Do you have significant missions experience, understanding of African culture and a desire to inspire others to support mission and raise up new workers? If so, this opportunity in DR Congo could be for you.
DR Congo is the largest country in sub-Saharan Africa by area. A small group of AIM MIssionaries first arrived there in 1912. Today, in many areas the Congolese church is strong and poised to have an incredible impact for the glory of God. However, in other areas the church is weak. Bible schools are struggling, and young people remain unaware of their call to serve Christ, while children and the vulnerable are often neglected or ignored. Church leaders themselves acknowledge that their greatest weakness is a lack of love among believers.
We have a responsibility to reengage with our Congolese brothers and sisters. Not to take over or replace, but to serve, support and disciple. We see the potential of the church. We know it is capable of so much more. We are part of one and the same body, and we have an important role to play.
Vision & Strategy
We work directly with churches, pastors, ministries, cell groups, worship teams, prayer groups, and others, to equip leaders and emerging leaders for ministry. We train, teach, and encourage. Each member of our team has specialised skills and knowledge that we use to build up the body of Christ. Congo needs pastors, chaplains, worship leaders, and youth and children’s workers to pour into existing church schools and programs. We need skilled Christians willing to pioneer creative new ministries that address the church’s many needs and align with AIM’s vision of seeing Christ-centred churches planted among all of Africa’s people groups.
It is our vision to encourage and mobilise indigenous missionaries alongside their sending churches, so that mission work would be sustainable and effective. The church has a strong vision to reach the lost, but is not, overall, engaged in mission or cross-cultural ministry to the unreached. They ask for our help in mobilising, encouraging and strategising so that indigenous missionaries would be sent out, supported by their local churches in prayer and finances.
Ministry and Type of Work
The goal of the Missions Advocate role is to mobilise local churches to support mission, and church leaders and Christians for mission and cross-cultural ministry.
The role would require significant travel. Visiting with church leaders and churches across north eastern Congo, encouraging mission involvement and cross-cultural ministry. This could include leading seminars, teaching mission strategy, teaching in Bible Schools, visiting youth groups and cell groups, and much more. The worker would also be expected to act as a liaison between indigenous missionaries and local churches, encouraging churches to care effectively for their missionaries and raising awareness about what indigenous missionaries are doing.
Qualifications and Experience
- Significant missions experience (5+ years)
- Experience or living and working in Africa
- Level 3 French
- Theological degree
- Educational focus on missiology, evangelism/discipleship or intercultural studies desirable
- Pastoral experience desirable
Duration: 2 – 12 months