posted on January 19, 2022

aXcess: Vietnamese Diaspora Ministry in Taiwan

One of the island’s larger communities of foreign residents are the Vietnamese who came to Taiwan seeking a better life. Often, they find misery instead. Vietnamese women married to Taiwanese men number over 120,000 and Vietnamese migrant workers number over 250,000. This team is reaching the workers with the gospel in detention centers and in their places of work, showing them the light of Christ in an otherwise dark existence. The Kaohsiung Alliance Church in southern Taiwan is a place where Vietnamese women and their Taiwanese family members can find Christ and grow in Him. Our team is working to see a thriving Vietnamese community of believers built up who will reach out with the gospel both in Taiwan and to their home country.

Position Type

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

One of the island’s larger communities of foreign residents are the Vietnamese who came to Taiwan seeking a better life. Often, they find misery instead. Vietnamese women married to Taiwanese men number over 120,000 and Vietnamese migrant workers number over 250,000. This team is reaching the workers with the gospel in detention centers and in their places of work, showing them the light of Christ in an otherwise dark existence. The Kaohsiung Alliance Church in southern Taiwan is a place where Vietnamese women and their Taiwanese family members can find Christ and grow in Him. Our team is working to see a thriving Vietnamese community of believers built up who will reach out with the gospel both in Taiwan and to their home country.

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.  There is a campus in the city of Kaohsiung for children in elementary through 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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