Church teams

For us, the ideal church placement is with a mission partner whom your church is already supporting.

If this is your situation and you would like Crosslinks to manage the admin on your behalf, please get in touch with Jaki North.

If your church doesn’t currently support Crosslinks mission partners, that doesn’t mean you can’t do a church placement with us. Below is a list of organisations in Africa and Asia which are set up to manage medium to large groups.

To go on a placement with Crosslinks, you will need to satisfy the following requirements. You must:

  • be a committed Christian.
  • have a safeguarding certificate (can be done online).
  • have an enhanced DBS check (can be done through Crosslinks).

Church Placements in Africa


Training children’s workers / Children’s ministry

Placement length: Two weeks minimum.

Number of places: Four maximum.

About the placement: You will be working very closely with Discipling the Next Generation (DNG). Get involved in their weekly children’s club, church camps, and training events.

South Africa

Church placement
Cape Town

Placement length: Four weeks minimum.

Number of places: 12 maximum.

About the placement: Your church will be SouthReach, Mulzenberg. You will be living on campus at George Whitefield College, where you may help out occasionally with administrative tasks. The majority of your day will be spent helping out at iThemba, which is a township primary school. You will also be visiting Grace2Learn and getting to know the young people there.

South Africa

Various short-term placements
Auckland Park, Johannesburg

Placement length: Two weeks minimum.

Number of places: Four maximum.

About the placement: Your church will be Hope Church, Auckland ParkYou will be working very closely with James and Lucy Buchanan, who are always happy to receive church teams for two weeks in August and September to help with seasonal outreach, university missions weeks or children’s holiday clubs.

The Gambia

Administration / Children’s ministry

Placement length: Two weeks minimum.

Number of places: 10 maximum.

About the placement: Help the students at Servants of the Word (the local Bible college) with their English and get involved with student outreach through IFES.

Church Placements in Asia


Teaching Assistant

Placement length: Two weeks minimum.

Number of places: 10 maximum.

About the placement: You will be working at the Place of Grace with John and Gillian Robinson, caring for the children and helping them with English.


Helping students with their English language learning
Chiang Mai

Placement length: Two weeks minimum.

Number of places: Six (mixed team).

About the placement:  You will be working at The Centre with Janet and Matt. You will meet up with students at The Centre to help them with their English and to build relationships. You will be part of a local house church.