Duration: Two Weeks Weeks 3-4 of KALEO
Occupational Ministry Sites are locations where we do occupationally specific ministry that correlates with career, academic, or person interests of the participant. By working alongside our full-time missionary staff in these focused environments – such as dentistry, agriculture, and micro-finance – our short-term participants are able to come together cross-culturally to encounter God, share the Good News, disciple and serve the poor.
Occupational Ministry Sites
Our overall ministry style is relational and is therefore centered around the long term presence of our staff missionaries within the communities where we have a presence. This may be challenging for short term participants who expect to see immediate “results” in evangelism and project completion. Over time, however, not only do we see projects completed, we also see staff, participants and the poor transformed into the likeness of Christ and discover their true calling.
The most common objectives for short-term mission outreaches are to broaden our perspective of the world and our responsibility to it, deepen our relationship with the Lord, and share the Gospel with others in need. We also intentionally strive to accomplish other goals such as:
Enable outreach participants and the poor to discover how God can use them in their occupation or area of interest. Provide outreach participants and the poor the opportunity to be a part of ongoing ministry and not just a short outreach where follow up is difficult. (This is one benefit of partnering long-term missionaries with short-term outreach participants.)
Help outreach participants and the poor understand the value of meeting real needs and building personal relationships through which the Gospel can be shared.
Ministry Assignments KALEO 2017