Date: 3-year term

Accountable to: Regional Administrator                                                                  

Credentialing as BIC Minister: Optional

Formal Theological/Missiological Training: Desired

Position summary:

This additional team member(s) would serve as leadership developer/trainer, including providing workshops and seminars. They will work to establish a solid foundation of understanding major biblical and theological themes by providing learning and training experiences for all church leaders. They will strive to assist the Mozambican church to develop in ways compatible with New Testament church concepts. They will assist with and complement the Theological Education by Extension lessons already in use, emphasizing BIC doctrine and practice. Team member(s) will participate in healthy ways with the team that is already in place in the country. A team member may be asked to serve as financial secretary for BICWM finances. They may also be asked to give clear instruction and advice on handling of finances and reporting regularly for the sake of accountability.

Qualifications required:

  • The Lordship of Jesus Christ and the authority of Scripture.
  • Active participation in a local congregation in the place of service.
  • Adaptability to different cultural and social environments.
  • Emotional, social, and spiritual growth.
  • A life-style based on biblical teaching.
  • Sensitivity to local believers regarding appropriate dress, standards of living, and cultural expectations of the use of alcohol.

Expectations:

To perform the role successfully, individual(s) should demonstrate the following competencies to perform the essential functions of this position. The participant is expected to adhere to all policies, including the personal covenant, included in the BIC U.S. Policy Manual.

  • Problem solving—identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner and gathers and analyzes information skillfully.
  • Team interaction—is committed to work together with a team
  • Interpersonal skills—maintains confidentiality, remains open to others’ ideas and exhibits willingness to try new things.
  • Oral communication—speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations, demonstrates professional skills when giving presentations and in conducting meetings.
  • Written communication—edits work for spelling and grammar, presents numerical data effectively and is able to read and interpret written information (for writing team blogs).
  • Adaptability—adapts to changes in the culture and environment, and is able to deal with frequent change, delays or unexpected events.
  • Dependability—follows instructions and responds to leadership direction.
  • Safety and security—actively promotes and personally observes safety and security procedures outlined by the BICWM policy.
  • Incorporates prayer, Biblical understanding, and sensitivity to the Holy Spirit’s leading into training and planning.
  • Is expected to adhere to all policies, including the personal covenant, included in the BIC U.S. Policy Manual.

Performance standards:

  • Study Portuguese during the first year
  • Focus primarily on listening, learning and understanding the needs of the Mozambican BICC.
  • Consult with the Bishop and National Superintendent in planning all schedules, programs and activities and keep them informed of activity progress.
  • Prepare relevant material, as needed, printed in Portuguese or vernacular to supplement existing materials.
  • Attend annual General Conference and provide workshops or seminars as agreed upon by Mozambique BIC church leadership.
  • Seek to attain annual goals established between Team Leader and Regional Administrator (Ministry Agreement)

Interested candidates should contact Vicky Landis at vlandis@bicus.org.