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Church Apprentice

Granada is a vibrant, centuries-old city with a thriving university, and sits at the feet of multiple mountain ranges, retaining a relaxed pueblo feel as a casual small-city. It is the perfect place to get to know people from many cultures and walks of life sharing the Gospel through testimony and love. Málaga, a mid-sized coastal city has been growing over the last 40 years to become one of the most important cities in Spain. While larger than Granada, it maintains the Andalusian feel, full of laid-back time to get to know diverse people.

Spain is less than 1% Evangelical, and despite strong Roman Catholic tradition, many people are skeptical of God and are left as spiritual wanderers in post-Christian Europe. The small Evangelical church is awakening to engage communities in service and relationship to share the holistic transformation found in Christ. Because of the scarcity of Evangelical believers, few Spaniards have the opportunity to develop a friendship with someone who knows true hope and purpose found only in Christ, let alone be connected to a faith community centered in discipleship of Christ.

Pastors and ministry leaders are asking for young adults to come help build long-lasting relationships in and around their communities to demonstrate the hope of the Gospel in a society that is desperately searching for it. Relationship is everything in Spanish culture, yet it takes hours chatting over tapas, strolling through historic plazas, or hiking the surrounding trails before one might be considered a true friend. Might you be that friend?

Goers will learn the joys and challenges of church-based ministry in the Spanish and post-Christian context. They will serve the congregation and local community alongside and under leaders of the Spanish Evangelical Church, holding to our values of Immersion, Incarnation, and Innovation. The time consists of language classes, hands-on ministry, and reflection through mentoring and group meetings. Opportunities for connecting with and apprenticing church planters may be available.

**Bonus: Eligible Goers can opt to study a Master of Arts of Biblical Studies and Theology with a focus on community-based mission through our in-field competency-based partnership with Sioux Falls Seminary. Tuition is a fraction of the cost of other similar U.S.-accredited degrees.


•Language proficiency: No language proficiency requirements, intermediate level of Spanish (B2) is preferred. An ability and willingness to engage frequently with the language and pursue greater language acquisition is critical to the success of this position.

•Cross-cultural Experience: Successful Goers will have a heart for learning via immersion and interaction. Previous cross-cultural experience is beneficial.

•Church Experience: A successful candidate should be passionate about working in a post-Christian environment alongside local congregational leadership.

•Leadership Experience: Leadership experience will be helpful to mentor and bring others along in your ministry engagement in congregational life and community mission.

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