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Church Development Specialist

Colombia, Ecuador

Church Development Specialist

The church development specialist will work to help OMS partner churches identify needs and develop effective models and/or ministries to share their faith through word and deed. Church development may include formal and non-formal theological education, practical training, ministry partnerships, and much more that is needed for the growth and development of the local church. However, the aim of this team is to assist the local church to impact the community and beyond with the message of the Gospel and through deeds of compassion. The goal is church development for community impact.This role is available in Ecuador and Colombia.Responsibilities:

  • Will work with disciple-making and church planting teams to assist churches in becoming dynamic and healthy. 
  • Research and use available resources to help pastors and church leaders understand their demographics, sociological trends, needs and opportunities to engage, and provide relevant ministries in their context. 
  • Help churches recognize their assets and opportunities to become the solution. 
  • Provide training, presentations, and ongoing accompaniment to assist the local church in fulfilling the Great Commission in the spirit of the Great Commandment. 
  • Provide metrics and reports as required by leadership. 
  • Support the general ministry of the field. 
  • Weave the compassion of Christ into all tasks. 

Skills and Experience: 

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience. 
  • Experience in church ministry (preferred). 
  • Mission experience/cross-cultural experience is a plus.
  • Ability to network with churches, community leaders, and other ministries. 
  • Excellent communication skills. 
  • Demonstrated personal spiritual maturity. 
  • Ability to see big picture opportunities for churches and communicate it in a compelling fashion.
  • Language fluency desired or ability to work well through translators.

This is a support-based position that involves raising financial support through ministry partners for salary and other benefits.

About Us
One Mission Society is an international, interdenominational missions organization dedicated to making disciples of Jesus Christ around the world. With ministry in more than 70 countries, One Mission Society partners alongside local believers to multiply disciples, leaders, churches, and missionaries. We’re passionate about seeing the Great Commission fulfilled, and we’re looking for teammates who want to use their gifts and abilities for kingdom impact.

Requirements for all roles:
• Committed follower of Jesus Christ.
• Actively involved in a local evangelical church.
• Interested in missions.
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