uganda / africa

Spiritual Climate

After previous restrictions and overwhelming persecution of Christians, Uganda now has freedom of religion. This freedom is constantly affected by spiritual opposition, though. The hate and destruction spread by the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) has displaced almost two million people and killed another 120,000. Thousands of children have been captured for use as sex slaves or child soldiers. Tens of thousands of children walk from their villages into larger cities every single night in order to stay safe. The "Pearl of Africa" is in desperate need of Christ's supernatural love and healing from the deep wounds cause by the LRA, AIDS and poverty.

Ground-Level Perspectives

Officially, Uganda is a Christian nation. Unfortunately, the prosperity gospel has swept through the church, offering false 'solutions' to poverty and illness. The challenge for this generation of Ugandan believers is to stop relying on traditional forms of religion, which look good, but have no power to change lives. Plenty of Christians are rejecting legalism and hypocrisy, though. Their commitment to the Word, prayer, and selfless sacrifice shines as a living example of what Christ said the Kingdom of God is all about.
— Carre Gardner

There are numerous divisions in the Church, and the proliferation of independent and single-congregation denominations makes true unity a massive challenge. Pray for reconciliation and fellowship among Protestant and Catholic, charismatic and non-charismatic, denominational and independent.
— Operation World

More about Uganda

A Couple Raw Facts


Child Soldier

Children are the most vulnerable victims of "The Lord’s Resistance Army" (LRA). Thousands were abducted for use as child soldiers or sex slaves. Tens of thousands, fearing abduction, journey every night from their villages to the safety of larger towns – known globally as the “Gulu walk”.

AIDS Percentage

Uganda’s battle with AIDS massively reduced cases, from 25% in 1992 to below 10% in 2001. The government and churches bravely and successfully worked to achieve this reduction.

 

History & Future

Entered
1961

WorldVenture History in Uganda

Christians in Uganda have asked for help in equipping national leaders and this has become one of the primary focuses for the WorldVenture Uganda team. Ugandans and WorldVenture workers partner together in church planting, training and developing leaders and organizing ministries for women and students. AIDS prevention, education, counseling, and assistance programs are also an important part of the work.

Today &
Tomorrow

Uganda Team Goals

The church in Uganda is growing rapidly. Part of the vision of WorldVenture’s team in Uganda is instilling a new hunger in pastors who have lost their appetite for God’s Word. WorldVenture is sending workers to Uganda to equip church leaders to preach and teach the whole counsel of God. Teams will borrow, design, and put into action training methods that can be carried on by the national church. WorldVenture workers in Uganda hope to develop effective resource programs for urban church leaders, expand evangelistic outreach to Muslims, and implement counseling programs for mental hospital patients and prison inmates.

5 Global
Objectives

WorldVenture Global Objectives

  1. Evangelizing the Peoples of the World
    • Relationships being cultivated with non-believers
    • Decisions to follow Christ
    • Believers baptized
    • People engaged in intentional discipleship
    • Bible verses translated and Christian resources created or translated
  2. Extending Grace
    • People helped through development assistance
    • People provided with medical and health assistance
    • People helped toward justice who are in illegal, immoral, dangerous, exploited circumstances
    • People helped directly through disaster relief
  3. Establishing Churches
    • New churches established
    • Daughter churches established
  4. Equipping Leaders
    • Leaders being trained for ministry through formal contexts
    • Leaders being trained for ministry through non-formal contexts
    • TCKs (third culture kids) being equipped
    • 360º leaders being equipped
  5. Encouraging Mission Movements
    • National Christians preparing to become cross-cultural missionaries
    • National churches engaged in cross-cultural missions
    • National church groups engaged in cross-cultural missions

Living Here

 

FOOD & HOUSING


COMMUNITY


 

WEATHER & ENVIRONMENT


 

LANGUAGE & CULTURE



Local News

The following is a live news feed mirrored from an independent news service, and offers a current stream of headlines coming out of the country. WorldVenture does not control headlines, but only "mirrors" them from other websites.

uganda source:bbc - Google News
Ugandan orphans denied UK entry without parental consent - BBC News

BBC News

Ugandan orphans denied UK entry without parental consent
BBC News
A children's choir from Uganda with 20 orphaned members has been refused entry into the UK because they did not have parental consent letters. Africa with Love, based in Norwich, had planned to bring the choir to the UK to sing and raise money for its ...


Tuesday, October 07, 2014 6:00:42 AM

Bodaboda ni sanaa Uganda - BBC News Swahili

BBC News Swahili

Bodaboda ni sanaa Uganda
BBC News Swahili
Cookies on the BBC website. We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. We also use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you ...


Thursday, October 23, 2014 3:44:02 PM

Observan inusual comportamiento nocturno de chimpancés en Uganda - BBC Mundo

Observan inusual comportamiento nocturno de chimpancés en Uganda
BBC Mundo
Chimpancés Los investigadores se sorprendieron al detectar la actividad nocturna de los chimpancés, que suelen estar activos de día. Investigadores que trabajan en Uganda observaron a chimpancés salvajes que llevan a cabo incursiones nocturnas en ...


Wednesday, October 22, 2014 11:33:20 PM

Ebola: When health workers' duty to treat is trumped - BBC News

BBC News

Ebola: When health workers' duty to treat is trumped
BBC News
During the Ebola outbreak in Uganda in 2000, there was mass protest at St Mary's Hospital, in Lacor. After the deaths of several hospital workers, about 400 staff assembled in front of the hospital, threatening to leave. Dr Matthew Lukwiya, the ...


Wednesday, October 29, 2014 9:54:22 AM

Chimps filmed raiding farms to find food - BBC News

BBC News

Chimps filmed raiding farms to find food
BBC News
Camera traps have caught wild chimpanzees in the act as they carried out night-time raids on farmland. The footage, captured by researchers from the Museum of Natural History in Paris and the Uganda Wildlife Authority, shows the chimps adapting to ...


Thursday, October 23, 2014 8:51:08 AM

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Opportunities

Opportunity TitleMinimum StayMaximum StayWorld AreaCountryOppSummaryOppResponsibilitiesOppRequirementsOppID
Agricultural Specialist 2 YearsRenewableAfricaUgandaWork with the Baptist Union of Uganda to improve agricultural techniques as a way to assist Ugandans to improve their lives. <br> <embed wmode="opaque" src="http://static.ning.com/socialnetworkmain/widgets/video/flvplayer/flvplayer.swf?v=201006011115" FlashVars="config=http%3A%2F%2Fmissionsfrontline.com%2Fvideo%2Fvideo%2FshowPlayerConfig%3Fid%3D3227510%253AVideo%253A982%26ck%3D-&amp;video_smoothing=on&amp;autoplay=off&amp;hideShareLink=1&amp;isEmbedCode=1" width="456" height="260" bgColor="#FFFFFF" scale="noscale" allowScriptAccess="always" allowFullScreen="true" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer"> </embed> <br /><small><a href="http://missionsfrontline.com/video/video">Find more videos like this on <em>Missions on the Frontline</em></a></small><br />Teach and demonstrate productive agricultural methods. Assist Ugandans in initiating development projects.Must be proficient in agricultural knowledge and skills and be able to communicate effectively with Ugandans. Missions intent as evidenced by such things as expressed desire to go into missions or taking a college mission’s internship, etc. 995
Youth Ministry 1 YearLifetimeAfricaUgandaBe a part of renewing evangelical Christianity by assisting beginning churches in starting youth programs/ministry.<br> <embed wmode="opaque" src="http://static.ning.com/socialnetworkmain/widgets/video/flvplayer/flvplayer.swf?v=201006011115" FlashVars="config=http%3A%2F%2Fmissionsfrontline.com%2Fvideo%2Fvideo%2FshowPlayerConfig%3Fid%3D3227510%253AVideo%253A994%26ck%3D-&amp;video_smoothing=on&amp;autoplay=off&amp;hideShareLink=1&amp;isEmbedCode=1" width="350" height="260" bgColor="#FFFFFF" scale="noscale" allowScriptAccess="always" allowFullScreen="true" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer"> </embed> Learn language and culture. Build relationships and share Christ. Lead/participate in Bible studies. Assist/begin youth ministry.Appropriate youth ministry training or experience. Willing to work with Americans and Ugandans in ministry. Missions intent as evidenced by such things as expressed desire to go into missions or taking a college mission’s internship, etc. 996
Bible School Teacher 1 WeekLifetimeAfricaUgandaTeach one or more courses at a basic level to students at Kiburara Bible School. Length of service is 1 week to a lifetime.Teach one module or several classes at the school. Teach seminars and preach as asked and as able.Male. Love the Lord and desire to serve Him. A servant's heart, patient, good sense of humor. Bible training or lots of ministry experience. African-Americans are especially sought, though all ethnic backgrounds are welcome. 1003
ESL Teacher 2 Years2 YearsAfricaUgandaProvide regional pastors/Bible students opportunities to learn English in order to increase their opportunities to minister in public schools as well as to the educated. <br> <embed wmode="opaque" src="http://static.ning.com/socialnetworkmain/widgets/video/flvplayer/flvplayer.swf?v=201006011115" FlashVars="config=http%3A%2F%2Fmissionsfrontline.com%2Fvideo%2Fvideo%2FshowPlayerConfig%3Fid%3D3227510%253AVideo%253A986%26ck%3D-&amp;video_smoothing=on&amp;autoplay=off&amp;hideShareLink=1&amp;isEmbedCode=1" width="456" height="260" bgColor="#FFFFFF" scale="noscale" allowScriptAccess="always" allowFullScreen="true" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer"> </embed> <br /><small><a href="http://missionsfrontline.com/video/video">Find more videos like this on <em>Missions on the Frontline</em></a></small><br />Set up and run an ESL program for 6 months at Kirburara Bible College. Train 2 national workers who already speak English to run and maintain the program.Masters Degree in TESL. However, exception may be made if person has a teaching degree, ESL training and the character qualities to be able to run a successful program. Missions intent as evidenced by such things as expressed desire to go into missions or taking a college mission’s internship, etc.1004
Development/Micro Enterprise for Hope Alive!2 YearsLifetimeAfricaUgandaUse your business/development/entrepreneurial skills to facilitate Hope Alive! ministry to at-risk kids in Uganda.Hope Alive! is a rapidly expanding child sponsorship program that transforms lives of children-at-risk, orphans and child-headed households caused by war, disease, poverty and HIV/AIDS through physical help and spiritual teaching. Your role will be to use your business/micro-enterprise skills to help older children and care givers develop sustainable businesses. BA degree and/or experience in business, especially microfinance. Experience with and love for children and the needy helpful. Solid church and Christian experience, sense of call, ability to live with ambiguity, and skill as a self-starter necessary. Willing to live in community. Candidates with long-term intent favored. Minimum of 2 years preferred. However, internships of 6 months or more may be possible for students with an international internship degree requirement. Timing must be confirmed with Catharine Coon. 1379
Adult Literacy Specialist2 Years LifetimeAfricaUgandaOver the last 20 years almost 2000 Baptist Churches have started. Many churches are led by pastors with minimal theological training. Pastoral Training was identified as a huge need by both missionaries and Uganda church leaders at stratplanning in October 2009. But many lay people and some pastors even can’t read. Your opportunity is to come join the Pastoral training team and train Ugandans to read.Sequentially: Learn language and culture (depending on time commitment). Learn and participate in the Pastoral Training team. Work in collaboration with Ugandan leaders to train adults to read. Train Ugandans to train others to read. BA or higher. Literacy training. Thirty hours of Bible training minimum on long-term stays. Literacy training experience very helpful. Compassion, coaching ability, team work, able to work among poor with limited resources. Willing to have very broad impact by training others. Willing to travel a lot, self-starter. Humble Will need to know how to prepare food from scratch.1675
Children's Literacy Specialist2 Years LifetimeAfricaUgandaOver the last 20 years almost 2000 Baptist Churches have started. Many churches are led by pastors with minimal theological training. Pastoral Training was identified as a huge need by both missionaries and Uganda church leaders at stratplanning in October 2009. But many lay people and some pastors even can’t read. Your opportunity is to come join the Pastoral training team and train Ugandan children to read so that they will be better qualified to be future church leaders.Sequentially: Learn language and culture (depending on time commitment). Learn and participate in the Pastoral Training team. Work in collaboration with Ugandan leaders to train children to read. Train teachers to train children to read.BA or higher. Literacy training. Thirty hours of Bible training minimum on long-term stays. Literacy training experience very helpful. Compassion, coaching ability, team work, able to work among poor with limited resources. Willing to have very broad impact by training others. Willing to travel a lot, self-starter. Humble Will need to know how to prepare food from scratch.1676
Youth Ministry Trainer4 YearsLifetimeAfricaUgandaOver the last 20 years almost 2000 Baptist Churches have started. Many have no children’s or youth ministry other than possibly a singing group. Developing youth ministry was identified as a priority by both missionaries and Ugandan church leaders at stratplanning in October 2009. Your opportunity is to come join UgandaVenture team and train Ugandan church youth leaders through mentoring, discipleship, and apprenticeship, using a variety of contextualized training venues and methodologies. Sequentially: Learn language and culture (depending on time commitment). Learn and participate in Uganda Youth Ministry. Work in collaboration with Ugandan leaders to join God in developing youth who will grow into faithful leaders and disciples who are servants and persons of integrity, who handle and apply the Word well, with a passion for the lost as well as the found, who are equipped and have a passion for training others, and who are holistically healthy in personal and family life.Male. BA or higher in Bible, Youth Ministry or related field. Thirty hours of Bible training minimum on long-term stays. Youth ministry experience very helpful. Compassion, coaching ability, team work, able to work among poor with limited resources. Willing to have very broad impact by training others. Willing to travel a lot, self-starter. Humble Willingness to learn how to prepare food from scratch and eat local foods. 1677
Children's Ministry Trainer4 Years LifetimeAfricaUgandaOver the last 20 years almost 2000 Baptist Churches have started. Many have no children’s or youth ministry other than possibly a singing group. Developing children’s Ministry was identified as a priority by both missionaries and Uganda church leaders at stratplanning in October 2009. Half of all Ugandans are 15 or under. Your opportunity is to come join UgandaVenture team and train Uganda children’s workers. Sequentially: Learn language and culture (depending on time commitment). Learn and participate in Uganda Children’s Ministry. Lead others so that parents and churches will view parenting as a high and holy calling from God, see children as precious gifts from God, and see children as a priority in evangelization and training and will reach out to orphans and vulnerable children.Male. BA or higher in Bible, Children’s Ministry or related field. Thirty hours of Bible training minimum on long-term stays. Children’s ministry experience very helpful. Compassion, coaching ability, team work, able to work among poor with limited resources. Willing to have very broad impact by training others. Willing to travel a lot, self-starter. Humble Willing to learn how to prepare food from scratch and eat local foods. 1678
Apprentice Program Mentor2 YearsLifetimeAfricaUgandaOver the last 20 years almost 2000 Baptist Churches have started. Many have no children’s or youth ministry other than possibly a singing group. Leadership Development was identified as a huge need by both missionaries and Uganda church leaders at stratplanning in October 2009. Your opportunity is to come join Jon and Jenny Davis in an apprentice leadership training program providing Biblically based in-depth life development and skills training to a group of dedicated and committed young Ugandans.Sequentially: Learn language and culture (depending on time commitment). Learn and participate in the Apprentice Ship Program. Live and work in proximity and collaboration with Jon and Jenny Davis and a dozen or so Ugandan young men to join God in developing youth who will grow into faithful leaders and disciples who are servants and persons of integrity, who handle and apply the Word well, with a passion for the lost as well as the found, who are equipped and have a passion for training others, and who are holistically healthy in personal and family life.Male. BA or higher in Bible, Youth Ministry or related field. Desire to live in community with other missionaries and Ugandan youth. Compassion, coaching ability, team work, able to work among poor with limited resources. Willing to have very broad impact by training others. Self-motivated. Will need to know how to prepare food from scratch. Timing must be confirmed with Jon & Jenny Davis. 1679
Business or Skill Coaching2 YearsLifetimeAfricaUgandaOver the last 20 years almost 2000 Baptist Churches have started. Many have minimally trained leaders. Leadership Development was identified as a huge need by both missionaries and Uganda church leaders at stratplanning in October 2009. Your opportunity is to come join the UgandaVenture team in helping them develop leadership for the churches through business or skill coaching. Sequentially: Learn language and culture (depending on time commitment). Provide business and skill coaching training people who will grow into faithful leaders and disciples who are servants and persons of integrity, who handle and apply the Word well, with a passion for the lost as well as the found, who are equipped and have a passion for training others, and who are holistically healthy in personal and family life.Male. Business or skill experience. Thirty hours of Bible related subjects for longer stay. Compassion, coaching ability, team work, able to work among poor with limited resources. Willing to have very broad impact by training others. Self-motivated. Will need to know how to prepare food from scratch. Timing of arrival needs to be confirmed with Jon and Jenny Davis. 1680
Leadership Trainer2 YearsLifetimeAfricaUgandaOver the last 20 years almost 2000 Baptist Churches have started. Many churches are led by pastors with minimal theological training. Pastoral Training was identified as a huge need by both missionaries and Uganda church leaders at stratplanning in October 2009. Your opportunity is to come join the Pastoral training team and train Ugandan church leaders through mentoring, discipleship, and apprenticeship, using a variety of contextualized training venues and methodologies. <br> <embed wmode="opaque" src="http://static.ning.com/socialnetworkmain/widgets/video/flvplayer/flvplayer.swf?v=201006011115" FlashVars="config=http%3A%2F%2Fmissionsfrontline.com%2Fvideo%2Fvideo%2FshowPlayerConfig%3Fid%3D3227510%253AVideo%253A992%26ck%3D-&amp;video_smoothing=on&amp;autoplay=off&amp;hideShareLink=1&amp;isEmbedCode=1" width="456" height="260" bgColor="#FFFFFF" scale="noscale" allowScriptAccess="always" allowFullScreen="true" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer"> </embed> <br /><small><a href="http://missionsfrontline.com/video/video">Find more videos like this on <em>Missions on the Frontline</em></a></small><br />Sequentially: Learn language and culture (depending on time commitment). Learn and participate in the Pastoral Training team. Work in collaboration with Ugandan leaders to join God in developing faithful leaders and disciples who are servants and persons of integrity, who handle and apply the Word well, with a passion for the lost as well as the found, who are equipped and have a passion for training others, and who are an example family life.Male. BA or higher in Bible or related field. Thirty hours of Bible training minimum on long-term stays. Bible training experience very helpful. Compassion, coaching ability, team work, able to work among poor with limited resources. Willing to have very broad impact by training others. Willing to travel a lot, self-starter. Humble Would need to learn how to prepare food from scratch.1681
Leadership Trainer Facilitator / Assistant1 YearLifetimeAfricaUgandaOver the last 20 years almost 2000 Baptist Churches have started. Many churches are led by pastors with minimal theological training. Pastoral Training was identified as a huge need by both missionaries and Uganda church leaders at stratplanning in October 2009. Your opportunity is to come join the Pastoral training team and facilitate Ugandans who are training other Ugandan church leaders. You would spend a week at a time up to a couple of times a month facilitating Ugandan pastors train other pastors by driving a vehicle and providing logistic support for the Ugandans. Help disciple leaders in a local area when not traveling.Sequentially: Learn language and culture (depending on time commitment). Learn and participate in the Pastoral Training team by providing logistical support for Ugandan leaders. Learn lots from quality national leaders. Help Ugandans teach their people. Eat African Food, Sleep out in tents, use outhouses, basins for bathing.Male. Thirty hours of Bible training minimum on long-term stays. Compassion, teachable, team work, able to work among poor with limited resources. Willing to work with and under Ugandans and learn lots from them. Willing to have very broad impact through the training others. Willing to travel a lot, self-starter. Humble Would need to learn how to prepare food from scratch or eat African food. Willing to learn a new way of driving in Africa.1682
University Professor (any subject)4 YearsLifetimeAfricaUgandaWe desire that the people of Uganda become well-educated and contributing citizens of integrity, godly family members, and globally-focused church leaders, in order to impact all sectors of society and the world for the glory of God. This will be realized through academic, vocational, and spiritual training of excellence. Your role could be through teaching at a Ugandan University. Sequentially: Learn language and culture (depending on time commitment). Learn the University scene. Teach in a University in your area of specialty. Deliver Bible training. Develop relevant courses and programs to expand and improve university offerings. Develop and work with a team of other missionaries and committed nationals to deliver spiritual and academic training.At least a MA in your area of specialty, preferably a PhD. Experience very helpful. Compassion, coaching ability, team work. 1683
Psychiatrist4 YearsLifetimeAfricaUgandaWe desire that the people of Uganda become well-educated and contributing citizens of integrity, godly family members, and globally-focused church leaders, in order to impact all sectors of society and the world for the glory of God. This will be realized through academic, vocational, and spiritual training of excellence. Your role could be through helping the mentally ill in Uganda through working with the Butabika Mental Hospital outside Kampala. Sequentially: Learn language and culture (depending on time commitment). Learn and the mental hospital scene. Work in that hospital possibly teaching care givers in training. Deliver Bible training. Develop programs to help the mentally ill be successful after hospital release. Develop and work with a team of other missionaries and committed nationals to deliver spiritual and mental care.At least a MA in a mental health field, preferably a PhD. Experience very helpful. Compassion, coaching ability, team work, able to work in among poor with limited resources. Slow ministry with lots of people not following through on treatments once released. 1684
Clinical Psychologist4 YearsLifetimeAfricaUgandaWe desire that the people of Uganda become well-educated and contributing citizens of integrity, godly family members, and globally-focused church leaders, in order to impact all sectors of society and the world for the glory of God. This will be realized through academic, vocational, and spiritual training of excellence. Your role could be through helping those in need of clinical psychology and training others in clinical psychology and related fields and ministries. Work with mentally ill in Uganda through working with the Butabika Mental Hospital outside Kampala. Sequentially: Learn language and culture (depending on time commitment). Learn and the mental health care and mental hospital scene. Work in that hospital possibly teaching care givers in training. Deliver Bible training. Develop programs to help the mentally ill be successful after hospital release. Develop and work with a team of other missionaries and committed nationals to deliver spiritual and mental care. Provide some mental care for missionaries.At least a MA in a mental health field, preferably a PhD. Experience very helpful. Compassion, coaching ability, team work, able to work in among poor with limited resources. Slow ministry with lots of people not following through on treatments once released. 1685
Child Psychologist4 YearsLifetimeAfricaUgandaWe desire that the people of Uganda become well-educated and contributing citizens of integrity, godly family members, and globally-focused church leaders, in order to impact all sectors of society and the world for the glory of God. This will be realized through academic, vocational, and spiritual training of excellence. Your role could be through helping children in need of improved mental health and training others in child psychology and related fields and ministries. Work with mentally ill children in Uganda through working with the Butabika Mental Hospital outside Kampala. Sequentially: Learn language and culture (depending on time commitment). Learn and the mental health care and mental hospital scene. Work in that hospital possibly teaching care givers in training. Deliver Bible training. Develop programs to help mentally ill children be successful. Develop and work with a team of other missionaries and committed nationals to deliver spiritual and mental care. Provide some mental care for missionary children.At least a MA in a mental health field, preferably a PhD. Experience very helpful. Compassion, coaching ability, team work, able to work in among poor with limited resources. Slow ministry with lots of people not following through on treatments once released. 1686
Nursing Lecturer4 YearsLifetimeAfricaUgandaWe desire that the people of Uganda become well-educated and contributing citizens of integrity, godly family members, and globally-focused church leaders, in order to impact all sectors of society and the world for the glory of God. This will be realized through academic, vocational, and spiritual training of excellence. Your role could be through teaching nursing at a Ugandan University. Sequentially: Learn language and culture (depending on time commitment). Learn the University scene. Teach nursing in a University in your area of specialty. Deliver Bible training. Develop relevant courses and programs to expand and improve university offerings. Develop and work with a team of other missionaries and committed nationals to deliver spiritual and physical care.At least a MA in your area of specialty, preferably a PhD. Experience very helpful. Compassion, coaching ability, team work. 1687
Research Analyst4 YearsLifetimeAfricaUgandaWe desire that the people of Uganda become well-educated and contributing citizens of integrity, godly family members, and globally-focused church leaders, in order to impact all sectors of society and the world for the glory of God. This will be realized through academic, vocational, and spiritual training of excellence. Your role will be through analyzing programs and projects focusing on outcomes to help WorldVenture, the church and others be better servants of Christ, building his kingdom more effectively and efficiently.Sequentially: Learn language and culture (depending on time commitment). Develop appropriate and effective research techniques. Implement studies and make recommendations. Work with a team of other missionaries and committed nationals to deliver spiritual and physical care.At least a MA in research or statistics, PhD possible. Experience very helpful. Compassion, coaching ability, team work. 1688
International Missions Mobilizer4 YearsLifetimeAfricaUgandaFacilitating Ugandans to go as missionaries to other countries and North Africa was identified as a need by both missionaries and Uganda church leaders at stratplanning in October 2009. Your opportunity is to come join Uganda Venture and train and facilitate Ugandans going in ministry to other countries and North Africa. Sequentially: Learn language and culture (depending on time commitment). Learn and participate in the Uganda team. Work in collaboration with Ugandan leaders to join God in developing faithful leaders and disciples who are servants and persons of integrity, who handle and apply the Word well, with a passion for the lost as well as the found, who are equipped and have a passion for training others, and who are holistically healthy in personal and family life and who will go in mission to other cultures.Male. BA or higher in Bible or related field. Bible training experience very helpful. Compassion, coaching ability, team work, able to work among poor with limited resources. Willing to have very broad impact by training others. Willing to travel a lot, self-starter. Humble Willing to learn how to prepare food from scratch and eat local foods. 1689
Ministry to Professionals / Government Officials4 YearsLifetimeAfricaUgandaMinistry to Professionals and Government officials was identified as a need by both missionaries and Uganda church leaders at stratplanning in October 2009. Your opportunity is to come join UgandaVenture and especially focus on winning and discipling professionals and/or Government Officials through mentoring, discipleship, using a variety of contextualized training venues and methodologies. Sequentially: Learn language and culture (depending on time commitment). Learn and participate in the UgandaVenture team. Work in collaboration with Ugandan leaders to join God in developing faithful leaders and disciples who are servants and persons of integrity, who handle and apply the Word well, with a passion for the lost as well as the found, who are equipped and have a passion for training others, and who are holistically healthy in personal and family life especially among professionals and/or government officials.Male. BA or higher in Bible or related field. Thirty hours of Bible training minimum on long-term stays. Professional or Government working experience very helpful. Compassion, coaching ability, team work. Willing to have very broad impact by training others. Self-starter. Humble Would need to know how to prepare food from scratch. 1690
Community Health Mobilizer4 YearsLifetimeAfricaUgandaOver the last 20 years almost 2000 Baptist Churches have started. Many of these are located in rural areas with limited medical facilities. Use your medical or community health training and experience to train students, teachers, pastors and villagers in hygiene, first aid, safety issues, disease prevention and treatment, alcoholism, etc. Sequentially: Learn language and culture (depending on time commitment). Learn and participate in a village/church or group of villages/churches to provide health training/community health training. This job could be approached from a hand’s on approach dealing with individuals at the grass roots level or from a training of trainers approach by bringing together groups who could continue the training on a more local level and in local languages.BA or higher in a medical/nursing/community health or related field. Thirty hours of Bible training minimum on long-term stays. Medical experience very helpful. Training in tropical medicine is necessary and a short course could be obtained at the beginning as part of your mission work..Compassion, coaching ability, team work, able to work in among poor with limited resources. Willing to have very broad impact by training others. Willing to travel a lot, self-starter (you would not be stepping into an existing role). Will need to be willing to learn how to prepare food from scratch and eat local foods. 1693
Community Health Coordinator2 YearsLifetimeAfricaUgandaCoordinate health promotion and illness prevention for the children of Hope Alive!. Strong focus on health education. As the community health coordinator, you will be responsible to use your community health training and experience to: -Encourage health promotion through education of students, parents, and staff in topics such as hygiene, first aid, safety, disease prevention and treatment, etc. - Manage existing health structures within Hope Alive! by tracking health indicators and trends, helping children with chronic medical conditions, establishing new and maintaining previous networking relationships and partnerships within the Ugandan health care system. Help children and staff gain access to medical care through previously established networks and illness pathways. Manage electronic health records of Hope Alive! children. Bachelor's degree or higher in Community Health, Public Health, International Health, or other related field (could include a health or medicine related degree, such as nursing). Courses that offered clinical and international internships preferred. 1-2 years prior experience in the field preferred, other applications will be considered. Must have a willingness to work within the Ugandan health care system, have an interest in community health, development and outreach. Must be adaptable, a self-starter, and willing to travel frequently to visit Hope Alive! sites and children outside of Kampala. 1763
Short / Mid-Term Coordinator-Mentor-Facilitator 4 YearsLifetimeAfricaUgandaShort-term teams can be a significant part of ministry and need to be done very well. Often this is difficult for a missionary who is “hosting” a team, but a ST coordinator can play a great role in making sure the planning and logistics for a team are in place and functioning well so that the team ministry has the greatest opportunity for impact in Uganda- as well as in the lives of the team members. As a Mid-term Mentor and Facilitator you will facilitate, orient and walk along side mid-term missionaries serving throughout Uganda. Ministry in Uganda has many challenges, and having a mentor to help process these makes a huge difference. You will be an advocate for the mid-term missionary and will help craft their ministry experience. With some time and experience, there is also a great opportunity to design new mid-term and internship openings. Coordinate and assist with logistics for ST teams, preparing for housing, transportation and food, in coordination with the hosting missionary. Meet regularly with each mid-term missionary to reflect on ministry and life in Uganda, with particular attention to where God is “showing up” and what God might be doing in the life of the missionary- prompting change, growth, etc. You will serve as an advocate and facilitator to ensure that the MT missionary’s work, ministry and living situations are optimal. Regular gatherings (both formal and informal- such as retreats, pizza nights and an open home) are vital to building community and relationship. You will become part of a local church and, depending on the “load” of mid-termers on the field, involved in the ministry of the church. Couple or family preferred. You must be vitally connected to Christ and growing in relationship and love with Him and others if you are to lead or help others. Gifting and experience in discipling others, and having a humble heart and willingness to be a learner and co-pilgrim is necessary. Listening skills will be highly valued! Hospitality is a key dimension of this ministry- providing a home that is open and welcome to others. It is important that you be able to plan and organize logistics related to your ministry responsibilities. 1780
Deputy Director for Lumi1 YearLifetimeAfricaUgandaLumi is a Business as Mission company (or missionary “social enterprise” business) providing affordable electricity to low-income families living “off-grid” in East Africa. The company does this by offering solar-powered electricity as a “pay as you go” service, similar to an electric utility, rather than a large upfront solar equipment purchase. Through this business the company is actively engaged in making disciples – including everything from sharing the gospel in client training to frequent ongoing contact to build relationships with customers (most buy electricity from us every week) to supplying solar radios tuned to local Evangelical stations. Additionally, the company seeks to create jobs and in turn further disciple and develop leaders in these communities. The Deputy Director is primarily responsible for supervising the management of the day-to-day operations of Lumi. By working with the Managing Director and national staff, the Deputy Director will oversee all aspects of the business including marketing, sales, technical services/repair, accounting, human resources, legal/government compliance, import/export activities and staff development. Most important among these tasks is making disciples by developing and equipping the local leadership, particularly in mentoring the national Operations Managers for Uganda. 1.Staff Development: Equipping and discipling/mentoring the local management personnel. This includes all staff but will be primarily directed to the Operations Managers, pouring into them so that they can pour into the rest of the staff. Organizing and sometimes leading staff training curriculum and bible studies. 2.Marketing and Sales: Working with the Sales Managers to develop and execute sales strategies and marketing campaigns. Developing distribution networks by recruiting new third-party dealers and installation technicians. Tracking sales performance metrics and identifying problems, risks and opportunities. 3.Technical Services: Monitoring all activities of the technical teams, working with the Head Technicians to ensure quality control in installations, proper repair and maintenance work and tracking of all customer jobs, including reporting to suppliers. 4.Accounting and Finance: Supervising the accountants and monitoring financial reports from country offices. Developing and implementing new accounting, inventory and internal-control systems. Helping to consolidate financials from different countries. Performing regular audits of accounting systems. Ensuring compliance with local financial reporting and taxes. Supervising and assisting with banking activities (particularly international transactions) and cash management. 5.Human Resources: Supervising the management of employees, including contract management, salary payments, benefits, PTO organization and compliance with company policies. Identifying gaps and recruiting new staff as needed. Overseeing dispute resolution. 6.Legal and Government: Interface with legal counsel, auditors and others to ensure compliance with government regulations, including labor and tax laws (both ever-changing). Organizing or directly participating in negotiations with government authorities (i.e. custom duties reduction/exemption request). 7.High-Value Activities: Closely supervising very important tasks (i.e. importing or off-loading a container with $100,000+ of solar equipment, a large bank transfer or cash deposit, etc.) and doing or going where it is necessary to ensure upholding of proper procedure, thereby limiting exposure of national staff to accusations. 8.Travel to Supervise: Regular trips (at least monthly) to each of the Lumi offices (currently 2 offices) and semi-frequent visits to each field site (currently only 1). Will likely be one or more additional offices and multiple field sites by arrival. 9.Logistics, Procurement and Supply Chain Management: Organizing procurement and transport of various equipment and supplies to/from Kampala, Juba and Nairobi to/from Lumi offices. This may involve travel these cities to do so. Also, monitoring stocks to ensure orders and logistics are organized and timely. 10.Operations Manager Duties: When the Operations Managers are absent from their respective offices, it may be necessary for the Deputy Director to fulfill their duties temporarily. This primarily consists of managing the day-to-day activities of that specific country’s office. 11.Managing Director Duties: When the Managing Director is absent, especially when traveling outside of East Africa, it may be necessary to act on his behalf and perform any duties normally performed by him. 12.Church Relations: Maintaining relationships and collaboration efforts with local churches. Meeting with local pastors and church leaders. May be asked to teach/preach from time to time by local congregations. 13.Missional-Focus: Ensure that the evangelism and discipleship mission remains a focus of the business. Train, organize and monitor efforts to evangelize customers, develop relationships and integrate other disciple-making tools and initiatives into the business. WorldVenture Field Expectations: 1.Will be a member of the WorldVenture Uganda Field for reporting and organization purposes. 2.Expected to attend quarterly WV Uganda field meetings in Kampala whenever possible and any other WV Uganda or regional WV East Africa events. 3.Must debrief with Uganda Field Leader at least once every 3 months. 4.Must actively engage with a healthy local church. Baptist Churches strongly encouraged in Uganda. 1.Bachelors Degree (accounting, business, engineering or technical field preferred, MBA or related masters is helpful). 2.Cross-cultural experience (6+ months outside US in developing world context preferred, being well-traveled will help). 3.Communicates well, even in situations without knowing local languages (fluency in or study of non-English languages will help, especially Arabic or Swahili). 4.Attention to detail and task-oriented. 5.Skilled at organization and administration. 6.Basic business computer and IT skills (i.e. Excel) and ability to learn new technologies quickly. 7.Comfortable with ambiguity and an ever-changing operating context. 8.Comfortable working in very difficult, high-risk and unstable environments. And spending at least short periods in “rugged” places (no water, electricity, etc.). 9.Minimum 1-year of work experience (or if recent graduate, extensive internships and/or work experience during school). 10.Born-again Christian and active in local church. 1820

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Projects

Missionary Team


Catharine Coon

Serving with Hope Alive! in Uganda


Skip & Ruth Sorensen

Training pastors and church leaders in Uganda


Matt & Elizabeth Van Wart

Helping Ugandan's attain physical and spiritual health


Jon & Jenny Davis

Serving in discipleship and leadership development in Uganda


Darrie & Debbie Turner

Making Bible training available to pastors in rural Uganda


Jen Shakal

Partnering with A Perfect Injustice Ministries to serve and love the poor and marginalized of Uganda.


Connie Jarlsberg

Healthcare Ministry


Sarah Pisney

Discipling and Teaching God's Word in Uganda


Jesse & Rachel Geiger

Serving Ugandans through engineering and discipleship with Transformational Ventures


Anne Laine

Discipleship with women-at-risk in Uganda.


Thomas Bell, Jr.

Serving WorldVenture through Transformational Ventures in South Sudan


Megan Wright

Partnering with local church leaders and connecting with young people through music ministry.


Julianne Null

Serving as a nurse in Uganda with Hope Alive!


Karen Hoglund

Coordinating short-term teams and mentoring mid-term missionaries in Uganda


Micah & Betsy DeKorne

Building the kingdom through empowering refugee women and humanitarian media in Uganda


Kirk & Laura Slater

Serving in leadership development in the Ugandan church.


Karen Hoglund

Coordinating short-term teams and mentoring mid-term missionaries in Uganda

Evangelizing the Peoples of the World

With respect for people and their cultures, we communicate, by word and deed, the full scope of biblical truth and, especially, the gospel. We make disciples of Jesus Christ among all peoples through different kinds of evangelism..

Relationships Being Cultivated with Non-Believers

We seek to build and nurture authentic relationships with people who have no knowledge of Jesus Christ with whom we can share our faith. Paul asks, 'How are they to believe in the one they have not heard of?' Romans 10:14. The answer is that they can't. It is our desire for those who have never heard the gospel or never understood it to have the chance know God. Many times a true opportunity to hear the gospel requires an environment of trust and friendship first.

Scriptures: Matt 28:18-20, Rom 10:14, 1 John 4:19.

 

Decisions to Follow Christ

We recognize both the internal conversion of the heart and external profession of faith as milestones in the journey of obedience to Jesus Christ. We encourage new believers to identify themselves as Christ-followers in ways that are recognized as authentic in the local context.

Scriptures: Romans 10:10, Matthew 5:14-16, Eph. 4:20-24, Mark 16:15 .

 

Believers Baptized

Baptism is another external milestone in the journey of obedience for a new believer. We encourage new Christ-followers to further identified themselves with Jesus Christ and the local community of faith through baptism by immersion.

Scriptures: Romans 6:3-6, Galatians 3:27, Matthew 28:19-20.

 

People Engaged in Intentional Discipleship

We nurture reasonable steps taken to pursue spiritual growth and evangelism from Christians and non-Christians. This often looks like greater depth in comprehending biblical truths and expressing their growing faith in ways meaningfully in their own culture.

Scriptures: Hebrews 10: 24-25, Eph. 4:11-17, Matthew 28: 18-20.

 

Bible Verses Translated and Christian Resources Created or Translated

We actively invest time and talent into Bible translation and creation of Christian media knowing that these investments will expand and deepen the influence of the gospel in a culture.

Scriptures: Acts 2:8-11, Philippians 2:9-11, Acts 13:47-49, Acts 8:26-39.

Extending Grace

Following the example of Jesus, we address human suffering and practical needs everywhere we share the gospel, whether it be through individual acts of mercy or community-wide programs.

Helping People through Development Assistance

Lasting community development is only achieved by insiders. Meaning, we assisted people in their own development efforts in the areas of acquiring sustainable food, water, shelter, literacy, vocational training, education, and employment. Our explicit goal is empowerment, dignity, and community ownership.

Scriptures: Deuteronomy 10:18, 1 Samuel 2:8, Psalm 145:15-16, Luke 12:33.

 

People Provided with Medical & Health Assistance

The grace and blessing of medical care where there is no other access to medical help is one of the longest standing outreaches of WorldVenture. Our hospitals and rural clinics dot some of the most difficult locations in the world.

Scriptures: Jeremiah 33:6, Isaiah 40:29, Matt 19:2.

 

Justice for those in Illegal, Immoral, & Dangerous Circumstances

We seek out those who have become vulnerable and fallen to the advantage of other people. We advocate for them within available legal systems, or we build exits and avenues for them to leave their circumstances.

Scriptures: Isaiah 43:2, Psalm 72:4, Isaiah 51:4-5, Ezekiel 34:15-16, Psalm 82:3-4.

 

Helping People Directly through Disaster Relief

In large scale disasters which are within locations we have workers and churches, we bring help directly to the people effected by the disaster. Our networks are often the most established in the communities to the point that larger relief organizations will defer to us on the ground. Yet our strategies always extend past the immediate response to include some form of rebuilding and restoration.

Scriptures: 1 Cor 16:1-4, Psalm 145:15-16, Philippians 4:19.

 

Establishing Churches

Building his church is central to Jesus’ purposes. We strive to establish healthy local churches that will establish other churches, resulting in church planting movements.

New Churches Established

Recognizing that church planting is typically more of a process rather than a one-time event, we speak of a church as being "established" when the local church and its local sister churches recognize it as such. We value real growth of the church, and use milestones like this to give us benchmarks to celebrate.

Scriptures: Matthew 28:18-20, Romans 15:20-21, Matthew 18:20, 1 Timothy 4:13, Acts 16:4-5.

 

Daughter Churches Established

 Another milestone we encourage as a mark of a maturing church is the multiplication of daughter churches. More than anything this is a sign of the outward growth and maturity of the faith community.

Scriptures: Matthew 28:18-20, Acts 16:4-5, Romans 15:20-21, Ephesians 2:19-22.

 

Equipping Leaders

We develop leaders who are able to lead others in contextualizing and maximizing their Kingdom impact – locally, regionally, and around the world.

Leaders Being Trained for Ministry through Formal Contexts

Leadership Development

Our workers staff numberous formal seminaries and bible schools as teachers or administrators. We know that people being equipped in and for ministry through formal degree/diploma granting institutions is an investment in the future health and vitality of the church.

Scriptures: Proverbs 2:10-11, Luke 2:45-47, Proverbs 1:1-7.

 

Leaders being Trained for Ministry through Non-Formal Contexts

Leadership Development

In addition to formal academic training, we encourage leadership development through non-formal ministry training seminars, courses, and programs. These programs are equally as powerful for deepening and establishing churches through informed and mature lay leaders.

Scriptures: Psalm 32:8, Psalm 119:105, John 10:3-4.

 

TCKs (Third Culture Kids) being Equipped

Experience has taught us that some of the most natural and effective future missionaries come from the children of our current missionaries. Not only does the investment in these children make it possible for their parents to work in remote locations, most of the international schools in which we partner encourage the personal ministry and impact these children can have while on the field.

Scriptures: Deuteronomy 4:9, Matthew 18:2-5, 1 Timothy 4:12.

 

"360º Leaders" being Equipped

Our 360° vision for impacting societies recognizes that there are a handful of key roads to impacting in any given city or provence or people group. For example, business and media are key influencers in a society, but often fall outside designated leadership tracks like pastors and teachers. We encourage the development of Christian leaders who will influence society through business, politics, medicine, media, social justice, and family and community development.

Scriptures: John 17:15-19, Colossians 3:23-24, 1 Corinthians 14:12, Romans 12:6-8, Matthew 25:23.

 

Encouraging Mission Movements

We will encourage individuals, churches, and church movements everywhere to connect with each other and other organizations, creating international relationships for networking, collaborating, and partnering to do missions “from everywhere to everywhere.”

National Christians Preparing to Become Missionaries

We encourage the natural progression of a maturing national church by advocating for the training and development of national Christians to become missionaries. Crossing-cultures is always difficult, even for those who are born and raised in multi-lingual, multi-cultural environments, and preparation can be a key element in the succeess of a national missionary.

Scriptures: Psalm 144:1, Galations 3:28, Psalm 32:8, Isaiah 61:1.

 

National Churches Engaged in Cross-Cultural Missions

In addition to individuals going out as missionaries, we encourage national churches to engage in missions.

Scriptures: Romans 10:15, John 15:1-27, Matthew 9:35-38.

 

National Church Groups Engaged in Cross-Cultural Missions

From the individual to the church and then finally to the multi-church association, we encourage many national church groups and church associations to engaged in missions. We seek a culture of outward movement and self-sacrifice as a healthy part of a national church.

Scriptures: 2 Corinthians 8:1-7, 2 Corinthians 9:10-12, Romans 10:15.

 

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