mission work

Paris Ministry*

While abroad, students will be partnered with a Mission Mentor who will help them get involved with ministry opportunities and connect them with a local church and the Christian community in Paris. Students will meet regularly with their Mission Mentor for prayer, reflection, and spiritual accountability; the spiritual support and opportunities will make their time abroad transformational!

In Paris, students will participate with Parker, an American pastor of Emmanuel International Church of Paris, at a French/English language exchange for the opportunity to evangelize organically and meet locals. There are also opportunities to volunteer with the youth at his church. With our Mission Mentor, Melissa, students serve with her IMB team and are shown the impact of prayer walking and intercession over the quarters of Paris that are highly populated by refugees and teaching English to refugees. 

The International Mission/Service-Learning Practicum will enhance and help students internalize their experience, and provides a great opportunity to reinforce cross-cultural missions, and earn college credit. The course formalizes the student's 7-10 hours of ministry including: reflection activities, journal entries, and cultural research. 

 

Blog Post from Paris Veritas student

"After three and a half weeks in Paris, France, I can tell you that God has really been stretching my faith.  In the past, I have done ministry in various difficult cultures and even in countries that are closed to the gospel and evangelism.  Coming to France I thought ministry would be easy—no fear of imprisonment or persecution, along with all modern products and facilities for my every need.  After my short time here, however, I can tell you that ministry in France is the hardest I have yet faced.  All my other opportunities to do overseas missions put me in cultures that encouraged religious conversation but here the materialism, consumerism, and atheism seem to reign above such values. "

 

*Mission work differs by site & term. For ministry details for a specific term, please email info@veritasabroad.com