posted on January 1, 2024
Envision: Site Staff in Indonesia
As part of a team, the appointee(s) will be expected to make contributions in hosting short-term teams and interns, build relational outreach opportunities, and participate in discipleship opportunities. They will be involved in hosting, mentoring, and providing hospitality and leadership development, especially as it relates to the next generation of cross-cultural workers. They will have opportunities to introduce interns and teams to a variety of ministry opportunities in agriculture, ESL, orphanages, prisons, unwed teen mothers, and local church involvement.
- Be self-motivated to seek new contacts and relationships with locals, interns, residents, supporters, and potential partners
- Help host all short-term visitors, including interns, teams, and residents
- Mentor and disciple interns
- Develop a personal ministry depending on gifts and skills
- Be proficient in the local language
- Network with other organizations to foster partnerships and ministry opportunities
- A recognized bachelor’s degree
- Completion of at least 30 hours of Bible/theology/ministry and 15 hours of intercultural studies
- Spouse must hold a recognized bachelor’s degree and have completed at least 18 hours of Bible/theology, 12 hours of missions/ministry studies (with a minimum of 6 hours in cross-cultural or missions studies)
- Completion of Alliance ordination/consecration
- Minimum of two years successful Alliance Licensed Ministry Experience
- Completion of the World Perspectives Mission Course (minimum of certificate level) or equivalent
Both Clergy and Vocational Tracks
- Completion of Alliance Polity course
- A minimum Modern Language Aptitude Test (MLAT) score of 40
- Minimum of 80 percent on the Bible Knowledge Exam
- Demonstrated relational and mentoring capabilities and experience
- Leadership skills and entrepreneurial spirit
- Heart for developing missional leaders
- Experience in discipling
- Experience in hosting
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 prior to deploying.
The goal is to be in-country and finished with language school as early as possible to start making an impact while other team members are away on Stateside assignments. Help is needed to keep ministry and hosting activities consistent.
Bandung is a city of five million people on the island of Java, one of the many islands that make up the whole of Indonesia. The applicant/s would live in Bandung, where people are friendly and helpful and where many modern conveniences abound. Most appliances, electronics, and furniture are available. High-speed internet and cable TV are also easily accessible. They would serve on a team and be part of a larger network of expat and local staff.
World Factbook – Indonesia
Joshua Project – Indonesia
Most medications are available at local pharmacies but require a prescription. Hospitals provide an adequate but inconsistent level of care for routine issues. Better care is available in Jakarta but mostly still doesn’t meet international standards. That level of care is available in the neighboring countries of either Singapore, Thailand, or Malaysia, all of which are reachable by a short flight.
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.
International workers will receive one year of intensive Indonesian followed by a second year of tutoring if needed. The first year is primarily one of dedication to learning the language, but it is also only the beginning of what will be a life-long process of acquisition. Knowing the local language will enhance the ability to minister and effectively reach people for Christ.
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.
Spouses are considered equal partners on the team and must share a clear calling to cross-cultural ministry and life. The couple/single will be expected to get involved in hosting, discipling, and mentoring.
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].