Most of our neighbors have never met a follower of Jesus. They are influenced by works and rituals with an absence of power and no promise of salvation. The area includes a significant population of those who claim to be Muslims or Buddhists. Although technology and modern conveniences are common, our focus people group continues to be involved with the supernatural world by seeking help and protection through rituals and various beliefs. Most neighborhoods struggle with dysfunctional families, substance abuse, and low paying jobs. This unreached people group is a minority group that is looked down upon by the majority of the country, but they are proud of their own culture and stick together.
You will contribute to the vision and mission of the team by living and working incarnationally among the Unreached People Group. While working as a professional, you will also be involved in sharing the good news of life in Jesus, making disciples and praying in order to kindle movements of Jesus-followers among our Unreached People Group.
What is it like to live here? This tropical climate megacity is crawling with cars, motorbikes, street vendors, and most modern conveniences. Urban sprawl has created areas of suburban/urban mix that has engulfed formerly agricultural areas with expensive housing developments. Many people lack the education and opportunities to keep up with the developing economy, so they live in simple or cramped living conditions.
Enhance economic opportunities for the next generation through English education.
- preparation for teaching
- relationship building with students and the people in the broader community.
Those with a TESOL/CELTA teaching certificate and a university degree of any kind can find English teaching jobs in local schools. Those without teaching certificates can still teach in underprivileged neighborhoods through a foundation.
- High School Graduate, Bible School, or relevant experience.
- Burdened to see outreach happen and our neighbors appreciate the Good News.
- Able to adapt culturally, and learn from others.
- degree in any field and a TESOL certificate.
- Experience in teaching English is helpful, but not necessary, if teaching on the neighborhood-level.
- Strong desire to learn another language well, and understand their culture. You will not be able to work in English.
- Love: evident love and respect for God, others, and particularly for those in the Unreached People Group. Show respect toward local leaders and anyone older than you.
- Humility and flexibility: it can be overwhelming to come to a place where everything is new and unknown, where plans change at the last minute.
- Perseverance: it’s challenging to hold on to values of incarnational living and adapting to a lifestyle that the minority group can relate to, especially in a large urban environment where the materialistic values of the West are easily accessible. Language learning can also be a long journey.
- Physical health: among other things, the ability to deal with a hot, humid climate
We have a language and culture learning system in place.
We have an initial 2-week orientation program on first arrival.
There is a year-long syllabus for basic exposure to key ideas, skills, and experiences.
Candidate will participate in field-level training events including the annual field conference.
Weekly meeting with mentor
Weekly worship/fellowship time
Weekly meal with a team family
Previous 1-year interns have established a group of local friends to hang out with when you arrive
Needs to be very mature and responsible with his/her time, behavior, daily habits, interaction with opposite sex.
*Australian citizens and/or residents only