Envision Site Associate in Indonesia

As part of the team, the appointee(s) will be expected to make a strong contribution, hosting short-term teams and interns, with an emphasis in relational outreach, hospitality, discipleship, and leadership development.

Posted on August 6, 2018

Indonesia

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Position Type

  • International worker—vocational track
  • Urban opportunities and missional hospitality
  • Worker responsible for subscribing own support
  • Ordination not required
  • Single or couple

Working in this cross-cultural environment requires a strong missional calling, willingness to work on a team, flexibility, and a creative/innovative mindset.

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 40 or higher
  • Demonstrated relational and mentoring capabilities

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Leadership skills and entrepreneurial spirit
  • Heart for church advancement
  • 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
  • Servant’s heart
  • Understanding of cultural context

 Responsibilities:

  • Help host short-term teams/individuals
  • Translate, work with nationals, help with transportation, cast vision, and mentor interns
  • Develop a personal ministry in the community/church through discipleship, evangelism, education, development, or in another area of need, depending on personal gifts and skills
  • Network with other organizations to foster partnerships
  • Regularly make new contacts and develop relationships
  • Learn the local language to 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 qualifications are met. 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—Indonesia

Bandung is a city on the island of Java, one of the many islands that make up the country of Indonesia. It is a city of about 5 million people, a majority of whom practice Indonesia’s majority religion.

Work and Living Environment:

The successful applicant would live in Bandung, a large and rather modern city., The people are friendly and helpful. The appointee(s) will live in a rented house or apartment. Electricity is 220v./50hz. Most appliances and electronic items are available. High speed internet and cable TV are available for work effectiveness and connectedness. The appointee will serve on a team and be part of a larger network of expat and national workers.

Status of Christian Witness:

The Joshua Project—Indonesia

Language Expectations:

Language is an essential part of ministry. International workers will receive one year of intensive Indonesian, followed by further tutoring if needed for the second year. It is expected that during the first year in Bandung several hours per day will be dedicated to language acquisition. The goal will be to speak, read, and write the language at a functional level to mentor, teach, and train others. The goal of mastering the Indonesian language is a life-long process that will greatly enhance the appointee’s ministry and ability to reach people in Bandung for Christ.

Health Considerations:

Bandung has many pharmacies with a good selection of medications, but outside medical consultations for prescriptions are necessary for anything beyond basic care. The hospitals provide an inconsistent quality of care. Better care is available in the capital, but it still does not meet international standards, depending on the medical issue. International quality care is available in Malaysia and Singapore, which are accessible by direct flight from Bandung.

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. Spouses are considered equal partners on the team and must share a clear calling to cross-cultural ministry. The couple will be expected to be involved in hospitality, personal witness, discipleship, and mentoring.

Children’s Educational Plan and Options:

Local schools with classes taught in Indonesian are available in the town, and bilingual options are offered for lower grade levels. Junior and senior high-school age children can attend Dalat International School, a boarding school in Penang, Malaysia. Homeschooling is also an option for all grade levels. International school options are not viable due to their distance from the ministry center.

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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