Required training: Some courses in Islam and a contextualized approach to ministry would be very helpful. The missionary needs a good understanding of the Bible.
Recommended Experience: Experience teaching in a local church or in evangelism through a local church; previous cross-cultural experience would be helpful but not required.
Personality Issues/ Cultural Considerations: Generally, a sensitivity to cultural differences, ability to adjust expectations and be flexible, "teachability" and willingness to learn from others. Specifically, a willingness to live simply.
Contribution to Strategy: SIM Niger’s 100+ missionaries serve in a wide variety of ministries in several locations across the country. The purpose of SIM Niger is to glorify God by planting, strengthening, and partnering with the Church in Niger. Church planters are needed to partner with churches and other church-planting missionaries to do evangelism and launch consistent discipleship programs among unreached people groups. Church planting is the main ministry, but it may include literacy, women's ministries, basic health care, sharing better agricultural methods, working with children, etc.
Ministry: CE- Evangelism/Outreach
Responsibilities: 1. Develop friendships with unreached people, establishing a climate of trust that would enable the missionary to share Christ with them. 2. Use evangelism methods, such as storying and media programs. 3. If the security situation allows it, the church planter may travel to outlying areas for evangelism. 4. Disciple believers, both in the town of residence and, as possible, in outlying areas. 5. Single or married women can work specifically with women and children. She would: a.) Visit women in their homes, reaching out to them through friendship evangelism. b.) Teach principles of healthy living. c.) Host Bible clubs for the children. d.) Conduct literacy lessons for women and older children. 6. Facilitate the development of Christian communities meeting for fellowship, teaching, worship, witness, and observance of ordinances, while identifying and training future church leaders.
Ministry 2: CD- Discipleship/Spiritual Growth
Other Ministry Possibilities: Literacy and development or agriculture could be a valuable means of reaching the Manga.
Future Plans: The vision is to disciple and mentor local believers to be able to lead a church, evangelize, and disciple new believers on their own. Ideally, the missionary will be working with a local evangelist or pastor.
Compétences linguistiques : French: competent, local language: can be learnt on arrival
Exigences : Qualifications First degree required. Required training: Some courses in Islam and a contextualized approach to ministry would be very helpful. The missionary needs a good understanding of the Bible. Recommended Experience: Experience teach
Age minimum : 20
Financement : Cercle d'amis
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