Giving Hope to the Displaced

The successful applicant(s) will oversee current center ministries, develop new outreaches, and locate additional funding options.

Posted on January 1, 2019


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Position Type

  • International worker (IW)—vocational track
  • Center ministry
  • Funded
  • Single or couple

Currently the team weekly distributes food, shares the gospel, and provides legal and counseling services to 400 people.

Required Qualifications:

  • Training and/or experience in development work
  • Completion of Alliance Polity course
  • Completion of the Perspectives on the World Christian Movement course or equivalent
  • Demonstrated positive ministry involvement in a local church
  • Ability to teach, preach, and speak in group settings
  • Genuine concern for the elderly
  • Willingness to work in close partnership with the local churches
  • A minimum Modern Language Aptitude Test (MLAT) score of 60

Biblical Characteristics Desired:

  • Christ-centered character
  • Spirit-empowered ministry
  • Spiritual leadership
  • Commitment to a healthy lifestyle
  • Biblical alignment
  • Love for people
  • Patience
  • Humility
  • Trust in God for all needs
  • Growing personal relationship with Christ

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to write financial funding proposals
  • Creativity and ability to think outside the box
  • Ability to work with people
  • Genuine concern for the elderly


  • Oversee center for internally displaced persons (IDP)
  • Work with and develop the IDP center team
  • Take leadership of IDP outreach and food distribution meetings
  • Increase funding base for the IDP center
  • Develop the center’s vision in changing situations

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:

This is a modern country transitioning from a Soviet system to a free market economy.

Work and Living Environment:

The successful applicant(s) work environment will be near the IDP center. This is an urban area where most people live in apartments.

Status of Christian Witness:

The Joshua Project lists Ukraine as 73 percent Christian. Among these Christians, 2.73 percent are evangelical, but many still have little knowledge of their faith.

Language Expectations:

Language is an essential part of ministry. IWs receive one to two months of intensive language and cultural study, followed by ongoing study with a tutor or in a language school for one to two years. 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:

There are a lot of stairs and frequent walking is necessary to navigate the city and access public transportation.

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:

A K–12 Christian English-speaking school and a homeschool cooperative are available.


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.


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