posted on September 1, 2021

aXcess-Clergy Track: LEADERSHIP FORMATION FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS

The Alliance is looking for someone who is excited about offering teaching and mentoring to Bible students and pastors-in-training

Position Type

  • International worker (IW)—aXcess—Clergy Track
  • Discipleship
  • Educational
  • Evangelism
  • Leadership development
  • Theological education
  • Subscribe support
  • Single or couple

We are seeking a couple or single person with teaching experience in a local church or Bible institute to be involved in teaching and some course preparation in cooperation with Alliance church leadership in Uruguay. They will teach a group of approximately 20 students each at Bible institutes in two different locations. One of the institutes is in the city of Rivera, located in Northern Uruguay, and the other is located in the capital city of Montevideo. There is also an opportunity to work in the area of administration and Christian education.

Responsibilities

Required Qualifications

 Preferred Qualifications

Biblical Characteristics Desired

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

There would be two possible options for living and working. One would be in the northern city of Rivera – which is about a six-hour drive from the capital city of Montevideo. The population of Rivera is approximately 120,000 people and living arrangements would be a house or an apartment. All utilities are available, including the internet. There is public transportation, medical facilities, and shopping readily available. The second would be in the capital city of Montevideo and frequent travel to teach in Rivera would be required. Also, there would be teaching students who live and work in Montevideo. There would be living and working arrangements with a vibrant team of C&MA missionaries who also live in Montevideo.

CIA World Factbook – Uruguay

Pew Research Center’s Religion & Public Life Project – Uruguay

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.

Previous experience in Spanish would be important for this MOD.

Health Considerations

Adequate healthcare is readily available in either location. There are no major health risks.

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.

It is anticipated that the spouse will be able to teach on occasion at the Bible institute or help in the area of administration and interaction with students and their families.

Children’s Educational Plan and Options

There is an accredited private school in Rivera for children, grades kindergarten through high school. There also are accredited private and/or international schools in Montevideo for children, grades kindergarten through high school.

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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