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Placements (Venture)

What is Venture?

AWM-Pioneers (Arab World Ministry of Pioneers) puts together tailor-made trips for individuals, couples and families seeking to explore cross-cultural ministry in a specific context. We call these short-term trips, Venture placements.

– Venture is about preparing you to play your role in God’s global story
– Placements vary from two months to two years and are tailor-made
– Venture allows you to walk alongside long-termers as they step out in faith
– Experience the joys and realities of cross-cultural ministry
– Return equipped to make a bigger impact

How Is A Venture Placement Put Together?

  1. in partnership with the local church,
  2. by discerning what God is already doing in you
  3. and in conversation with the overseas ministry team.

Once we discover more of how God is leading you, evaluate your skills and expectations, we are better able to begin sketching a tailor-made trip for you.

Is Venture For Me?

  1. Yes. If you are exploring future possibilities in long-term mission
  2. Yes. If you are wanting to use your skills to serve alongside cross-cultural workers for a set period of time (up to two years).

What Is Expected From Me If I Apply?

  1. Aged 18 or over
  2. A local church member and in good standing with the church
  3. Apply to provide references from a church leader and two other people – e.g. employer, friend etc.
  4. Completion of the enquiry form and application process.
  5. Ability to cover expenses or raise the support needed through their home church and other ministry partners before departure
  6. Agreement with AWM’s Vision, Core Values and Venture policies
  7. Attendance at the orientation before departure and debrief on return


Venture placements are particularly popular with language students who value spiritual encouragement from our cross-cultural workers while studying French or Arabic abroad.