Accountable to: Team Leader; Regional Administrator (indirectly)

Date: 3-year term

Position summary:

This additional team member(s) would partner with existing church-planting work in Malawi among the Yao. They will study the language and be involved with teaching and discipleship among Bible Study groups. The team member(s) will integrate in healthy ways with the team already in place in the country.

Qualifications required:

  • Proclamation of 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 regarding the use of alcohol

Expectations:

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

  • Problem solving: the individual identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner and gathers and analyzes information skillfully
  • Team interaction: the individual is willing to work together with a team
  • Interpersonal skills: the individual maintains confidentiality, remains open to others’ ideas, and exhibits willingness to try new things
  • Oral communication: the individual speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations, demonstrates group presentation skills, and conducts meetings
  • Written communication: the individual edits work for spelling and grammar, presents numerical data effectively, and is able to read and interpret written information (for writing team blogs)
  • Adaptability: the individual adapts to changes in the culture and environment, and is able to deal with frequent change, delays or unexpected events
  • Dependability: the individual follows instructions and responds to leadership direction
  • Safety and security: the individual actively promotes and personally observes safety and security procedures outlined by Team leaders in the country
  • Practices the presence of God: active in prayer, spiritual disciplines, and accountability
  • Incorporates prayer, Biblical understanding, and sensitivity to the Holy Spirit’s leading into training and planning

Performance standards:

  • Study language during the first year
  • Partner with Team Leader in formatting and translating Bible Study lessons
  • Attend Team meetings
  • Attain annual goals established between Team Leader and Regional Administrator (Ministry Agreement)

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