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Envision: Taipei

God’s calling us. Whether at home or abroad, as followers of Christ we’ve been tasked by the Son, on behalf of the Father with one central mission: ‘love God, love people’, and ‘go make disciples of the nations’, or as we at Envision would say: Move People [&] Shape Culture. When you engage with Envision: Taipei, you’re moving. When you hop the pond and land in Taipei, your shaping, allowing the Father to mold your new normal to fit perfectly into His plans for you. It’s a high invitation/high challenge missional living, at the heart of a thriving Asian metropolis, bursting at the seams with a lonely, broken culture, searching for life’s meaning, longing for a purpose, a place to belong.

When you join the Envision: Taipei team you’re answering the call, for a few weeks, a few months, or even a few years. For many, this is where the journey begins, moving from marginal living to a [re]shaped holistic lifestyle on mission. It’s our hope the journey doesn’t just begin here, but continues on long after you’ve finished your time with Envision.

If you’re willing to join us on this life-changing adventure, check out our Business as Mission, TESOL, and Church internship.

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Short Term Trip


Our site runs a coffee shop that is an example to Taipei of what heavenly business practices can look like. While involved in the BAM track, you will learn about the BAM movement from our on-site BAM practitioners as well as get to try BAM out for yourself by working on various projects or working behind the bar. We are always looking for individuals who are willing to try and learn new things, organized, have a business or coffee background, and want to impact the world for Christ.


Do you love students? Do you want the opportunity to demonstrate the love of Christ to dozens of young Taiwanese through teaching English? English is a highly desirable skill in Taiwan and people are eager to learn. We have a number of partner English schools who are willing to have you come and teach their students. In this track, you will gain English teaching techniques, classroom management skills, and hands-on teaching experience.

Church Ministries:

The goal of all our ministries at Envision: Taipei is to point people toward the church, the body of Christ. In this track you will be able to serve the church in a variety of ways. Perhaps you would be able to join the worship team, help with Sunday service logistics, participate in street evangelism and prayer walks, or simply sit in our coffee shop making conversation with people interested in practicing English. We have many opportunities available that will allow you gain practical experience of working with a church plant in Asia.


If you are interested in any of these tracks or would like more information, click on the internship button above!


Chris & Jamie O’Dell have been serving with Envision Taiwan as Site Coordinators since 2008. Jamie came first, by accident. She was supposed to go to Turkey on a short-term missions trips in 2005,  but the trip was canceled and then switched to Taiwan. She ended up leading the team and went back three summers out of the four she was in school at Crown College. Chris was on one of those teams, by accident. He was supposed to go to Thailand, but the leaders felt God was calling him to Taiwan, so he responded. Two months after the trip, Chris and Jamie started dating and got married one year later.

While praying for direction on next steps after graduation from Crown in 2008, they received a phone call from a former director of Envision, Matt Peace, who invited them to move to Taiwan two weeks after they graduated. They accepted, and have provided expert leadership and vision to the site ever since! They now serve with their two sons, Enoch and Noah.

What’s Happening at Envision: Taipei

Check out these blog posts by our team members to learn a little more about what we are up to!

More Than Pray, Give, Go

This article was originally published on Envision's Blog: Growing up, I attended a week of church camp every year. Every year there was an iteration of the evening service focusing on responding to God’s calling [...]

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