Church-Planting Business Manager

The Alliance is looking for a church-planting business manager in Africa.

Posted on January 30, 2020


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Position Type

  • International worker (IW)—vocational track
  • Business/NGO, church planting, discipleship, and evangelism
  • Creative-access location
  • Partially funded (requested to raise partial support)
  • Single or couple

This team’s primary focus is church planting and discipleship through supporting the network of house churches in this city and discipling leaders who will faithfully teach others (2 Tim 2:2). The successful applicant(s) will be working alongside this team to establish and help run a business, specifically aimed at training and employing women who are coming out of sexual exploitation.


  • Language and culture study
  • Consistent evangelism and discipleship
  • Work alongside the team to establish and manage a social business
  • Work with at-risk and exploited girls and women

Required Qualifications:

  • Completion of Alliance Polity course
  • Completion of the World Perspectives Mission Course (minimum of certificate level) or equivalent
  • A minimum Modern Language Aptitude Test (MLAT) score of 70
  • An understanding that risk and hardship are common in the work of bringing the gospel to the least reached

Preferred Qualifications:

  • AA or BS degree in business administration or equivalent business experience
  • Trauma-counseling degree or training
  • Prior experience in a French-speaking African country

Biblical Characteristics Desired:

  • Kingdom minded
  • Biblically grounded
  • Spirit dependent
  • Competently skilled
  • Self-aware
  • Self-disciplined

Timeline for Deployment:

Summer/Fall 2021. All appointees are required to attend a cross-cultural and language-acquisition program and Pre-Field Orientation prior to deploying.

General Information:

This work is based in an urban area in a north African country. The government is stable, and the city has a population of approximately 1.5 million people. Despite some economic growth within the country, poverty, unemployment, andilliteracy rates remain high. There is a national religion, and while there is a stated civil tolerance of other religions, familial and cultural persecution (and more rarely, government persecution) follows conversion.

Language Expectations:

Language is an essential part of ministry. IWs receive two years of intensive language and cultural study. The goal will be to speak, read, and write at a functional level in order to mentor, teach, and train others.

Health Considerations:

There is access to adequate medical care in this city though major procedures should be done in Europe.

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’s needs, etc.

Children’s Educational Plan and Options:

Private French schools, an American school, and homeschooling are all viable options.


The successful applicant(s) will receive a full compensation package with the expectation that, once appointed, efforts will be made to raise a portion of support costs through the applicant’s network of friends and family, local church, or other resources. Information on support costs will be made available upon application. Training and/or coaching in fund-raising is available.

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 are assessed during 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.


Please email Stacy Douglas at

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