Do Your Youth Long For Clarity About God's Plans For Their Lives?
Bring your youth and help them connect the dots between God’s plan for this world and His purpose for their lives. After hearing from dynamic speakers with invaluable experience in cross-cultural missions, your youth will leave with a deeper understanding of God’s heart beat for the nations, and how God wants to use their unique wirings. They will leave having a better idea of how God wants to give them meaning and significance in this hurting and needy world.
Find Your Place in God's Plan for the Ages
Off The Grid is a unique and rustic weekend retreat with an emphasis on God’s work in our world. Your thinking will be stretched and your worldview challenged as we discuss God’s plan for the ages and as we join together and head off the grid!
Your Adventure in Tribal Missions... in Pennsylvania
No matter what your age, spend a few days on our 100-acre campus in scenic Pennsylvania exploring what the Bible says about reaching all peoples, experiencing what it’s like to learn a tribal language, and connecting with veteran church planters. See what it takes to make disciples of every people group when you go on a Wayumi adventure.
A College-Level Missions Course Across the GlobeSee firsthand what it takes to plant a church among people who have no concept of the God of the Bible on an Interface trip. In this college-level missions course, you’ll learn from missionaries in Papua New Guinea and spend time with tribal people.
Shadow Full-Time Missionaries As They WorkAfter your Interface experience, stay in Papua New Guinea working with career missionaries in an internship that offers a closer look at one of five key ministries.
USE YOUR SKILLS
Put Your Experience on the TeamThere’s likely to be a place for your experience on the church-planting team, helping missionaries serving in remote tribal villages who rely on dedicated missionaries who support their work. Associates serve for six months (although a minimum commitment of one year is preferred, and required for teachers) to four years. Looking for something longer? After four years, skilled associates may also have the opportunity to continue in their ministry. Learn how to become a skilled associate and then find out about the vocational and personal qualifications needed.
Use your skills to impact the worldGod is radically changing lives among unreached people groups through the ministry of Ethnos Canada, and schoolteachers are key players on that team. By providing a quality education to children of missionaries you can make it possible for those missionaries to reach and disciple lost people in remote locations.
Impact children for Christ
Build a legacy
Help here makes a world of differenceYou help support Ethnos’ worldwide efforts right here in Canada by allowing career missionaries to fill other roles on the church-planting team.
Ethnos Canada’s beautiful campus in Durham, Ontario, is home to the home office, as well as Emanate, the missionary training program. The home office coordinates the activities of Ethnos within Canada and supports Canadian Ethnos missionaries overseas. Emanate equips men and women to join the Ethnos church planting team in Latin America, Africa, Asia-Pacific and South Asia.
Depending on the skills and availability of a volunteer or group, there are opportunities at the Ethnos Canada Durham campus. Some volunteers come for a few hours a week, some come once or twice a month, and some come on an on-call basis when there are specific jobs that need to be done. There may be computer related jobs that could be done from home.
Type of work
General maintenance and construction, landscaping, clerical work or cleaning. There are also some opportunities to volunteer in specialized areas such as graphic design or information technology on a long-term or per-task basis. Please contact us to let us know about your specific skills and interests, as we may be able to find something that fits you.
313363 Hwy 6 S, Durham, Ontario, is one hour north of Guelph on Hwy 6.
FacilitiesGuest apartments and an RV site with hook-ups for those coming for a short time and do not live in the area.
Volunteer as a Rep
As a Volunteer Rep for Ethnos Canada, you can be involved in mobilizing people to fulfill the Great Commission.
Type of Work
Volunteer Reps don’t need to be public speakers (although it certainly doesn’t hurt), but they need to be comfortable talking to people about the various ministries of Ethnos and be able to encourage others with how they can get involved—whether in praying, giving or going.
Anywhere and everywhere you go! The wonderful thing about being a volunteer representative is that you can share with other believers from right where God has placed you within Canada.
Aviation Is a NecessityWeigh these options: a rigorous two-day hike or an eight-minute flight from the nearest airstrip. Those are the options available to missionaries who live and work in the rugged mountains and rainforests of Papua New Guinea. Ethnos360 Aviation’s helicopter pilot Mike McGregor affirms, “Aviation is a necessity. There is no other way.” Missionary aviation also provides access to equipment, supplies and more. You can help make flights available for missionaries in remote locations. Every $600 sponsors an hour of flight time.
Speed the spread of the gospelYour aviation skills and training can help missionaries plant churches faster by supporting their needs for safe transportation to remote areas. Ethnos360 Aviation is much more than just transporting people and supplies — missionary pilots also take an active part in the spiritual encouragement of missionary co-workers and the indigenous church. Visit our Ethnos360 Aviation website to view available positions or learn more about Ethnos360 Aviation — read our purpose, vision and values and answers to frequently asked questions.
Roles and requirements for serviceAll candidates for service with Ethnos360 Aviation must complete missionary training with Ethnos360 and undergo a technical skills evaluation with Ethnos360 Aviation. Missionary pilot candidates should have begun flight training before age 30.
Missionary pilotsMissionary pilots guide aircraft to a safe arrival at a bush location. Missionary pilots also minister as encouragers to the church-planting teams working in remote areas. Without access to a neighbourhood grocery or pharmacy, these teams require equipment, medicine, medical evacuation and mail to be supplied by air.
- Missionary Pilot (Airplane) requirements:
- Commercial Pilot certificate
- Instrument Rating, airplane
- 300 hours PIC
- Aircraft Mechanic certificate with Airframe and Powerplant ratings
- One year general aviation mechanic experience
- Missionary Pilot (Helicopter) requirements:
- Commercial Helicopter Pilot certificate
- 500 hours PIC helicopter flight experience
- Maintenance Technician (Maintenance Engineer) requirements:
- Aircraft Mechanic certificate with Airframe and Powerplant ratings
- Two years aircraft maintenance experience (general aviation experience with an IA certificate preferred)
- Avionics Technician requirements:
- Associates Degree in Electronics
- General Class FCC license
- One year electronics experience after obtaining degree
A Biblical GoalJesus commanded his followers to “make disciples of all nations” – literally, of every people group (Matthew 28:19). The early church understood that to mean establishing mature churches among previously unreached people (Acts). The Apostle Paul wrote that he desired to take the Gospel where it had not gone (Romans 15:20). While the world has changed a lot since then, the Word of God doesn’t change, and there are still 2,500 people groups who have not heard the Gospel. If you think that means that planting churches among unreached people should still be a priority of God’s people, Ethnos is a good choice for you. That’s our focus.
Effective MinistryYou’re going to be putting your life into this, and your church will be pouring in prayer and resources, so you want to be part of an effective ministry. In Ethnos, you’ll be part of a team that is establishing churches guided by proven methodologies and a well-thought-out model of what the mature church should look like. Church planters work in the context of the people group’s culture and language, so the message of God’s Word is clearly understood. And God’s Word is presented through foundational Bible teaching – presenting God’s story step by step, as God Himself unfolded it. We believe God has guided us in developing these tools and methods, and it is by His grace that Ethnos has been highly effective in establishing churches that grow in grace and faith, and that join in expanding the reach of the Gospel.
TrainingIf you are given the opportunity today to plant a church in an unreached tribe, do you know where to start … how to face the challenges ahead … and how to tell when the task is complete? Ethnos provides specialized training because church planting among people with no concept of the God of the Bible is a difficult, long-term and complex task. Field-experienced missionaries will give you practical lessons. Your education doesn’t stop in the classroom; it follows you into remote tribal villages.
TeamworkTeamwork begins with your church. Ethnos helps churches prepare and send missionaries, and involves your church leaders in the process. That’s why it’s important to discuss becoming a missionary with the leaders of your local church now. If you are not part of a church, that’s where you need to start. Your community of believers will be sending one of their own, to help establish another community of believers. If Ethnos is a good fit for you and your church, you’ll have:
- Access to pre-field, on-field and continuing training
- Co-workers who fill in for you when you are ill or taking some time off
- Leaders who are concerned with your spiritual and physical well-being
Freedom to Focus on Your MinistryYou’ll be part of a network of missionaries, in Canada and overseas, who are good at meeting a variety of needs such as processing contributions to your ministry, educating your children, maintaining electronics, providing flight service, figuring out how to buy what you need from a variety of vendors, and developing the tools and materials you need to communicate about your ministry. This frees you to focus on your ministry.
Whatever course you choose for serving God, you need to plug into the ministry that God has prepared for you, whether with Ethnos or elsewhere. This is a big decision. Investigate. Ask questions. Engage in a dialogue. Above all, follow God.