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

Summer Mission Placement in Austria

European Christian Mission

At one time many Austrians identified with the church, even if this was more to do with cultrual traditions than faith. Today, church membership has been replaced by a hedonistic lifestyle based on wealth and personal achievement. This has left a moral vacuum. Young people in particular are searching for meaning and fulfillment in their lives.

In the city of Villach, we’re taking the gospel from the church into the streets. We want to meet people where they are. We’re doing this through a Teabus, where people come and share a hot drink, enjoy a warm environment and talk about real things.

We also do this through reaching out to children and young people, and through making personal evangelism central to our lives.  

Ministry experience

If you come for 1-3 months in the summer, you’ll be able to get involved in lots of different activities, such as: 

  • Preaching and teaching, church based children's ministry, youth ministry - both within the church and outside
  • You could be involved in various children's and youth summer camps
  • You could even participate in a mission trip to Croatia


Weekly budget of around €200 for accommodation, food and travel expenses.

We also offer a longer internship placement (minimum 1 year) in Villach and other Austrian cities. Contact ECM for more information.

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 check our website. 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.
Unit 34/35, Moulton Park Business Centre
Redhouse Road
Tel: 01604 497603