Business Manager of Creative Businesses

The Alliance is looking for a business manager who will travel along the beautiful Silk Road region, work with committed national workers for multi-services, and build meaningful relationships with Muslim people groups.

Posted on January 15, 2021

North and Central Asia

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Position Type

  • International worker (IW)—Vocational Track
  • Business
  • Business manager
  • Center ministry
  • Partially funded
  • Single or couple

This area of Asia is the most unreached region with Muslims as the majority. There are ten Muslim people groups, over 23 million in this country. God has called many young people to go to this unreached region for harvest.

Responsibilities

  • Manage the travel business and a small multi-service center
  • Coordinate the short-term teams (customers)
  • Work with our team reaching the Muslim peoples
  • Assist in other team responsibilities

Required Qualifications

  • Completion of Alliance Polity course
  • Completion of the World Perspectives Mission Course (minimum of Certificate level) or equivalent
  • Experienced in running business and love to work with people
  • Be creative in doing business or starting new businesses

Preferred Qualifications

  • Speak some Chinese
  • Flexible, and able to work in a challenging environment
  • Team player

Biblical Characteristics Desired

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

Timeline for Deployment

Summer/fall 2022. All appointees are required to attend a cross-cultural and language- acquisition program and Pre-Field Orientation prior to deploying.

General Information

The Silk Road is famous for its beautiful scenery of the Heavenly Lake, Heavenly Mountains, desert, grassland and rivers. It is a historical region, with strong influence of culture and minority people groups. People are nice, sincere, beautiful, relational and hospitable.

Language Expectations

Language is an essential part of ministry. The successful applicant(s) will receive one year of intense language study, followed by ongoing language and cultural acquisition. The goal will be to speak, read, and write the language at a functional level in order to mentor, teach, and train others.

Language is learned through an international language school; a private, small group situation in a minority language; and private, one-on-one tutoring in a minority language.

Health Considerations

Healthcare is available for routine needs. For more serious conditions, it would likely be necessary to leave the country for care. This is a region with clean air and water.

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

Educational options will be discussed and a plan made during the application process.

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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