Theological and Medical Training

In Botswana, theological and medical training are both areas where mission workers can help to support existing structures, bringing valuable Christian understanding and knowledge.

 

Theological Training

In 2021, discussion with the Africa Evangelical Church bishop led to the idea of establishing a Bible week for church leaders who had not had the privilege of going to Bible school, and as a refresher for others.

In 2022, the week of 30th May to June 3rd found 4 faculty (Motswana, Zulu, Zimbabwean and British) leading a series of topics on bible exposition, pastoral care, health and the church and children’s ministry. The great success of this has led to the planning of further refresher weeks for 2023 and has ignited the vision of re-opening a multi-denominational Bible school.

 

Medical Training

Botswana has an extensive government health care system and a relatively young university medical school, with several Christians working in both.

The university has need for some specialities in the teaching faculty and also opportunity for visiting specialist lecturers to contribute. Some retiring professors from other countries have taken positions in the university to fill the gaps.

Christian Medical Fellowship has been active in the student body but has not really managed to keep a fellowship going in the graduate population. We would like to see such a fellowship established

 

SIM is also seeking to develop a relationship with the Ministry of Health in Botswana to identify situations where mission personnel could fill vacant medical posts, especially in rural areas.

 

Come and Serve

Theological Education Coordinator

We are looking for someone who can draw our teams together and lead the process of re-establishing a Bible school. This would include attention to the areas of constitution, faculty, registration, curriculum, funding of structural renovation, etc.

Botswana, Southern Africa

Medical School Lecturers

The university has need for some specialities within the teaching faculty, and there are also opportunities for visiting specialist lecturers to contribute. Might you be one of them?

Short-Term

Botswana, Southern Africa

Christian Fellowship Coordinator

CMF has been active in the student body but would also like to keep a fellowship going in the graduate population. Deputy director in the ministry of health, Dr Patrick Masokwane, is seeking someone to help grow the fellowship.

Botswana, Southern Africa

Prayers

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Pray for the growth of a Christian fellowship within the graduate body at Botswana's university medical school.

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Pray for the growth of a Christian fellowship within the graduate body at Botswana's university medical school.

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Ask that a Bible school might be revived to help equip many pastors for successful ministry in their communities.

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Ask that a Bible school might be revived to help equip many pastors for successful ministry in their communities.

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Pray that SIM mission workers would be able to support the Ministry of Health and show a powerful Christian witness.

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Pray that SIM mission workers would be able to support the Ministry of Health and show a powerful Christian witness.

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