Training Leaders in Uruguay

One of our objectives is leadership preparation for the Uruguayan C&MA network of churches (church planter, missions, Bible institute teachers, pastors, and team ministries).

Posted on December 29, 2017


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One of our objectives is leadership preparation for the Uruguayan C&MA network of churches (church planter, missions, Bible institute teachers, pastors, and team ministries).

We are seeking a couple or single person with ministry and/or teaching experience in a local church or Bible school who will be involved in course preparation and curriculum development in cooperation with Alliance church leaders. You will teach at a Bible institute with approximately 20 students. Located in Rivera, a small city about 350 miles north of Uruguay’s capital of Montevideo, the institute is under the supervision of the Uruguayan C&MA network of churches and is led by a director and committee. You will also participate in ministry at a local Alliance church.

Required Qualifications:

  • A recognized bachelor’s degree
  • Completion of at least 30 hours of Bible/theology/ministry and 15 hours of intercultural studies
  • The spouse must hold a recognized bachelor’s degree and have completed at least 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 35
  • Completion of Alliance ordination/consecration
  • Minimum of two years successful Alliance Licensed Ministry Experience

Biblical Characteristics Desired:

  • Christ-centered character
  • Spirit-empowered ministry
  • Spiritual leadership
  • Healthy living
  • Biblical alignment
  • Gift of shepherding
  • Deep relationship with the Lord

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Training or experience in teaching at a Bible institute


  • Teach at the Bible institute in Rivera.
  • Be available for mentorship ministry with the students
  • Work closely with those being trained to become pastors at Alliance churches
  • Work with the Bible Institute Committee
  • Be familiar with “orality” and develop evangelistic methods to respond to oral learners in preparation for greater ministry effectiveness
  • Serve on a team with other C&MA workers and Uruguayan church leaders

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—Uruguay

Work and Living Environment:

You will live and minister in the northern city of Rivera, a six-hour bus ride from the capital, Montevideo, with a population of about 120,000. In this small urban area, you will rent a house or apartment. All utilities are available, including Internet service; also public transportation, medical facilities, and shopping are readily accessible.

Status of Christian Witness:

The Joshua Project—Uruguay

Language Expectations:

Language is an essential part of ministry. Those who do not know the language will attend language study. International workers receive one year of intensive language and cultural study. The goal is to proficiently speak, read, and write the language at a functional level in order to mentor, teach, and train others.

Health Considerations:

Adequate medical facilities are 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, etc. The team expects the spouse to be able to teach at the Bible institute and engage in leadership development.

Children’s Educational Plan and Options:

There is no international school in Rivera. Options are Uruguayan schools or home schooling.


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 from 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 being healthy in all aspects of life. As you move forward in the consideration process for appointment, these will be assessed.

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.


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