Student Worker - Mobilising Southeast Asians to Witness for Christ
Could you help students to grow into their full potential as disciples of Christ and mobilize them as witnesses for Him?
Come for a year of language study and orientation and get alongside students on campus.
You could then continue with a master’s degree of your choice for the next two years and stay longer as God confirms your calling. Alternatively, if you already have a master’s degree, you may be able to pursue opportunities to teach on campus, conduct research or take a PhD at a university in SE Asia.
Christian students have great potential to transform the lives of many as they witness to Christ on campus and beyond. Come alongside them to challenge, disciple and encourage them. Help them to grow into their full potential as followers of Jesus, sharing His love with others.
We would love to see more local believers becoming a living display of Jesus’ love for the world and so to transform the lives of many.
You would become a language student initially and then have the opportunity to continue on campus as a post-graduate student or university lecturer. Your role will be to challenge and encourage Christian students to engage with students of other faiths.
Part of your initial responsibility would be to learn language and culture. Language acquisition is a major key to ministry. You will relate to students initially to help your language acquisition and then later focus on discipling and encouraging students. You will be working with others and supported by a mentoring-coaching relationship. However, you will also be expected to take initiative and develop your own ministry with a degree of independence.
You would have a passion for God's glory and to see others grow in their discipleship, sharing Jesus with those who do not yet know Him and following through on God's call on their lives. You would be open to learn from others, being a good team-player as well as being able to work independently and take initiative.
You would have some experience in discipling others and sharing the love of Christ, either on campus or in your church context. A year or more of theological training would be an advantage.
A bachelor’s degree in any subject would qualify you to enroll into a master’s degree course of your choice for another two years.
A master’s degree could qualify you to seek a position as a university lecturer, conduct research or enroll for a PhD.
According to Encyclopaedia Britannica, 2/5ths of Southeast Asians are Muslims. Islam is predominant in the southern half of the Malay Peninsula and the Malay Archipelago (which includes Indonesia, Philippines, East Malaysia, and Brunei). SE Asia also includes a vast population of Buddhists, Christians and Hindus. You will be located in a big city with a significant student population. You would need to be comfortable with a simple lifestyle, using public transportation, and facing the everyday challenges of living in a big city.
You will need to be passionate about sharing Christ and seeing others grow in sharing Him. You will have a servant heart, loving God and depending on Him through prayer
*Australian citizens and/or residents only