Church Planter – Paraguay

Church planting is essential to the ministry of every World Team initiative. This role will work to evangelize, disciple, and nurture a church into existence that can multiply. As workers come alongside local believers, the hope is to expand the vision of churches and individuals in the local network for planting multiplying churches. Church Planters will be intricately involved in outreach, discipleship, and networking.

The church planter will work to see a healthy church established among Muslim peoples. They will focus on meeting felt needs, building genuine relationships, sharing the gospel in word and deed, discipleship, and developing and releasing leaders. All of this to the glory of God and the planting of the church.

A passion to reach the lost is vital to this role. Cross-cultural experience is beneficial.

Ideal Church Planter competencies include: 

  • Mature Christian: Evidence Christ-like character and leadership competency. A humble spirit and a listening heart are essential
  • Theological Training: Formal training is beneficial, but not required
  • Evangelism and Discipleship: 12 months of experience in sharing the gospel with a Muslim is preferred, along with past experience in discipleship
  • Training and Development: Strong facilitation skills to provide training for new believers and church leaders
  • Networking and Communication: Expand the local church network through vision casting, effective verbal and written communication, relationship building, training, and providing opportunities for others to serve. 

Church Planters will live and serve in proximity to the Muslim community. The church planter will work on a team to provide mutual encouragement and accountability. They will:

  • Outreach: Utilization of CPM strategies to impact the Muslim community; training and leading disciples and local volunteers to expand outreach efforts
  • Spiritual Progress:  Track the spiritual progress of the community  
  • Relationship Building:  Establish genuine local relationships with Muslims in the community
  • Evangelism:  Faithfully and consistently share the gospel in word and deed
  • Training:  Train, develop, and release disciples to plant the church
  • Developing Leaders: The goal is to develop leaders for the church or leaders who are equipped to be sent to plant churches in neighboring communities
  • Networking: Develop and expand a network of local churches and organizations to attract, train, and mobilize volunteers for ministry