posted on January 19, 2022

aXcess: Church Planting Team Member in Taiwan

Among ethnic Chinese across the globe, Taiwanese remain some of the least reached and the hardest to reach. Our team is planting churches in places where churches are few, Christ-followers are scarce, and the spiritual climate is challenging. In Taiwan, modern and contemporary co-mingle with traditional Chinese beliefs and customs.  Most Taiwanese remain steeped in ancestor and idol worship. Those not in bondage to these spiritual forces are driven by the pursuit of materialism and personal success.

Position Type

  • International worker (IW)—aXcess—clergy track
  • Church planting, community center, discipleship, ESL/TESOL, evangelism, leadership development
  • Partially funded
  • Single or couple

Among ethnic Chinese across the globe, Taiwanese remain some of the least reached and the hardest to reach. Our team is planting churches in places where churches are few, Christ-followers are scarce, and the spiritual climate is challenging. In Taiwan, modern and contemporary co-mingle with traditional Chinese beliefs and customs.  Most Taiwanese remain steeped in ancestor and idol worship. Those not in bondage to these spiritual forces are driven by the pursuit of materialism and personal success.

We are looking for people who will live incarnationally in a community in order to build relationships, share the hope of Jesus Christ, and help build up a vibrant community of discipled believers. We believe this is our window of opportunity to reach Taiwan for Christ—will you join us?

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:

Taiwan is a modern and convenient country in which to live and work. Excellent food, shopping, medical facilities, and public transportation options are readily available.  Taiwan’s people are friendly and helpful and most new arrivals to Taiwan find life enjoyable and comfortable in an atmosphere which makes it easy to establish new friendships.

CIA World Factbook—Taiwan

Joshua Project—Taiwan

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:

Taiwan has good health-care facilities, well-trained physicians, and most medications are readily available. IWs will be covered under Taiwan’s National Health Insurance, which provides inexpensive and accessible health care.

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:

IW children attend school at one of four Morrison Christian Academy’s campuses.  If a move to a ministry located further from a Morrison campus is required after language study, there may be a need for homeschooling, or even attending a local public school during early elementary years. Boarding facilities are available at the Taichung Morrison campus for junior and senior high students whose homes are too great a distance from campus to commute.

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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