CMS Ireland Teams - 2018

Hours: 
Fixed Term
Position: 
Voluntary
Type of work: 
Development
Type of work: 
Education
Type of work: 
Health Care
Type of work: 
Working with People with Disabilities
Type of work: 
Youth worker
Employer: 
CMS Ireland
Summary: 
2 Open Teams to our Partners in Kenya - 2018
Description:

What is a CMS Ireland Team?

CMSI Teams provide opportunities for individuals from CMSI link parishes and Churches throughout Ireland to visit one of our partners in another part of the world, to experience life and work there and to sample something of a different culture.  The teams can be a great encouragement to our partners and our hope is that they will inspire, challenge and enthuse the participants to engage more deeply in global mission.  A CMSI Team involves training and preparation in the months leading up to a visit, the visit itself and some follow-up meetings after the visit has taken place.

Where & when?

Team 1:  The provisional dates for the visit to Nairobi in Kenya are 2 weeks in early August 2018.  Specific dates will be set once the team is selected and flight options are checked.

Team 2: The provisional dates for the visit to Kajiado in Kenya are the middle two weeks in July 2018. Specific dates will be set once the team is selected and flight options are checked.

What?

Team 1: All Saints’ Cathedral/UDP would like 8-10 individuals who would be willing to establish and strengthen links between CMSI-linked parishes and the church in Nairobi.  With a special focus on education this team would be especially relevant to Sunday School/Messy Church leaders with opportunities to engage with “Tujisaidie” - a thriving Primary School and Community Centre in the heart of Kayole informal settlement, following up on the CMSI 2017 Children’s Resource “Growing in God”.

Depending on the skills and interests of team members there will be opportunities to meet members of the community, help with school lessons, assemblies, practical work (e.g. painting), football training, young people’s bible study, home-work club and a community-run lunch club.  There will also be time to engage with All Saints’ Cathedral to experience some of their diverse and creative ministries, meet Provost Sammy Wainaina & members of the congregation. 

Team 2:  The provisional dates for the visit to Kajiado in Kenya are the middle two weeks in July 2018. Specific dates will be set once the team is selected and flight options are checked.

The Diocese of Kajiado are seeking participants who would be willing to strengthen the Parish’s existing link with Kajiado by engaging with ongoing ministries amongst the local community. Depending on the skills and interests of team members there will be opportunities to do building/repair work, teaching/training of Lay Readers (for clergy), and craft training for the women. The team will also see first-hand some of the projects supported by link parishes (e.g. Oltiasika water tanks, farm and tractor, women’s empowerment, Oloosuyian Girls Secondary School.)

How will the team prepare?

There will be three training/team building sessions prior to departure, which team members are required to attend: an overnight residential for all CMSI Teams – scheduled for 26th-27th January 2018, a training day on Saturday 14th April and a final team gathering/commissioning on a Sunday evening in June 2018 (date tbc).

What will it cost?

The cost is £1,800/€2,000 per person.  This includes flights, travel insurance, visas, accommodation, food, training and preparation.  The cost of vaccinations is not included. A £50 non-refundable deposit will be retained by CMS Ireland should you decide to withdraw from the team.  Given the high costs, we encourage churches to help with fundraising.

Who can apply?

The team is open to any members of a Church in Ireland or CMSI linked Parishes. Team members should be aged 18+. A minimum of 4 people is required to make up a viable team.

Application details: 

How to apply?

You can apply online via the CMSI website (www.cmsireland.org) or you can request a paper application form from CMSI’s Belfast office.  The deadline for applications is Friday24th November 2017.  We’ll then contact you with a date for an informal interview, which will take placein CMS Ireland’s Belfast office or by Skype.  If you have any questions, or would like to request an application form,  please contact our  Personnel Manager, Gillian Maganda, in our Belfast office – personnel@cmsireland.org; +44 (0)28 90775020

Region: 
Al Ireland
Closing date: 
24 Nov 2017
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CMSI All Saints Nairobi UDP Team Info Sheet - 2018. v2docx.pdf518.73 KB
Kajiado Kenya 2018 team info sheet.pdf454.92 KB