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Needs Professional skills needed to expand the GMI ministry.

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  If you have a heart for serving God in his mission in the world and he has blessed you with any of the professional skills outlined below, we'd love to talk with you about ways we might work together.

Research

Research design, coordination, analysis, and assistance in the following disciplines:

  • applied missiology - exploring emerging mission movements and methodologies
  • information technology - exploring innovative, appropriate technology for church and missions in the Two-Thirds World
  • ministry impact evaluation - helping international ministries evaluate their current impact and explore innovations for greater effectiveness
  • ethnography - observing and analyzing mission environments
  • marketing - facilitating better understanding of the needs of church and mission leaders around the world

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

  • cartographic design - designing and developing maps for Christian ministry applications
  • database development - developing and updating geographical and statistical databases for mission work
  • training - supporting church and mission leaders in learning to effectively use and apply the Global Ministry Mapping System (GMMS) to their ministries
  • user support - helping GMMS users accomplish their desired tasks, trouble-shooting, consulting
  • GIS software development - creating GMMS extensions and developing the online map server
  • GIS sales and consulting - helping ministries understand their GIS needs and find the right solutions for them
  • GIS services - providing professional GIS research, database development, programming, training, and consulting services
  • online mapping - developing online and interactive mapping techniques

Information Technology

  • web design & development - using HTML, PHP, Perl, Java Script, and SQL
  • programming - in Visual Basic, C++ and others as projects demand
  • database administration - in .net, MySQL, PostgreSQL, and Access
  • CD-ROM and DVD-ROM development - converting books to various digital formats
  • eBook development - developing eBook versions of key mission research resources
  • help desk/technical support - providing technical support to the community of thousands of users of GMI CD-ROM resources as well as supporting GMI staff and associates
  • network analyst/system administration - maintaining and upgrading GMI's network, file, mail, and Web servers

Training

  • mentoring - coaching ministry leaders in strategic research projects about their own ministry situations
  • training - providing technical training via mapping workshops or research seminars
  • tutoring - providing one-on-one training of leaders in specialized research, mapping and/or information technology skills
  • teaching - speaking on select missions, research, and information technology topics
  • curriculum development - creating materials for technical workshops, research seminars, missions conferences

Communications

  • writing and editing - for reports, newsletters, proposals, promotional material
  • desktop publishing and graphic design - for newsletters, websites, brochures and promotional materials
  • speaking and presenting - at churches, missions conferences, college events, seminars
  • representing GMI - at church, mission, and student conferences; marketing and sales of GMI resources
  • recruiting - connecting qualified individuals with mission research, GIS, and IT ministry opportunities

Management & Administration

  • administrative assistance - providing word processing, email and telephone services, administrative support
  • project management - managing GMI projects to ensure quality, timeliness, and cost control
  • customer service - making sure clients have their questions answered and are well-supported in their use of GMI resources
  • financial management - planning and budgeting

Fundraising

  • representing GMI - helping to support the mission of GMI through correspondence, speaking, and one-on-one presentations
  • grant writing - research and writing in support of GMI projects
  • planned giving - working with donors regarding their giving plans