Bible College Teacher
Train leaders for the growing church of Uruguay in both formal and non-formal settings. WorldVenture is presently working with two seminaries (Bible colleges) to help prepare these leaders.
This worker should have training in Bible and theology, educational methodology, and experience in church ministry. He/she will first need to be a learner in order to teach well: learning from the culture, learning from the other professors, and learning from experienced pastors. He must be willing to take the time to gain the credibility and the experience in order to have the respect of the Uruguayans. 1 year minimum commitment if Spanish speaking already or 2 years minimum commitment if learning Spanish on the field.RESPONSIBILITIES
The worker would teach a variety of subjects according to the needs of each school. Both schools are trying to emphasize a more practical application to learning rather than purely theoretical. There would be opportunities outside the classroom to work with students in evangelism and other church based ministries. Personal involvement in the lives and ministry of students is much appreciated and greatly needed. Mentoring type ministries have great potential.LANGUAGE NEEDS
Montevideo is a city of 1.5 million people on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. Comfortable housing is available as well as basic services. Climate is temperate and pleasant. Culture is more European than Latin; very secular with an anti-religious bias. Literacy is high, but also a high level of poverty. Interior cities are less developed but still with good living conditions.WORKING ENVIRONMENT
The worker would serve with many talented national leaders, as well as professors from many cultural and evangelical backgrounds. Lower academic demands than US. The schools provide a stimulating context of being able to serve on a faculty with a wide range of cultural backgrounds and church experiences. There exists at present a good working relationship between missionaries and the national church.INTERNSHIP