Uruguay has recently seen new openness to the Gospel and growth. It is a strategic time to plant churches and train leaders to guide the growing church.
The worker would need training in Bible as well as experience in church ministry. An understanding of modern secular philosophical thought would also be helpful. He/she would need a learners heart, to learn from other Uruguayans and fellow workers. He should be willing to wait the necessary time to win the respect of the Uruguayans. The worker should be someone who is able to work with other leaders from different backgrounds to develop the best strategy for starting churches in Uruguay. Spanish speaking.RESPONSIBILITIES
The worker would serve on a team with Uruguayan pastors and believers to first, establish relationships, then share the Gospel in creative ways, and finally establish local churches. Planning would be done in consultation with others on the team. As the worker gains experience, he would begin to teach and train Uruguayan workers. Teaching opportunities would be available through Bible institute classes and less formal church settings.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 talented and experienced national leaders. Work progress is often slow but possible; the worker will need to adapt his level of expectations. There is religious freedom to share the gospel, but a subtle social pressure exists which makes any religious expression unpopular. At present there is a good working relationship between missionaries and the national church.INTERNSHIP