Envision Site Associate in Taiwan

Most young people in Taiwan would not consider stepping into a traditional Taiwanese church. Instead they fill their time with enjoying entertainment, shopping, and restaurants. The Ximen Ding district of Taipei is just that kind of place.

Posted on August 6, 2018

Taiwan

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Position Type

  • International worker—vocational track
  • Hosting short-term teams and interns and site administration
  • Worker responsible for subscribing own support
  • Ordination not required
  • Single or couple

As part of the team, the appointee(s) will be expected to make a strong contribution through relational outreach, discipleship, hospitality, leadership development, and administration, as well as hosting teams and individuals from the United States. Additionally, this role will engage in a core team value—member care for interns and short-term teams coming to Taiwan.

To learn more about the Envision Taiwan site, please visit:

http://envision-culture.com/taiwan/

www.facebook.com/thearoma

http://ximenloft.wordpress.com

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 60 or higher

Preferred Qualifications:

  • High capacity for administration—ability to take notes at meetings and create follow-up e-mails, reminders, and to-do lists for everyone involved
  • Strong critical thinking skills with attention to detail
  • Project-management experience
  • Evangelism and discipleship passion and experience
  • Capacity to blend business/church thinking
  • Experience in caring for and discipling young adults

Biblical Characteristics Desired:

  • Christ-centered character
  • Spirit-empowered ministry
  • Spiritual leadership
  • Commitment to a healthy lifestyle
  • Biblical alignment
  • Gift of hospitality
  • Desire to create disciples

Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Envision Office to coordinate a team calendar for visiting teams/individuals for this site
  • Host short-term teams/individuals
  • Regularly communicate effectively and securely with supporting churches and individuals
  • Manage day-to-day team details and organize team meetings
  • Assist with business elements in the ministry (working behind the coffee bar, managing the Standard Operating Procedure, assisting with marketing and branding, and business pivots)
  • Help manage church functions

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—Taiwan

Work and Living Environment:

The appointee(s) will work with a team consisting of multi-national leaders and will be living in a country where the standard of living is equal to that in the United States. Specific housing options will be explored after appointment.

Status of Christian Witness:

Buddhism and Taoism predominate—93 percent of Taiwan’s population practices these religions. Only 4.5 percent are Christians, and the other 2.5 percent are categorized as “various.”

Language Expectations:

Language is an essential part of ministry. Those who do not know the language will attend language study. Mandarin Chinese is the official language of Taiwan. International workers (IWs) receive one year of intensive language and cultural study. 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:

CDC – Taiwan

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:

The team will advise the appointee(s) where to enroll their children.

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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