NICARAGUA | Agricultural Specialist

Job Title: Agricultural Specialist

Length of Service: 2+ years

Ministry Vision / Purpose:  To coach, model and partner with new leaders within our Nicaraguan churches and schools to serve and expand the ministries of the Wesleyan Church in Central America.

General Description:  Long-term need (2+ years) for an agricultural specialist to work alongside national leaders to develop projects: school gardens, landscaping to help with severe erosion problems, orchards, Moringa, etc. Must be willing to train national leaders, host teaching events in schools and churches, and assist with visiting missions teams. 

  • Be team focused,
  • Be a flexible servant leader,
  • Be willing to learn Spanish,
  • Be adventurous, and
  • Be interested in learning about other cultures.
Field Background:  Nicaragua is a country of 6 million people located in the Central American isthmus. The majority of the country are Spanish speaking. It is the poorest Spanish speaking country in the world and the second poorest country in the Western Hemisphere after Haiti. The majority of the population is either Catholic or come from a Catholic background. It is primarily an agricultural country, and many of our Wesleyan churches are in rural communities.

The National Church (16 churches, 2 primary schools and one preschool) is led by a national board and Nicaraguan pastors. Their focus is evangelism and discipleship, which they are accomplishing through an established Nicaraguan led Bible Institute.