Discipleship Intern with those addicted in Czech Republic
This is hands-on discipleship! Be Jesus to those longing to be free from addiction by working, living and worshipping alongside those whose broken lives are being restored. Serve on worship teams, apply business skills in Betel’s charitable businesses, and more.
Whatever your skill, Betel’s diverse ministry environment will put it to work. Betel provides its workers with free board and lodging as a working member of our community.
Qualities & Gifts Sought
Betel offers short and long-term internship opportunities. We recommend a 6-month commitment for the maximum benefit of our internship programme. Opportunity to learn some Czech language.
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About Betel – rescuing those addicted
Betel began in Madrid in 1985 when a small group of WEC missionaries began to care for the needs of drug addicts and marginalized people living on the streets.
Today Betel has become a global phenomenon, established in over 100 urban areas in 23 countries worldwide.
Betel’s mission is to bring long-term freedom and restoration to men and women broken by drug and alcohol abuse. Betel accomplish this by building values, skills and character through living, working and worshipping together in a caring Christian community.
Each Betel residential centre is run by men and women who have themselves experienced freedom from addiction.
"Our end goal is to help people not only escape addiction, but become productive, trustworthy men and women of character when they leave our community. We believe that life is never hopeless." Anthony heads up Betel Manchester. Read Anthony's story
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About Czech Republic
Also known as Czechia, the Czech Republic is a landlocked nation state in Central Europe bordered by Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Poland. The Republic covers an area of 78,866 sq km with a mostly temperate climate. It has 10.6 million inhabitants and the capital, Prague, has over 1.2 million residents. Czechia includes the historical territories of Bohemia, Moravia, and Czech Silesia.
In the 19th century, the Czech lands became the industrial powerhouse of the monarchy and were subsequently the core of the Republic of Czechoslovakia, which was formed in 1918 following the collapse of the Austro-Hungarian Empire after World War I.
The Czech part of Czechoslovakia was occupied by Germany in World War II, and was liberated in 1945 by the armies of the Soviet Union and the United States. The Communist Party of Czechoslovakia won the 1946 elections. Following the 1948 coup d'état, Czechoslovakia became a one-party communist state under Soviet influence. On 1 January 1993, Czechoslovakia peacefully dissolved, with its constituent states becoming the independent statesf the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
The Czech Republic ranks as the 6th most peaceful country, while achieving strong performance in democratic governance.
Czechia has 38 people groups and six are unreached.
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The work of Betel
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You can also pray for this land online with Operation World.
WEC ministers in the Czech Republic through Betel, our ministry to addicts.
Betel is principally focussed on reaching men and women around the world trapped in a life of brokenness through long term addictions and homelessness. At the core of Betel’s ministry are church planting, mission, evangelism and discipleship.
In Betel the message of the cross is brought alive through direct love and support. Entrants join our communities free of charge to live and work alongside one another as they learn to live a Christ-centred lifestyle.
Residents (known as Betelitos) are trained in a wide range of life-skills through working in one of our various businesses. This not only gives them an opportunity to help fund their own recovery but also to develop key life skills such as punctuality, a good work ethic and working under authority.
Read one of our stories of how Betel helped an addict turn his life