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Youth Missions International is dedicated to improving your mission trip experience. We train groups and individuals to do mission differently while empowering young Christian leaders who love to share Jesus.

Awana Summer Experience


Training will take place at Awana Headquarters near Chicago, IL from May 18-22.

train churches with awana this summer!

Awana has an amazing opportunity for young people ages 18-26.  If you have graduated high school and have a passion for children and youth ministry, this internship experience is for you.

Awana is a leading long-term discipleship ministry, focusing on reaching children and youth with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  Each year they train new churches and leaders in this ministry, who in turn impact their communities.  The training is called "Getting Started".  Churches that attend the training will continue to do effective discipleship and outreach in their communities for years to come using the Awana ministry.

Now Awana is inviting you to be a vital part of their missionary team over the summer.  Awana and YMI will provide the mission training and coaching in the training material during a special week-long training held at Awana Headquarters in Chicago in June. 

Once completed, you will launch from Chicago to your internship location.  During your time with the Awana missionary team you may help run training with multiple churches in attendance, have opportunities to work directly with children, youth, and church leadership, and assist with important background tasks that help power the ministry throughout the year.  

Youth Missions International (YMI) and its mission ministry called Mission Differently will be coordinating the internship and training.  YMI is part of the Awana family of ministries and specializes developing young Christian leaders through practical training and ministry opportunities.

Internship Details


Northeastern US: May 26-July 21 (Full)

Cornerstone Children's Ranch: Quemado, TX - June 21-August 8

Arkansas/Louisiana: July 6-August 2

Kentucky/Tennessee: July 6-August 2

Cost: Depending on location, from $1,149 plus airfare for an 8-week program and $749 plus airfare for a 4-week program. The training week is included in the cost.

Required training: June 15-20, 2015 at Awana Headquarters in Chicago, IL. 

How to apply: Select the button below and fill out the form.  A $50 non-refundable application fee will need to be submitted to Youth Missions International to secure your spot and assist with the cost of your training weekend.

After you apply, a Mission Differently representative will contact you with more information and to get you started preparing for your trip and training.