Teach Vietnamese Children

New Hope Schools are established C&MA Christian schools in Phnom Penh that serve about 250 Vietnamese children and more than 100 families.

Posted on January 9, 2018


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Position Type

They were founded to prevent children from being trafficked by providing excellent education, coupled with evangelism and discipleship of the students, while reaching out to their families and communities.

Required Qualifications:

  • A recognized bachelor’s degree
  • Ample proficiency in teaching
  • Completion of Alliance Polity course
  • Completion of the World Perspectives Mission Course or equivalent
  • A minimum Modern Language Aptitude Test (MLAT) score of 60
  • Teaching and discipleship experience

Biblical Characteristics Desired:

  • Christ-centered character
  • Spirit-empowered ministry
  • Spiritual leadership
  • Commitment to a healthy lifestyle
  • Biblical alignment
  • Ability to discern God’s voice
  • Obedience to God
  • Patience, perseverance, and faith
  • Ability to cope well with stress
  • Clear sense of calling

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Deep heart for unreached peoples
  • Experience discipling youth and young adults who make disciples
  • Cross-cultural experience
  • Teaching certificate


  • Learn the Vietnamese language and gain a basic understanding of the Khmer language (ideal for someone who already speaks Vietnamese)
  • Work in cooperation with the New Hope School to develop significant relationships among young people and their friends with the purpose of creating opportunities to share the gospel and disciple believers who in turn disciple others
  • Disciple teachers and train them to disciple their students
  • Work with teachers and local churches to visit and disciple families and communities connected with the school

Timeline for Deployment:

Late summer 2020. All appointees are required to attend a cross-cultural and language acquisition program and Pre-Field Orientation prior to deploying.

General Information:

CIA World Factbook—Cambodia.

Work and Living Environment:

The successful applicant will teach children and work with a group of experienced Vietnamese church leaders and school teachers. The team member will serve in and around Phnom Penh, the capital city, which is rapidly developing and growing but still a long way from Western standards.

Status of Christian Witness:

The Joshua Project—Cambodia.

Language Expectations:

Language is an essential part of ministry. International workers 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, as the ministry language, Vietnamese will be studied first. After sufficient fluency is attained, Khmer, the national language, will also be required on a basic level. The goal will be to speak, read, and write Vietnamese well to share the good news of Jesus.

Health Considerations:

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

Expectations for Spouse:

Spousal roles vary based on the spouse’s gifts, training, and abilities, as well as 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.


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 through 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 optimal emotional, spiritual, and physical health. These will be assessed as you move forward in the application process.

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.


Please contact Amy Roedding at roeddinga@cmalliance.org.

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