posted on January 18, 2022

aXcess: Bring the Gospel to the Largest Unreached People Group in Cambodia!

Although the gospel has taken root and thrived in Vietnam, across the border in Cambodia, immigrants from Vietnam remain without light—even though they are surrounded by the already-reached Khmer people who have experienced hope. The largest unreached people group in Cambodia is ripe for harvest, but few workers are willing to leave the places where churches have already been planted and go into the areas with no gospel access. We are praying for those willing to form a team with other IWs and hopefully Urban/Rural Ministry Training Center graduates or other local believers to GO.

Position Type

  • International worker (IW)—aXcess—clergy track
  • Church planting, discipleship, leadership development, and immigrant ministry
  • Partially funded
  • Single or couple

Although the gospel has taken root and thrived in Vietnam, across the border in Cambodia, immigrants from Vietnam remain without light—even though they are surrounded by the already-reached Khmer people who have experienced hope. The largest unreached people group in Cambodia is ripe for harvest, but few workers are willing to leave the places where churches have already been planted and go into the areas with no gospel access. We are praying for those willing to form a team with other IWs and hopefully Urban/Rural Ministry Training Center graduates or other local believers to GO.  

Responsibilities:

Required Qualifications:

Preferred Qualifications:

Biblical Characteristics Desired:

Timeline for Deployment:

Summer/Fall 2023. All appointees are required to attend a cross-cultural and language acquisition program and Pre-Field Orientation prior to deploying.

General Information:

Those who thrive in Cambodia have fallen in love with her people, scarred but still pushing on, and thus can live with the sub-optimum conditions. Living amongst an immigrant population imbedded in a not so welcoming majority people group brings its own challenges, but God is at work! There are more than 750,000 Vietnamese who live in Cambodia, and on average, less than 1 in 500 is evangelical.

CIA World Factbook—Cambodia

Joshua Project—Cambodia

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 will be to speak, read, and write the language at a functional level in order to mentor, teach, and train others.

Health Considerations:

Good health is required since Cambodia is part of the developing world.

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:

Most likely there will not be an appropriate international school available once the applicant(s) moves into their permanent location. Homeschooling, some time in local schools, and boarding schools are all options.

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.

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 [email protected]

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.

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