Tuesday, April 3, 2007

EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

THEOLOGIANS WITHOUT BORDERS: EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

Please copy and use these questions as a framework for writing your ‘Expression of Interest’ in serving as a TWB volunteer and email it to Geoff Pound geoffpound@gmail.com, with a digital photo. Stretch out the template of questions to get the space you need for your reply.

If you would like to serve with a partner or a friend, please make this clear and get that person to answer these questions, especially if they are offering to serve.

WHO ARE YOU?

NAME

AGE

ADDRESS

FAMILY DETAILS

NATIONALITY

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND AND QUALIFICATIONS

MINISTRY EXPERIENCE

CURRENT MINISTRY

PERMISSIONS
If you are currently serving in a church or Theological College please comment on your freedom and permission-giver/s to take time out for an overseas assignment.

THINGS YOU LIKE TO DO OTHER THAN MINISTRY

CROSS-CULTURAL EXPERIENCES

ANY HEALTH ISSUES THAT ARE IMPORTANT TO SHARE

OTHER DEFINING FEATURES

WHAT DO YOU SEEK?

TYPE OF ROLE

PREFERENCES OF COUNTRIES/CULTURES

LENGTH OF TERM YOU WOULD BE LOOKING TO STAY

PERIOD OF AVAILABILITY
Please try and be specific about the window/s of opportunity you have and other periods when you know you would definitely not be free.

WHAT CAN YOU OFFER?

FUNCTIONS
List the functions you think you could or would like to offer—preaching, administration, teaching, consultancy, pastoral care, building, fix it person, agriculturalist, cook, tutoring….

SUBJECTS AND COURSES
If you are a theological/Bible teacher or trainer, list the subjects and courses you could offer.

THEMES
If you are offering to speak at a Pastors/Leaders’ conference, list the themes you would be able to address.

PASSIONS
If the course or conference themes were left completely to you, list the things you would love to speak about at the moment.

WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO GET OUT OF THIS EXPERIENCE?

OTHER DETAILS
List other details or questions you want to add.

COMMENDATION
Supply the name, role and contact details of two people who can give an honest and fair assessment of your (you and your partner/friend) suitability for service in a cross cultural, voluntary assignment.

WHAT NOW?

After completing this form, please send to me-Geoff Pound (see email address above)-along with a digital photo. I will acknowledge receipt of your ‘Expression of Interest’.

Every effort will be made to keep your details confidential. They will be shared only with the TWB Coordinating Committee and denominational and seminary leaders who are seeking people to help them.

Please recognize that it may take several months to process so get your ‘Expression of Interest’ in early.

We cannot promise opportunities. TWB is about suggesting and recommending names to leaders who are looking for assistance.

Many thanks for your consideration and for making an offer of your service, gifts and time.

Geoff Pound
Chair of Coordinating Committee, TWB.