Staff Worker to be Seconded to GBU for Discipleship
Career: Children and Youth
Length of Service: 1-2 years
PRF Number: 8825
Have you got a passion for students? Do you want to see students living and speaking for Jesus in the universities across Benin?
Groupe Biblique Universitaire (GBU) is part of International Fellowship of Evangelical Students (IFES) (www.ifesworld.org) and has a desperate need for 1) young graduates to serve alongside their current staff, and 2) those with experience in student ministry to help develop existing student ministries. Two such student ministries have begun in both the south and north of Benin. As SIM Benin we want to serve them by seconding a few student workers to them.
Benin has two universities, and they are starting to put smaller branch campuses in different cities around the country. These university centers are ideal locations to meet and build friendships with university students. These young adults often come from a village into the city and, along with all the other changes, they are being exposed to new ideas from the professors and fellow students. Many are open to the gospel as they face this new time of change, challenges, and questions.
The objective of this ministry is two-fold: 1) to reach out to non-Christian students, and 2) to help and encourage Christian students in their walk with the Lord and as witnesses to their fellow students. You would work alongside them, equip them as leaders, mentor them on discipleship, and instill in them a passion for mission. Just imagine your influence on the future of the country by engaging with GBU Benin!