Interested in developing your apologetic skills and receiving training from an experienced evangelist?
Check out a special opportunity for Romania here!
What is Romania like?
Romania is the largest country in South-East Europe. It borders Bulgaria in the south, Ukraine & Moldova in the north, Serbia and Hungary in the west and the Black Sea in the east.
What is the present state of the work?
Serving in Romania you can reach medical students from Iran, Iraq, Morocco, India and many other countries! In Romania there are four cities that have a Medical School program where international students can come and study in English. So if you can read this you are at least 50% qualified to join us in Romania in reaching these students, by focusing on International student ministry. The exciting thing is that most of these students come from predominately muslim countries and after studying will return home! How great to be involved in equipping missionaries to go back home and be ambassadors for Christ, in many places that you could never go!
The national IFES movement in Romania, Organizaþia Studenþilor Creºtini Evanghelici din România (OSCER), was recognized by the government in 1999. But OSCER has a longer history of students sharing the gospel with their friends, even during communism.
With the invasion of western culture we found new ways to reach students. In 1997 students in Timisoara organized OSCER’s first ski camp. Nowadays several groups run camps and many students come to practise their skiing and study the Bible. Many are not believers.
OSCER has five national staffworkers and 15 people working on a local level. There are 13 groups with 300 students involved. And God is at work! In 2001 a student from Cluj came to a regional camp. There was no Christian group at his university, but he returned with a vision for evangelism and discipleship. Today 70 students meet regularly in Cluj and reach out to their friends with the love of Christ.
Romania also has foreign workers, who help strengthen the work and reach out to both national and international students.
What about accommodation, living costs, courses, jobs?
When you come to work in Romania, the OSCER staff will help you find suitable accommodation.
What special requirements are there for joining InterAction in Romania?
Language - one of the conditions of working in Romania is that you will learn the language
TEFL - it is often useful to have a TEFL certificate if you want to teach English