Arts & Tech Team

  • Location:
    Southeast Asia
  • Duration:
    12 Weeks
  • Dates:
    May 24 - July 28
  • Setting:
    Urban
  • Religion:
    Various
  • Cost:
    $5,800
  • Internship Type:
    Intercultural Studies, Computer Science, UI/UX Design, Computational Linguistics, Software Development, Software Engineering, Music, Music Production, Graphic Design/Visual Arts, Video Production
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Arts & Tech Team

What would your 2023 mission trip look like?

A nomadic tribesman stands on the plateau, herding his yaks and living in a tent. He burns yak dung to keep warm. His tent also has a solar panel on the side charging his iPhone X. It might take us days to travel to where he is, but we can reach him and many others by developing software and engaging content for the devices in their hands.

In unreached contexts all around the world, many people have smartphones. They may not have running water or electricity, but they have a great 4G connection. We now have unprecedented access to the farthest corners of the earth through the internet. How can the Church leverage mobile app development and creative media to advance the gospel among the unreached?

Challenges abound. Literacy rates are low, so apps and content we develop are often accommodated for primarily oral cultures. The languages of the unreached are tricky and in some cases not well-documented. Wi-Fi access is often limited. Yet despite these challenges, we know that God desires all tribes to have access to Jesus. Therefore, we labor to build high-quality, culturally sensitive, and artistically engaging tools to allow users to interact with God’s Word in a more meaningful way, often for the first time!

We believe that mobile app development along with beautifully constructed audio and visual art can be tools for teams on the field to integrate into their church planting strategies. Rather than asking you to lay aside your technical/creative skills, we ask you to leverage your talents to assist in bringing the gospel to unreached people groups. We can work together to develop solutions to put the gospel in the hands of the most unreached.

Based in Southeast Asia, your summer will be structured as a professional internship. This team will be living in a suburban neighborhood working with two long-term teams that are developing software and creative content for various unreached people groups around the world. As an Arts & Tech Edger it will take your skills and creativity in music, music/video production, graphic/visual arts, or software, product, UI/UX or web design to cross rivers, mountains, and cultural barriers to deliver the Good News.

*More detailed information on specific projects available. Please be prepared to submit a portfolio or examples of completed work as part of the application process.

2023 Edge Trip Activities

* Subject to change
  • Learn about the challenges of reaching remote people groups
  • Understand the current state of missions
  • Innovate new tech solutions together
  • Develop products and content that are furthering church-planting efforts
  • Interact with a community of other Christian technologists and creatives
  • Create musical and video content as a medium to engage UPGs w/ the Scriptures
  • Design graphics in collaboration with developers of a new media-based Bible site
  • Develop your skills in software, product, UI/UX, web design, video production
  • Explore and engage with local ministries or other UPG-focused teams in the city
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