Purpose & Mission Statement:
Mission Statement: Missionaries making missionaries. Vision Statement: Pais exists to spark a global movement where the Saints primary concern is the Kingdom of God, and they are equipped to advance it in their world.
We believe in the following truths: The one true God who lives eternally in three persons—the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. The love, grace and sovereignty of God in creating, sustaining, ruling, redeeming and judging the world. The divine inspiration and supreme authority of the Old and New Testament Scriptures, which are the written Word of God—fully trustworthy for faith and conduct. The dignity of all people, made male and female in God’s image to love, be holy and care for creation, yet corrupted by sin, which incurs divine wrath and judgement. The incarnation of God’s eternal Son, the Lord Jesus Christ—born of the virgin Mary, truly divine and truly human, yet without sin. The atoning sacrifice of Christ on the cross: dying in our place, paying the price of sin and defeating evil, so reconciling us with God. The bodily resurrection of Christ, the first-fruit of our resurrection; His ascension to the Father, and His reign and mediation as the only Savior of the world. The justification of sinners solely by the grace of God through faith in Christ. The ministry of God the Holy Spirit, who leads us to repentance, unites us with Christ through new birth, empowers our discipleship and enables our witness. The Church, the body of Christ both local and universal, the priesthood of all believers—given life by the Spirit and endowed with the Spirit’s gifts to worship God and proclaim the gospel, promoting justice and love. The personal and visible return of Jesus Christ to fulfill the purposes of God, who will raise all people to judgement, bring eternal life to the redeemed and eternal condemnation to the lost, and establish a new heaven and new earth.
#1 Mission Beyond Attraction to Application Our primary method of mission is to go with people and empower them in their communities.
#2 Discipleship Beyond Education to Experience Our primary method of discipleship is to invite people into an experience of the Kingdom.
#3 Study Beyond Curriculum to Culture Our primary method of study is to help people discover how to think not what to think.
The Pais Movement (pronounced payze) is a global non-denominational organization that creates partnerships between schools, community projects, businesses and churches. The organization provides free apprenticeships in youth leadership. It provides worldwide resources and has launched various initiatives to promote what is known as its “three distinctives” in the area of mission, discipleship and study. Paul Clayton Gibbs founded the Movement in Manchester, Great Britain. Through his work Gibbs created partnerships that lead to the launch of the Pais Project in 1992. The organization has grown from being one single team pioneering a work in Manchester in 1992 to becoming a global enterprise with teams and headquarters on six continents. Its first team outside of Europe was launched in the U.S.A. in 2002. Over the next several years numerous teams were planted in Ireland, Germany, Canada, Ghana, Thailand, Brazil, Pakistan, Kenya and Australia. The organization launched “Pais Collective” in 2011 to train, equip and repurpose churches in alignment with their three distinctives. Subsequently the “Pais Venture”, a third extension of Pais was then established to offer training to businesses and organizations on a variety of topics. Finally "Pais Infrastructure" was created to provide organizations with logistical staff.
More than 2 Years
Long Term/One Way
Organization Provided Benefits:
A fund raising pack is provided to give ideas on how to raise personal funding.
Trip Costs Details:
Pais Movement offers different FREE apprenticeships with all training, accommodation & meals included. We provide training, accommodation and meals completely FREE OF CHARGE, but if you are joining an overseas Pais team, you will be expected to meet the cost of your airfare and visa expenses. There may also be additional expenses for vaccinations or health examinations, if required by the country to which you are applying.
Training Provided by Organization:
We offer 200 hours of lectures and 1800 hours of on-the-job training.
Long-Term Missionary Accountability Practices:
We provide a mentor, who will help our apprentices develop their character and giftings. Apprentices will work with the support of a team and be placed in an encouraging church. Their host home will provide free accommodation and meals. All training will be done by experienced Pais staff.
After the initial online application, candidates are requested to provide a religious and a secular reference, a 300-400 word testimony, a 3-5 minute application video, complete an interview preparation questionnaire and provide a current photograph. The whole application process can take from 2 weeks to 4 months depending on the speed of submitting the required documentation.
Speaking to Past or Present Missionaries:
Contact can be established with the Personnel Director of the nation that the apprentices are interested in.
Characteristics of the Ideal Missionary:
- Honest - Passionate about serving God and extending His Kingdom - Active in the field of missions or in the local church - Enthusiastic about youth ministry
Unique Services & Resources
Provided Services & Resources:
My Pais (http://www.mypais.com) is a free gift from the Pais Movement filled with training videos, brochures & catalytic programs. Pais Explore various aspects of the Movement. Discover the websites, brochures and videos that can give you an insight into our vision. iTunes A unique set of audios for your iPod. Download or subscribe to our podcast and use your drive, walk or run to get inspired. Livewire A unique set of training videos with workshops. Shot in a simple and informative manner with time for group discussion. Programs A varied mix of formats. The programs will help you reproduce the distinctives of Pais in mission, discipleship and study. Flow Packs A list of various Flow packs that help you apply our approach to discipleship. A new experience based discipleship. Books Read reviews on the books of Pais founder Paul Clayton Gibbs. Take the time to absorb teaching in paperback or kindle format.
On-site Volunteer (Part Time)
Remote Volunteer (As Available)
Remote Volunteer (Regularly)
Types of Volunteer(s) that we are Seeking:
Our missions statement is Missionaries making missionaries and we aim to recruit a group of people who are passionate about the Kingdom of God and are interested in being equipped to advance it in their world.
We provide training, accommodation and meals completely FREE OF CHARGE, but if you are joining an overseas Pais team, you will be expected to meet the cost of your airfare and visa expenses. There may also be additional expenses for vaccinations or health examinations, if required by the country to which you are applying.