Outreach and Church Planting in Northeastern Germany

The Alliance is looking for non-traditional church planters who can help introduce Germans to the real Jesus.

Posted on January 14, 2021

Germany Uncategorized

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Position Type

  • International worker (IW)—aXcess - Clergy Track
  • Church planting, discipleship, evangelism, and youth ministry
  • Partially Funded (requested to raise partial support)
  • Single or couple

Deeply rooted atheism and a skewed view of religion and the church has resulted in many people in this region not knowing who Jesus truly is. Our team desires to see people introduced to the real Jesus, where communities of faith can develop through non-traditional, church-planting in northeastern Germany. We want a strong spiritual impact on the next generation for Christ!

Responsibilities

  • Building bridges into the community
  • Living out and sharing the love and truth of Christ
  • Developing communities of faith through church-planting and youth ministry
  • Discipling and investing in future spiritual leaders
  • Serving and working together in team

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 12 hours of missions/ministry studies (with a minimum of six 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 member per couple)
  • MLAT of 50 or higher

Preferred Qualifications

  • Perseverance in ministry
  • Accountability in team
  • Flexibility in adversity

Biblical Characteristics Desired

  • Kingdom-minded
  • Biblically grounded
  • Spirit-dependent
  • Competently skilled
  • Self-aware
  • Self-disciplined

Timeline for Deployment

Summer/fall 2022. All appointees are required to attend a cross-cultural and language- acquisition program and Pre-Field Orientation prior to deploying.

General Information

Waren is a small city located in the heart of the northeastern region of Germany, strategically accessible to surrounding towns, villages and cities. The rooted community in this post-Christian context has a handful of churches, but very little church attendance and interest/involvement.
More information on Germany can be found here:

CIA World Factbook – Germany
Joshua Project – Germany

Language Expectations

Language is an essential part of ministry. The successful applicant(s) will receive one year of intense language study, followed by ongoing language and cultural acquisition. The goal is to speak, read, and write the language at a functional level in order to mentor, teach, and train others.

Language study consists of formal language classes, personal tutors, and some community/ministry involvement, culminating in a formal language test (B2 level certification test).

Health Considerations

Germany has a very good healthcare system.

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

Local public school is available for elementary and middle school. Various high school options are available, including local public (depending on academic track) and Black Forest Academy, a Christian boarding school in southwest Germany (9th-12th grade only). Home-schooling is not an option.

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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