Seeds of ACTION

There are many ways that you can get involved and be the hands and feet of Jesus to those in need. We have missions programs ranging in commitment levels, from a weekly commitment to committing for one-time events.

Weekly Commitment:

  • Orphanage ministry PAR (Program, Award, Reward) Program

Volunteers in the PAR program work with the Orphanage Ministry coordinator to design a short class that teaches them useful life skills and then offer it at one of the four orphanages.

Classes that have been taught in the past have included English, Japanese, baking, and guitar!

For more information:  Elvry at elvry@iesorphanage.org.

  • Sports for Life 

The IES volunteer coaches meet with the participants on Sunday afternoons and are able to instruct the participants on technical soccer skills while at the same time modeling and sharing Christian values. Sports for Life volunteers can participate in a variety of ways. You can volunteer weekly as an assistant coach or sign up with a group of people (such as a life group, teens group, Midweek group, etc) to participate in one of our monthly tournaments. You can also participate as a sponsor for uniforms, shoes, equipment, etc.

For more information: Fabio at ftm11578@gmail.com.

  • Young & Learning

Volunteer teachers go each Saturday to Sungai Tiram, a low-income community under one of the Jakarta toll bridges. You will have the opportunity to reach out to this community by building meaningful relationships, and teaching children basic skills through interactive learning. You don’t have to be a teacher to volunteer for the Young and Learning Program, volunteers just need the desire to work with a team to teach the children basic English skills through conversations, games, songs, and more.

For more information: Erika at erika@ieskg.org.  

Monthly Commitment:

  • Prison Ministry

IES Outreach goes to the local immigration detention center (Rumah Detensi Immigrasi) twice a month to minister to the Christian detainees. We also provide financial assistance upon their release and return to their home countries. We also hold activities on holidays, such as Independence Day and Christmas and give gifts to detainees and their families. We occasionally hold medical clinics in the dentition facility as well. Besides RDI, we also support ministry to prisons for women and children in Tangerang.

For more information about:

~ The RDI ministry — Livia at yayu@iesjakarta.org.
~ The men and women’s prisons in partnership with Yosua ministries — Meta at ypministry@yahoo.com.

Four to five times per year:

  • One-day Community Outreaches 

Four to five times a year, we hold a community fun day and medical clinic for the communities with which we partner. The day involves free medical and dental care and special activities for the children. These outreaches not only strengthen the influence of our partners in the community, but they also give us an opportunity to take the IES congregation to the field and train them to be the hands and feet of Jesus to their Muslim neighbors.

Each one-day outreach requires 40-50 volunteers to staff the free medical clinic (registration, pharmacy) and to interact with the children during the various fun day competitions (relay races, drawing, singing, and other games).

For more information: Katie at katie@iesjakarta.org.

 

  • Orphanage Ministry Big Brother Big Sister (BBBS) Program

Orphanage ministry volunteers can participate by becoming a big brother or big sister to one of the children in the orphanages. You would meet with your child four to five times per year and be their “buddy” at four events hosted by the Orphanage program.

For more information:  Elvry at elvry@iesorphanage.org.

 

As opportunities/need arises:

  • Community development

The goal of our community development programs is to positively impact slum communities and tangibly show them the love of Christ. We achieve that by partnering with believers who live in each community and providing them with education and health resources—helping make them persons of influence in their community. These partners are then able to share the Gospel through the relationships they have established. Volunteers who have experience in medical outreach, nutrition, job creation, and education can help us with the development and implementation of our long term goals.

For more information contact our Community Development Coordinator, Katie Cannon at katie@iesjakarta.org.

  • Disaster relief efforts

IES reaches out to communities around Indonesia and other parts of Asia through our disaster relief efforts. Through connections with members of our congregation, we are able to be some of the first to respond when communities are in crisis. Volunteers in this ministry are able to sign up ahead of time to be “on call” to donate trucks, supplies, money, or volunteer if situations allow.

For more information: Katie at katie@iesjakarta.org.

  • Upcoming Missions Trips

~Papua Missions Trip
12-21 November 2016

~Seram Missions Trip
5-10 December 2016

~SOS Missions Trip to the Philippines
18 April-3 May 2017