In the fulfillment of our purpose, the Village Missionary position is the most important and primary position in the entire Mission. Therefore, it is imperative that we have individuals of the highest caliber of ethical integrity and Biblical preparation.
The following are the qualifications for serving with Village Missions:
Applicants must give clear evidence of faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, and have a practice of personal Bible study, prayer and demonstration of dedication and spiritual maturity.
Whether married or a single male, the Village Missions applicant must have a desire to carry out this unique missionary ministry.
If married, a wife who shares the call and desire. The Missionary wife is an integral part of the ministry of Village Missions. The contribution she makes as a missionary to the cause of Christ is incalculable. She is to work alongside her husband to compete a Missionary team.
A divorce free history for both husband and wife is required.
Education requirements for those seeking appointment as Village Missionaries under Village Missions are: a diploma or degree from a Bible School, Bible College, or Seminary which meets the educational requirements set forth by Village Missions. Since this is a pastoral ministry, training in pastoral studies is highly recommended. Ministry and life experience may be granted in lieu of some academics, provided there is evidence of effective ministry. The amount of credit will be determined on an individual basis.
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The demand for spiritually healthy churches is great. The demand for spiritually healthy leaders is required. The expectation is that the missionary/pastor will exhibit a servant attitude in both the church and community where he serves. He should be gifted and have the desire to both communicate the gospel and equip those under his care to grow in their knowledge of Christ in order to carry out the Great Commission through the Great Commandment.
The Village Missionary should be a self-starter and is expected to initiate and maintain an active, effective, program of evangelism and corporate worship services. He is to exhibit the highest degree of integrity and honesty, as well as having a willingness to come under the authority and policies of Village Missions. Community
The Village Missionary is responsible for raising some minimum funds for their missionary work by presenting their needs to individuals, churches, and church groups.
The Village Missionary candidate must be able to show legal authorization to work in the US or Canada, and if in the US, participation in the US Social Security program (not having opted for ministry reasons).