Sports Ministry Team Member

If you love sports and would like to use that platform to introduce people to Jesus, then
this is an opportunity for you! Use your passion for sport to reach the least reached in the local community! Be trained and grow in leadership and discipleship with the potential for a future role in assisting in establishing and developing sports ministry in OM Finland.
As long as possible
Full Time
As soon as possible
Initially, the role involves organising regular sporting activities with the aim of building relationships through social or elite sport for the purposes of discipleship as well as being trained in sports ministry.

There is potential for the role to grow in working with the OM Finland team leader and the SportsLink Finland team leader in establishing and developing a sports ministry strategy for SportsLink Finland.
The person will support and maintain established sports programs & relationships with local sports teams and ministry partners as well as have the opportunity to pioneer new sporting ventures with the desire of identifying true seekers and testing a strategy to bring these seekers from the playing field to following Jesus Christ and be discipled in multiplying what they have learned.

We are looking for people with the following qualities:
– good general health and a level of physical fitness that enables regular weekly participation in sporting activities
– sports enthusiast
– organizational skills
– leadership,
– enthusiasm
– self-motivation and the ability to influence and motivate others.

Gifting and experience in leading discipleship groups or sports discipleship/evangelism would be helpful (but is not strictly necessary). Previous experience developing and running a sports ministry would be very helpful (but not essential). Any formal sports coaching/training qualifications or sports ministry training would be helpful (but not essential).

We offer ongoing training and development in sports ministry, evangelism and discipleship methods.
We already have connections and ministries developing through ice hockey and football/futsal so knowledge and passion for one or both of these would be considered a bonus (but not necessary).

Must be fluent in English with good written and verbal communication skills. Already existing Finnish and/or Arabic language skills would be very helpful (but not essential). Must be willing to learn Finnish.

Minimum commitment 2 years.

Live opportunities are unsalaried. Most people joining OM have to raise financial support to cover their living expenses, usually through gifts from home churches and other supporters.

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