Urban CP and Media Ministry

The Alliance is looking for someone to be a part of a nationwide movement of music and media evangelism

Posted on January 14, 2021

Africa

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Position Type

  • International worker (IW)—aXcess - Clergy Track
  • Church planting
  • Discipleship
  • Evangelism
  • Media ministry
  • Partially funded (requested to raise partial support)
  • Single or couple

This city is a powerful gateway to the entire nation. The team is involved in a nationwide movement of music and media evangelism through training, gospel music production, outreach, and potentially radio as of the end of 2020.

We run a large recording studio with an audio-visual production department. Workers with gifting in media production, music, photography and the like can join in these ministries in training events.

Through this outreach we are involved in discipleship and CP.

Responsibilities

• Biblical teaching and discipleship of first-generation believers
• Working with our team and local evangelist on CP strategies
• Be involved in our radio, audio recording studio or audio-visual media department. Activities could include, but not limited to: audio recording, training (music, video, editing, recording, photography, etc), video editing, photography, filming, and radio ministry.
• Be involved in the organization of events (concerts, training, media campaigns)
• Possibility to engage part time in other Alliance ministries in the capital (medical, urban professionals, and ministry among unreached people group)

Required Qualifications

• A recognized bachelor’s degree
• Completion of at least 30 hours of Bible/theology/ministry and 15 hours of intercultural studies
o Note: If a couple, one spouse must meet this requirement. It’s preferable that the other spouse holds a recognized bachelor’s degree, has strong ministry experience, and has completed the C&MA Polity course and at least 18 hours of Bible/theology and 12 hours of missions/ministry studies (with a minimum of six hours in cross-cultural or missions studies).
• Minimum of two years of successful Alliance licensed ministry experience
• Completion of Alliance ordination/consecration (all single applicants or one member per couple)
• Gifting in teaching and discipleship
• Capacity to serve under local leadership
• Experience in evangelism and discipleship

Preferred Qualifications

• Basic understanding of the majority religion and this religion in the African context
• Professional experience in radio, music, media or the arts

Biblical Characteristics Desired

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

Timeline for Deployment

Summer/fall 2022. All appointees are required to attend a cross-cultural and language- acquisition program and Pre-Field Orientation prior to deploying.

General Information

The city is a great location to live: good schooling options (French and US), comfortable housing (electricity, running water, A/C), large expatriate and IW community. Climate is mild for African standards. Roads are good, but traffic jams are frequent. Housing will be sought in a middle/upper-class neighborhood of this metropolis.

Language Expectations

Language is an essential part of ministry. The successful applicant(s) will receive one year of intense language study, followed by ongoing language and cultural acquisition. The goal will be to speak, read, and write the language at a functional level in order to mentor, teach, and train others.

Most ministry will be done in French, which needs to be spoken very well. The French language will need to be acquired in France. Basic knowledge of the national local language will be learned in-country with the help of a local tutor.

Health Considerations

The city is on the coast and has a milder climate than interior regions, which can be extremely hot annually from May through October. The city has extreme levels of air pollution, which can affect those with respiratory issues. All typical healthcare specialties are well served, though people often have chosen to seek very specialized care elsewhere.

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.

Depending on the spouse’s gifting and training, he/she can join the Urban MI or one of the other Alliance works in the city (medical, professional development or CP amongst an unreached-people group).

Children’s Educational Plan and Options

In the capital city, some team members’ children attend private French schools that use the French system and are taught by national teachers. Most of the children’s classmates are other expatriates from around Africa and Europe, as well as national children. Other members’ children attend an international pre-K -12 school following the American system, with all courses in English and taught mostly by Americans, as well as some foreign English speakers.

Compensation

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.

Questions?

Please email Stacy Douglas at douglass@cmalliance.org.

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