God is working in the church and through ministry leaders in Nicaragua! As an intern with the Church Strengthening team of the Nehemiah Center, you will experience and explore how Nicaraguan churches have embraced ‘misión integral’ (holistic mission) and how this has shaped their witness and worship.
Interview leaders of the Church Strengthening Team to learn about the Nicaraguan church and how the Nehemiah Center is strengthening local churches in ‘mision integral.’
Interview 3-5 local pastors about their life, theology and practice of ‘mision integral.’
Read The Local Church, Agent of Transformation by Latin American theologian C. Rene Padilla,
Accompany ministry leaders and the Church Strengthening team in facilitating workshops and visiting church leaders.
Prepare and lead one Monday morning devotional at the Nehemiah Center via translator.
Participate in the church services of a local church.
Learn about Nehemiah Centers’s Church Friendship Program by visiting the churches involved.
Overall good physical health with the ability to endure a tropical climate and the demands of public transportation.
Academic Focus: Pursuing university major of Religion and Theology, Ministry, Missions, or Education.
- Spanish Language (highly desired, but not required for this placement).
- Good communication skills
- Respectful of other cultures and viewpoints
- Passionate for service
Cost will vary depending upon length of service, departure city in North America, time of year, level of Spanish, etc. Some costs include:
Food: $50-100 per week
Accommodations: $30-$100 per week
On-field travel: $50 per week
Language classes vary: $5 per hour
Volunteers will need to attend orientation in either Grand Rapids, Michigan in June or in Burlington, Ontario in the fall.
This opportunity is made possible through a partnership with the Nehemiah Center.