posted on September 1, 2021


The Alliance is looking for a church planter in Asia/Pacific

Position Type

  • International worker (IW)—clergy track
  • Church planter
  • Creative-access country
  • Partially funded (requested to raise partial support)
  • Single or couple

This team needs workers with an evangelistic gifting and experience to further pioneer work among a large least-reached people group.

Required Qualifications:

Biblical Characteristics Desired:

Preferred Qualifications:


Timeline for Deployment:

Summer/fall 2022. All appointees are required to attend a cross-cultural and language acquisition program and Pre-Field Orientation prior to deploying.

Work and Living Environment:

This team lives in a medium-sized Asian city with the amenities and stresses that accompany urban life. While the weather is cooler than other locations in the country, expats find it difficult to locate appropriate outdoor venues for recreation and exercise.

Status of Christian Witness:

Despite long-term engagement, this people group of more than 35 million is approximately only 0.05 percent evangelical.

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:

This city has good healthcare facilities, well-trained doctors, and most medications are readily available. Serious health issues are typically handled in the country’s capital or Singapore. 

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 grade 1–12 international schools within or near the city. Homeschooling is also an option.


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 and family, local church, or other resources. Information on support costs will be made available upon application. Training and/or coaching in fund-raising is available.

Important Clarification:

Applicants 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.


Please email Stacy Douglas at [email protected]

Whole-Life Health

The C&MA is an evangelical denomination committed to planting churches both in the United States and internationally. Due to the nature of this ministry opportunity, part of the required qualifications include optimal emotional, spiritual, and physical health. These are assessed during the application process.

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