Our team values prioritizing the need to build relationships that allow the gospel to be shared.
Historically, medical ministry has often led to permanent clinics or hospitals where the demands on the medical staff exceed the capacity. This approach can lead to growing dependency on outside help, while failing to provide significant opportunity to address the spiritual needs of the patients.
We are looking for nurses with creative ministry ideas which could meet these goals and that would also be aligned with our goals within the Middle East/North Africa division, one of which is “making disciples through holistic ministry”.
Communicating in Arabic is necessary for both providing effective medical and spiritual care. Short term team members (up to two years) would spend the first six months studying Arabic language full time. Long term members (over two years) would spend the first two years devoted to studying Arabic with a transition to continued study combined with medical ministry afterwards.
This should not be seen as an opportunity to use all of your nursing skills in Jordan or Lebanon, but rather to use your experience and training in a way that might bring opportunities to build relationships and help people become followers of Jesus.