EASTERN EUROPE | Disciple Maker

Job Title:  Discipleship Maker

Length of Service:  Up to 1 year

Ministry Vision / Purpose:  We are bold and creative to share the Gospel of the Kingdom. We are able to take ideas, experiences, and knowledge and apply them to different situations. We meet new people until we find those who are interested in having a relationship with God. We are committed to our work because other people's ability to experience a relationship with God depends on it.

General Description:
 As always, discipleship is our primary goal. This can be achieved through a variety of avenues ... youth ministry, music & worship, camp planning & organization, evangelism, Biblical teaching ... so it would be helpful to have one of these skills or a combination of them. Responsibilities would include: language acquisition, cultural engagement and adaptation, mentoring and training, partnering with ongoing ministry opportunities, and developing local relationships to share your faith as opportunities arise.

Requirements:
  • One or more of the following skills: teaching, camp planning & organization, working with youth, music / worship, evangelism
  • Be creative and willing to learn
  • Ability to take the initiative and follow through on commitments
  • Ability to excel in language and culture learning
  • Ability to see needs and match resources to meet the needs
  • Firm grasp of the whole Gospel message
  • Ability to disciple others
Field background:  This field has a deep, tumultuous religious history. In recent years there has been a return to religious practice along political-nationalistic lines ... to Islam, Catholicism, and Orthodoxy. For most, this allegiance to religion is not reflective of a personal faith or belief in God, but is more of a statement of political loyalty. There is strong resistance to change and persecution against those who want or pursue change.

Unfortunately, it is rare for someone here to have ever seen what it looks like for someone like them to live for Jesus. Recently, larger cities have been seeing faith progress through home discipleship groups, primarily among background Muslim believers.