posted on January 1, 2024
Envision: Site Host in Los Angeles
Bring your gifting to inner city Los Angeles in the Watts area by joining Envision L.A. We are looking for a site host (couple or single) to join our team and take the lead in creating welcoming and hospitable environments throughout our site, where every person matters and has the opportunity to experience, hear, and respond to the gospel message of Jesus Christ. Located in south Los Angeles, Envision L.A. ministers through the local church to impact the surrounding communities where 35 percent of the population lives below the poverty line. We would love for you to come be a part of what God is doing in this vibrant, urban ministry.
- Oversee and manage short-term participants from inquiry to post-experience follow-up
- Prioritize hospitality to short-term participants
- Oversee the care and cleanliness of the Envision site
- Work with site team and interns in creating a welcoming environment
- Completion of Alliance Polity course
- Completion of the World Perspectives Mission Course (minimum of certificate level) or equivalent
- Experience managing and leading people
- Mentoring or discipleship experience
Biblical Characteristics Desired:
- Biblically grounded
- Competently skilled
Timeline for Deployment:
Watts is a two-square-mile radius and is home to 42,000 people, which makes it the most densely populated neighborhood in L.A. County. The median age in Watts is 21. 44 percent of Watts live below the poverty line. There are three large, government-run housing projects. We are about 15 minutes south of downtown Los Angeles and about 15 minutes east of the Pacific Ocean.
He or she needs to be physically fit to handle lifting heavy loads, standing for several hours at a time, and walking up and down stairs.
Language is an essential part of ministry. Spanish as a first language, fluency in Spanish, or a willingness to learn is necessary. Other languages—including Hmong, Khmer, and French—would be a plus.
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:
There are public and private schooling options in the surrounding area.
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].