Evangelism Among a Least-Reached People Group

The Alliance is looking for a church planter in Asia/Pacific.

Posted on January 30, 2020

Asia and Pacific

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Position Type

  • International worker (IW)—clergy track
  • Church planter
  • Creative-access country
  • Partially funded (requested to raise partial support)
  • Single or couple

This team needs workers with an evangelistic gifting and experience to further pioneer work among a large least-reached 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
    • 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 15 hours of missions/ministry studies (with a minimum of 6 hours in cross-cultural or missions studies).
  • Minimum of two years of successful Alliance Licensed Ministry Experience
  • Completion of Alliance ordination/consecration (all singles or one member per couple)
  • Professional skills and certification—such as TESOL, a business degree or experience, and community health—to acquire secular visa
  • Commitment to a contextual ministry approach
  • Experience and gifting in evangelism
  • A minimum Modern Language Aptitude Test (MLAT) score of 40

Biblical Characteristics Desired:

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Practical training and experience in cross-cultural ministry
  • Education and/or experience with nonprofits
  • Ability to identify, equip, and train evangelists

Responsibilities:

  • Create and develop a nontraditional missional platform for increased impact
  • Proclaim of the gospel through multiple creative mediums alongside like-minded nationals
  • Fully engage in team life, accountability, and collaborative vision.

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.

Work and Living Environment:

This team lives in a medium-sized Asian city with the amenities and stresses that accompany urban life. While the weather is cooler than other locations in the country, expats find it difficult to locate appropriate outdoor venues for recreation and exercise.

Status of Christian Witness:

Despite long-term engagement, this people group of more than 35 million is approximately only 0.05 percent evangelical.

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.

Health Considerations:

This city has good health-care facilities, well-trained doctors, and most medications are readily available. Serious health issues are typically handled in the country’s capital or Singapore. 

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:

There are grade 1–12 international schools within or near the city. Homeschooling is also an option.

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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