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...a relational-to-the-core, cross-cultural summer missions experience empowering participants to build friendships and live out the love of Jesus Christ in a local community. It is a hands-on, highly experiential mentorship-type program designed to provide practical experiences that impact lives for Christ. Opportunities are available for Russia, Alaska and Canada.

"All the time in our community we were asked, 'Are you a Christian?' When we said yes, this would start a conversation. But because we had built relationships already and people had gotten to know us, and like us, it didn't bother them. They would then ask us lots of questions about what we believed and what Christianity was like, and we were able to tell them." - Brook - EnGage! Canada, 2014.
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"All the time in our community we were asked, 'Are you a Christian?' When we said yes, this would start a conversation. But because we had built relationships already and people had gotten to know us, and like us, it didn't bother them. They would then ask us lots of questions about what we believed and what Christianity was like, and we were able to tell them." - Brook - EnGage! Canada, 2014.

"One of the best summers I have ever had. It was a really incredible experience. If you are thinking about doing any kind of mission work, this is the way to get a taste of it." - Jesse - EnGage! Canada, 2014
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"One of the best summers I have ever had. It was a really incredible experience. If you are thinking about doing any kind of mission work, this is the way to get a taste of it." - Jesse - EnGage! Canada, 2014

"EnGage! is a unique chance to truly enter and live within a community, in a cross cultural context. You will have the opportunity to love others in a real, organic way, not supported by projects or programming. This creates challenges which will stretch you, and set the stage for real relationships where you can authentically share the love of Jesus." - David & Vicky - EnGage! Canada, 2017
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"EnGage! is a unique chance to truly enter and live within a community, in a cross cultural context. You will have the opportunity to love others in a real, organic way, not supported by projects or programming. This creates challenges which will stretch you, and set the stage for real relationships where you can authentically share the love of Jesus." - David & Vicky - EnGage! Canada, 2017

"We would highly recommend EnGage!. Everyone considering mission work in Alaska with InterAct Ministries should participate in the program. It provides a great, short-term opportunity to truly experience what real missionary life is like. It will challenge you in many ways, you will learn much, and it will help you determine where God may be leading you to serve." - John & Jen - EnGage! Alaska, 2014
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"We would highly recommend EnGage!. Everyone considering mission work in Alaska with InterAct Ministries should participate in the program. It provides a great, short-term opportunity to truly experience what real missionary life is like. It will challenge you in many ways, you will learn much, and it will help you determine where God may be leading you to serve." - John & Jen - EnGage! Alaska, 2014

"EnGage! challenged me to trust God in times where I could not 'do things' because of the language barrier. This allowed me to let others partake in the 'doing' part while I prayed, another very important part of ministry." - Lisa - EnGage! Russia, 2017
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"EnGage! challenged me to trust God in times where I could not 'do things' because of the language barrier. This allowed me to let others partake in the 'doing' part while I prayed, another very important part of ministry." - Lisa - EnGage! Russia, 2017

EnGage! Summer Missions in Russia


Scattered across vast Siberia, numerous unreached people groups live in a darkness void of true hope. Serve this summer in Krasnoyarsk, a main hub along the Trans-Siberian Railroad. Engage in relationships with Russians, seeking opportunities for discipleship and sharing the gospel in everyday life and take a train trip with Russian believers to an unreached region of Siberia!

Ministry Groups: Russians, Siberian Natives
2018 Dates: June 11th - July 30th, 2018
2018 Cost: $3,200, all inclusive

Description/Responsibilities: EnGage! Russia is designed to give participants hands-on experience with one of InterAct's missionaries using various ministry outreaches and events to build relationships and to support the ministries of local churches in Siberia. Outreach events will take on many forms including, but not limited to: English clubs, relationship-building events (hikes, movie discussions, picnics, etc.),a trip to unreached region.

EnGage! Summer Missions in Alaska


Living in a cross-cultural village/community is an opportunity to build relationships through shared experiences, learn from the people, serve others, and demonstrate Christ’s love as you live in community with people from another culture.

Ministry Groups: Alaska Natives
2018 Dates: June 22nd - August 9th
2018 Cost: $1,500 plus airfare to/from Anchorage

Description/Responsibilities: EnGage! Alaska is designed to give you a cross-cultural ministry experience in a native village/community of Alaska. Your primary role will be to learn from your “community” as you build friendships and participate in village/community life. As you interact with the people you may find opportunities to encourage believers and share about your relationship with God.

Your summer begins with training and orientation in Palmer at InterAct’s Lazy Mountain campus, located just an hour from the Anchorage airport. From there, participants will be assigned to locations in Alaskan villages or urban locations for their ministry experience, and return to the Lazy Mountain campus for debriefing at the conclusion of the summer program.

EnGage! Summer Missions in Canada - First Nations


Living in a Native community you will work to build relationships through developing life experiences together that give you opportunities to serve the people and live out Christ's love among them.

Ministry Groups: First Nations, Aboriginal Peoples
2018 Dates: June 22nd - August 9th
2018 Cost: $1,350 USD/CDN plus travel to/from Calgary, AB

Description/Responsibilities: EnGage! Canada - First Nations is designed to give you a cross-cultural ministry opportunity in an aboriginal community in Western Canada. Living in a Native community you will work to build relationships through developing life experiences together that give you opportunities to serve the people and live out Christ’s love among them. You can engage with all ages and there will always be children and young people delighted to have your attention. As relationships develop you will seek to move people along in their journey with Jesus.

EnGage! Summer Missions in Canada - New Immigrants


Living in an immigrant community you will work to build relationships through developing life experiences together that give you opportunities to serve the people and live out Christ's love among them.

Ministry Groups: Sikh/Muslim immigrants, other nationalities
2018 Dates: June 22nd - August 9th
2018 Cost: $1,350 USD/CDN plus travel from Calgary, AB

Description/Responsibilities: Working through local churches and our mission staff - teaching English will give you a platform to meet newcomers to Canada and help them learn English which they need for survival in their new country. From these opportunities you will be able to develop other situations for them to practice conversational English and build significant relationships. Living right in their community will provide a wide variety of opportunities with all ages to meet people and build relationships. As God opens doors, and with staff coaching, you’ll work to move these relationships into talking about what you believe and your faith in Jesus Christ. Training in TESOL/ESL is very helpful, but is not required.