Founded in 1978, Mercy Ships is a global humanitarian aid organization based on Christian values. Mercy Ships is dedicated to increasing access to healthcare in developing nations.


Through the deployment of the world’s two largest civilian hospital ships, the Africa Mercy and the Global Mercy¸ Mercy Ships offers holistic support to developing nations striving to make healthcare accessible for all.


Thousands of volunteers donate their time and skills each year to come and serve on board our ships in a large variety of positions, ranging from the specialty surgeon, to the maintenance technician to the cleaning teams. With a crew of people from over 60 different nations and various backgrounds, you will experience one of the most diverse and international community on board our ships!


As a Chaplain, your primary focus will be to lead, teach, and counsel Crew while providing spiritual and moral guidance to all Crew members. You will creatively minister in multi-cultural, multi-denominational settings while also providing a safe, and confidential harbor for the Crew to share their burdens.


What you will contribute:


- Encourage and lead in prayer, intercessions, and discipleship.

- Lead, host, and/or facilitate small groups.

- Identify, train, and release spiritual gifting’s in Crew members to increase ministry within the community onboard

- Teach in Community Gatherings and Sunday night services as scheduled

- Serve as a listener and encourager to the Crew onboard. You will also be available to Crew for coaching or relational counseling.

- A sensitivity to people, ability to listen and encourage. Should be one who is known and trusted by others

- Provide counsel/mentorship for those in spiritual need and comfort the bereaved

. Provide critical incident stress debriefing for individuals and teams

. Connect with, visit, and keep up with any Crew who are seriously ill


For this role you will need:


- Two or more years of professional ministry experience preferred

- Some theological education and pastoral training preferred

- Ability and comfortable to minister effectively in a multi-denominational and international setting

Organisation Mercy Ships Suisse
Typ Job
Dauer Langzeitjob
Zeitraum Datum nach Absprache
Region(en) Afrika
Land/Länder Sierra Leone
Berufsfeld Missionsreise
Sprachkenntnisse English (min. B2-C1)
Anforderungen 2+ years of ministry experience in a pastoral setting, be in good health
Mindestalter 25
Kosten CHF 200 / monatlich
Finanzierung Self-funding. Eligible for Mercy Ships Financial Aid program
Kontakt Jessica Morey
021 654 32 70