UWM missionaries Matt and Shelley Actis have been working in the rural area of Bugiri District, Uganda. Matt has established several pastor and church leader training centers in the surrounding villages and Shelley has established life skills centers for teenage girls who have dropped out of school. The ministry is growing and there is a strong need for more missionaries to come and help this pioneering work.
UWM is in the process of establishing a twenty-five-acre ministry training and equipping center to centralize the work being done in this region. By training up and working alongside Nationals, this work will equip the National partners with the long-term tools necessary for establishing and continuing a fruitful ministry in education.
Our girls Vocational/Life Skills Center is looking for an experienced teacher to come equip national staff with better teaching methods. You would be co-teaching with a few national partners while meeting, discipling, mentoring, and evaluating them in their teaching practices. Vulnerable village girl drop-outs from the ages of 14-19 will make up your classes. In our one-year program, we teach basic Math, English, Health, and Bible in our academic semester. Hairdressing or Tailoring, Farming God’s Way, and Small Business is taught during the vocational semester.
Missionaries serving in this pioneering ministry need to:
- Have a love for the lost, the church, and for their fellow brothers and sisters in Christ.
- Have a primary or secondary teaching degree with at least 2 years of classroom experience.
- Be able to work well with others and other UWM teammates.
- Be able to work well alongside nationals.
- Be teachable.
- Be flexible.
- Be able to live in a rural area and work cross-culturally with people from the villages.
- Have experience working in ministry, volunteering at church, leading Bible studies, etc.
- Have a strong Biblical background—to have been in the church and Bible studies for many years or have Biblical training.
- Hold the ministry philosophy that our goal is to come alongside and teach local nationals so that they may establish and continue the work to their own people.
- Agree to a statement of faith.