Reach and Disciple North African Immigrants

The Alliance is looking for a disciplemaker in Spain.

Posted on January 30, 2020

Europe/Middle East

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Position Type

  • International worker (IW)—vocational track
  • Community center
  • Business development
  • Evangelism/discipleship
  • Partially funded (requested to raise partial support)
  • Single or couple

This team places a strong emphasis on prayer and evangelism with the goal of bringing people to Christ and discipling new believers. Successful ministry in this area will require engagement in care and compassion ministries; but the main focus will be to draw on the free, open context in Europe to share the love of Christ.

Responsibilities:

  • Engage in daily rhythm of corporate prayer with the team, including but not limited to prayer walking, worship, and fasting
  • Seek out and foster gospel-rich relationships and conversations as a means of evangelism
  • Build deep, trusting relationships with other team members by doing ministry together, sharing meals, and having fun together
  • Connect with the local Spanish congregation to build community, deepen ministry passion, and develop relational connections with the immigrant population
  • Be flexible and willing to serve in a variety of care and compassion programs that draw not only on your gifts, passions, and experience but also on those of other team members

Required Qualifications:

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Passion for evangelism and discipleship
  • Strong prayer life
  • Understanding of spiritual warfare
  • Resilient
  • High capacity
  • Rooted in spiritual identity
  • Self-starter
  • Low need for structure
  • Relationship driven rather than task driven

Biblical Characteristics Desired:

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

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.

General Information:

World Factbook—Spain
Joshua Project—Spain

It is important to understand that daily life is spent with both Spanish and North African cultures. The dominant religion among North African immigrants is the majority religion of the Middle East. There are very few known evangelicals, and professing Christians number less than 1 percent. Most have immigrated to Europe in search of a better life. For the first time in their lives, they are coming in contact with a religion, belief system, and worldview that differs from the ones they grew up believing. And for many immigrants, this transition offers their first chance to explore the concepts of Christianity and meet a true follower of Jesus.

Language Expectations:

Language is an essential part of ministry. IWs receive two years 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:

Spain has modern health-care facilities with well trained doctors. Most medications are readily available.

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’s needs, etc.

Children’s Educational Plan and Options:

Terrassa has a private school, which is a great option for team member families. There are numerous public, private, and semi-private schools in the area that teach in Spanish, Catalan, and some English. Christian schools for international workers’ children are also available in Madrid and Germany.

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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