Join a Holistic, Non-Profit Among a Least Reached People

The team member will serve alongside two couples seeking to build on 10 years of effective, transformational development work after an earthquake.

Posted on December 29, 2017

Asia and Pacific

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Position Type

This individual or couple will develop and help manage a not-for-profit, social service agency that empowers youth and low-income families. Our goal is to proclaim the gospel in word and deed, while discipling new believers and forming house fellowships.

Required Qualifications:

  • A recognized bachelor’s degree
  • Completion of a minimum of 30 hours of Bible/theology/ministry and 15 hours of intercultural studies
  • The spouse must hold a recognized bachelor’s degree and have completed a minimum of 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 40
  • Completion Alliance ordination/consecration
  • Minimum of two years successful Alliance Licensed Ministry Experience
  • Ability to work on a cross-cultural team

Biblical Characteristics Desired:

  • Christ-centered character
  • Spirit-empowered ministry
  • Spiritual leadership
  • Healthy living
  • Biblical alignment
  • Servant’s heart
  • Understanding of cultural context

 Preferred Qualifications:

  • Education and/or experience in community health work/non-profits
  • Extensive understanding of community development
  • Currently involved in ministry

Responsibilities:

  • Live in a community of people who practice the majority religion to regularly demonstrate and proclaim the gospel
  • Support a local, nutrition-based moringa business and health initiatives
  • Learn to speak the country’s official language fluently and local language conversationally
  • Promote and advocate for healthy lifestyles for youth and families in the community
  • Partner with local peace and reconciliation organizations to promote dialogue and non-violence
  • Receive and mentor both expatriate and local interns
  • Join a team of national and International Ministries collegues

Timeline for Deployment:

Late summer 2020. All appointees are required to attend a cross-cultural and language acquisition program and Pre-Field Orientation prior to deploying.

General Information:

After a devastating earthquake 10 years ago, the Alliance and the national church rushed to give aid to hundreds of families. There are few believers among the 6.5 million people of this group, and few workers remain. The one national church couple remaining desperately needs teammates and support.

Work and Living Environment:

This medium sized city provides few Western comforts but has beautiful landscapes, unmatchable food, and warm neighbors. The isolation from other expat workers will need to be managed through deep relationships with national and expat teammates and intentional self-care. Teammates include another couple from the U.S. and a national couple.

Status of Christian Witness:

Among the majority people group there are only .08 percent evangelical believers among a population of approximately 3.5 million.

Language Expectations:

The selected applicant(s) will receive one year of intense language study followed by ongoing language and cultural acquisition. Dedication to several hours of study per day will be expected. Mastery of the language must be a lifelong goal, as this will greatly enhance the ministry and the ability to impact people for Christ.

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 several local schools and some boarding school options in-country or internationally. Homeschooling is also an option.

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 for appointment.

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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