Youth discipleship, Africa


Youth discipleship, Africa

Do you want to be a part of helping a generation make a new start in the face of conflict?

Could you play a part in empowering the next generation to be the change their country needs to see?

We are looking for mission partners with experience in youth ministry who can bring dynamic, creative and holistic ways to minister to children and young people in East and Central Africa through their church ministry programmes.

Be part of a movement to disciple children and young people living in a challenging context.

You will be expected to develop learning materials for the ministry and be confident in delivering training to others in how to implement these resources.

You will be there to support and encourage the local church, being willing to listen and learn from local leaders.

  • Experience of living cross culturally is preferred.
  • Experience in working with children or young people who have experienced trauma would be an advantage.


We are committed to the safeguarding and protection of the people we serve, our partners, our volunteers, and our staff. We believe that every child or adult we come into contact with has the right to be protected from all forms of harm and abuse. Our recruitment and selection processes are in line with our Safeguarding Policy and the SCHR Misconduct Disclosure Scheme, which CMS is a member of as part of our commitment to safeguarding.    


Our core values of being pioneering, relational, faithful and evangelistic are integral to everything we do, and we work hard to ensure that every member of staff is valued, supported and encouraged to continually learn and develop their skills.

Ready for the next step? Contact us today.

To apply

Church Mission Society places individuals, couples and families in over 45 countries around the world as we seek to make disciples at the edges. Our placements are self-funding with extensive support in fundraising given to those who serve long-term (four years or longer). All placements are subject to DBS clearance. Church Mission Society is only able to directly test the calling of those who are rooted in UK/European churches.

Terms and conditions depend upon the location of each opening and the duration of the placement offered. Short-term opportunities (four months to two years) are self-funded, with CMS offering residential, cross-cultural training. Long-term mission partners serve for four to six years minimum.