LAS VEGAS, USA
FIRST FRIENDS Program COORDINATOR
Serve 1+ years starting in the fall of 2017!
Location: Las Vegas, USA
Start date: Fall 2017
Length of service: 1+ years
Number of mission workers needed: 1
Application deadline: August 20, 2017
Serve as coordinator of an exciting new mission project in Las Vegas - reaching out to African refugees through a program called First Friends. First Friends are Christians who help refugee families navigate a new country and culture. The First Friends Coordinator will provide support and guidance for volunteers as they build relationships and show Jesus' love to the newest members of the Las Vegas community.
Kingdom Workers is collaborating with a local refugee resettlement agency in Las Vegas to provide support, guidance, and friendship to African refugees newly arrived in the United States. Local WELS members serve as First Friends volunteers. We are seeking a qualified project coordinator to support their outreach efforts.
What is a First Friend? First Friends are matched with a refugee family to serve as a guide or mentor. They assist their clients by helping them get acquainted with American culture, practice English, look for jobs, and become functional in their new community. First Friends commit to working with a refugee family for an initial period of three months.
POSITION DESCRIPTION: As the First Friends Program Coordinator, you would recruit and train First Friends volunteers, plan and implement monthly peer support/training meetings, coordinate quarterly fellowship events, collaborate with ECDC case workers to match refugee families with First Friend volunteers, and provide on-going program planning and reporting.
Kingdom Workers will provide peer support, opportunities for spiritual growth, additional cultural awareness training, and friendship evangelism training.
Must be a member in good standing of a church associated with the Confessional Evangelical Lutheran Conference (ie WELS, ELS)
A passion for reaching the lost; a commitment to outreach and good stewardship.
A spirit of listening and respect in the presence of others
Consider community service outreach as a privilege in building God’s Kingdom.
Interest in cross-cultural outreach and ministry, strong cultural intelligence
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with open and honest communication
Ability to remain positive and be flexible when experiencing unexpected situations
Proficient use of technology and able to learn new technology as needed.
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