Children's Holiday Club Team in Indonesia in June
Come as a team of six or seven adults to assist at this Branch conference in mid-June 2020. Run a seven-day programme of activities for four toddlers, 11 children and 16 teenagers.
You will need to be able to come with a programme of activities in mind, prepared and ready to go, that will engage and entertain the young people, but also help them to grow in their relationship with Jesus.
These are opportunities for missionaries' children to have a break from intense cross-cultural experiences, and to holiday and enjoy socialising with other Western children from their parents' home culture. Your role is to enhance that experience for them.
Before or after the conference you may have an opportunity to spend time with the residential team in their ministry setting.
Qualities & Gifts Sought
You enjoy working with under 18s. You have experience leading Vacation Bible School, Holiday Bible Club or Sunday School.
Can plan the activities and programme before you arrive. Fluent English speaker, or if you have some Korean language that would be a bonus.
Our ref 12484
Indonesia is located mainly in Southeast Asia, with some territories in Oceania. Situated between the Indian and Pacific oceans, it is the world's largest island country.
Indonesia has 13,466 islands, scattered over both sides of the equator, and with about 6,000 of them are inhabited. The largest are Java, Sumatra, Borneo (shared with Brunei and Malaysia), Sulawesi, and New Guinea (shared with Papua New Guinea).
With over 261 million people, it is the world's 4th most populous country as well as the most populous Austronesian and Muslim-majority country.
Java, the world’s most populous island contains more than half of the country's population.
Indonesia shares land borders with Malaysia on Borneo, Papua New Guinea on the island of New Guinea, and East Timor on the island of Timor. Indonesia shares maritime borders across narrow straits with Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, the Philippines, and Palau to the north, and Australia to the south.
The Indonesian archipelago has been an important region for trade since at least the 7th century, when Indonesian Malay and Javanese traded with Chinese dynasties and Indian kingdoms.
Indonesia consists of hundreds of distinct native ethnic and linguistic groups, with the largest – and politically dominant – ethnic group being the Javanese.
Lying along the equator, Indonesia's climate tends to be relatively even year-round. Indonesia has two seasons – a wet season and a dry season – with no extremes of summer or winter. Indonesia’s size, tropical climate, and archipelagic geography support a high level of biodiversity.
Tectonically, Indonesia is highly unstable, making the country a site of numerous volcanoes and frequent earthquakes.
[Source: Wikipedia. Read more about Indonesia here].
Indonesia has 784 People Groups and 229 (29.2%) are unreached with little or no access to the good news of Jesus.
The largest religion is Islam at 82%. Those professing to be Christian are 12.7%, and of those 2.83% are Evangelical.
[source: Joshua Project]
Pray with us for:
discipleship and maturity in the church
a church in every village
youth, children, students and young people
[Operation World, 2010 print edition]
You can also pray for Indonesia using Operation World’s online resources.
WEC Indonesia works together with the Indonesian church to reach the world for Christ.
We are partnering with Indonesian churches in world mission, by recruiting, sending and equipping missionaries for cross-cultural ministry.
WEC also helps to recruit teachers and school staff for Wesley International School in Malang.