Contact Details
thecentrecm@gmail.com
(+66) 88-258-1015

Centre Address
100/137 Huay Keow Rd, T. Changphuak Muang, Chiang Mai, Thailand 50200
Postal: PO Box 177 CMU Chiang Mai, Thailand 50202

The Centre
We're glad you found us! The Centre is a network of energetic communities focused on reaching young adults with God's message. We desire to see God's .purposes fulfilled in the lives of those He is reaching. We invite you to partner with us in this cause.
Package One $22-$30 per day Package One $22-$30 per day
1-4 week short term teams

Thai students love to interact with foreigners. Short-term teams generate an excitement at The Centre that can not be duplicated otherwise. Having teams with us keeps ministry fresh and effective.

  • Close and convenient accommodations
  • Local Thai food each day
  • Travel to and from The Centre

What to expect: Depending on the length of stay, teaching English to Thai University Students, building relationships with University students through games, conversation, and meals together for the purpose of being Jesus in their lives, being salt and light, building on what the long-term staff are doing.

What you will need: Passport (you will receive a 30 day tourist visa when you enter through Thai customs), up-to-date Tetanus shots, Hepatitis A and B shots (please consult your physician before coming to Thailand), VERY modest but cool, cotton clothing for a tropical climate, and a sense of adventure.

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Package Two $22-$30 per day Package Two $22-$30 per day
1-11 months mid term teams

A longer-term missions trip will allow you to build a strong relationship with students giving you a better opportunity to share the gospel. This time frame will allow you to actively be involved in developing and running programs.

  • The same as short-term 1-4 weeks
  • Ministry to Thai University students
  • Team building with our Centre Staff
  • Participation in English Camps

What to expect: Passport, visa letter from The Centre (you will apply for a 3-month, single entry, non-0 visa), up-to-date Tetanus shots, Hepatitis A and B shorts are highly recommended, VERY modest but cool cotton clothing for a tropical climate, and a sense of adventure.

What you will need: Passport, visa letter from The Centre (you will apply for either a 3-month or a one-year, multi-entry, non-immigrant type B visa, depending on length of stay), up-to-date Tetanus shots, Hepatitis A and B shots (please consult your physician before coming to Thailand), VERY modest but cool, cotton clothing for a tropical climate, and a sense of adventure.

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Package Three $22-$30 per day Package Three $22-$30 per day
long term missionaries

Long-term workers are critical to fulfilling the vision of The Centre. A stay of one year or longer allows us to consider you for a full-time staff position. This opportunity will allow you to utilize any gifting or skills that you have.

  • Thai language study
  • Opportunity to attend ministry conferences
  • Active leadership role in our English Camp
  • Time available to explore South East Asia

What to expect: All the benefits of the short and mid-term teams, as well as becoming a part of a full-time team committed to fulfilling the vision and developing new ministry
opportunities.

What you will need: Passport, visa letter from The Centre (you will apply for a one-year, multi-entry, non-immigrant type B visa), up-to-date Tetanus shots, Hepatitis A and B shots (please consult your physician before coming to Thailand), VERY modest but cool, cotton clothing for a tropical climate, and a sense of adventure.

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* These prices are just an estimate. Depending on your needs and desires, costs will fluctuate.

About Us Who We Minister To Who We Minister To

After 190 years of mission activity in Thailand, the reality is only a small percent of the country’s 67 million follows Christ today. There is a need to reach out to the Thai in a way they can relate to. The Centre is uniquely positioned to reach the Thai by not only providing a practical and valued service but also offering opportunities to make real and lasting friendships.

The Centre targets local students, between the ages of 17 - 24. The majority of these are Buddhist, often trapped in works-based behavior to buy a better future for their afterlives. Many also need healing from the brokenness of families, addictions and destructive lifestyles. The Centre exists to share Christ’s love to these students and to see them transformed.

What We Do What We Do

The Centre is all about creating strong relationships with students and sharing the love of Christ with them. The Centre reaches out to around 40,000 students in the area of Chiang Mai University and around 30,000 students in the area of Korat University. We offer them a quality and affordable conversational English program. To build a fun community atmosphere, we host events and activities both inside and outside The Centre. Once a year we host an English Camp for our students, which provides an intensive learning experience. We work hard to generate an atmosphere that allows us to freely share the Gospel.

On weekends, The Centre has several house churches started by our long-term staff, that students who have received Christ can choose to attend, as well as seekers. We also do occasional outings with the students to local places.

Why Partner With Us Why Partner With Us

The Centre provides a variety of ministry opportunities for teams and individuals to play an active role in impacting Thailand. We also see The Centre as a platform where you can explore and co-create outreach in Chiang Mai. We believe that partnering with The Centre gives you an amazing chance to get involved in what God is doing in Asia.

We understand that you have a heart for missions and a desire to have an impact outside of your sphere of influence. By partnering with The Centre, we provide the opportunity for you to utilize the skills and talents that God has given you on an international scale. This mission experience will change your life.

What You Will Get

At The Centre, we want to provide you or your missions team with a fabulous cross-cultural experience where you will be involved in effective relational ministry that is needed in Thai society. For us to be successful we need your help and assistance. We also understand that you have expectations of your hosts in Thailand. For almost two decades the staff at The Centre have been hosting short-term mission teams from Canada, the USA, New Zealand, Australia, UK, South Africa, Singapore & Malaysia.

When your team comes to The Centre, you will have meaningful ministry opportunities through teaching non-formal education (NFE) classes.

Package One: 1-4 Weeks - Package Two: 1-11 Months - Package Three: 1Year+. Use table to compare

Ministry Opportunities

Non-Formal Education (NFE) Classes - Scratching the Surface
Daily non-formal education classes (mainly English language classes) for Thai university students. These classes are typically 20 one-hour lessons for 1-7 students, ranging in length from 5-7 weeks, depending on how often they study each week. You will have an opportunity to observe a staff member teaching before you get your own classes. Culturally there is a strong connection between student and instructor. This will allow you to develop a unique relationship with your students.

Yes - With Package 1    

Student Outreach
The Centre runs regular programs to strengthen relationships with students. Depending on the skill set of the team or individual, we will develop a program that suits you. Below is a list of successful programs that The Centre operates.

  • Cooking Nights: Your team can hold a cooking class for the students,
    teaching them how to cook your favorite Western dish. This night is also used to cook for the students in advance, to celebrate birthday celebrants for the month.
  • Event Nights: These events cover wide variety of activities. Utilizing your
    team's skill set, you can build relationships and communicate God's love
    to the students.
  • Game Nights: This is a fun night of game tournaments of various kinds, including wii, table games, etc, for fun and fellowship, to hang out with the students.
  • Out and About: During the course of your stay you may have opportunities to go on outings with the students around the Chiang Mai Area, for the purpose of connecting with your students in new ways.
  • On Campus: Your team may have the opportunity to partner with on campus
    events through The Centre.
  • Government Schools: Get a chance to assist local missionaries in teaching
    English at Thai secondary schools.
Yes - With Package 1 Yes - With Package 2 Yes - With Package 3

Prayer & Worship - The Centre Team
You and/or your team will be able to participate in praying for our students, staff, Chiang Mai, and the nation of Thailand. You will have opportunity to join in our weekly team-building activities, Bible study, and team meetings.

Yes - With Package 1 Yes - With Package 2 Yes - With Package 3

If you have a specific skill set you are confident in, we will provide you an opportunity to teach it. E.g. Music, Computer, Photography, Trapeze…

Trip Coordination

Passports
Valid passports will be required to enter Thailand upon arrival. Customs will validate your passport with a 30 day tourist visa. Check and recheck your passport expiration date. Should your passport expire during your expected stay, you may be denied entry.

Yes - With Package 1    

Passports & Visas
Valid passports will be required to enter Thailand upon arrival. Check and recheck your passport expiration date. Should your passport expire during your expected stay, you may be denied entry. You will need to receive a letter from The Centre and then apply for a three month or one year multi-entry non-immigrant type-O visa, depending on your length of stay. Once you are in the country, you will need to make border runs every 90 days. For Americans, we highly recommend using the Dallas Embassy to apply for your visa.

  Yes - With Package 2  

Passports, Visas & Work Permits
Valid passports will be required to enter Thailand upon arrival. Check and recheck your passport expiration date. Should your passport expire during your expected stay, you may be denied entry. You will need to receive a letter from The Centre and then apply for a three month non-immigrant type-O visa. Once you are in the country, you will need to apply for a work permit and a one year visa. Once you receive your visa, you will need to report to immigration every 90 days. If you are married, you will need to bring an original copy of your marriage license. If you have children, you will need to bring original birth certificates. You can obtain a new marriage license or a new birth certificate through your government offices.

    Yes - With Package 3

Accommodations
We will find a few different options for you or your teams' accommodation for the length of stay. There are places to suit all budgets and preferences.

Yes - With Package 1 Yes - With Package 2  

Making Thailand Home
We will find short-term accommodations for you so that you will be able to choose a home when you arrive in Thailand.

    Yes - With Package 3

Getting Around
Public transportation is convenient and cheap. Should you need to purchase a motorcycle or vehicle, we can have our staff help you get set up with a vehicle and insurance.

    Yes - With Package 3

Getting Settled
Not only do we help you find long-term accommodation, we also help you look for furnishings, provide cultural orientation, and generally support you as you settle in to life in Thailand.

    Yes - With Package 3

Orientation
Getting to know the lay of the land is always a good idea. Once you arrive, we at The Centre will orient you to the city you are in and the culture of its people. We will also discuss with you about the ministry you will be doing with The Centre. We will also orient you with a basic Thai language class. More intensive language learning will be required for those coming for a year or longer. As we get close to a date of your arrival, we will send you an orientation package to assist in your preparation.

Yes - With Package 1 Yes - With Package 2 Yes - With Package 3

Shots! Shots! Shots!
Before you come to Thailand you and your team will need to check with your physician about what shots you will need for the region. We recommend getting at least up-to-date Tetanus shots along with Hepatitis A and B shots.

Yes - With Package 1 Yes - With Package 2 Yes - With Package 3

Recommended Reads
Here are a few books and resources that will help you get a better understanding of the religion and culture:

  • From Buddha to Jesus: An Insider's View of Buddhism & Christianity by Steve Cioccolanti
  • Foreign to Familiar: A Guide to Understanding Hot and Cold Climate Cultures by Sarah Lanier
Yes - With Package 1 Yes - With Package 2 Yes - With Package 3
Downloads

Here are some useful downloads that will help you get started on your journey with The Centre.

Application Forms & Information:
Team application form: for short - medium-term teams, to be filled out by the Team Leader.
Volunteer application form: for individuals who are looking to serve at The Centre.
Reference form: to be completed by all applicants
Orientation package: all the information you will need about The Centre and Thailand.

Centre Brochures:
Church related missions: for churches who are looking to send short-term teams
Missions organizations: for organizations who want to impact Thailand
Internships: for students who are looking to broaden both their experiences and resume
Newsletter: Read our latest Ministry Update to learn more about what's happening at The Centre