posted on January 19, 2022

aXcess: Join a Bangkok Area Church Planting Team

Looking for a challenge to spread God’s Kingdom in a Buddhist country that has freedom of religion, yet less than one percent are Christian? Come and use your skills, giftings, and abilities to be a part of a church-planting team caring for the least-reached communities of the Bangkok metropolitan area!

Position Type

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

Looking for a challenge to spread God’s Kingdom in a Buddhist country that has freedom of religion, yet less than one percent are Christian? Come and use your skills, giftings, and abilities to be a part of a church-planting team caring for the least-reached communities of the Bangkok metropolitan area!

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:

The Bangkok metropolitan area is rapidly developing with many modern facilities. Famous for its shopping malls and markets, western products and foods are readily available. Transportation is convenient with an expanding sky train and subway train system, numerous public bus routes and many taxis. Bangkok has a hot, humid climate.  

After two years of Thai language study in Bangkok, the successful applicant will live in the local community of the new church plant where they will seek to introduce others to the light of Jesus, mentor them in Biblical faithfulness, and partner with Thai churches to plant new communities of faith. The Thai people are friendly and gracious, but they are still bound by the appeasement of evil spirits, Buddhism, and Islam. Thailand has freedom of religion, so IWs are free to share their faith. 

CIA World Factbook—Thailand

Joshua Project—Thailand

Language Expectations:

Language is an essential part of ministry. The successful applicant(s) will receive two years of intensive Thai language and cultural study followed by ongoing language and cultural acquisition. The goal will be to speak, read, and write the language at a fluent level in order to mentor, teach, and train others. 

Health Considerations:

Modern and inexpensive medical care is available in the Bangkok area. Medications can easily be obtained through hospitals, clinics, and pharmacies. 

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 many international schools in the Bangkok metropolitan area. Depending on the location of the new church plant, homeschooling may be the best option to avoid long commutes. Boarding school options are available at Grace Academy in Chiang Mai and Dalat International School in Penang, Malaysia, for middle and high school students. 

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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