to Reach Out to Muslims Right Where You’re At
- #BestoftheBestFridays: Reaching Muslims; Good from ISIS?; Corrupt Countries; Tech in Missions