posted on November 5, 2021
aXcess-Vocational Track: COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT FACILITATOR
This team is looking for someone to engage established and new churches in community outreach, catalyzing established community development efforts in reaching and making new disciples in densely populated family neighborhoods. The successful applicant(s) will act as a liaison and life coach between Alliance churches and international NGO offices, learn the local language, and contribute […]
This team is looking for someone to engage established and new churches in community outreach, catalyzing established community development efforts in reaching and making new disciples in densely populated family neighborhoods. The successful applicant(s) will act as a liaison and life coach between Alliance churches and international NGO offices, learn the local language, and contribute their own unique gifts to the team’s multifaceted strategy for Kingdom growth in Mongolia.
- KAMA center staff support
- Mentor church office staff
- Learn the language
- Help Mongolian staff improve English
- Model evangelism with local Alliance church
- A recognized bachelor’s degree
- Completion of at least 30 hours of Bible/theology/ministry and 15 hours of intercultural studies
- Note: If a couple, one spouse must meet this requirement. It’s preferable that the other spouse holds a recognized bachelor’s degree, has strong ministry experience, and has completed the C&MA Polity course and at least 18 hours of Bible/theology and 15 hours of missions/ministry studies (with a minimum of 6 hours in cross-cultural or missions studies).
- A minimum of two years of successful Alliance Licensed Ministry Experience
- Completion of Alliance ordination/consecration (all single applicants or one partner per couple)
- A minimum Modern Language Aptitude Test (MLAT) score of 60
- 15 hours of community development studies
- Interest and education in current team’s approaches to outreach in sports and IT, as well as church-planter coaching and encouragement
Biblical Characteristics Desired:
- Kingdom minded
- Biblically grounded
- Spirit dependent
- Competently skilled
Timeline for Deployment:
Summer/Fall 2022. All appointees are required to attend a cross-cultural and language acquisition program and Pre-Field Orientation prior to deploying.
The Joshua Project—Mongolia
Mongolia is highly pro-American and freedom of religion ensures your right to share your faith. Resistance to the gospel in this Buddhist country still can be strong, especially with the surge of Shamanism in the past decade. Extreme cold weather in winter has caused severe air pollution in the capital, Ulaanbaatar. The stress of living in a bustling city environment is steep at times. Poverty, especially among some church members, is another stress, as needs are everywhere. Yet, many families have prospered greatly in the last 10 years as Mongolia developed exponentially from mining wealth. Flexibility and spirit-filled faith are necessary to conquer barriers to disciple-making. This is an established team with several churches in the city.
Language is an essential part of ministry. IWs receive two years of intensive language and cultural study that is mainly self-driven because of the lack of language schools. The goal will be to speak, read, and write the language at a functional level in order to mentor, teach, and train others.
The burning of soft coal has caused severe air pollution in the winter months. Extreme cold makes it tough to get exercise, so workers must plan accordingly in order to stay healthy.
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’s needs, etc.
Children’s Educational Plan and Options:
Some team members’ children attend the American School of Ulaanbaatar (pre-K-12). Transportation to school and back is arranged by the school. Homeschooling is also an option after language study is completed.
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.
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.
Please email Stacy Douglas at [email protected]
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.