Do you have a passion to see new churches planted in and around Croatia’s capital city of Zagreb? Do you thrive working on a team of likeminded individuals who want to see new vibrant communities of Jesus followers birthed and growing? Do you want to build deep relationships with same culture people and support the work of the local church? OM Croatia needs a new team member to help their church planting ministry flourish.
Located in Southeast Europe near the top of the area known as the Balkan Peninsula, Croatia is a beautiful country of approximately four million people, well known by tourists in Europe and around the globe.
Having a majority population of professing Catholics comprising over 85% of the total population, and a professing Protestant population of less than .5% of the total population, it seems clear that Croatia was never significantly impacted by the Protestant Reformation. During the time of communism, Croatia was thought to be the center of theological study amongst the Eastern European countries. In present day however, it’s estimated that there are fewer than 5000 Protestant Christians attending local church services on Sunday. Furthermore, it’s estimated that there is only one church per 20,000 people. The Croatian Protestant Church has worked hard over the years to maintain and grow, however church membership has declined.
OM Croatia places great value in working beside the local church. Recently, a local church that the OM Croatia team works with, started an urban mission center called the ‘House of Hope’, situated in a former communist police station. The ‘House of Hope’ is a community center for local Croatians, where the desire is ultimately to share the love of Jesus and facilitate the birth and growth of vibrant communities of Jesus followers.
OM Croatia is looking for a new teammate to humbly work alongside the local church in Zagreb, focusing on ministry at their newly opened urban mission center, which is the first of its kind in the history of the Baptist Union in Croatia.
Specifically, OM Croatia is seeking a person who has a gift for hospitality and a warm heart, the ability to humbly respect local culture, has a heart for youth, and a desire to see new churches planted. OM Croatia needs a person who is able to humbly work as part of a team, is practical and hands-on, has the ability to remain calm in stressful situations, is adaptable and not easily flustered by unexpected changes, has the ability to communicate in a clear but gentle way, and is passionate about the gospel but mindful about appropriate ways to share. Come with a willingness to work alongside the local church and build lasting relationships with the community around you.
• Heart for the lost
• Ability to work on a team
• Willingness to learn the local Croatian language (included as part of work hours)
• Willingness to take part in the wider activities of the OM Croatia team as opportunities and needs arise
• Organizational skills
• Passion to share the gospel and see new desire to be a part of planting new churches
• (Some previous experience working at a church, serving in church youth ministry, or serving as part of church worship band member or leader, are preferred though not essential.)