Pioneer Worker

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Anytime

Opportunity Type

Full Time
Unpaid*

Commitment Length

1-2 years

Country

Spain

Opportunity Overview

In collaboration with the Spanish Baptist Union, working under the leadership of local Pastors in all activities relating to planting and supporting new churches.  This could include evangelism, working with children and youth or using arts, sports or languages for outreach, depending on your skills and interests.

Required Skills

OM has a vision to establish vibrant communities of Jesus followers in Spain. Spain is a beautiful country with great spiritual needs.  It is estimated that 10 million people in Spain live in communities without any evangelical presence.  Many people don't even have the opportunity to meet someone who follows Jesus. 

Spain is a traditionally Catholic country. Around 68 per cent of the population identify as Catholic, yet only 14 per cent regularly attend Mass.  Evangelical Christians, of which two-thirds are immigrants, count for around one per cent of the population.  This makes Spain one of the least reached countries in Europe. 

This is a collaboration between OM in Spain and the Spanish Baptist Union, who want to plant churches in areas where there is currently no evangelical church.  Possible locations include Cáceres‎, San Sebastián, Zamora and Burgos.  Your location would be determined by OM in Spain, depending on your skills and experience and the needs of the different locations.  You would need to be able to use your own initiative whilst working under the leadership of a local Pastor.  This is pioneering work, starting new communities of Jesus followers from scratch.

In order to do that you can use your skills and passions to get to know local people. You can teach English or other languages, play sport, share art or music, organise activities for children or youth.  As a Jesus follower, you can share love through relationships, simply by sharing your personal testimony and how God has changed your life. You may be the first Jesus follower a local person meets.

We welcome singles, couples and families with the following attributes:

  • A passion to see vibrant communities of Jesus followers established among the least-reached in Spain. 
  • Knowledge of the Spanish language or a strong commitment to learn the language.
  • Patience and endurance, as results might not always be immediately visible.
  • Proactive attitude, willingness to start new activities and try out different ways of reaching and discipling people.
  • Flexibility, as the work and types of tasks involved are always subject to change.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and under the leadership of a local Pastor.
  • A strong desire to share Jesus' love and the gospel with people, especially through a local church.

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