Creative to work with migrant women in Netherlands
Every year thousands of new migrants in the Rotterdam region become our new neighbours. Some of these communities have hardly been touched with the gospel.
The Reaching Rotterdam ministry, in partnership with WEC Netherlands and other missions and local Dutch churches, are looking for a creative person who enjoys sharing craftwork and teaching how to create beautiful and useful things, while getting to know people.
Help build relationships with women from varying ethnic backgrounds in this neighbourhood. As we work together you will help us support and empower these ladies socially and economically.
It is important that the families feel safe and find the confidence to open up and tell their own stories. As trust is built you will find opportunities to share stories from the Bible and your own testimony.
Possible creative activities can include needlework, jewellery making, card making, and other handicrafts, or teaching computing, language, dance, singing, or other social activities, with perhaps discussions on topics such as parenting, etc.
Qualities & Gifts Sought
You enjoy creating useful or beautiful things of all kinds, and you are interested in people especially those from different ethnic backgrounds.
You love sharing about Jesus and stories from the Bible through activities. You have an understanding of Islamic beliefs and want to build bridges between communities and churches.
You can also speak English or Dutch, and knowledge of other languages is a bonus.
Our ref 412
About Arts in Mission
Arts Release is a group of creative arts specialists who love Jesus and people of other cultures. They are reaching the unreached, worshipping, discipling, training and mobilising through the God-given power of the arts, inspired by the Holy Spirit.
The ArtsRelease teams (some full-time, some part-time) enjoy expressing God's love through various art forms. Some have professional arts training and others have picked up skills on the way.
WEC currently have teams based in England, France, Germany, Spain and Singapore. Our ArtsRelease team members sometimes travel to work alongside WEC teams in other countries, but also increasingly work collaboratively online, doing research, training, performance, and leading worship using various art forms.
The Netherlands is a country in Western Europe with a population of 17 million.
The European portion of the Netherlands consists of twelve provinces and borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, sharing maritime borders in the North Sea with Belgium, the United Kingdom, and Germany.
The five largest cities in the Netherlands are Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague, Utrecht and Eindhoven. Amsterdam is the country's capital, while The Hague holds the seat of the States General and cabinet. The Port of Rotterdam is the largest port in Europe and the world's largest outside East Asia.
Netherlands literally means lower countries, influenced by its low land and flat geography, with only about 50% of its land exceeding one metre above sea level.
With a population density of 414 people per km2 –– the Netherlands is classified as a very densely populated country. Only Bangladesh, South Korea, and Taiwan have both a larger population and higher population density.
Nevertheless, the Netherlands is the world's second-largest exporter of food and agricultural products, after the United States. This is partly due to the fertility of the soil and the mild climate as well as its highly developed intensive agriculture.
[Source Wikipedia. Read more about the Netherlands here]
There are 101 people groups and 21% of these are unreached with the good news of Jesus. 47% profess to be Christian and of these 4.25% are Evangelical.
[Source: Joshua Project]
Pray with us for:
revival that restores the nations belief in the gospel,
the government to be influenced for good,
student and youth work,
migrant ethnic minorities,
a new generation of church leaders.
[Operation World, print edition 2010]
You can also pray online for The Netherlands using Operation World.
In cooperation with local churches, WEC Netherlands wants to equip and send workers among the unreached, to make followers of Jesus, and to plant missional churches.
WEC runs a cross-cultural training college in Beugen called Cornerstone where students from many countries come to study and prepare for missionary service.
WECers are also reaching out to immigrant communities within the Netherlands, in cities like Rotterdam.
Read in Dutch about WEC Netherlands