posted on January 1, 2024
aXcess: Church Planting in an Unreached Area of Northern Cambodia
Work with a team of Alliance workers in and around Stung Treng City, one of the least churched areas of Cambodia, to establish communities of faith. This is a strategic area where The Alliance has a medical project at a nursing college with hundreds of nursing students, many of whom come from unreached people groups. There is also a growing impact in the local provincial hospital that is opening doors into lives.
- Learn the Khmer (Cambodian) language
- Build relationships through the nursing school, hospital, and community
- Church plant (gathering groups of believers to worship and grow in Christ)
- A recognized bachelor’s degree
- Completion of at least 30 hours of Bible/theology/ministry and 15 hours of intercultural studies
- Spouse must hold a recognized bachelor’s degree and have completed at least 18 hours of Bible/theology, 12 hours of missions/ministry studies (with a minimum of 6 hours in cross-cultural or missions studies)
- Completion of Alliance Polity course
- Completion of Alliance ordination/consecration
- Minimum of two years successful Alliance Licensed Ministry Experience
- A minimum Modern Language Aptitude Test (MLAT) score of 60
Biblical Characteristics Desired:
- Biblically grounded
- Competently skilled
Timeline for Deployment:
Summer/fall 2025. All appointees are required to attend a cross-cultural and language acquisition program and pre-field course/experience prior to deploying.
The ones who fill this position will live in the quaint and beautiful provincial capital, Stung Treng. It has a rural feel at the joining of two mighty rivers in northern Cambodia, the Mekong and the Sekong. The Alliance has had a presence at the Stung Treng nursing college for ten years. In the past year, our work has expanded to start a laboratory training program and add a medical doctor to the team to assist at the Provincial hospital. We now need shepherds to gather in the flock to grow in Christ and to further impact this least-reached area of Cambodia.
World Factbook – Cambodia
Joshua Project – Cambodia
Language is an essential part of ministry. Those who do not know the language will attend a language study program. The goal will be to speak, read, and write the language at a functional level in order to mentor, teach, and train others.
Successful applicants will be assigned a Cambodian language director who will work with them to learn the language through immersion, formal classes, and a program tailor-made for their learning styles.
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:
Stung Treng has a basic level bilingual (Khmer and English) international school available. Homeschooling is also an option. For middle school and high school, boarding school is also 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, family, local church, or other resources. Information on support costs will be made available upon application. Training and/or coaching in fundraising is available.
As part of an evangelical denomination, we are committed to biblical holism, which is modeled and reflected through our work. Due to this commitment, part of the required qualifications includes optimal emotional, spiritual, and physical health. These will be assessed during the application process.
Applicant(s) 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.
Please email the IPO office at [email protected].