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 […]

Position Type

  • International worker (IW)—vocational track
  • Church planting, community center, community development, nongovernmental organization (NGO), leadership development, and ESL/TESOL
  • Partially funded (requested to raise partial support)
  • Single or couple

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.

Responsibilities:

Required Qualifications:

Preferred Qualifications:

Biblical Characteristics Desired:

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.

General Information:

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 Expectations:

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.

Health Considerations:

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.

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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