Emmanuel International (EI) has partnered primarily with the Anglican Diocese of Ruaha (DR) but is also developing a partnership with the Pentecostal Holiness Mission (PHM) in Iringa in the Southern Highlands of Tanzania. The mission of PHM is “to do all we can for the salvation of the lost, giving aid to the needy, fallen and afflicted; bringing those in spiritual darkness the knowledge and love of God through preaching and teaching of His Word.” The church equips its pastors through Bethel Bible College in Mafinga, which currently has 18 students and 2 teachers.
The mission of EI is “to encourage, equip and assist churches to serve the poor in holistic ministry.” Therefore EI has partnered with PHM and Bethel Bible College to equip its pastors for holistic ministry, seek opportunities for enabling local churches to become change agents in their communities, and strengthen PHM to fulfil its mission to meet spiritual and physical needs.
The Church and Community Development Trainer will work with PHM and Bethel Bible College to train and equip pastors and evangelists in holistic ministry and seek opportunities to engage local churches in community development to build the capacity of our partner church to fulfil its mission.
His or her responsibilities will include:
- Developing and/or adapting curriculum on holistic ministry and appropriate community development technologies such as conservation agriculture, entrepreneurship, water and sanitation, etc.
- Teaching courses on holistic ministry and other courses depending on need and the qualifications and interests of the applicant;
- Working with pastors and local churches to engage their communities in development activities, entrepreneurship, village savings and loans, afforestation, beekeeping, etc.;
- Working with PHM leadership to strengthen and develop the partner church through effective partnership and capacity building.
Preferably two or more years
The candidate should have a degree or diploma (note this is a requirement to obtain a residence permit for Tanzania). He or she should have 2 or more years Bible College education. A committed Christian faith is essential with experience of serving in the church. The candidate should have excellent people skills and be a good communicator. Administration skills are also an asset. A driving license is required. Please note adaptability is essential in cross-cultural development work. EI considers the following personal qualities to be just as important as formal qualifications and experience: flexibility, humility, servant heartedness, and willingness to learn. EI staff live and work alongside local people and value this serving relationship.
How to apply
Please contact the office if you are interested in this position.