Evangelizing Among an Unreached People Group

The successful applicants will evangelize unreached villages, discipling new believers so they can multiply themselves until Christ’s return.

Posted on January 1, 2019

North and Central Asia

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Position Type

  • International worker (IW)—clergy track
  • Discipleship
  • Creative-access country
  • Funded
  • Couple only

Required Qualifications:

  • A recognized bachelor’s degree
  • Completion of at least 30 hours of Bible/theology/ministry and 15 hours of intercultural studies
    • Note: If a couple, one spouse must meet this requirement. It’s preferable that the other spouse holds a recognized bachelor’s degree, has strong ministry experience, and has completed the C&MA Polity course and at least 18 hours of Bible/theology and 15 hours of missions/ministry studies (with a minimum of 6 hours in cross-cultural or missions studies).
  • Minimum of two years of successful Alliance Licensed Ministry Experience
  • Completion of Alliance ordination/consecration (one partner per couple)
  • A minimum Modern Language Aptitude Test (MLAT) score of 70 

Biblical Characteristics Desired:

  • Christ-centered character
  • Spirit-empowered ministry
  • Spiritual leadership
  • Commitment to a healthy lifestyle
  • Biblical alignment
  • Passion for the lost
  • Love for the people being reached

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong relational skills

Responsibilities:

  • Visit new location in order to establish relationships with focused people group
  • Train local leaders
  • Visit local faith communities
  • Empower local leaders to recruit potential leaders and send them to Bible schools

Timeline for Deployment:

Summer/fall 2020. All appointees are required to attend a cross-cultural and language acquisition program and Pre-Field Orientation prior to deploying.

General Information:

City life is becoming more convenient in terms of transportation and food, but rural life is still rather difficult. However, the climate is moderate—it’s like spring here all the time.

Work and Living Environment:

Apartments here are relatively inexpensive and, in many respects, are safer compared to other places in the world.

Status of Christian Witness:

Of the 55 minority people groups in the country, 26 are in this province. Most Christian witness focuses on the majority people group, but a small percentage of many minority peoples have started to embrace Christianity.

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:

The successful applicants will need to have good health to live and work here, as the health-care system is inadequate.

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:

Homeschooling or an international school in town are viable options. 

Compensation:

This position is designated to be funded through the Great Commission Fund (GCF). The Alliance compensates for this position, covering costs related to a monthly living allowance, housing, travel, children’s education, and full benefits. Please visit the compensation page for details on how U.S. Alliance IWs 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 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 has begun or is completed.

Questions?

Please email ministryopps@cmalliance.org.

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