Mosaic of the Traditional and the Modern - Challenges and Opportunities

Stretching nearly a 1000 miles from the savannahs of central Africa to 12-thousand foot volcanoes in the depths of the Sahara desert, the country of Chad is one of the last frontiers of Africa. Vast reaches of the country are still little changed from days when the French first colonized this country in 1901. Millions of people remain subsistence farmers, eking out a precarious existence on the sub-Saharan plains south of the Sahara.

Yet the noisy, urban jumble of the capital and provincial centers reveal a country which is hurdling headlong into modernity. Most of those subsistence farmers have a cell phone now, and every year, travel becomes easier as more of the country’s legendary dirt roads are paved. This rich mosaic of the traditional and the modern offers incredible challenges as well as unparalleled opportunities for outreach. TEAM is in the forefront of addressing those challenges.

The Swamp Initiative

The Swamp Initiative seeks to establish an indigenous, culturally sensitive reproducing community of disciples in each of the main people groups in this region of Chad. We help with the physical and spiritual needs of the population, building friendships through community development, education, and healthcare programs.

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Opportunities

We want to connect with you about the purposes God might have for you together with us in Chad! Browse our listing of current needs in Chad.

Opportunity TitleAreaLength
Community Development Workers, Social Justice Focus Chad more than 3 years
Community Development Workers, Healthcare Focus Chad more than 3 years
Community Development Workers, Sports and Recreation Focus Chad more than 3 years
Community Development Workers, Creative Arts Focus Chad more than 3 years
Community Development Workers, Creation Care Focus Chad more than 3 years
Community Development Workers or Consultants Chad up to 8 months
9 months - 2 years
more than 3 years
Community Development Short-term Team Chad up to 8 months
Vision Trip Chad up to 8 months
Teachers, Public School Chad 9 months - 2 years
more than 3 years
Teachers, Christian School Chad up to 8 months
9 months - 2 years
more than 3 years
English Teachers Chad up to 8 months
9 months - 2 years
more than 3 years
Literacy Program Managers and Workers Chad more than 3 years
English Teachers Chad up to 8 months
9 months - 2 years
more than 3 years
Computer Teacher Chad up to 8 months
9 months - 2 years
more than 3 years
Agricultural Specialist Chad up to 8 months
9 months - 2 years
more than 3 years
Literacy Specialist Chad up to 8 months
9 months - 2 years
more than 3 years
English Teacher Chad up to 8 months
9 months - 2 years
more than 3 years
Teachers, Primary School Chad up to 8 months
9 months - 2 years
more than 3 years
Medical Professional Chad up to 8 months
9 months - 2 years
more than 3 years
Teachers, Cultural Center Chad up to 8 months
9 months - 2 years
more than 3 years
Medical Professional Chad up to 8 months
9 months - 2 years
more than 3 years
Home School Teacher for children of missionaries Chad up to 8 months
9 months - 2 years
Sports Ministry Chad up to 8 months
9 months - 2 years
more than 3 years
Agricultural Development Chad 9 months - 2 years
more than 3 years
Pastor, Discipler Chad more than 3 years
Veterinarian Chad up to 8 months
9 months - 2 years
Entrepreneurial Advisor Chad up to 8 months
9 months - 2 years
more than 3 years
Water Project Engineer Chad 9 months - 2 years
more than 3 years
Medical Staff, Clinic Chad 9 months - 2 years
more than 3 years
Doctors/Physician’s Assistants/Nurse Practitioners, Clinic Chad 9 months - 2 years
more than 3 years
Teachers, Church School Chad 9 months - 2 years
more than 3 years
Community Health Educators Chad 9 months - 2 years
more than 3 years
Eye Doctors Chad up to 8 months
9 months - 2 years
Dentists Chad up to 8 months
9 months - 2 years
more than 3 years
Youth Ministry Coordinator for National Youth Pastors (Tandjilé Prefecture) Chad more than 3 years
Youth Ministry Coordinator for National Youth Pastors (Moundou) Chad more than 3 years
Youth Ministry Coordinator for National Youth Pastors (N'Djamena) Chad more than 3 years
Teaching/Mentoring Pastor for National Church Pastors (Southeastern Chad) Chad 9 months - 2 years
more than 3 years
Teaching/Mentoring Pastor for National Church Pastors (N'Djamena) Chad 9 months - 2 years
more than 3 years
Sports and Recreation Ministry Coordinator (Lake Chad) Chad 9 months - 2 years
more than 3 years
Sports and Recreation Ministry Coordinator (Southeastern Chad) Chad 9 months - 2 years
more than 3 years
Sports and Recreation Ministry Coordinator (Moundou) Chad 9 months - 2 years
more than 3 years
Sports and Recreation Ministry Coordinator (N'Djamena) Chad 9 months - 2 years
more than 3 years
Sports and Recreation Ministry Coordinator (Urban) Chad 9 months - 2 years
more than 3 years
Short-term Worker/Internships Coordinator Chad 9 months - 2 years
more than 3 years
Pastor at International Church Chad 9 months - 2 years
more than 3 years
Pioneer Evangelist (N'Djamena) Chad more than 3 years
Pioneer Evangelist (Tandjilé Prefecture) Chad more than 3 years
Pioneer Evangelist (Southeastern Chad) Chad more than 3 years
English Teacher (N'Djamena) Chad up to 8 months
9 months - 2 years
more than 3 years
English Teacher (Tandjilé Prefecture) Chad up to 8 months
9 months - 2 years
more than 3 years
English Teacher (Moundou) Chad up to 8 months
9 months - 2 years
more than 3 years
English Teacher (Southeastern Chad) Chad up to 8 months
9 months - 2 years
more than 3 years
Discipleship Mentor (Tandjilé Prefecture) Chad 9 months - 2 years
more than 3 years
Discipleship Mentor (Moundou) Chad 9 months - 2 years
more than 3 years
Discipleship Mentor (N'Djamena) Chad 9 months - 2 years
more than 3 years
Community Healthcare Worker or Nurse (N'Djamena) Chad 9 months - 2 years
more than 3 years
Community Healthcare Worker or Nurse (Southeastern Chad) Chad 9 months - 2 years
more than 3 years
Christian Education Coordinator (Lake Chad) Chad more than 3 years
Christian Education Coordinator (Moundou) Chad more than 3 years
Christian Education Coordinator (N'Djamena) Chad more than 3 years
National Christian School Educator Chad 9 months - 2 years
more than 3 years
Linguistics Chad 9 months - 2 years
more than 3 years
Print Shop Director Chad more than 3 years
TEAM Center Managers Chad more than 3 years
Nomad Outreach Chad more than 3 years
Community Health Education (CHE) Coordinator Chad more than 3 years
Veterinarian Chad more than 3 years
Ministry Leadership Chad more than 3 years
Literacy Education Chad more than 3 years
Chageen Children's Workers Chad more than 3 years
Chageen Mid-Wife Chad more than 3 years
Doctor Chad up to 8 months
9 months - 2 years
more than 3 years
Teach English Chad up to 8 months
9 months - 2 years
Ophthalmologist Chad up to 8 months
9 months - 2 years
Dentistry Chad up to 8 months
9 months - 2 years
Women's Ministry Internship Chad up to 8 months
Teacher's Assistant Chad up to 8 months
9 months - 2 years
ESL Teacher / Helper Chad up to 8 months
Orientation to Missions Chad up to 8 months

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Quick Facts

  • With an area twice the size of Texas, Chad is the largest land-locked country in Africa

  • In the cross-hairs of Africa at the widest and longest diameters, it is 2/3 desert, part of the Sahara Desert.

  • 40 years ago Lake Chad covered 15,000sq.mi. For various reasons it is rapidly shrinking to the point that it is now only 500sq.mi - 20% its former size!

  • A multi-ethnic society, there are over 130 languages and ethnic groups.

  • Though predominantly Muslim (50%), 20% of the population follow the Catholic religion, 15% protestant, 12% animist and 3% atheist.

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