posted on January 19, 2022

ENVISION: Site Associate—Student Center Development in the Dominican Republic

The Caribbean Sea is just a few blocks away, and Santo Domingo is the place that God is raising up the next generation of missional leaders. Join Envision DR as we reach out to over 100,000 college students through English learning, great coffee, and a variety of other campus ministry opportunities at our new student center called The Greenhouse. Partner with the Dominican Alliance church as we develop both Dominican and American ministry leaders through short-term teams and interns, working alongside local leaders towards personal and church growth.

Position Type

  • International worker (IW)—Envision—Vocational Track
  • Business, church planting, community center, discipleship, ESL/TESOL, evangelism, leadership development
  • Partially funded
  • Couple

The Caribbean Sea is just a few blocks away, and Santo Domingo is the place that God is raising up the next generation of missional leaders. Join Envision DR as we reach out to over 100,000 college students through English learning, great coffee, and a variety of other campus ministry opportunities at our new student center called The Greenhouse.  Partner with the Dominican Alliance church as we develop both Dominican and American ministry leaders through short-term teams and interns, working alongside local leaders towards personal and church growth. 

Responsibilities:

Required Qualifications:

Preferred Qualifications:

Biblical Characteristics Desired:

Timeline for Deployment:

Summer/Fall 2023. All appointees are required to attend a cross-cultural and language acquisition program and Pre-Field Orientation prior to deploying.

General Information:

Applicants would live in the oldest “western” city in the Americas. Apartment living would probably be the norm, with easy access to the Caribbean Sea. As the Dominican is relatively close to the United States, access to a lot of American products is possible.  Friendliness and hospitality are high values among most Dominicans. The Catholic faith dominates culture, and it can, at times, be difficult to convince people of the need for a personal Savior. As a developing country, electricity, high speed Wi-Fi, and other services are fairly reliable in the city, but not outside the city.

CIA World Factbook – Dominican Republic

Joshua Project – Dominican Republic

Language Expectations:

Language is an essential part of ministry. The successful applicant(s) will receive one year of intense language study followed by ongoing language and cultural acquisition. 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 Dominican health system is fairly well-developed, and except for serious major surgery, you can have confidence in the health system. If you struggle health-wise with heat, the Dominican may not be a good location.

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.

Both spouses are expected to be full members of the team while allowing for healthy family dynamics, especially concerning children.

Children’s Educational Plan and Options:

Children’s education can be accomplished in one of two ways. Homeschooling is allowed in the DR, and if a family chooses to use this option, it will be supported. The other option is private bilingual schools. Several schools in Santo Domingo provide Dominican and American accreditation in a quality learning environment.

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