Christian Reformed Church in North America Lecturer in Nigeria
Job Title: Theological College of Northern Nigeria (TCNN) Lecturer
Department: West Africa
Status: Full Time, exempt
The TCNN Lecturer seeks to train Nigerian seminary students in theology and prepare them to serve in roles of leadership in the church and/or Nigerian community.
*The successful candidate for this position will be required to satisfy 2 intermediate steps. Information and wages regarding these steps are listed below.*
Missionary Candidate: The purpose of this position is to prepare for international service by building a network of prayer, care and financial support in North America that will enable future ministry. Ordinarily, this will progress from part-time to full-time as the support network grows through the work of the candidate and the missionary support team that is designed for this purpose. One can expect to be in this role for 6 to 12 months, depending on how quickly the support network comes together.
Missionary in Training: The purpose of this role is to develop language and culture skills, ministry skills and relationships that will enable future ministry, and begin to use those in ministry. Ordinarily, one can expect to be in this role for 6 to 18 months, depending on prior background and experience.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES include the following:
Teach credit hours annually as assigned by the Academic Dean at TCCN.
Supervise candidates writing Bachelor of Divinity, Master of Theology, or PhD. theses.
Serve as a guest lecturer to other Nigerian seminaries and/or institutions.
Work with TCNN to facilitate opportunities for North American guest lecturers.
Engage in academic forums that will enhance the development of Reformed and/or African theology.
Serve as a committee member on the Theological Education in Africa (TEA) Conference committee.
Assist in the writing and development of African textbooks.
Participate in support-raising (e.g., prayer, care and financial support - at least 90% of the average cost of a missionary) for CRWM ministries by developing and maintaining a network of supporting churches and individuals.
Ensure notes of thanks are sent to donors in a timely manner.
Educate the CRCNA and others about the nature of the global church and its mission, encouraging them to develop a deeper passion and involvement in global missions.
Provide the CRCNA with insight and resources for ministry among minority racial/national/religious groups living in North America about which the missionary has knowledge and expertise.
Communicate the nature and value of CRWM’s ministries to the CRCNA and others through written communications, and through preaching/speaking engagements.
Professing membership in a Christian Reformed congregation, or of a church in ecclesiastical fellowship with the CRCNA, and agreement with the doctrine of the church signified by signing a covenant statement
Clear theological comprehension and articulation and conviction of the Reformed faith and its applicability to the ministry context.
Passion and demonstrated aptitude for training ministry leaders
Demonstrated ability to work with others from different cultures and religious traditions
Demonstrated intercultural competence including good observation and listening skills
Strong sense of call, relational ability, ministry gifts appropriate to assigned ministry
Proven administrative and organizational skills
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Master of Divinity (M.Div) is required, and doctoral degree is preferred.
At least 5 years of Pastoral and/or teaching experience including cross-cultural experience.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Flexibility in regard to West African travel, communication, and living conditions
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
Working with infrequent electricity, hot and humid climate, limited internet
The position will be located in Bukuru, Plateau State
Ability to travel internationally
External Company Name: Christian Reformed Church in North America
External Company URL: www.crcna.org