posted on January 1, 2023

Envision: Site Associate in New York City

New York City is incredibly diverse, with 800+ languages spoken and more foreign-born residents than most cities! This includes 80+ unreached/unengaged people groups (UPGs). Many are drawn here for education, a career, or just hoping for a better future. We believe Jesus ordained their movements so that they would meet and follow Him (Acts 17:26–27). Would you join us in welcoming them in Jesus’ name? If you are passionate about technology, ESL, immigrant advocacy, arts, children’s ministry, teaching, sewing, evangelism, or another gift God has given you, we invite you to explore how to use those passions in ministry among an unreached diaspora community.

Position Type

  • International worker (IW)–Envision–Vocational Track
  • Community development (urban), discipleship, education, ESL/TESOL, evangelism, leadership development, refugee or immigrant ministry
  • Single or couple


Required Qualifications:

Preferred Qualifications:

Biblical Characteristics Desired:

Timeline for Deployment:

Beginning as early as summer/fall 2023. Following appointment, and once fundraising goals and other qualifications are met, the appointee is required to attend a cross-cultural and language-acquisition program (as applicable), and pre-field orientation prior to deploying.

General Information:

Envision – NYC

Language Expectations:

Language is an essential part of ministry. In NYC, many immigrants want to learn and practice English, so most ministry happens in English. However, it is incredibly beneficial to at least be able to greet people or have deeper conversations in their heart language. The amount of language learning required will be determined by the specific diaspora context.

Health Considerations:

Navigating New York City requires a lot of walking and the use of public transportation.

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:

The city has a myriad of educational options for children, including homeschooling and public and private school.

Compensation Package

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.

Whole-Life Health

CAMA Services is the relief and development specialized structure of Alliance Missions. 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.

Important Clarification

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 Lisa Ramsey at [email protected].

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