Ambassadors in Sport Internships are one aspect of the training programme of AIS. Our desire is to position young people who love Jesus and love football in an environment where they can learn about and participate in football mission in the local community through the local church. AIS internships offer participants a great opportunity for cross-culture ministry and experience as each office delivers a similar curriculum but with a wide variety of practical experience.
By joining Ambassadors in Sport through the internship, there are many mission opportunities such as
- football camps and clinics,
- prison ministry
- schools ministry
- player ministry (as part of men’s/women’s football team)
- international playing and coaching tours.
- Christian Festivals.
Training: The AIS internship involves both practical training and classroom training. The practical training involves working with our experienced staff in the various sports mission projects through churches. Some of this experience might include
- Ministry in schools and youth clubs
- Leading after-school football and games clubs
- Running tournaments and leagues in MUGA facilities
- Working on the AIS Hope Academies with the homeless and needy.
Classroom training takes place every Friday and involves such topics as
- AIS Vision, Mission and Values
- Personal and Spiritual development
- Models of Sports Ministry
- Biblical Studies
- What does the Bible say about sport
- Sport and Ethics
- Sport and Evangelism
- Understanding Mission
- Coaching Principles
In addition, all interns will gain the FA Level 1 Certificate in coaching Football.
For more information on the AIS Internship please contact:
John Squires – AIS Director of Training
Tel: 07790 486 480 (ext. 203)
Or visit: www.aisint.org
Ambassadors in Sport was established in Bolton, England in 1990 and now has offices throughout Africa, Asia, North and South America and Europe. The vision of AIS is ‘transformation through football outreach’ – transforming individual lives, communities and football culture itself with a Good News message. Our mission is to envision, train and mobilise the Church in serving the local community through a variety of strategic programmes (Football Academies, Teams and Tournaments, Schools work, Tours and more). Using a curriculum of ‘Football, Faith, Future’ the opportunity to engage footballers of all levels in a non-threatening environment is immense.