Looking for adventure? Have no fear of the unknown? Happy to leave the familiar world behind and venture into new off-the-grid environments?

The Pioneer Initiative – nine months of dedicated training followed by two years devoted to living in one of the most spiritually and geographically challenging locations on earth.

World Horizons is a multi-national Christian charity. Serving together in teams, our common goal is to share the Gospel with people who have never heard it and in places where there is no church. Often these communities exist in the hard, remote or dangerous regions of the world.

The Pioneer Initiative reignites this core vision; equipping teams of five to explore new territories. Teams will live among a people group where most have never heard the name of Jesus. They will form strong, supportive communities, seeking creative ways to bring Jesus to those who, as yet, don’t know of his love for them.

Intensive Team Preparation

The nine months of comprehensive, intensive, team-based training consists of both highly practical preparation and essential mission-based studies. You can be sure spirit, body and mind will be well prepared to venture out into an off-the-grid mission environment.

Practical coaching
Informative training covering a range of highly practical topics including bush craft, foraging, car mechanics, wilderness first aid, water skills, physical fitness, staying safe, developing resilience, canoeing, and hair dressing.

Essential mission-based studies
An introduction to foundational global mission themes including the history of mission, world religions, hermeneutics, spiritual gifts, spiritual warfare, discipleship, prayer, church planting, cross-cultural adaptation and multicultural team dynamics.

Faith strengthening
Develop spiritual resilience as a team; pray and worship together, study the Bible and seek to hear from God.

Team expeditions
Put into practice all you are learning. Venture to the Middle East to experience arid farming, trek through the jungles of Borneo to engage with local tribes or live nomadically in the Sahara Desert. Team preparation will build to a final two-month expedition in a location that is similar geographically, culturally and spiritually to the place where you will be pioneering for two years.

If you have a courageous, positive attitude and a desire to pray for the seemingly impossible, then come and be part of the new momentum of pioneers.

Participants will need to be able to communicate easily and effectively in both written and spoken English.

Pioneer Initiative Time Frame

Dates: nine months 

For those applying to join one of World Horizons existing teams around the world long-term, there is the option to complete the nine month preparation of the Pioneer Initiative as your pre-field training. To find out more about our opportunities, see the Serve by RegionServe by Ministry  pages.

Dates: two years 

The current Pioneer Initiative programme has commenced and is now closed to applicants.  Please use the contact form below to express an interest in training opportunities and future Pioneer Initiatives.

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