Bring Hope to Vietnamese Immigrants

Many Vietnamese people come to Taiwan and marry into Taiwanese families to realize their dreams of better lives.

Posted on January 9, 2018

Taiwan

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Others come for a three-year work contract. Sadly, most discover themselves in difficult situations vastly different from their dreams. Vietnamese in Taiwan form one of the island’s larger communities of foreign residents. The Taiwan team is looking for Vietnamese speakers to join our team, learn the local language, and help Vietnamese and their Taiwanese family members find hope in Jesus Christ, grow in Him, and become discipled members of local Taiwanese churches.

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 and 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 60
  • Completion of Alliance ordination/consecration
  • Minimum of two years successful Alliance Licensed Ministry Experience

 Biblical Qualifications Desired:

  • Christ-centered character
  • Spirit-empowered ministry
  • Spiritual leadership
  • Commitment to a healthy lifestyle
  • Biblical alignment
  • Recognition of the importance of prayer and complete reliance on the Holy Spirit’s filling, leading, and work
  • A life of purity and holiness, seeking God’s Kingdom first
  • A commitment to fulfilling the Great Commission by the power of the Holy Spirit
  • Since we are a multicultural team that also works closely with a national church, there is a need for recognition, love, and respect for the Body of Christ’s diversity.
  • A heart filled with God’s love and grace for both believer and unbeliever alike

 Preferred Qualifications:

  • A master’s degree with focus in intercultural studies
  • Church-planting ministry experience
  • Experience in evangelism and discipleship
  • Ability to lead in the initiation of new ministries and/or measurably grow established ministry to new levels
  • Flexibility

Responsibilities:

  • Learn the local language
  • Evangelize and disciple Vietnamese women and their Taiwanese family members
  • Evangelize, disciple, and provide aid to foreign contract workers in crisis or transition, including Vietnamese, Filipino, Thai, Indonesian, and others.
  • Attend, lead, and contribute to organized ministry center outreach, as well as initiate creative ways to build relationships and share Christ within the diaspora community
  • Disciple new believers, training them to lead others

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:

CIA World Factbook—Taiwan.

Work and Living Environment:

Currently our diaspora team is working in the southern city of Kaohsiung, the second largest city in Taiwan and where the successful applicant will conduct language study. In this urban center, life is convenient and comfortable. There is a good public transportation system.

Status of Christian Witness:

The Joshua Project—Taiwan.

Language Expectations:

Language is an essential part of ministry. International workers receive two years of intensive Taiwanese language and cultural study. The goal will be to speak and read the language (Romanization and some Chinese character study) at a functional level to share the good news of Jesus. Once a proficient level of Taiwanese language ability is reached, international workers are encouraged to learn Mandarin Chinese at a basic level.

The successful applicant(s) will receive one-on-one language instruction at Taipei Language Institute. Though Vietnamese and English will be used in ministries with Taiwan’s diaspora people, Mandarin is key to living comfortably in Taiwan, to expand the ministry to Taiwanese family members, and to reach out to neighbors and other contacts, bringing the light of Christ to an island that remains spiritually dark.

Health Considerations:

Taiwan has good health-care facilities, well-trained doctors, and most medications are readily available. The team member will be covered under Taiwan’s National Health Insurance which provides inexpensive and accessible health care.

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:

Children will attend Morrison Christian Academy’s Kaohsiung campus, a Christian international school (K–12).

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.

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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