posted on January 1, 2023
Envision: Trips Team Leader in Atlanta
Envision Atlanta (EA) is a ministry hub in the most diverse square mile in the United States and hosts churches from all over the U.S. for short-term missions experiences. We seek to share God’s heart for the foreigner and give people practical experiences serving refugees and learning to honor the cultures and traditions of those different from themselves.
- Communicate with churches and team leaders desiring to bring a short-term team to EA
- Communicate with the Envision National Office trips coordinator to arrange the trips
- Coordinate with team members within EA
- Prepare for and host teams, including arranging food, lodging, training, and projects
- Demonstrate and teach God’s heart for the foreigner and the mission of EA
- Completion of Alliance Polity course
- Completion of the World Perspectives Mission Course (minimum of certificate level) or equivalent
- Experience with running teams
Biblical Characteristics Desired:
- Biblically grounded
- Competently skilled
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.
Envision Atlanta is located in Clarkston, Georgia, a small part of the urban Atlanta area. Clarkston is 1.7 square miles and is home to over 16,000 people—most of whom are refugees from war-torn countries all over the world, including Syria, Somalia, Congo, Afghanistan, and Ethiopia. Over 60 different languages are spoken, and the majority of the population lives in poverty.
Language is an essential part of ministry. In Clarkston, one can speak only English and be successful. What is most important is patience and willingness to teach English with kindness and honor the languages and cultures of others while serving.
Most of the apartments and homes in Clarkston contain mold and pests. People whose immune and respiratory systems are compromised should exercise caution.
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:
Clarkston is within the DeKalb County School District, which includes both charter and magnet schools. Private schools and homeschooling options are available at your own expense.