NICARAGUA | Children's Ministry Specialist

Job Title:  Children's Ministry Specialist

Length of Service:  2 or more 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:  Missionary to work in the area of children's ministry; to help develop, train and equip national leaders, and to start district-wide events such as workshops, camps, and retreats. Mentor children's workers in both rural and urban settings. Assist with visiting missions teams.

  • Be team focused,
  • Be a flexible servant leader,
  • Willingness to learn Spanish,
  • Be adventurous,
  • 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.