Church Planting Experience

Start
Anytime
See below

Cost
varies

Journey Type

Outreach

Group Size

1-10

Apply By / Duration

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Country

Panama

Journey Overview

Share the Gospel with the least reached communities in Azuero Region

The Participant must NOT have Piercings, Tattoos must be covered, NO hair coloured with green, purple or artificial white, NO Bikinis for swimming, no short skirts, the shoulders must be covered.

The Participant must bring a long skirt for women and long trousers for men especially for the church services. Some days, the participant could wear shorts but they should cover the knees.

Semi formal cloths are necessary

The Church that we are partnering with may ask the participant to do some practical work such as painting or cleaning, the participant must be flexible.

Covid vaccination is not required, but must check with your embassy about any special requirements to return to your country and also check with the Panama consulate or embassy in your country to verify Covid policy.

The participant must pay for the COVID test. Check with Panamanian embassy or consulate exact time prior the departure. (This policy is subject to changes because of the government)

In the situation that the participant get Covid 2 days prior de departure, the Panamanian authorities will not allow the person to travel, the participant must pay any additional expenses for the quarantine time such as hotel, food, transportation, and covid test. Price excludes non-refundable deposit of £50, flights, insurance & any possible vaccinations and is subject to change according to the exchange rate.

Applicants must be 18 or over.

If you live in the UK, you can use this link to apply now https://www.uk.om.org/short-term-mission-application-form

As part of our Safeguarding policy, you may require a valid enhanced DBS certificate, which may cost an additional £15.

What To Expect

The Church Planting project has so many initiatives, we are using the arts, sports and personal development strategies to reach different communities with the Gospel. Participate in children programs, jail programs, prayers night, prayers walk, sports, and arts training.

The town of Chitre is a semi rural community and from there we will move to differents towns because they are spread in the Azuero region.

You will have the opportunity to share in schools, towns, streets, hills, mangrove swamp and even in the city. This outreach offers different minstries opportunities.

You will also have the opportunity to experience the Panamanian hospitallity as you will be working alongside 2 local Panamanian Churches.

The participant will serve mainly with the local church and the church members.

Participant Profile

Age Range: 18-50

  • Born again and having a living relationship with Jesus Christ
  • Wiling to learn and step out his or her comfort zone
  • Flexible, Adaptable and Teachable
  • Team player
  • Passionate about God and His Mission
  • Respectful of the culture and with a desire to understand it
This journey is available to applicants from:
Norway
Svalbard & Jan Mayen
France
French Guiana
French Southern Territories
Guadeloupe
Luxembourg
Martinique
Monaco
St. Barthélemy
St. Martin
St. Pierre & Miquelon
Netherlands
Suriname
Austria
Andorra
Spain
American Samoa
Australia
Christmas Island
Cocos (Keeling) Islands
Cook Islands
Fiji
French Polynesia
Heard & McDonald Islands
Kiribati
Marshall Islands
Micronesia
Nauru
New Caledonia
Niue
Norfolk Island
Pitcairn Islands
Samoa
Solomon Islands
Tokelau
Tonga
Tuvalu
Vanuatu
Wallis & Futuna
Liechtenstein
Switzerland
Falkland Islands
Gibraltar
Guernsey
Isle of Man
Jersey
South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands
United Kingdom
British Virgin Islands
Canada
Your country is not on the list? Please talk with us and we will try to work something out for you.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will there be accommodation provided?

The participant must bring a sleeping bag as he/she may sleep in the Church, but the church may offers to stay in a church member home.

Will there be food provided?

The cost did not include special dietary need. The participant will usually eat Panamanian food.

Do I need to make my own travel arrangements?

Panama International Tocumen Airport code is PTY

The participant must pay for the airport pick up and airport drop.

Local travel will be in public bus, food, transportation for events and meetings, related to the work is included in the cost.

For Covid 19 information, see notes below.

What should my health condition be like?

The participant must be in good health and have a international health insurance policy.

Do I need a visa?

Panama is a very open country and allows many individuals to stay for 3 months without a visa, but the individual is responsible to check the visa requirements from his or her country. We can explore the option of extend the visa period in Panama, so the participant can stay longer than 3 months.