posted on November 5, 2021

aXcess-Vocational Track: TCK-EDUCATION ASSISTANT AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

In a country with a slower pace of life, you will join a team that operates an NGO and, alongside our local staff, meets felt needs of our city and surrounding villages. Team goals, aside from the NGO, include relational evangelism, equipping local leaders, and church planting in surrounding villages through life-on-life experiences, like drinking […]

Position Type

  • International worker (IW)—Vocational Track
  • TCK education
  • Community development
  • NGO
  • Evangelism
  • Discipleship
  • Church planting
  • Partially funded
  • Single or couple

In a country with a slower pace of life, you will join a team that operates an NGO and, alongside our local staff, meets felt needs of our city and surrounding villages. Team goals, aside from the NGO, include relational evangelism, equipping local leaders, and church planting in surrounding villages through life-on-life experiences, like drinking tea, sitting with neighbors, and making connections on local transportation.

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

This is a beautiful, mountainous country with moderate four-seasons weather. The majority religion of the Middle East has taken over this country, keeping a majority of the people bound in fear and darkness. There is a small body of believers, making up 0.02 percent of the total population. However, most of the registered churches in our city are Russian speaking. We desire to see the kingdom spread among local people in their heart language. Because of deep poverty in this post-Soviet country, many families are separated or broken due to one or both parents working in another city or country. While people may have few resources, they are quick to invite you into their homes, creating opportunities to build relationships and share the good news. Locals love to talk about religion, creating open doors to share faith in a variety of settings.

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.

Our language study is a self-driven, curriculum-based program carried out with the help of local language helpers. Over the course of your language-study time, you will use self-study, class time, and intentional immersion time to work through language proficiencies. Together with the team leader, you will set goals and receive support through the language-learning season.

Health Considerations

The healthcare system is available for mild injuries and illnesses. Serious medical conditions are difficult to address in country.

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

At least one parent should be willing to homeschool. The local school is an option, but the style of teaching is based on rote memory in the local languages; supplementation in English is necessary as their school levels are not equivalent to American school standards.

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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