Rapid growth among the churches of the Central African Republic has created a tremendous leadership training opportunity. Currently less than 50% of the 2400 registered churches are led by trained pastors.
The Aquila Project supplements the training of Seminary and Bible Institute students through intensive courses taught by experienced North American pastors and teachers. Through a strategic partnership between central African church
leadership and Grace Brethren International Missions, you could have the opportunity to teach a one-week intensive course designed to impact the next generation of African leaders.
how do I apply?
Interested men should fill out the simple application and wait to hear from the FGBC national office for instructions about next steps. We are seeking teams of two men who will each teach a class.
Qualified visiting professors will spend just over two weeks in travel and in Bangui. Flights leave on Tuesday and return on Friday. Approximately 40 hours of courses will be conducted during that period of time. 17 day trips can be scheduled any time between the following dates...
- October 15 - November 15
- January 15 - February 16
What is expected from me?
- Participate in cross-cultural training experiences designed to make your teaching more relevant and effective in the central African context.
- Where possible, you will travel to Bangui (CAR) with a more experienced teacher to learn how to prepare for your teaching assignment.
- You are required to complete a six-session, selfdirected orientation course designed to assist you in understanding the differences in teaching and learning between North America and Central Africa.
- Read 2 books on African culture and cross cultural teaching.
- Teach a one-week intensive course at the Brethren Seminary in Bangui or at one of the four Bible Institutes.
- You will be assigned to teach a course that forms part of the master curriculum.
- Please keep in mind that all courses are taught in French or Sango, so you will be assigned a translator.
What are the qualifications?
- Due to accreditation requirements, all visiting professors must have a Master's degree or higher.
- Due to cross-cultural issues, all visiting professors must prepare for their teaching assignment either through special training experiences or by demonstrating they have completed courses in contextualization and crosscultural
- Due to special climatic conditions, all visiting professors must have approval of their attending physician and receive appropriate immunizations.