Spain – Church Planter

The Church Planter will work with a holistic church planting team to create and maintain gospel-driven relationships with the unreached people group they serve by living among them and learning their language and culture. This will lead to opportunities to evangelize, disciple new believers, and train church leaders.

Church Planters in Spain will serve, evangelize, and disciple an unreached people group with little or no knowledge of the gospel. This role’s mission is to share the gospel with the people with whom they make connections, disciple new believers toward Christian maturity, faithfully teach the Bible in their native language, and train them so that they can, in turn, reach out to others. The Church Planter will identify and equip leaders from among the discipled believers and will assist them as they lead their own people in healthy, self-sustaining, and multiplying churches that they establish within their individual communities.

This position requires a vibrant and dedicated spiritual life characterized by consistent practice of spiritual disciplines. The Church Planter will need to have a solid understanding of the Scriptures, be able to teach and clearly communicate the gospel (in a culturally appropriate way), and disciple believers to maturity. Patience and dedication are necessary, as the Church Planter must learn to communicate with the assigned unreached people group faithfully and accurately in their native language.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A Biblical Studies BA or equivalent experience
  • Five (5) years of church leadership experience (preferred)
  • Experience with evangelism and discipleship
  • Willingness to commit at least 10 years to the project.
  • A solid commitment to the spiritual disciplines (i.e., Bible reading, prayer, etc.)
  • Proficiency in the assigned unreached people group’s language

The Church Planter will collaborate with a team to prepare indigenous servant-leaders to establish and lead healthy, self-sustaining churches. They will:

  • Live among the unreached people group, learning their language and culture before beginning formal ministry.
  • Teach the Bible in formal and informal settings.
  • Evangelize and disciple the people.
  • Identify and equip native leaders to evangelize their people.
  • Train indigenous church leaders to disciple believers in a life-on-life manner
  • Develop current and future church leaders with Biblical and practical leadership skills.
  • Other field or agency duties as assigned.