posted on January 1, 2024
aXcess: Reach and Disciple Indonesians in Taiwan
This person or couple will gain proficiency in both Indonesian and Mandarin Chinese and will seek to engage the Indonesians living and working in Taiwan, build relationships with them, find meaningful ways to share the gospel with them, and draw them into community as Christ followers. They will work alongside our current team.
- Learning the Indonesian and Mandarin Chinese languages
- Relationship building
- 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 80
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.
Taiwan is a safe place to live and work, but the people this worker will engage with are primarily from a majority religion from Indonesia. Therefore, expect the work to be slow and challenging. Tenacity and perseverance are required.
World Factbook – Taiwan
Joshua Project – Taiwan
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.
The first year of language acquisition will be done in Indonesia in conjunction with the Indonesian field’s language learning policy. After the first year, Mandarin Chinese will be learned in Taiwan in an approved language school in a one-on-one classroom environment.
While there are cases of dengue fever and tuberculosis in Taiwan, these are few. Taiwan has excellent medical facilities for all ages.
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:
While a child’s education will be left to the discretion of the parents, international workers usually send their kids to an IW school in Taiwan that has an excellent reputation.
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].