Evangelism & Discipleship Trainers – Chad
Work closely with the local church, encouraging the Christians from the south to reach their Eastern neighbours effectively.
Join a team training Chadian believers in various evangelistic and discipleship methods with sensitivity to their specific cultures, equipping and empowering them to disciple others.
Opportunity to learn Chadian Arabic.
Qualities & Gifts Sought
Ideally already a French or Arabic speaker. Some experience of an oral culture would be an advantage, and of a cell-type model of church planting. Understanding of folk islamic beliefs and culture.
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About Training for Mission
Our commitment is to journey with you, on the road to the fulfilment of your vision (and ours), to reach those who know nothing of our Father’s love. Equipping is part of that commitment. Laying good foundations is the beginning.
WEC has five cross-cultural training centres on three continents, whose aim is to put appropriate tools in your hands and teach you to use them.
Read more about WEC's cross-cultural training centres.
Ongoing training: We are committed in WEC is to life-long learning and training. We provide ongoing training in a number of areas such as:
Member Care: helping you to stay healthy, resilient and effective in the demanding situations of life and ministry.
Intentionality and Church Planting: Through the presentation of concepts, case studies and an open forum the participants have the possibility to evaluate and define the best strategies in their Church Planting ministry.
Leadership Training: as well as training courses we also offer coaching and mentoring for those in leadership positions in WEC.
Peacemaking and Mediation Training: Scripture teaches that it is absolutely essential to our witness and our fellowship that we live in reconciled relationships. Conflicts in relationships are a part of life but as an organization we are committed to living and working together in humility and harmony.
Sharpening Your Interpersonal Skills: provided in partnership with other organisations.
Chad is a landlocked country in Central Africa. It is bordered by Libya to the north, Sudan to the east, the Central African Republic to the south, Cameroon and Nigeria to the southwest and Niger to the west. It is the fifth largest country in Africa in terms of area.
Chad has several regions: a desert zone in the north, an arid Sahelian belt in the centre and a more fertile Sudanian Savanna zone in the south. Lake Chad, after which the country is named, is the largest wetland in Chad and the second-largest in Africa. The capital N'Djamena is the largest city.
The United Nations' Human Development Index ranks Chad as the seventh poorest country in the world, with 80% of the population living below the poverty line.
At 33%, Chad has one of the lowest literacy rates of Sub-Saharan Africa.
Chad's official languages are Arabic and French.
[Read more about Chad on Wikipedia]
Chad has 141 people groups and half of these are considered unreached (they have yet to hear the good news about of Jesus).
56.6% are professing Muslims, 26% are professing Christians and of those, 7.5% call themselves Evangelical.
[source: Joshua Project]
Pray with us for:
The need for stable government
Freedom of religion
The Church in Chad
Least-reached people groups
[Operation World print edition, 2010]
You can also pray online for Chad with Operation World
WEC in Chad
In Chad there is an open door to serve Christ. WEC has many opportunities to serve people in Jesus' name, through urban outreach, teaching English, working with students, helping the poor, using the media and much more. We work with several unreached peoples including nomads.
There are so many unreached peoples here and, for the moment, a great freedom to work. The team are starting churches where there are none among the peoples of Chad. The time is now!
In 2012, WEC oversaw the translation and printing of the first New Testament in the Chadian dialect of Arabic, continuing WEC’s commitment to translate the scriptures into the languages of unreached people groups. Please pray with us that this NT will be widely read and used.
Chad has many Short Term Mission opportunities ...
You can teach:
-French language or literacy
-basic IT (usually in French)
-basic media-use (photography, audio, video, internet or social media)
-serve in a student library
-do outreach work among nomads (one year minimum)
And much more ...
Get in touch today!