posted on January 18, 2022

aXcess: Jump into Fresh Flow of Gospel Access to this Country’s Largest Least-Reached People Group

We establish house fellowships by loving the people to maturity in Christ and modeling context-fitted work. Our team is passionate about working alongside national colleagues to reach the majority population of our country by living among them and offering prayer, proclaiming the gospel through stories and wholistic development, and building capacity in a well-established social foundation in the south of the city.

Position Type

  • International worker (IW)—aXcess—vocational track
  • Business development, church planting, community development (urban), discipleship, ESL/TESOL, evangelism, leadership development, NGO
  • CAC
  • Partially funded
  • Single or couple

We establish house fellowships by loving the people to maturity in Christ and modeling context-fitted work. Our team is passionate about working alongside national colleagues to reach the majority population of our country by living among them and offering prayer, proclaiming the gospel through stories and holistic development, and building capacity in a well-established social foundation in the south of the city.

Responsibilities:

Required Qualifications:

Preferred Qualifications:

Biblical Characteristics Desired:

Timeline for Deployment:

aXcess: Summer/fall 2024. All appointees are required to attend a cross-cultural and language acquisition program and pre-field course/experience prior to deploying.

General Information:

This team lives in a medium-sized Asian city with the amenities and stresses that accompany urban life. While the weather is cooler than other locations in the country, expats find it difficult to locate appropriate outdoor venues for recreation and exercise. Despite long-term engagement, only 0.05 percent of this people group of more than 35 million claim to be Christ followers. We live among them with a sensitivity to their antipathy to the traditional church and its culture of the West.

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:

This city has good healthcare facilities, well-trained doctors, and most medications are readily available. Serious health issues are typically handled in the country’s capital or Singapore.

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:

There are some excellent schooling options—both local (for lower grades) and international. Many choices are available, but travel to the school of your choice might be time-consuming.

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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