Serve With UsJews for Jesus has all kinds of opportunities that you've probably never imagined— including some that we've only just begun to imagine! Please pray about how God might use you to help make the Messiah known to our Jewish people worldwide.
Short Term Opportunities
The Massah Project
The Massah Project is a 10-week summer experience intended to mobilize young adults who are Jewish and believers in Jesus. We believe that being a follower of Jesus means a lifelong pursuit of how to live out the gospel, that as we share, it continually changes us and not simply our hearers. The Massah Project seeks to serve in and build a community, innovate ways to share the gospel, learn together, to the end that we live out our experience of the gospel with Israeli travelers and others that we meet.
Bible college internship credit possible.
Behold Your God Israel Campaign
We’re not currently recruiting for Behold Your God. We hope you’ll find another area of interest in which to serve with us.
New York Fall Outreach
Dates: 2 weeks in September
Area: New York City
Cost: $500 per week plus airfare.
Position: Steward (behind-the-scenes support for evangelism team)
Join our staff in New York City for two weeks in September. This is the time of year that many Jewish students start the school year at NYU, Brooklyn College and other universities all over New York City. It is also the season we see most New Yorkers return from their summer vacations to resume work as usual. We have designed our New York Fall Outreach to engage with these Jewish people on campuses, parks and street corners during this time.
Stewards are an indispensable part of the our evangelism team by providing daily support by way of cleaning, assisting the chef, preparing evangelistic supplies and equipment for ministry teams to be ready to head out to the streets and engage Jewish New Yorkers about being Jewish and believing in Jesus.
Dates: Various throughout the year
Area: US, Europe, and other locations around the world
Cost: Varies with the campaign
This opportunity is for believers from any background who wish to serve God “behind the scenes.” A steward fills a much needed support role for a campaign or outreach. The role includes doing anything from helping out with filling tract bags, shopping for food or supplies, meal preparation, laundry, or running local errands. The goal is to be part of the support team that keeps the daily functions of the campaign running. Like the campaigners, stewards work within a team and have on-the-job training. Being in good physical health is required, as there are many activities to carry out.
Jewish Evangelism Training at Moody Bible Institute
Dates: June 25-July 8 2017
Cost: $750 for room and most meals—this cost does not include travel to/from Chicago
Our Annual Moody Bible Institute Training is coming to Chicago once again in June. Dates are June 25-July 8. This training is available as a stand-alone class to our Jews for Jesus missionary trainees, our administrative workers, family and friends. Laymen, pastors and workers from other churches and ministries have taken the class over the years. Students learn the essentials of engaging people with the gospel, answering objections to the gospel, and employing Messianic apologetics. You will learn about ancient and contemporary Judaism and Jewish history. The cost is only $750 for room and most meals. (This cost does not include travel to/from Chicago.) You can also earn three undergraduate credits through the Moody Distance Learning Program. Please email Andrew Barron for the syllabus and more details: [email protected]
Dates: summer (1-2 weeks)
Area: West, Midwest and East
Children and Youth
This is a unique opportunity for children of Jewish believers to learn about their Messiah and heritage with other children from a similar background. Most children who attend Camp Gilgal have at least one parent who is a Jewish believer in Jesus, but many have few, if any, other relatives who are believers. We want them to come away knowing what it means to have a relationship with the Lord and to grow personally. Camp counselors and other support staff are always needed.
Dates: last two weeks in July
Area: New York
Cost: $600 plus airfare
This is a two-week mission trip to New York City for high school age Jewish believers. This opportunity is similar to a campaign or outreach but is shorter and geared towards younger students. Those participating will receive evangelism training and experience, a taste of Jewish New York, time to fellowship with other Jewish believers and Biblical discipleship to help them seek God’s direction for their lives.
Long Term Opportunities
Qualifications: Jewish (or married to one) and have a college degree
Jews for Jesus missionaries are the heartbeat of our ministry. They are the people who minister face to face with Jewish seekers. Though we have no specific “job description,” our missionaries do what it takes to make the Messiahship of Jesus an unavoidable issue to our Jewish people worldwide. Our staff are able to serve as general missionaries or specialize in children & youth or young adult ministry.
Jews for Jesus works on the cutting edge of Jewish evangelism around the world. During an internship, Jewish believers in Jesus will work alongside our staff in one of our international branches. See how your giftings, training, interests and ideas can be translated into the work of the gospel going out to the Jewish people worldwide. Expand your ministry experience, while receiving training and discipleship.
Paid and unpaid opportunities available. Internships are available at varying lengths, throughout the year.
Co-Laborer in Messiah
This is a group of trained volunteer missionaries who represent Jews for Jesus in his or her community. This program is designed for any evangelical believer, Jewish or Gentile who has a heart to reach the Jewish people. The work of a Co-Laborer in Messiah is very flexible depending on the desire of the individual. There is an application process and one week of training in the summer for this program.
Full-Time Administrative Staff
Jews for Jesus is an international ministry, and as such we have need for many people to serve behind-the-scenes at our headquarters in San Francisco, and in our local branches. Though not doing front-line evangelism, these staff people make our ministry possible by carrying out many needed functions. There is not always a need for administrative staff, but we welcome those who are interested in serving in this way.
New York City Internship Opportunity
The NYC Internship Program is for Jewish young adults who wish to engage in ministry, reaching out to our people with the gospel message. The program is open to those who are looking at professions outside of ministry contexts, in addition to those who are considering vocational ministry as a career.
Participate in creative projects to engage the Jewish community in discussion around Jesus. Be a contributor to the dynamic work already taking place with our NY team. There will be opportunity to learn more about Jewish culture and religion by taking part in Jewish activities in NYC. Spiritual formation and personal development are an integral part of the NYC Internship Program for each participant.
Gain skills in communicating the gospel to different demographics of the Jewish people. Opportunities will be available to focus on areas such as: project management, communications, media, graphic design, arts, development, teaching, children’s work, youth work, campus outreach and more.
Full-time work, paid, 4-12 month commitment, Manhattan housing included. This is ideal for those taking a gap year, a semester off, or recent grads.