Bulgaria Team Overview
Church members and university/college students in the U.S. increasingly go overseas to seek direct ministry involvement. They desire to expand God’s Kingdom while experiencing the challenges of life in a cross-cultural environment. God uses these experiences in believers to deepen faith and refine His calling for life and service. We seek to facilitate one to two-week mission teams coming to Bulgaria which are strategically relevant for our community and helpful to local churches with whom we work. To achieve this, we work closely with the mission team members to prepare and execute their visit. God effectively uses mission teams to bless mission team members and Bulgarians with whom relationships are built. Mission Teams have participated in activities such as medical trips, summer English Camp, VBS, theological teaching, sports camps, human trafficking vision trips, and business and vocational training.
Through bringing mission teams to Bulgaria, we seek to show Christ’s love in tangible ways in order to make known His hope to Bulgarians. We also seek to serve and nurture those who come to Bulgaria on mission teams, resulting in stronger believers and churches in the U.S. who have a greater vision for Kingdom expansion in the world.
What is an MTW-Mentored Internship?
1-11 Months Internships
Increasingly, young adults (ages 20-30) are seeking nurturing cross-cultural environments to serve Christ in a deeper and more challenging way. Most often, those who seek out these opportunities have had some cross-cultural experience through short term missions opportunities but are hoping for more – often hoping to understand more fully God’s calling in life and whether longer-term service overseas might be a part of the picture. Our team family intentionally incorporates interns into all of our ministries as well as our lives. Whether service overseas or in one’s home country, our desire is to deepen an interns understanding of who they are in Christ and how they serve Him fully.
Several internship scenarios are possible. Often interns ‘extend’ up to 11 months concurrently after participating in a summer internship (The Well or Hillside). Or, arrival is flexible based upon the scheduling needs of the intern (after graduation, between bachelors and masters studies, or after masters work is completed). Areas of focus for interns often is working with our English Clubs but also in sports, Daughters of Bulgaria (females), disabilities, and Community of Faith… in all areas of our community outreach.
Our aim is to stretch, grow and nurture interns so that they understand with greater awareness their identity in Christ and how they fit in the expansion of God’s Kingdom.