Over 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. 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.
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.RESPONSIBILITIES
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.LANGUAGE NEEDS
English and tribal and/or Swahili helpfulLANGUAGE USED
English and tribal and/or Swahili helpfulLIVING ENVIRONMENT
Uganda generally has a wonderful climate, warm sometimes moist days, cooler nights getting progressively warmer to the north. You would likely be based in Kampala at first but later might be based near one up country cluster of churches or spend considerable time traveling to others. You would likely live in a screened cement block house with a concrete painted floor that many times would have water and electricity. At times challenging internet access. No need for air conditioning. Kampalas traffic challenges most.WORKING ENVIRONMENT
WorldVenture in Uganda, UgandaVenture, seeks to strengthen and enlarge the church of Jesus Christ as they minister holistically to children, youth, and adults, to those of minority groups, and to the disenfranchised, in partnership with the Baptist Union of Uganda and other local churches, through formal and informal education in leadership training and through strategic relationships. They do this envisaging creative, vibrant, and reproducing churches composed of mature believers of integrity, equipped through holistic training, who are committed to building strong family units, mentoring others, and impacting the circles in which they move in positive and profound ways.INTERNSHIP