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Partner in mission2018-10-19T07:05:37+00:00

What is the Partner in Mission Programme

The Partner in Mission (PIM) programme is a coordinated approach to sharing people between member churches and, in some cases, with the wider ecumenical community.  The term ‘Partner in Mission’ refers to an individual who serves in a context outside of his/her own nation and member church, using skills, experiences and gifts which are needed in the new context that they serve.  In 2013 CWM took the decision to use the term Partner in Mission instead of the traditional term of Missionary. The term ‘Partner in Mission’ demonstrates the organisation’s missional commitment to accompanying our members as partners. It recognises and affirms that each member has something to share and offer and that our members are already participating in God’s mission through the church and in the world.  The partner in mission who goes to another member church/ecumenical body enters into missional solidarity by joining in and contributing to what the member is already doing or has planned to do.

A  PIM’s work in a particular context is intentionally designed to facilitate the accomplishment of member church/partner organisation mission priorities.  Consequently, the work of PIMs spans a variety of fields e.g. medical, education, pastoral/congregational ministry based on the mission priorities of the receiving context.

The PIM’s relationship with the different stakeholders arises out of agreed commitments to send, receive and go.  Consequently, the language of sending and receiving is intentional.

The sending context, receiving context and the PIM play specific roles and carry out specific responsibilities.

Sending Context – offers an individual with skills, gifts and experiences to a receiving context.

Receiving Context – receives an individual with the requisite skills, gifts and experiences to meet needs of the context in line with its mission priorities.

PIM – makes himself/herself available to share skills, gifts and experiences to enrich the places that they go to serve and open themselves to also be enriched by their own encounters where they serve with a view to contributing to their sending context upon return.

CWM – facilitates the sharing of people with administrative, communication, logistical and management responsibilities through members of the CWM staff team at the regional and global levels.

This mutuality in mission is based on the principle of interdependence and draws on the rich resources within the CWM family towards the accomplishment of CWM’s vision of fullness of life for all God’s creation.

Karen Francis

Coordinator – Partner in Mission Programme

Sharing Opportunities Long Term Through the Partner in Mission Programme

Opportunities To Receive Personnel

Rev. Stanslous Chatikobo, Zimbabwean  

Uniting Presbyterian Church in Southern Africa (UPCSA)

Stanslous Chatikobo is an ordained minister of 20 years.  He holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in Theology with specialization in development and further professional qualification in Human Resources.  His previous work experience includes Minister of local congregations and School Chaplain. Rev. Chatikobo is married to Victoria and they have adult children.

Miss Kapembwa Nyembele, Zambian

United Church in Zambia (UCZ)

Kapembwa Nyembele is a teacher who has served in primary education in Zambia over the past 25 years. Her education includes training in Early Childhood Development. Her service in the church includes Church Development and Planning and leadership of Girls’ Brigade.

Rev. Robert Gama, Zambian

United Church in Zambia (UCZ)

Robert Gama is an ordained minister of 10 years.  He holds an undergraduate degree in Theology and Graduate degree in Education (Religious Studies).  Further education includes a postgraduate diploma in Disability Management, Administration and Rehabilitation.  His previous work experience includes Minister of local congregations, Project Chairperson, HIV/AIDS Information Dissemination Project and Lecturer in Theology, Education and Social Work at Diploma levels. Rev. Gama is married to Rabecca and they have two minor children.

Opportunities to Offer Personnel

United Church in Zambia (UCZ)

Lecturer in Theology and Biblical Studies at the United Church of Zambia University, Kitwe. Zambia. Duties will include:

  • Lecturing in biblical studies (Old Testament or New Testament)
  • Working with the Head of Department and/or the Dean of School of Theology and Religious Studies in the formulation of modules and curriculum in Biblical Studies
  • Setting and marking examinations in Biblical Studies

Qualifications required: a minimum of Master’s degree in Theology or Religious Studies with a major in biblical studies. Teaching experience at tertiary level will be an added advantage.

This is a four-year post.

 

MISSION PARTNER LISTING (LONG TERM PARTNERS)

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No. Mission Partner Nationality Sending Church/Partner Organization Receiving Church/Partner Organization Region Function/Job Title
1 Hmar Sangkhuma Indian PCI PCW Europe Mission Enabler
2 Martyn Vincent New Zealander PCANZ Presbyterian Church of Vanuatu Pacific Financial Services Assistant
3 Sulota Drong Bangladeshi COB UCZ Africa Nursing
4 Nixon Chiwala Malawi CCM UCCSA (Synod of Botswana) Africa Pastoral Ministry
5 Alison Gibbs British URC UCZ Africa Teaching
6 Derek Silwenga Zambian UCZ UCCSA (Synod of Botswana) Africa Pastoral Ministry
7 Roderick Hewitt Jamaican UCJCI UCCSA South Africa Africa Theological Education
8 Neville Jones New Zealander PCANZ Presbyterian Church of Vanuatu Pacific Project Management/
Project Manager
9 Richard Lealofi Samoan CCCS UCJCI Caribbean Pastoral Ministry
10 Faithlyn Stephens Jamaican UCJCI GCU Caribbean Administration/
Executive Assistant
11 Rebecca Ralte Indian PCI
(seconded by FJKM)
PCW Europe HIV/AIDS and Children’s Work
12 Benjamin Simon German WCC Ecumenical Institute at Bossey Europe Professor of Ecumenical Missiology
13 Lembe Sivile Zambian UCZ UCJCI Caribbean Pastoral Ministry
14 Jane Kaluba Zambian UCZ UCJCI Caribbean Pastoral Ministry
15 Carys Humphreys Welsh PCW PCT East Asia Administration
16 Lallawmzuali Chawnghlut Indian Shared Mizoram Synod Nepal South Asia Medical Work
17 Helen Harray New Zealander PCANZ PCM South Asia Teacher of English and Pastoral Counselling (part-time)
18 Wayne Harray New Zealander PCANZ PCM South Asia Farm Manager