Missions Movement Mobilizer

The Alliance is looking for a missions mobilizer and church planter in north and central Asia.

Posted on January 30, 2020

North and Central Asia

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Position Type

  • International worker (IW)—clergy track
  • Creative-access location
  • Development
  • Partially funded (requested to raise partial support)
  • Single or couple

This team serves in one of Europe’s largest cities that has influence on the East, South, and West. There has been some reinvigoration for church planting in recent years, especially among the majority group of this country. This position would call for one who is ready to mentor and coach existing church planters and pastors, as well as help in the mobilization of national churches for renewed efforts to plant new churches throughout this under-reached country, as well as many of the surrounding countries.

Responsibilities:

  • Involvement in one or more humanitarian projects on which the team is working
  • Attend a partner church or church plant with the goal of establishing relationships and credibility and to encourage further church planting
  • Mentor and coach church-planters and pastors
  • Work with the existing national churches to further engage and raise them up to be involved in missions through giving, sending short-term teams, and church planting locally and abroad.

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 (all single applicants or one partner per couple)
  • A minimum Modern Language Aptitude Test (MLAT) score of 60

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in church planting
  • Experience in coaching/mentoring

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:

This is one of the largest cities in all of Europe. It is a multicultural city with millions of immigrant workers. Our city is an advanced European-style city that is pleasant to live in and is replete with cultural and sporting opportunities. It is crowded, however, and apartment living is the only option, yet comfortable living situations are available. Some organized churches and sects have come under further scrutiny over the past few years after the passing of a certain law in 2016. There are a lot of different interpretations to the law and its enforcement is not the same throughout the country. While people are free to share their faith one-on-one in general, there are certain types of events, publications, and situations that may not be legal depending on one’s reading of the law. We are continuing to monitor the situation and advise our workers accordingly.

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 fluent level in order to clearly share the good news of Jesus.

Health Considerations:

Like any large city, there are issues of pollution. It is also extremely cold, but an extensive public transport system helps to minimize the number of hours outside during the winter.

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:

There is a well-established K–12 Christian school that serves IW families in the city, as well as many of the Christian Koreans living and working here.

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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