Birmingham City Mission’s one-year training programme in Christian evangelism & social work in the city of Birmingham has been run since 1972. It’s all about hands-on experience in urban mission. The city is a challenge. The work we do is a challenge. And there are many personal challenges to deal with on the way.
A one-year hands-on training opportunity
No fees required
Accommodation, food & bus pass provided
Children’s work, youth work and general programmes
A wide range of experience, including:
City centre & estate evangelism
Reaching the homeless
Supporting the elderly
Social action projects
Overseas mission experience
The Internship runs from early September to late July of the following year. It has existed since 1972 and hundreds of people from every continent and walk of life have gone through the programme. The majority of interns feel called to Christian work but are not sure in what area. They come to test their call.
Ex-BCM interns can be found serving the Lord as pastors and vicars, while others are serving as missionaries. Some of them work for their churches as evangelists. A number have gone into secular work, where they use their training to reach their work colleagues. Some of BCM’s staff have come through the Internship programme.
As a mission, we want to reach as many people as possible with the gospel. However, our greatest concern is for the spiritual life of all participants to be deepened. We are sure, also, that their faith and trust in God will be strengthened and that gifts will be discovered and developed.