posted on January 1, 2024
Envision: Help Develop Missional Leaders in Senegal
In partnering with other C&MA structures in Senegal, the site associates will help cast Christ’s vision for lost people as they help lead, disciple, and develop short term participants. Also, they will connect interns and teams with local ministries such as those that are medical or agricultural, sports, teaching English, and aiding the urban poor.
- Host visiting teams
- Develop/disciple short-term participants
- Connect interns and teams with local ministries
- Develop partnerships with CAMA, aXcess, and mm in Senegal
- Completion of Alliance Polity course
- Completion of the World Perspectives Mission Course (minimum of certificate level) or equivalent
- A minimum Modern Language Aptitude Test (MLAT) score of 20
- Experience in youth ministries and discipleship
- Experience in hospitality
- Good organization skills
Biblical Characteristics Desired:
- Biblically grounded
- Competently skilled
Timeline for Deployment:
Summer/fall 2025. All appointees are required to attend a cross-cultural and language acquisition program and pre-field course/experience before deploying.
Located an hour outside the capital, Thies is the second largest city in Senegal but maintains a small town feel and a slower pace of life. The successful applicant(s) will find large supermarkets, restaurants, and comfortable Western housing.
World Factbook – Senegal
Joshua Project – Senegal
Basic health services and medications are available, but the country lacks quality, comprehensive health care. Advanced diagnosis and treatment would need to be obtained outside the country. For this reason, medical conditions that require constant monitoring and control will be difficult to maintain here. All typical health-care specialties are well-served in the capital, though people have often chosen to seek specialized care elsewhere.
Language is an essential part of ministry. Those who do not know the language will attend a language study program. The goal will be to speak, read, and write the language at a functional level in order to mentor, teach, and train others.
The successful applicant(s) will spend a year focused on French language study.
Expectations for Spouse:
Spousal roles vary based on the spouse’s gifts, training, and abilities as well as the needs of the team. Both spouses are expected to be meaningfully involved in meeting ministry objectives depending on the nature of family roles, children, etc.
Children’s Educational Plan and Options:
Elementary schools are available in Indonesian or English/Indonesian instruction. Junior and senior high students can consider one of two international schools in Bandung, as well as a boarding option in Penang, Malaysia. Homeschooling is available for all grade levels.
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].