Mongolia Church-Planting Facilitator

Our team is looking for an individual or couple to facilitate a church-planting movement in Mongolia.

Posted on December 29, 2017

Mongolia

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Position Type

This individual will be responsible for establishing a process through which church multiplication can take place, which will involve identifying, training, coaching, and mentoring candidates and doing life with Mongolian church planters.

 Required Qualifications:

  • A recognized bachelor’s degree
  • Completion of at least 30 hours of Bible/theology/ministry and 15 hours of intercultural studies
  • The spouse must hold a recognized bachelor’s degree and have completed at least 18 hours of Bible/theology, 15 hours of missions/ministry studies, (with a minimum of 6 hours in cross-cultural or missions studies).
  • Completion of Alliance Polity course
  • A minimum Modern Language Aptitude Test (MLAT) score of 60
  • Completion of Alliance ordination/consecration
  • Minimum of two years successful Alliance Licensed Ministry Experience
  • Completion of a church planter’s boot camp
  • Experience planting a church

Biblical Characteristics Desired:

  • Christ-centered character
  • Spirit-empowered ministry
  • Spiritual leadership
  • Healthy living
  • Biblical alignment
  • Teachable spirit
  • Humility—be dependent on God
  • Calling: This is a difficult place, and the successful candidate needs to be in it for the long haul.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Cross-cultural experience

Responsibilities:

  • Two years of Mongolian language study
  • Plan, oversee, and implement a church planting movement in coordination with the Mongolian Alliance national church network
  • Conduct church planting training and coaching as needed
  • Work to develop the maturity of the Mongolian Alliance national church network

Timeline for deployment:

Summer 2019. 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–Mongolia

Work and Living Environment:

You will be based in Darhan but work on projects throughout Mongolia. You will have the opportunity to live in Ulaanbaatar or another Mongolian city after language study. Mongolia can be a challenging place to live. Highs in the summer can be over 100 degrees F with more than 18 hours of sunlight with lows in the winter approaching -40 degrees F and colder and only eight hours of daylight. Working conditions can vary widely from urban environments in Ulaanbaatar, where more than half the population of the country lives, to sparsely inhabited countryside. Because of these challenges, Mongolia is not for everyone. It requires people who are willing to live outside of their comfort zone. A sense of humor and adaptability is essential.

Status of Christian Witness:

The Joshua Project–Mongolia

Language Expectations:

Language is an essential part of ministry. International workers 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 will be conducted in a school with small classrooms. The setting of Darhan offers full Mongolian language immersion.

Health Considerations:

Mongolian air quality is deteriorating due to coal smoke and pollution. Individuals with asthma, allergies, or other health issues that need regular care will have significant challenges here.

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:

Educational options vary from school for international workers’ kids with small classrooms to online options. Boarding schools are also available.

Compensation:

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.

Questions?

Please contact Amy Roedding at roeddinga@cmalliance.org.

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