Mission Applicants Director in Switzerland
Lead WEC Switzerland's New Workers Department in Ruti. This team enables new long-term and short-term workers to be assessed and appropriately prepared for their placements with WEC. This post could be suited to a couple working together.
Screen potential candidates for service through a process of interviewing and evaluating their supplied personal information and references. You will establish and lead a committee doing ongoing interviews and assessments until applicants are accepted as long-term workers.
Give coaching and advice to ensure good preparation for service in a cross-cultural environment on a multi-national team. Liaise with the applicant's potential branch of ministry to assure a good relationship for all involved in the process. Organize orientation training and debriefing courses for both long-term and short-term workers from and to Switzerland.
Set up a schedule of activities, arrange lecturers, book accommodation and coursework. Mentor and support candidates for the duration of this application process Connect with the new members' prayer supporters and sending church to build on good understanding and demonstrate WEC's good member care practices.
Qualities & Gifts Sought
You know WEC as a mission well, and are able to instruct others in our core values and practices.
You have a heart for seeing individuals, couples and families prepared and well-oriented to fulfill their calling.
Good communications skills and are fluent in both German and English, minimum B2 level.
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Switzerland is officially the Swiss Confederation composed of 26 cantons. It’s a landlocked country bordered by Italy to the south, France to the west, Germany to the north, and Austria and Liechtenstein to the east. It is geographically divided between the Alps, the Swiss Plateau and the Jura.
The Swiss population is approximately 8.5 million and many live in the largest cities Zürich and Geneva.
Since the Reformation of the 16th century, Switzerland has maintained a strong policy of armed neutrality; it has not fought an international war since 1815 and did not join the United Nations until 2002. Switzerland is the birthplace of the Red Cross, one of the world's oldest and best known humanitarian organisations.
Switzerland occupies a crossroads, as reflected in its four main linguistic and cultural regions: German, French, Italian and Romansh. The majority of the population are German-speaking. But due to its linguistic diversity, Switzerland is known by a variety of native names: Schweiz (German);Suisse (French); Svizzera (Italian); and Svizra (Romansh). On coins and stamps, the Latin name, Confoederatio Helvetica – frequently shortened to "Helvetia" – is used instead of the four national languages.
Switzerland is one of the most developed countries in the world, with the highest nominal wealth per adult and the eighth-highest per capita gross domestic product.
Switzerland has no official state religion. Christianity is the predominant religion of Switzerland (about 68% of resident population in 2016 and 75% of Swiss citizens, divided between the Roman Catholic Church (37.2% of the population), the Swiss Reformed Church (25.0%), further Protestant churches (2.2%), Eastern Orthodoxy (around 2%), and other Christian denominations (1.3%). Immigration has established Islam (5.1%) as a sizeable minority religion.
Source: Wikipedia (2019)
Pray with us for:
–the Swiss may find the true way in Jesus Christ and that the nation might be stirred again by the Holy Spirit.
–renewed lives among Reformed churches.
–witness among the Catholic cantons.
–young people drifting away from the Church.
–continued Swiss commitment to world mission.
–the less-evangelised peoples. Geneva is 45% non-Swiss! Pray for the agencies and churches committed to ministry among them.
Source: Operation World (2010)
You can also pray for Switzerland using Operation World’s online resources.
Or pray using a Prayercast video here.
Our call is to share God’s love in word and deed with all peoples! And together with local Swiss churches we want to motivate, send and support Christians in worldwide outreach for Christ so that…
• the love of God is shared and practically demonstrated in a needy world.
• churches will be planted, where people can get to know, love and serve Jesus Christ.
• Christians will be trained to be involved in reaching all peoples for Jesus.
Read about WEC in Swiss German