2020 Zimbabwe Immersion Program
July 13- August 6, 2020
Deadline to apply is Feb. 1, 2020.
The Zimbabwe Immersion Program (ZIP) was developed to enable individuals from Western PA United Methodist churches to spend significant time in Zimbabwe to learn church growth, discipleship, and leadership dynamics. The first group of ZIP participants lived with host families in Zimbabwe during the summer of 2012.
The purpose of the ZIP program is to introduce U.S. citizens to Zimbabwean culture and to enable participants to learn from Zimbabweans best practices in ministry and church. ZIP participants will be expected to participate in all trainings and debriefings as well as to share their ZIP experience with future participants, local churches, and at district and conference events.
In order to develop relationships with Zimbabwean United Methodists and to enable Zimbabweans to help us learn best practices about ministry and church, The Zimbabwe Partnership offers Immersion Program. Selected applicants will be responsible for only $500 of the cost. The rest of the program cost will be paid by the partnership.
The most recent Immersion involved six participants in 2016.