Eastern Europe – Envision Site Coordinator

The role of an Envision site coordinator is to develop and grow a multifaceted ministry site, as well as partner with other local ministries, including national C&MA churches and other Alliance international workers (IWs).

Posted on February 2, 2018

Europe/Middle East

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Position Type

  • International worker—vocational track
  • Ministry and partner development and discipleship
  • Worker responsible for subscribing own support
  • Creative-access location
  • Ordination not required
  • Single or couple

The site will support these works through personal participation as well as resourcing the ministries through short-term help (teams and interns). One focus will be on the discipleship and development of the short-term workers participating in the program. The local Alliance churches are focused in this area on displaced peoples, community development, wounded warriors, youth ministry, and outreach. They have a heart for church planting and have developed a strong leadership team to implement ministry vision.

Required Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated proficiency in a vocation
  • Completion of Alliance Polity course
  • Completion of the World Perspectives Mission Course or equivalent
  • A minimum Bible Knowledge Exam score of 80%
  • A minimum Modern Language Aptitude Test (MLAT) score of 60 or higher

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Leadership skills and entrepreneurial spirit
  • Heart for kingdom advancement and church planting
  • Experience in evangelism and discipleship
  • Experience and/or gifting in hospitality and hosting large groups

Biblical Characteristics Desired:

  • Christ-centered character
  • Spirit-empowered ministry
  • Spiritual leadership
  • Commitment to a healthy lifestyle
  • Biblical alignment

Responsibilities:

  • Create and cast vision for a new Envision site
  • Recruit personnel/volunteers and manage the site
  • Develop creative ministries and partner with existing ministries to reach different communities in the local society
  • Host short-term ministry teams/individuals
  • Develop and implement discipleship program for teams and interns
  • Learn the local language to a full professional proficiency (tuition for language school will be paid by The Alliance upon appointment)

Timeline for deployment:

Once appointed and fund-raising and other qualification criteria are met. All appointees are required to attend a cross-cultural and language acquisition program and Pre-Field Orientation prior to deploying.

General Information:

Please contact us for more details.

Work and Living Environment:

The Envision site is located in a key historical and strategic city in the region with a population of 3–4 million. It is an important industrial, scientific, educational, and cultural center in Eastern Europe. It is home to many high-tech industries, higher education institutions, and world-famous historical landmarks. The city has an extensive infrastructure and a highly developed system of public transport.

Status of Christian Witness:

While considered a Christian country, the evangelical presence is estimated to be below three percent with surrounding areas are even lower.

Language Expectations:

Language is an essential part of intercultural ministry. Envision coordinators and associates receive one year of intensive language and cultural study. The goal will be to speak, read, and write the language at a functional level in order to mentor, teach, and train others. Language study is paid for by The Alliance. If a couple is hired, both individuals are required to participate in language study.

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:

High quality Christian education for children of all ages is offered locally.

Compensation:

Once appointed, funds must be subscribed through the applicant’s network of friends and family, local church, or other resources. Cost information will be made available upon application.

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.

Questions?

Please contact Amy Roedding at roeddinga@cmalliance.org.

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