Youth Mentor

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 organically invest in a diverse people.

Spain’s population, with its rich Roman Catholic tradition, is mostly agnostic or apathetic towards faith in Christ and are left as spiritual wanderers in Post-Christian Europe. The Evangelical community barely makes up 1% of the population due to growing diversity within the Evangelical church. Youth mentorship is relatively new within the Evangelical Church, yet greatly desired by both youth and congregations. Spanish youth are not content with just passive church attendance and desperately want to engage, but often feel left out without people to encourage them along the way. Because of the scarcity of Evangelical believers, few Spanish youth have the opportunity to develop friendship with somebody who knows the true hope and purpose found only in Christ. Might you be one of those friends?

Youth Mentors will be involved in the discipleship and spiritual growth of youth and young adults. This will be done through mentorship, programming, leadership development, and fostering involvement in the life of the congregations and mission in their communities. 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.

Skills: 

•Language Proficiency: This position requires at least a basic conversational level of Spanish (B1) however an intermediate level of Spanish (B2 is preferred). A willingness to engage frequently and grow quickly in language acquisition is a must.

•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 with adolescents and young adults in a post-Christian environment alongside local congregational leadership.

•Leadership Experience: In any place where the Gospel has not reached 1% of the population, it can be considered a pioneering field. In this case we seek out local innovative leaders to partner with. These partners also seek to form other, young adult innovative leaders. Leadership experience will be helpful to mentor and bring others along in your ministry engagement in congregational life and community mission.

Placement Details

Status: 
Open
Region: 
Language: 
Positions: 
5
Start cycles: 
Fall
Winter
Location: 
Spain
Genders: 
Both
Reference number: 
13116576
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