We aim to see a healthy, self-supporting, growing church that transforms the San-he community and beyond through the power of the Gospel. Our target area, a densely populated part of Zhong-pu, Taiwan, has about 50,000 people in about 2 sq. km. It is proximate to 2 primary schools, and is mostly working class. Prior to our arrival, this area only had one small, struggling church.
In the past, our ministry has been primarily geared toward families with elementary aged children. We have seen a fair number of conversions and now have a more solid group of people in our church. But many of the children we reached are now youth, and our members have requested that we add a youth ministry to our church. The ministry would primarily focus on the youth within our church and their friends but then extend to the community.
En route to a popular tourist destination in Taiwan, our area is small but convenient, and fairly bustling. It is full of eateries and shops, all within a short biking distance. Our intern would live at our ministry center (keeping living expenses at a minimum). The intern would work closely with the 2 missionary families currently on our team.
- be in charge of the youth ministry at our church plant. Since this will be a new ministry, the amount of responsibility this entails will be largely dependent on the candidate. This will include running youth ministry at our church events, as well as hopefully starting a new regular youth event during the week.
- provide additional team support as needed—also dependent on the gifts of the candidate
- properly maintain the Gospel center facility, where the candidate will be living
- attend OMF meetings
- Tertiary education (or your country’s equivalent) should be completed.
- Previous experience with youth ministry is preferred. Conversational proficiency in Mandarin and spiritual self-discipline are required.
- Basic English ability preferred but not required.
Self-starters are preferred. Because there are hardly any other foreigners in our area, a rather independent spirit is required, and recent college grads could feel challenged relationally. The candidate should maintain a humble learning attitude toward Taiwanese culture, church planting, and our ministry methods. The candidate should also have a positive attitude toward working with and around youth.
*Australian citizens and/or residents only