posted on January 1, 2024

Envision: Workers for Site Launch in Providence, Rhode Island

Join Envision Providence as we launch our site in a primarily Spanish-speaking neighborhood within a mile or so of Alliance Hmong-, Khmer-, and Spanish-speaking churches. We are looking to put together a diverse team who can envision what God might do through sharing the gospel and the development of leaders in this unique ministry context right here in the U.S.

Position Type

  • U.S.-based international worker (IW)–Envision–Vocational Track 
  • Community center, community development (urban), discipleship, ESL/TESOL, evangelism, leadership development, refugee or immigrant 
  • Partially funded 
  • Single or couple 


Required Qualifications:

Biblical Characteristics Desired:

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.

General Information:

Providence is a diverse city with over 20,000 university students—30 percent of the population was born outside the United States, and 23 percent of the population live below the poverty line. In this city, neighborhood and place matter, and workers would be required to live in proximity to the Envision site ministry location for greater community impact. 

Language Expectations:

Language is an essential part of ministry. Spanish as a first language, fluency in Spanish, or a willingness to learn is a must. 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:

Public and private schools along with a homeschool cooperative learning environment are available options.

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

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 the IPO office at [email protected].

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