Make a difference in Marsabit
The town of Marsabit is the political, social and economic centre of northern Kenya. The town is set in an arid country with a largely pastoral economy based on livestock husbandry. Most of the people groups of northern Kenya are well represented in the town, including the Samburu, Rendille, Gabbra, and Borana, all of whom remain unreached with the gospel.
Almost all young educated men and women from northern Kenya spend significant time in Marsabit. They come seeking education and training as well as employment opportunities. Marsabit is the location where one can influence the greatest number of future leaders for the church of northern Kenya.
Location: Marsabit, Northern Kenya
Kenya gained independence from Britain in 1963. Since then British tourism has been a key element of Kenya’s economy, however, unemployment, poverty and crime remain high. Whilst the majority religion is Christianity, Kenya’s ethnic diversity and vast countryside means there are still many unreached with the gospel.
What’s the vision?
The greatest problem facing the church in northern Kenya is the lack of Biblically trained leaders able to reach their own communities and the unreached groups living near them. In order to produce Christ-like leaders, the vision is to place a team focused on Bible teaching, mentoring and discipleship in Marsabit.
What would the team do?
– Set up and run the Northern Bible Training Centre to train new and current church leaders for the peoples of Northern Kenya.
– Disciple young, potential Christian leaders across all spheres of life (church, political, business, medical, leaders). Team members will consider it a vital part of their role to build relationships and intentionally disciple young men and women and to share the gospel message of Christ’s death and resurrection for the forgiveness of sins.
– Provide medical support for the Marsabit government hospital and for AIM missionaries across Northern Kenya.
– Provide occasional ongoing training for church leaders of the Africa Inland Church and other denominations in and around Marsabit town.
What skills do I need to join the team?
Bible Teachers – These members will teach courses at the Northern Bible Training Centre and be involved in personal mentoring and discipleship of key future leaders. They will have theological education and ideally Bible teaching experience.
Medical workers – These members will work in the Marsabit Government Hospital and focus on training Christian leaders in that role. Additional support will be provided to outlying Africa Inland Church health centres throughout Marsabit County as time and energy allows.
Secondary School Teachers – These members will be involved in the Marsabit public schools and will be involved in outreach and discipleship of secondary school students, teaching various subjects at secondary school level according to expertise/ability/training; be involved in discipleship opportunities.
Children’s workers – These members will teach a children’s ministry module to the Bible students. In addition, they will be involved in children’s ministry in the local church and in the local schools.
January 2019 for the Bible Teachers and July 2019 for others.
Length of Term:
We expect all long term members to commit to a minimum of two years. It is desired that members will stay for four or more years to allow for adequate orientation and long-term continuity.
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