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Kazakhstan: Inspiro Arts Alliance

Songwriting Workshop Teaching Team

The hope and prayer is that God will birth many new songs of worship that will build the church. The target people groups for this workshop are predominately unreached or least reached.
Inspiro Arts Alliance, a ministry of OM, works to encourage indigenous worship around the world. As a team, participants will partner with those in country to facilitate a songwriting workshop, bringing believing musicians together from various language groups within the target Asian country.
Worship that is culturally appropriate has the power to break down unnecessary barriers as people respond to the revelation of God. They are better able to understand the message and then, in turn, share with those outside of the church setting who may be unfamiliar with church lingo.

Ethnodoxologists study how peoples around the world worship God and encourage them to create in response to God’s work in their lives. As a team, participants will lead attendees in a songwriting workshop using key principles of ethnodoxology as a guide. Subsequently, the team will record these songs to make ready for distribution. In the day, you will work with younger musicians. In the evening, you will work with older musicians who used to write songs but no longer do.

Dates

Friday, 23 April - Wednesday, 05 May 2021

Apply by

23rd February 2021

Cost

£580 (excluding flights, visa, any necessary vaccinations & insurance)

Ages

21+ 

Suitable for single people welcomemarried couples welcomesorry, no familiessorry, no groups  

Participant Profile

All short-term project team participants will be expected to participate in pre-trip training/preparation.

All applicants must be flexible and able to adapt. Those without proper experience for the roles below may apply as an assistant:

Leader-in-training: Applicant will be mentored under the team leader. 
Ethnodoxologist: Applicant should have experience with indigenous recording projects. 
Intercessor: Applicant should have a passion for prayer.
Photo/Video Journalist: Applicant should have experience in photography and/or videography to document the trip for publication on the website, in social media, in newsletters, and/or public relation materials. He or she must be flexible and able to adapt to whatever the needs are during the trip. Applicants will need to bring their own gear.

Accommodation

Participants will either stay in a cottage designed for teams (2 bedroom/1 bath/kitchen/sitting room) or in host homes. 

Food

Meals will be at local cafes or provided by host families. Please advise of dietary restrictions. 

Travel

Participants will arrange and pay for their own travel to and from Kazakhstan. Local transportation during outreach will be by taxi.

Please do not book flights unless you have received an official acceptance email from the short term missions team.

Health

Please advise of any health concerns. Overall good health is necessary for this trip. 

Visa

British citizens now require a visa to enter Kazakhstan. This is a recent change, due to the coronavirus outbreak. Applicants must also present a medical certificate confirming that they do not have a coronavirus infection, issued within 48 hours prior to their visit to the consular office.

Notes

Price is subject to change according to the exchange rate.

Individuals applying must be 18 or over. 

The artistic qualifications of all applicants will be assessed prior to acceptance.


Philippines: Inspiro Arts Alliance

Worship Training

This project has two goals. First, a goal is to train Youth with a Mission (YWAM) staff members in foundational concepts in worship and arts and equip them with arts and trauma healing principles. Second, a goal is to do an ethnoarts workshop with rural pastors without easy access to training resources.
As an Inspiro Arts Alliance team, participants will facilitate two workshops to encourage cultural expressions of worship. During the first workshop, the team will provide five days of training in three areas: foundational concepts in worship, arts, and culture, principles of ethnoarts in worship, Bible stories, and community development, and arts and trauma healing principles. Then, the team will travel to a new location to facilitate a three-day ethnoarts workshop, facilitating the creation of culturally-relevant, biblically-accurate expressions of worship.
The team will lead approximately thirty YWAM staff from two Filipino locations in a five-day workshop. Each day, the team will provide some basic instruction in worship, arts, and culture. Then, the team will facilitate the creation of cultural-relevant artistic expressions for use in corporate worship, telling Bible stories, and community development. Finally, the team will provide some basic tools in arts and trauma healing that staff members can use in their ministry. The timeframe is short, so the focus will be on practical tools and tips.

After the first workshop, the team will travel to Surigao to work with rural pastors. The team will conduct a three-day ethnoarts workshop, encouraging the pastors in how they can use indigenous arts in worship and witness.

During both workshops, the team will document any new artistic expressions through audio/video recordings and photography.

Dates

Thursday, 17 - Sunday, 27 June 2021

Apply by

01 April 2021

Cost

£745 (excluding flights, visa, any necessary vaccinations & insurance)

Ages

18+ 

Suitable for single people welcomemarried couples welcomesorry, no familiessorry, no groups  

Participant Profile

- Leader-in-training: Applicant should be at least 21 years of age with previous cross-cultural experience and a background in the arts.
- Arts in Trauma Healing Specialist: Applicant should be able to teach YWAM staff simple techniques for using the arts with others processing trauma.
- Ethnoarts Specialist: Applicant should have experience facilitating ethnoarts workshops. Academic training in ethnoarts is encouraged but not required.
- Dancers, musicians, artists, actors: Applicants should be experienced in their field and willing to learn and encourage local, indigenous expressions of worship.
- Media specialist: Applicant should have experience producing simple recordings and videos. Applicant will need to bring his/her own equipment.
- Photojournalist/journalist: Applicant should have experience in photography and writing to document the trip for publication. Applicant will need to bring his/her own equipment.
- Intercessor: Applicant should have a passion for prayer.

Accommodation

Participants will stay in hotels. 

Food

Participants will eat in host homes, hotels, and local restaurants. Please advise of dietary needs and restrictions. 

Travel

Team will fly into Manila and then take a local flight to Butuan. The host will meet the team at the airport in Butuan. After one week, the team will travel as a team by van to Surigao, a 2 ½ hour trip. 

Please do not book flights unless you have received an official acceptance email from the short term missions team.

Health

Please advise of any health concerns. Overall good health is necessary for this trip. 

Visa

British citizens do not require a visa to visit for less than 30 days.

Notes

Price is subject to change according to the exchange rate.

Individuals applying must be 18 or over. 

The artistic qualifications of all applicants will be assessed prior to acceptance.


Taiwan: Inspiro Arts Alliance

Incarnate 2022

Incarnate is a carefully honed programme designed by artists for artists who are passionate about seeing vibrant communities of Jesus followers among the least reached and marginalised.

Created for artists from all cultures, the experience is intensive, holistic discipleship and ministry training in community with other accomplished artists gathered from around the world.

Incarnate is an artist’s journey of discipleship, theology, and cross-cultural ministry.  Grow in your skill as an artist and understand the significance of your artistry in God’s eyes.  Learn the theology of creativity and arts in the kingdom of God.  Develop an approach for engaging the world through your artistic skill – particularly as a cross-cultural servant to the least-reached and marginalized.

You will learn from experienced cross-cultural artists practicing ministry in a variety of contexts while also learning to express, challenge, and encourage yourself and others in new ways through your art form.
The course takes place over two locations: a two-month residency of coursework, studio time, and community life followed by a two-month placement collaborating with local artists alongside an OM team.

The following tracks are currently offered.  These categories are open to artists and genres from any culture:
Music, Visual Arts, Dance, Theatre, Producer (Arts Facilitator). Specific details can be found at http://omarts.org/incarnate.

Dates

Saturday, 19 February 2022 - Saturday, 11 June 2022

Apply by

15th July 2021

Cost

£4,600 (excluding flights, visa, any necessary vaccinations & insurance)

Ages

18+ 

Suitable for single people welcomemarried couples welcomesorry, no familiessorry, no groups  

Participant Profile

You must be skilled in your art form. An audition of your work is required as part of the application process. More information will be provided upon application.

You should be serious about personal growth in your relationship with God. Accountability, spiritual disciplines, and a heart open to challenges and growth are required.

You should have a passion for global missions using the arts and your gifts as well as a desire to honour and collaborate with other cultures. Readiness to grow in your approach to ministry and learn how to prioritise your strategy based on local community needs.

Do you love learning and enjoy working with other people? Artistic collaboration with artists from a variety of backgrounds and cultures is a feature of Incarnate.  You'll require humility and a willingness to learn from others as well as a respect for local leadership. 

You'll also need to be flexible and willing to be creative in a new environment. Adaptability as you create in new ways, adapt to changing environments, and collaborate with different people.

Accommodation

The residential portion of Incarnate 2022 will be hosted in Hsinchu City, Taiwan. You will be living in community with the artists and trainers. You will share a room with one or two other people. For placement, you will be hosted by an OM team in a different country where you will be living in community with both Incarnate and OM team members in an OM facility. 

Food

All meals are included. Please advise of any dietary restrictions and allergies. 

Travel

With advice from the OM office in your country, you will arrange for your own flights to both the residential and placement portions of Incarnate. Once accepted we will finalise pick up arrangements with you from the nearby airport or train station. 

Please do not book flights unless you have received an official acceptance email from the short term missions team.

Health

Participants should be in good health and advise us of any ongoing medical conditions or treatment. 

Visa

Your stay in Taiwan will be approximately 56 days followed by 57 days in a second international location. You may need to obtain an appropriate visa(s). Once you have been accepted to Incarnate 2022, your second location will be assigned, and an official visa letter will be provided should you need a visa for either location. 

Notes

Price is subject to change according to the exchange rate. A non refundable deposit of £50 will be requested upon application and a further non refundable deposit of 100USD will be requested for outreach costs upon acceptance. Both will be deducted from the total cost.

The price includes OM UK’s Getting into Gear weekend (GiG), in Shropshire which you can attend in either April, June or October before your placement, please enquire for specific dates. This is a weekend of training and orientation.

Individuals applying must be 18 or over. 

The artistic qualifications of all applicants will be assessed prior to acceptance.


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