The purpose of the Training Developer is to equip and train people for cross-cultural service among those that have never heard by preparing curriculum, tailored both for in-person classroom work as well as for GFM’s online programs. This ministry and teaching role can be part-time or full-time and support-raising is required. The Training Developer has the ability to work on site and from home on a regular basis. The role is based out of Atlanta, GA or Richmond, VA.
- Must personally embrace GFM’s purpose, vision, values and statement of faith and identify as a maturing believer in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior
- Must have experience in leading small group discussions, adult learning, and/or extensive cross-cultural missions work (among unreached people groups is helpful)
- Must be ready to experience significant missions training and leadership development through GFM’s Missionary Training School (in person sessions or online)
- Must demonstrate humility, teachability, and an ability to work well with others
- Must display advanced interpersonal and communication skills (Gmail, Slack, etc.)
- Must have an understanding of the Moodle learning system and have technology skills to develop online curriculum and be able to use Google Drive, Sheets, Docs, etc.
- Must function well both independently and in a team environment
- A College Degree in education or cross-cultural studies is preferred but not required; informal trainings in adult education, leadership, or ministry are also acceptable
- Curriculum development by previewing books, videos, blogs, articles, websites and other resources for potential use in GFM’s missionary training programs
- Prepare detailed and applicable learning objectives, lessons, Bible studies, activities, quizzes, and tests for missionary training
- Occasionally instruct in-person classroom sessions during the Missionary Training School (MTS)
- Compile rosters of guest speakers or partner orgs that can come in to share or teach at the different GFM locations
- Maintain relationships with educational institutions that offer credit or degrees for the missionary training school to make sure we are in compliance with all accreditation standards
- Forge new partnerships with academic organizations that would like to send students to GFM for practical, hands-on training
- Oversee the online missionary training program and help local churches implement their own in-house programs using GFM resources and materials
- Coach MTS directors at each location through best practices in adult education, retention of information, interactive learning, etc.
- Find ways to develop GFM training materials into other languages, into oral formats, etc.