Sports Ministry – Paraguay

The position of Sports Ministry Worker will help facilitate the goal of planting multiplying churches among Muslim communities in Paraguay. Sports Ministry Workers will participate in and expand the work of the ministry by developing and supporting programs that focus on creating sports opportunities among children, youth, and young adults, while fostering deeper connections with family units.

Individuals will work in an alongside the team leader and will address two significant challenges to fulfilling WT’s purpose of …establishing reproducing churches focusing on the unreached peoples of the world.

  • Reaching the growing number of Muslim peoples in their assigned city/region and then expanding the work to neighboring cities/regions
  • Developing and releasing Muslim background believers to engage in church planting and multiplication

Workers will use soccer and fitness to share God’s love with the Muslim community in Ciudad del Este. This individual may coach, play soccer, train others, host camps, use coaching materials to help athletes grow personally, and share the gospel. We want to build relationships through soccer to see communities of believers form in Ciudad del Este.

Organizational, sports, and strong interpersonal skills are essential to this role. The ideal candidate has the capacity to work effectively with a wide variety of volunteers, networks, and workers. Cross-cultural experience is beneficial, along with a passion for reaching Muslims in Ciudad del Este.

Ideal Sports Ministry Worker competencies include: 

  • Mature Christian: Evidences Christ-like character with a humble spirit and a listening heart
  • Theological Training: Formal training is beneficial, but not required 
  • Knowledge: Sports ministry, discipleship, and education concepts and methods 
  • Administrative and Logistical Skills: Develop and coordinate ministry schedules, manage volunteer assignments, and supervise day-to-day sports activities, etc.  
  • Training and Development: Strong communication skills and ability to provide training for children and youth in conjunction with the local team  
  • Team Player:  Ability to work on a team with different cultures
  • Experience: 3- 5 years’ experience or training in Sports Ministry  

Sports Ministry Workers will provide oversight for children, youth, and young adult ministries: 

  • Plan, develop, and implement a balanced sports program for Elementary, Jr. and Sr. High students, and young adults
  • Personally invest in children and youth by spending quality time with them, loving them unconditionally as the gospel is shared in word and deed, mentoring, teaching, and discipling them, equipping them to grow spiritually, and guiding them toward a future of serving the Lord
  • Recruit and help train volunteers, ensuring adequate adult-to-youth ratios to effectively support the children, youth, and young adult ministries
  • Maintain records of youth participation and manage the sports ministry budget
  • Communicate with children, youth, and parents in a timely manner, using all available resources to foster mutual support with the families of the children served
  • Ensure that the Child Safeguarding Policies are observed in all children and youth ministry settings