Church Planting Facilitator

The Alliance is looking for someone to train and mentor church planters in Mongolia.

Posted on January 30, 2020


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Position Type

  • International worker (IW)—clergy track
  • Church planting, community center, community development, NGO, leadership development, and ESL/TESOL
  • Partially funded (requested to raise partial support)
  • Single or couple

This small, multi-cultural team is looking for an individual or couple to help establish a pioneering network of churches across Mongolia and beyond. Coaching, equipping, mentoring, training, encouraging, and identifying potential Mongolian church planters will be the heart of this position. Working closely with Mongolians and the fledgling Mongolian Alliance church, the successful applicant(s) will be responsible to help equip them to establish a church-planting movement.


  • Complete two years of Mongolian language study
  • Develop a “pipeline” to identify and train potential church planters
  • Travel to encourage, coach, and mentor church planters
  • Act as a consultant to the Mongolian Alliance Church to help them develop a church-planting network
  • Make a healthy and positive adjustment to the local culture
  • Attend, lead, and contribute to weekly study, discussion, or other types of meetings and events designed as outreach, discipleship, or worship meetings as a part of the church-planting effort
  • Be prepared to make appropriate use of travel when invited by new contacts for the purpose of relationship building
  • Where applicable, perform needed duties as assigned by the team leader
  • Regularly communicate effectively and securely with supporting churches and individuals who provide support
  • Any other duties as assigned by the team leader

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).
  • A 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 50
  • Experience in church planting

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:

The Joshua Project—Mongolia

Mongolia is a remote and difficult place. Working in Mongolia requires resilience to endure and thrive in extreme and difficult conditions. Mongolia is a land of harsh extremes, as summer temperatures rise above 100 degrees Fahrenheit and can plunge to lower than -50 degrees Fahrenheit in the winter. Serving in Mongolia requires a higher than normal degree of grace and flexibility on the part of those applying. Christianity re-entered Mongolia in the early 1990’s and the indigenous church is slowly growing.

Language Expectations:

Language is an essential part of ministry. IWs receive two years of intensive language and cultural study that is mainly self-driven because of the lack of language schools. 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:

Because of the difficulty of living in Mongolia and the limited medical care, it is not recommended for those with chronic or significant health needs.

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:

Darhan International Worker Kids School provides for the educational needs of IWs’ children through an in-person teacher and online schooling. For high school students, Black Forest Academy in Germany is an option.


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.


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