Our environment is a beautiful place with vibrant color and incredible sensory experiences in the foothills of the Himalayas. We live in one of the most economically underprivileged parts of India, where a confluence of different religions, economic backgrounds and class make up this diverse and complex environment. We are located in one of the most unreached places in the world. However, the growing youth population is open and curious!
Our team has deep partnerships with locals in a variety of ministries, including education, empowering locals and youth, and business startups. We are looking for teammates to promote and encourage indigenous, local expression of South Asian art and music. We have the cultural know-how and ongoing relationships, and are looking for more teammates to help execute new ideas to impact lives.
Our local fellowship invites others to join and learn about Christ without denying their local culture and family background. The trend otherwise, is to attend a Westernized fellowship. As a part of this fellowship and movement, we invite creatives to help us preserve the culture and language of the local people through music.
South Asian music and art is unlike anything you've ever experienced. The long history and deep meaning is beautiful and being forgotten with each passing day. As a part of our local fellowship and evangelism efforts, we preserve and create new indigenous forms of worship. Song writing, recording and distribution of local music is part of the important role we play to show how valuable and irreplaceable this unique culture is to Christ.
Goers in this position would help in these efforts through a number of potential projects, including…
-assisting local partners with content creation of storytelling in their own language
-working with local recording artists to preserve and promote their music
-teaching music of various kinds to locals
-learning local classical music and participating in performances and cultural events
-starting song-writing workshops for locals to retain and celebrate their music and storytelling.
-relational and people oriented
-tech savvy (bonus if you have video recording or audio engineering skills)
-Entrepreneurial spirit, flexible attitude, perseverance.
-A commitment to learning a new language and culture.
-A humble attitude of respect for different cultures.
-A combination of a team player and self-starting/independent attitude.