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12 Opportunities

Portugal

Less than one percent of people in Portugal know God in a personal way, and many think that God is distant and does not care about them. Evangelical churches historically have been small, struggling, and ineffective in reaching their communities, often meeting in tiny buildings hidden away on back streets. TEAM is making God's presence highly visible and strongly felt in Portugal, so that the local Body of Christ will effectively show His love to their communities.

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The Country of the Explorers - Lost Without the Gospel

Portugal is known by by three F’s:  Fado, Fátima and “Futebol” (soccer). Fado is the melancholic blues of longing for the glory of the past, sung in tiny little bars after midnight. Fátima is one of the three major European shrines dedicated to Mary; “Futebol” is the most popular passion shared by the Portuguese. They are also proud of their beaches, sunshine, food and festivals. “Our food is the best, of course!” they say.

Portugal was described by one of its epic poets as a “garden planted by the ocean”, but many Portuguese think that they are in a forgotten desert. The glory of the past as the nation of the Discoverers has dimmed. The majesty of stone cathedrals does not bring life to their thirsty hearts.

Most Portuguese have a reverence for the Roman Catholic Church but struggle to see how God is relevant to their lives. Postmodernism co-exists in their minds with superstition and mysticism. There are still 45 entire counties without an evangelical church. We in TEAM wish to join efforts with the Portuguese Evangelical Alliance to reach them.

There are three TEAM Portugal ministry initiatives in the north:  1) NorteVerdadeiro, a new church plant in the university community of Braga, 2) O Caminho, a Portugese church, that is embracing the city of Ermesinde with the arms of God’s love, and 3) a counseling retreat ministry to help believers, nonbelievers, pastors and missionaries experience the abundant life in Christ.

Contact us at  infoTEAMportugal@gmail.com


Purpose Statement

TEAM Portugal exists to promote a network of healthy reproducing churches that are both relevant and lively, where people’s lives are being transformed to be like Jesus.

Opportunites to Serve in Portugal

Opportunity Name
Area
Length
Ministry
Social Services Director
Portugal
Long-term
Church Ministries
Family Development Church Planter
Portugal
Long-term - Mid-term
Church Ministries
Administrative Support Staff for Intercultural Member Care Center
Portugal
Long-term - Mid-term
Entrepreneurial and Business, Medicine and Healthcare
Counselors for Intercultural Member Care Center
Portugal
Long-term - Mid-term
Entrepreneurial and Business, Medicine and Healthcare
Experienced Missionaries for Intercultural Member Care Center
Portugal
Long-term - Mid-term - Short-term
Entrepreneurial and Business, Medicine and Healthcare
Teachers for Intercultural Member Care Center
Portugal
Long-term - Mid-term - Short-term
Entrepreneurial and Business, Teaching and Education, Medicine and Healthcare
Director for Intercultural Member Care Center
Portugal
Long-term - Mid-term
Entrepreneurial and Business, Medicine and Healthcare
Operations/Facilities Manager for Intercultural Member Care Center
Portugal
Long-term - Mid-term
Entrepreneurial and Business, Medicine and Healthcare
Campus Witness
Portugal
Long-term - Mid-term - Short-term
Church Ministries, Teaching and Education
Christian counselors with a specialty in cross cultural counseling
Portugal
Long-term - Mid-term
Training Leaders and National Missionaries, Medicine and Healthcare
Christian counselors
Portugal
Long-term - Mid-term
Church Ministries, Training Leaders and National Missionaries
Portuguese Language Student
Portugal
Mid-term - Short-term
Teaching and Education
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Portugal Initiatives

NorteVerdadeiro (TrueNorth)

TEAM Portugal exists to promote a network of healthy reproducing churches that are both relevant and lively, where people’s lives…

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Intercultural Member Care Center

TEAM Portugal exists to promote a network of healthy reproducing churches that are both relevant and lively, where people’s lives…

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Ermesinde Church

With Portugal facing increasing desperation and lean economic times, Centro Evangélico «O Caminho» in Ermesinde, Portugal, is becoming a place…

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Counseling and Retreat Ministry

A counseling center will provide  a space and environment where people can be emotionally, spiritually and physically restored. Professional counseling will…

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Meet TEAM Portugal

A Multinational Team

?TEAM Portugal is passionate about Portuguese believers discovering the abundant life in Christ. All of us are involved in building genuine relationships with both nonbelievers and believers. Spiritual truth is lived out in genuine relationships. We also have a multinational character.  American, German, and Brazilian missionaries minister together with Portuguese colleagues. We are waiting for you to join us!

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