European Christian Mission
Location: Sweden
Finance: Personal Support
Duration: Less than 3 months, 3‑12 months
Activity: Children & Youth, Church Related, Evangelism & Discipleship, Other
Posted: 13 Jul 2020
Closes: Open-ended

Internship Opportunities on Gotland

European Christian Mission

The Swedish island of Gotland was once the seafaring nucleus of northern Europe. In the late middle ages, the island became one of Europe’s most important places. Christianity exploded on Gotland. The early missionaries to the island saw this location as a strategic place to reach the Baltic and the far East. Virtually every farmer and entrepreneur erected their own cathedral adjacent to their property.

Unfortunately those days are but memories. Most cathedrals sit empty year round, and the Christianity that was once so fervent is now lacklustre and in sharp decline. Gotland is perhaps the least Christian part of Sweden, yet it welcomes nearly a million tourists each year. There are small congregations littered about the island who hunger for biblical teaching. There are pockets of youth who long for discipleship.

The ministry opportunities vary each year. An internship on Gotland could include some of the following:

  • Serving at a two week confirmation camp
  • Tourist evangelism
  • Practical work (i.e. dishes and housekeeping) during conferences
  • Youth games and activities
  • Opportunities to preach/lead worship
  • Providing English courses
  • Prayer walks

The length of an internship could range from 2 weeks up to a year. Why not contact ECM to find out more?

Whilst Covid-19 has put travel for short-term mission on hold in summer 2020, we're still keen to hear from you if you're exploring the options for short-term mission in Europe.

Please note that ECM can only process applications from individuals in countries that have a local ECM office. For a list of these locations, please click here. ECM does not have offices in Africa or Asia.

Please mention OSCAR when responding.

European Christian Mission

ECM is an international, interdenominational mission agency whose ministry primarily focuses on planting churches in areas of Europe where there is little or no evangelical presence.
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