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Church Developer at the Christian Reformed Church


As the Christian Reformed Church in North America, we are called to express the good news of God’s kingdom that transforms lives and communities. We seek to carry out this calling individually and as congregations. And we join with each other through regional assemblies (called classes) and denominational ministries, in the firm belief that together we can do more. We are recruiting to fill the position below:       Job Title: Church Developer Location: Niger Department: West Africa Status: Full Time, exempt Overview

  • Resonate Global Mission, a ministry of the Christian Reformed Church in North America (CRCNA) has an International opening for a Church Developer in West Africa.
  • The successful candidate will encourage the Christian Reformed Church of Nigeria (CRCN) to take greater ownership of RCC Niger and its ministries, and to make strategic decisions regarding the future of those ministries.
  • This person will also participate in ministry in RCC Niger, specifically through providing Timothy Leadership Training and other courses for present church leaders in the area.
Responsibilities Essential duties include the following:
  • Work with CRCN’s Regional Church Council (RCC) Niger and broader CRCN leaders to develop greater CRCN ownership and encourage CRCN decision-making regarding future of ministries in RCC Niger.
  • Deepen relationships between RCC Niger and the broader CRCN.
  • Preach in local churches and participate in other local ministries as invited and as time permits.
  • Participate in support-raising (e.g., prayer, care and financial support - at least 90% of the average cost of a missionary) for CRWM ministries by developing and maintaining a network of supporting churches and individuals.
  • Develop the capacity of the CRCN RCC Niger pastors and evangelists by leading them through Timothy Leadership Training modules and other relevant courses.
  • Encourage church leaders through personal visits.
  • Ensure notes of thanks are sent to donors in a timely manner.
  • Educate the CRCNA and others about the nature of the global church and its mission, encouraging them to develop a deeper passion and involvement in global missions.
  • Provide the CRCNA with insight and resources for ministry among minority racial/national/religious groups living in North America about which the missionary has knowledge and expertise.
  • Communicate the nature and value of CRWM’s ministries to the CRCNA and others through written communications, and through preaching/speaking engagements.
Supervisory Responsibilities:
  • None
Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred.
  • At least 3 years of teaching and/or ministry experience including cross-cultural experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with others from different cultures and religious traditions.
  • Demonstrated intercultural competence including good observation and listening skills.
  • Professing membership in a Christian Reformed congregation, or of a church in ecclesiastical fellowship with the CRCNA, and agreement with the doctrine of the church signified by signing a covenant statement.
  • Passion and demonstrated aptitude for training ministry leaders.
  • Strong sense of call, relational ability, ministry gifts appropriate to assigned ministry.
  • Proven administrative and organizational skills.
Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions:
  • Flexibility in regard to West African travel, communication, and living conditions.
Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job:
  • Working with infrequent electricity, hot and humid climate, limited internet.
  • The position will be located in Niger State, Nigeria.
  • Ability to travel internationally.
    How to Apply Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to Apply


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