Could you train leaders in Mozambique?
The Sofala Bible Institute offers five courses: Sunday school teacher training, Basic Bible studies, Certificates in Theology (Lower and Upper Secondary) and a Bachelor’s in Theology. Many of the courses are taught by Mozambican professors trained by Sofala, but the Bachelor’s course is still dependent on missionary professors.
Location: Beira, Mozambique
Since independence from Portugal in 1975 Mozambique was battered by civil war, economic woes and famine. Since peace in 1992 though, the country has developed one of the world’s fastest growing economies. Many are still unreached with the gospel & 17% of the country practice Islam.
What’s the vision?
Sofala’s vision is to train and disciple Mozambican Christian workers for diverse ministries in the church, in order to build up Christ-centred churches committed to God’s mission in the world. It seeks to encourage missionary vision, both in the institute and the churches which it serves, to see them sending and supporting national missionaries to their own people and others. The aim is for Sofala to be a Mozambican evangelical institution of theological education, led by Mozambicans, capable of generating and managing resources with a view to becoming self-supporting.
What would I do?
Sofala needs someone who can be involved in biblical and theological training at the Upper Secondary and Bachelor’s levels, being available to help the other levels and courses should it be necessary. Could you work with Sofala to see transformation of lives as well as the transfer of abilities, training and equipping Mozambicans to take on roles themselves?
What skills do I need to join the team?
Teaching experience – You need to be an able cross-cultural communicator/teacher with a
recognised Master’s degree in Theology or Missions.
- To be committed to theological education and the training of Christian leadership
- Ability to think and work though issues biblically but recognising the value of appropriate local culture and values
- Team player willing to work in a multi-national team
- A learner
- Ability and willingness to work alongside various churches many of which are of a Pentecostal/Charismatic nature
How many positions are available?
3-4 full time workers with varying capacities. There is also the following short term position available:
Interested? Get in touch…
If this opportunity interests you, feel free to contact us to find out more or ask any questions you might have. Thank you