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Italy : Youth & Young Adult Ministry/Church Planter (Trieste - Tergeste)

Description

Do you have a passion to see young people walking with and serving the Lord? Are you a good listener? An encourager? Able to build bridges with youth and connect around fun, everyday life and the deep issues? Are you gifted in evangelism? Discipleship? If so, we have a huge need for you in Trieste, a beautiful Italian city on the Adriatic Sea. 

Italian youth and young adults are giving in to great despair as they deal with staggering unemployment rates and much uncertainty about the future. This affects both those dealing with failure in landing a job and those still in school who see the dimming possibilities they will face. They need Hope! The youth in Trieste are turning more and more to drugs and alcohol to dull their boredom and hopelessness. There is a wide open door for ministry!

Specific tasks:

  • Cultivate relationships and build friendships with students (high school and university) as well as career young adults while sharing Christ.
  • Hang out with youth – individuals and groups, sharing life experiences. Be available to them.
  • Plan structured activities for groups -  games, sports, music, art, English, etc.
  • Lead discussion groups and Bible studies.
  • Model Christian living as you work and play.
  • Evangelize the unsaved and disciple believers through both Bible study and sharing life together.

Requirements

  • Love and commitment to the church
  • Friendly/out-going/sociable, servant’s heart, teachable, flexible
  • Experience working with youth/young adults
  • Self-starter but able to work with others and not a lone-ranger
  • Ability to teach and apply Biblical principles cross-culturally
  • At least one year of Bible school or equivalent
  • Italian needed (can be learned after arriving)
  • Able to design creative publicity and a web page helpful but not required
  • Musical ability helpful but not required
  • Youth ministry training helpful but not required

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