Children’s Ministry Team Member for Church Planter in Latvia
Our target group is people who feel lonely and who do not belong to any local community. Many people are looking for a place where they can feel safe. These can be people from different cultural contexts: foreign students or immigrants. At the same time, this could be even Latvian Russians who do not know where they belong (born in Latvia but not Latvians). We will try to provide “home” to these people and a feeling of belonging (to Christ, to church, to congregation). They may find their identity as people of God in spite of nationality, culture or political circumstances. We will contact students from the universities via our friends. Also, we plan to study Latvian language and we may meet some people at the language courses.
We plan to register a non-profit organization in 2019 (Nazarene Compassion Ministry). This may help us to start a compassion ministry in Latvia. We will be able officially work with children or people with needs. We hope this may help us to do VBS or any other child oriented activities in this country. We will have resources from Child Development of Nazarene Compassionate Ministries to help us in this ministry.
Location: Riga, Latvia
- Ability to work with the children or teens as a part of a team in the various ministries (VBS, kids club)
- Prepare indoor and outdoor evangelistic events together with other team members
- Ability to build friendships with local children/people
- Work as a team member in a multicultural setting (common languages used English, Russian, and Latvian).
- Able to teach children basic English (optional)
Preferable, if a volunteer had some experience working with children in kids clubs or VBS, or other experience with Youth & Children Ministry.
Best suited for: Married couple, married couple with no children, single male, single female.
Length of service: 3 months to 1 year
Start date: any time
Approximately funding: minimum €430/month (a budget chart may also need to be completed). Volunteer(s) is/are responsible to pay for travel to/from ministry site, medical expenses, and any other costs. (personalized budgets will be arranged before fundraising/deployment).