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.
Spain’s population, with its rich Roman Catholic tradition, is mostly agnostic or apathetic towards faith in Christ and left as spiritual wanderers in Post-Christian Europe. The Evangelical community does not even make up 1% of the population. 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. Might you be one of those friends?
Sports Ambassadors will be involved in serving the congregation and community at large through engaging in soccer clubs and looking for organic and/or structured avenues to connect. Other opportunities may be climbing, cycling, triathlon, basketball, etc. In this context, a good sports ambassador should be passionate about sports and have some knowledge of soccer.
Goers serve alongside and under leaders of the Spanish Evangelical Church holding to our values of Immersion, Incarnation, and Innovation. Your time consists of language classes, hands-on ministry, and reflection through mentoring and group meetings.
**Bonus: Eligible Goers can opt to study a Master of Arts of Biblical Studies and Theology in partnership with Sioux Falls Seminary. Tuition is about 1/6th the cost of similar U.S.-accredited degrees.
Language proficiency: Depending on the placement, this position may require an intermediate level of Spanish (B2), we can consider non B2 Spanish speakers. A willingness to learn and try is critical, especially in informal, relational ministry that the Sports Ambassador will be engaging in.
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.
Coaching experience and managing child or youth teams is a plus. To be successful, one must be a self-starter and organized, but willing to take direction from the local and contextual leadership.