Tenglo Island, Chile | Christian camp developer

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Every EMM worker’s primary focus is to make disciples of Jesus. Work with the EMM team and a local Chilean couple to develop a Christian retreat center/camp on a beautiful island property near Puerto Montt. This position is ideal for those with skills in design and creativity, construction, and/or gardening and upkeep. Intermediate proficiency in Spanish is necessary.

The Christian camp developer is needed to brainstorm and develop a Christian retreat center and/or Christian camp where an ongoing local children’s ministry will also be based. The developer will work alongside EMM workers and a local Chilean couple. Start with existing limited funding, but also help generate funds (locally and abroad) for development.

All long-term and short-term workers engage in Launch, EMM’s discipleship training course, before and during their assignments. Phase one of Launch includes personal discipleship activities through online modules. For phase two of Launch, participants spend two weeks at the end of June learning alongside their Launch cohort (a group of others preparing for service) before heading to their outreach locations. In phase three of Launch, workers continue to connect online with their Launch cohort for up to a year as they navigate ministry in their country of service.

Chile is a relatively stable country with a large spectrum of climates and cultures. In regions of southern Chile, there is rain for 10 months of the year. It is a challenging climate, rural and isolated. However, the culture is easy to adapt to and welcoming to foreigners. While there is obvious spiritual oppression, people are very open to the gospel. This environment is ripe for simple church movements.

Supervisors and colleagues
The Christian camp developer will work with like-minded colleagues both expat and local, along with simple church members and leaders. This person will be supervised by Regional Representatives Michael and Nancy Hostetter and a Chilean couple who lives on the property.

Skills and experience
Applicants should be design- and creativity-oriented. Some experience in camp work/development and gardening are helpful. It is important to be self-motivated and resourceful. Loving the outdoors is a must, and applicants must be prepared to live in an extremely rainy climate. The camp developer will need to be willing and able to work with a multicultural team. Applicants must have intermediate proficiency in Spanish.

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