posted on January 27, 2022

aXcess: Youth Pastor and Community Developer in the Middle East

This position is for a male pastor to the community that can work with the Alliance Academy and the pastor of the local church to reach and disciple families from the school and community, as well as church families. As a primary contact with the church, this person should speak Arabic. The worker would not be on the church staff but would collaborate with the pastor and church staff to plan and carry out community outreach. They would also work with the school director to connect the school to the community.

Position Type

  • International worker (IW)—aXcess—Clergy Track
  • Church planting, discipleship, community center, educational, and leadership development
  • Creative-access location
  • Partially funded (requested to raise partial support)
  • Single or couple

This position is for a male pastor to the community that can work with the Alliance Academy and the pastor of the local church to reach and disciple families from the school and community, as well as church families. As a primary contact with the church, this person should speak Arabic. The worker would not be on the church staff but would collaborate with the pastor and church staff to plan and carry out community outreach. They would also work with the school director to connect the school to the community.

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 Alliance Academy in the Middle East is a school for local children that follows a British International Curriculum. Instruction is in Arabic with mathematics and sciences, and English is taught in English. The school shares facilities with a church building and the Alliance World Fellowship of the country is starting a church in the community.

Language Expectations:

Language is an essential part of ministry. Those who do not fluently speak the local language will attend language study. The goal will be to speak, read, and write the language at a functional level in order to mentor, teach, and train others. Two years of full-time language study will be required upon arrival. After those two years, part-time language study will be provided until one can maintain intimate relationships in Arabic. 

Health Considerations:

Hospitals, pharmacies, and public and private clinics are available for healthcare needs.

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.

Teaching certificate, coaching, or therapy skills that could be used in a school context or a ministry background to work with the spiritual development committee would be ideal.

Children’s Educational Plan and Options:

Children can attend the Alliance Academy. This works best if they start in the early grades, so they learn Arabic. There is a Christian school for third-culture kids (TCKs) that teaches an American curriculum in our city. Some children in high school attend Black Forest Academy in Germany.

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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