posted on January 1, 2024
Envision: Deaf Diaspora in Washington, D.C.
Envision Deaf Ministries exists to see gospel access for and from all Deaf people. Although Deaf people are equally called to be deliverers of the good news, they are often unequally sent into Great Commission work. Gospel access for the Deaf community happens best when gospel access comes from Deaf people. Join the team to help create opportunities to mobilize Deaf workers into Kingdom ministry locally and globally.
- Develop local and global partnerships
- Engage in the local community
- Join the Envision Deaf ministries team in creating new ministry initiatives
- Connect with C&MA Deaf churches and ministries
- Advocate for Deaf people within the C&MA
- Completion of Alliance Polity course
- Completion of the World Perspectives Mission Course (minimum of certificate level) or equivalent
- Teachable attitude
- Ability to work with a collaborative team
- Willingness to contextualize in culturally relevant ways
Biblical Characteristics Desired:
- Biblically grounded
- Competently skilled
Timeline for Deployment:
As soon as possible.
The ministry is based in Washington, D.C. because of the large and vibrant Deaf community there. Home to Gallaudet University, D.C. serves as a hub or a homeland for many Deaf people worldwide. The urban context in which you’d live and serve provides the opportunity to build relationships with Deaf neighbors, support Deaf-owned and Deaf-employed businesses, and join the many Deaf events that are held in the area.
Language is an essential part of ministry. Those who do not know the language will attend a language study program.
The IW needs to have fluency in American Sign Language (ASL) and the ability to read/write in English.
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:
Washington, D.C. has several education options, including public school, private school, and homeschooling.
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].