This opportunity is with TEAM’s ministry partner South America Mission (SAM), an evangelical and interdenominational mission organization with a vision to see the church of Jesus Christ multiplied across South America, transforming local communities and the world by embodying the kingdom of God. SAM works in five countries in South America: Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia, Peru, and Paraguay. SAM’s missional emphases include incarnational living, reproducing authentic disciples of Jesus, multiplying churches and church networks, training Godly leaders and enabling transformational initiatives within the local church.
Gozo, meaning “joy” in Spanish, is an initiative that seeks to support local church children’s ministries. Children’s ministry trainers with Gozo connect with local churches to help assess their Sunday School methodology, help them to develop an effective curriculum for children’s programs, engage in child safety training, and promote children’s outreach events. Gozo children’s ministry trainers also partner with Proclama (an organization that seeks to help the local South American church realize their responsibility in the global Great Commission) and with Rapha (a Bolivian indigenous evangelical organization) to create meaningful children’s programs that educate and mentor children to raise up the next generation of missionaries and local church leaders. The duration of this role ranges from 9 months to 3 years or more.
- Undergraduate degree in Bible, Children’s Ministry, or a Humanities degree from a Bible college
- Must have 2 years of personal experience in discipleship/mentoring and at least 1-year work experience in children’s ministry specifically
- Program management experience preferred but not required