Lecturer in Biblical Studies in the Netherlands
Teach Exegesis or Bible Survey of the Old or New Testaments at diploma level at WEC's cross-cultural missionary training college in in Beugen.
Get involved in coaching and mentoring students who have a wide range of different cultural, church, educational or professional backgrounds.
Enjoy living and serving within the residential college community, modelling the Christian values you teach.
Qualities & Gifts Sought
You have an MA in Biblical Studies or are working towards that. You are a mature Christian with proven character, and have experience in teaching, and cross-cultural mission experience.
You are committed to training others, and to model Biblical discipleship with the students on campus. You or your spouse hold an EU or Swiss passport.
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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.
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 with 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.
We are also reaching out to immigrant communities within the Netherlands.
Read about WEC Netherlands in Dutch