Intercultural Studies Lecturer in Brazil
Invest in trainee missionaries and church leaders; join the community at WEC's Missionary Training College in Montes Claros.
Lecture in Biblical Basis, Cultural Anthropology, Ethnology and Cross-cultural Communication.
Enjoy multi-cultural campus life. Mentor, equip and inspire Brazilians for cross-cultural mission work here and abroad.
College website in Portuguese mtclatino.org.br
Qualities & Gifts Sought
Bible College graduate or Theology qualification. Some cross-cultural mission experience is preferred.
You are willing to be involved both in the academic side of the college and practical work on the campus.
You are confidently fluent in the Portuguese language.
WEC ref 13026
This position is unsalaried, as all WEC personnel look to God to provide their personal needs.
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.
Missionary Training Colleges: WEC understands the importance of proper training and preparation for cross-cultural mission. Hence, we have 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.
Member Care: helping you to stay healthy, resilient and effective in the demanding situations of life and ministry.
Intentionality in Church Planting: Through the presentation of concepts, case studies and an open forum, participants in this training have the opportunity 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.
Brazil (Portuguese: Brasil) is the largest country in both South America and Latin America.
At 8.5 million square kilometers (3.2 million square miles) and with over 208 million people, Brazil is the world's fifth-largest country by area and the sixth most populous. The capital is Brasília, and the most populated city is São Paulo.
Urban areas concentrate 84.35% of the population, and the Southeast region is the most populated one, with over 80 million inhabitants.
Bounded by the Atlantic Ocean on the east, Brazil has a coastline of 7,491 kilometers (4,655 mi). It borders all other South American countries except Ecuador and Chile and covers 47.3% of the continent's land area.
Its Amazon River basin includes a vast tropical forest, home to diverse wildlife, a variety of ecological systems, and extensive natural resources spanning numerous protected habitats. This unique environmental heritage makes Brazil one of 17 megadiverse countries, and is the subject of significant global interest and debate regarding deforestation and environmental protection.
Brazil's economy is the world's eighth-largest. Until 2010 Brazil had one of the world's fastest growing major economies. It has been characterised as a potential superpower. One of the world's major breadbaskets, Brazil has also been the largest producer of coffee for the last 150 years.
Brazilian cuisine varies greatly by region, reflecting the country's varying mix of indigenous and immigrant populations. A typical meal consists mostly of rice and beans with beef, salad, french fries and a fried egg. Often, it's mixed with cassava flour (farofa). The national beverage is coffee!
[Read more about Brazil on Wikipedia]
Brazil has 309 people groups and 30 of these are considered unreached - these 30 people groups have yet to hear the good news about of Jesus.
89.5% are professing Christians, and of those, 24.7% call themselves Evangelical.
[Source: Joshua Project]
Pray with us for this land, for:
The challenges of economic corruption and crime
Poverty which still effects tens of millions
The Catholic Church
Brazil’s unreached people groups
The indigenous peoples of Brazil
[Operation World print edition, 2010]
You can also pray online for Brazil with Operation World
WEC in Brazil
WEC has been in Brazil since 1922, and WEC’s first branch outside Africa was established in 1923 called ‘The Heart of Amazonia Mission’.
Today, WEC Brazil's Vision is the evangelization of the unreached people groups in partnership with Brazilian Churches.
'We work in partnership with Brazilian churches in order to send out missionaries who are well prepared, as well as care for them and their families, so that they might have an effective and long-lasting ministry among unreached peoples. We also have teams reaching out to indigenous peoples in Brazil.'
Read in Portuguese about WEC Brasil.
More about what WEC is doing in the Americas here.