Development Coordinator

Our team is looking for an individual or couple to help us dream about what development can look like in Mongolia and then live it out.

Posted on December 29, 2017


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Position Type

Mongolia has many development opportunities that help people see Jesus. This work will be done in coordination with the Alliance national church network. The position will be hands on but broad, involving teaching, training, and overseeing projects that stretch potentially through the entire country. We need someone who can envision the role of mobilizing the local church for development and also reach in to communities where there is no local church. The development coordinator will work with Alliance church leaders to explore and implement development projects that minister to communities in order to open doors for Jesus.

Required Qualifications:

Biblical Characteristics Desired:

  • Christ-centered character
  • Spirit-empowered ministry
  • Spiritual leadership
  • Healthy living
  • Biblical alignment
  • Humility, dependence on God, and a teachable spirit
  • Servant heart—the grace to serve and be served
  • A love for the local church and church offices. This position requires an understanding of how elders and deacons work together for Kingdom purposes.
  • Sense of humor

 Preferred Qualifications:

  • Perseverance
  • Understanding a deacon’s role and how to develop deacons


  • Conduct a survey of sustainable development opportunities in Mongolia in coordination with the national church network when appropriate
  • Help establish criteria to decide when development projects should be transitioned, closed, or expanded
  • Oversee development projects
  • Train Mongolian leaders and church leaders in development and relief principles that can be applied to help establish the local church and outreach in Mongolia

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–Mongolia

Work and Living Environment:

Mongolia is a land of extremes, and living here is not easy. It gets cold and dark in the winter, and pollution from coal smoke is on the rise. This is a hands-on environment. The first two years would be spent in language study in Darhan, about three+ hours north of the capital Ulaanbaatar. You will live in an apartment setting, but this may change depending on the desires of the team. Shopping is done in markets and local stores. Our team is focused on the development of the national church network through church planting, developing the national church (where development fits), and theological education and leadership development.

Status of Christian Witness:

The Joshua Project–Mongolia 

Language Expectations:

Language is an essential part of ministry. International workers 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. Language learning is done in an established school but with small classes of two to three students. The local environment provides immersion in the Mongolian language and Mongolian culture.

Health Considerations:

Mongolia does not have easy access to medical care. It is not recommended for those dealing with issues of asthma or serious allergies.

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:

In Darhan there is a one room school for international workers’ kids and also online learning resources. Boarding opportunities abroad are also options.


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 through 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 will be assessed as you move forward in 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.


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