posted on November 5, 2021

aXcess-Clergy Track: MENTORING CHURCH LEADERS AND FUTURE LEADERS

We will seek to fuel church-planting movements among the local people by encouraging, discipling, and teaching local church leaders and potential leaders. Also, through the ESL business, there will be a steady stream of short-term ESL professionals who come for a year to teach English. As a member of the long-term team, you will be […]

Position Type

  • International worker (IW)—Clergy Track
  • Church planting
  • Evangelism
  • Discipleship
  • Business development
  • Theological education
  • ESL
  • Partially funded
  • Single or couple

We will seek to fuel church-planting movements among the local people by encouraging, discipling, and teaching local church leaders and potential leaders. Also, through the ESL business, there will be a steady stream of short-term ESL professionals who come for a year to teach English. As a member of the long-term team, you will be an example and encouragement to these short-term workers as well.

Responsibilities

Required Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications

Biblical Characteristics Desired

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.

General Information

The applicant(s) will live in the modern capital city of an emerging country that is not well known in the West. Despite the fact that some Bible characters may be buried here, the gospel was virtually unknown until the 1990s. Almost all adult believers are first-generation Christians, and most churches are unofficial, small, house groups. The church is in great need of encouragement and strong foundations of hope as they face a hostile society and extended family who are wary of Christ-followers.

You will experience hot, dry summers, some snow in winter, but always a nice cup of tea with hospitable neighbors!

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.

Team members will be on full-time, university student visas for a minimum of one year and will focus exclusively on language learning in a one-to-one, tutored setting in a state university.

Health Considerations

Healthcare is available for routine needs. For more serious conditions, it likely would be necessary to leave the country for care.

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

Although it is only in the initial stages, this country has a rapidly developing market for English-immersion schools, so it is likely that by the time of deployment, there will be local schools that offer instruction in English. Homeschooling also would be acceptable.

Compensation

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.

Questions?

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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