The ministry of evangelism and church planting or being a facilitator for them among the Dendi may look a bit different for each person, depending on gifting, abilities, and preferences, but it would probably involve some or all of the following: - initial research into the Dendi of Benin, their population centers, current ministry among the Dendi, etc., using this information to decide where you would live and what your ministry might look like - language and cultural learning - researching and adapting methods of reaching this people group - encouraging and partnering with evangelists already involved in this ministry. They often feel alone in their efforts. - continuously training - initiating activities ("platforms") that would generate contacts, meaningful relationships, and constructive insertions within the local population; helping the Beninois evangelists to do the same. (Examples would be health care, agriculture projects, micro-finance, small business projects, computer training, teaching French or English, children and youth activities, sports, films, etc.) - literacy, translating literature, the Bible, etc. - encouraging and training the local evangelists and Christians in discipleship methods for the new Dendi believers, assisting them in forming cell groups and churches, training leaders, etc.
Ministry 2: CP- Church Planting
Other Ministry Possibilities: Health care, development, education, technical services, computer training, translating training materials, mentoring church leaders, TEE, literacy classes, women’s ministries, sports, children’s and youth work . . .
First degree required.
Required training: Bible school (seminary would be useful if you planned on doing leadership training); training in Islamics (many programs are available for varied lengths of time; your SIM office or SIM-Benin could give you some ideas.) Training that offered specifics for West Africans would be a plus.
Recommended Experience: 1. Evangelism, discipleship, and Bible teaching 2. Prior ministry among M*s would be a plus 3. Learning as much as possible about Is* in sub-saharan Africa would provide a good foundation for continued learning in Benin 4. Experience in other domains would provide you with a good "platform" for entering M*m villages and building relationships (ideas were listed under the job description)
Personality Issues/ Cultural Considerations:: 1. Willing to adapt to a new and possibly hostile environment and culture, simple living conditions, and the possibility of extensive travel or relocation 2. Leadership skills, ability to work with a multi-cultural team 3. Single women may find living and working in a M*m culture more difficult and thus may want to consider living and working with another single woman
Compétences linguistiques : Französisch: kompetent, Dendi: Kompetent (muss vor Ort erlernt werden)
Exigences : First degree required. Required training: Bible school (seminary would be useful if you planned on doing leadership training); training in Islamics (many programs are available for varied lengths of time; your SIM office or SIM-Benin could give y
Age minimum : 25
Financement : Cercle d'amis
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