Short-Termers Coordinator in France
Join WEC France to take on the coordinating of French people wanting to serve in mission abroad short-term, and also others wanting to come to France for a short mission experience.
Conduct interviews with French applicants, and correspond with WEC branches where they wish to serve, as you investigate possibilities, and pray with the applicants for guidance.
Coordinate our 'Get & Go' preparation training for individuals and groups before they go. Coordinate groups going on the annual 2-week Voyage Découverte trip.
You will also correspond with those applying to come and serve in France for a short period, discussing and praying with our team and ministry leaders to identify suitable placements.
Organize their orientation on arrival, and debriefing before departure, and support their practical, cultural, spiritual or emotional guidance and assistance, as required throughout their service.
Qualities & Gifts Sought
You have adequate fluency in French and English (level B2), and also good admin skills. You love to communicate with and encourage all generations, especially young people.
You have much cross-cultural mission experience in order to pass on your wisdom and understanding of the various challenges they will face.
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France is a country whose territory consists of metropolitan France in western Europe, as well as several overseas regions and territories.
The metropolitan area of France extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea, and from the Rhine to the Atlantic Ocean.
The overseas territories include French Guiana in South America and several islands in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans.
France has a population of approx. 65 million people and its capital is Paris, the country's largest city and main cultural and commercial centre. Other major urban centres include Marseille, Lyon, Lille, Nice, Toulouse and Bordeaux.
France has long been a global centre of art, science, and philosophy. It hosts Europe's third-largest number of cultural UNESCO World Heritage Site. France received 83 million foreign tourists in 2012, ranking it as the first tourist destination in the world, ahead of the USA (67m) and China (58m).
France is a developed country with the world's fifth-largest economy by nominal GDP. France performs well in international rankings of education, health care, life expectancy, and human development.
[Source Wikipedia. Read more about France here].
France has 115 people groups and 32% of these are unreached with the good news of the gospel.
63% profess to be Christian and of these 1% are Evangelical.
[Source: Joshua Project]
Pray with us for:
- unity among believers
- vision for outreach
- the nearly 50 million French people who have no real link to a church
- the Basques
- the French Jewish communities
- North Africans
[Operation World, print edition 2010]
You can also pray online for France using Operation World.
WEC's ministry in France is wide-ranging and involves both sending and receiving Christian workers. WEC partners with evangelical churches in France to send workers to minister cross-culturally all over the world, but France is also a country where many do not know what it means to have a living faith in Jesus Christ.
Church planting teams are working amongst indigenous French, Basque and immigrant communities across France.