From Hopelessness to Hope—Bring Life to the Vietnamese in Cambodia

The Vietnamese people in Cambodia are in great need of physical, emotional, and spiritual help. Join an initiative to bring them hope!

Posted on December 21, 2016

Cambodia

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Position Type

  • International worker—Clergy Track
  • Discipleship
  • Funded
  • Couple or single

From issues of sex trafficking to extreme poverty, the Vietnamese people in Cambodia suffer great hopelessness. Join a team of international and Vietnamese believers working to develop an expanding network of Jesus’ disciples amongst Vietnamese youth and young adults, many of whom have never heard His Name.

Required Qualifications:

  • A recognized bachelor’s degree
  • Completion of at least 30 hours of Bible/theology/ministry studies,15 hours of Intercultural Studies (ICS)
  • The spouse must hold a recognized bachelor’s degree and have completed a minimum of 18 hours of Bible/theology studies, 15 hours of missions/ministry studies (with a minimum of 6 hours in cross-cultural or missions studies)
  • Completion of Alliance Polity course
  • Modern Language Aptitude Test (MLAT) score minimum of 60
  • Alliance Ordination Completed
  • Minimum of two years successful Alliance Licensed Ministry Experience
  • Discipleship experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Deep heart for unreached peoples
  • Experience discipling youth and young adults
  • Experience cross culturally
  • Experience making disciples who make disciples

Responsibilities:

  • Learn the Khmer language and the Vietnamese language
  • Work with a small team to develop a disciple-making movement amongst Vietnamese in Cambodia from junior high age through young adulthood
  • Work in cooperation with the New Hope School (which is an established C&MA Christian school in Phnom Penh) that works with about 250 Vietnamese children and more than 100 families
  • Develop significant relationships amongst young people and their friends which leads to opportunities to share faith and disciple believers who in turn disciple others
  • Work with the existing communities of faith and the new ones that are born to encourage their ongoing health and reproduction

Timeline for Deployment:

Summer 2018

General Information:

World Factbook—Cambodia

Work and Living Environment:

Working in a small team with 1 or 2 additional International Workers and a group of experienced Vietnamese church leaders and school teachers.
Serving in and around Phnom Penh, the capital city of Cambodia. A city which is rapidly developing and growing, but which is still a long way from western standards.

Status of Christian Witness:

There are more than 750,000 Vietnamese who live in Cambodia. On average, less than 1 in 500 has evangelical faith.

The Joshua Project—Cambodia

Language Expectations:

Language is an essential part of ministry. International workers (IWs) receive one year of intensive language and cultural study followed by a year of half-time language study done in the context of ministry. For this position, the Vietnamese language is also needed. This would occur after the Khmer language study is completed. The goal will be to speak, read, and write the language at a functional level, in order to share the good news of Jesus.

Health Considerations:

Good health required. Cambodia is part of the developing world.

Expectations for Spouse:

Spousal roles vary based on the spouse’s giftings and training, and the needs of the team. It is expected that both spouses will be meaningfully involved in meeting ministry objectives, depending on the nature of family roles, children, etc.

Children’s Educational Plan and Options:

Phnom Penh has two good quality International Christian schools: Hope International School and Logos International School.

Compensation Package:

This position is designated to be funded through the Great Commission Fund (GCF). We offer compensation for this position, covering costs related to a monthly living allowance, housing, travel, children’s education, and full benefits. Please visit our compensation page for details on how U.S. Alliance international workers are supported. GCF-funded workers share responsibility for raising GCF dollars from Alliance churches and other sources.

Whole-Life Health:

The C&MA is an evangelical denomination committed to planting churches both in the United States and internationally. Due to the nature of this ministry opportunity, part of the required qualifications include being healthy in all aspects of life. As you move forward in the consideration process for appointment, these will be assessed.

Important Clarification:

Applicants should be aware that serving in the international world often requires a higher degree of grace and flexibility. For example, overseas teams can be suddenly and unexpectedly impacted by illness, government decisions, financial realities, team changes, or other factors beyond the team’s control. The challenge for applicants is that these factors can sometimes necessitate the sudden redefining of a position, which may take place before, during, or after the application/interview process has begun or is completed.

Questions?

Please contact Amy Roedding at roeddinga@cmalliance.org.

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