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Thailand Church Planting Intern

Central Asia Thailand Church Planting Church Support Internship

Job Title: Avant Church Planting Intern Thailand                                                    
Immediate Supervisor: Team Leader, Thailand                                                   

Purpose:  The Avant Church Planting Intern will be responsible to the team in Thailand. The ultimate goal of the team is to start a church planting movement in the province of Phetchaburi. The intern will participate in team life including team meetings, retreats and prayer times. The intern will help the team on church related tasks such as running bible studies/ prayer groups and church services, coordinating outreaches, and discipling new believers. 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Under the direction of the Thailand team the intern will help execute the daily church life in Thailand
  • Participate in regular language/ culture study (focusing solely on language and culture in the first months of internship)
  • Help identify areas in which growth is needed within the church
  • Intern will be a part of brainstorming solutions in team meetings
  • Intern will have to opportunity to create his/ her own ministry connections and objectives (i.e. English groups, kid’s clubs, after school programs) that will support the church as a whole
  • Assist the missionaries in evangelism, discipleship and outreach opportunities
  • Pioneer new areas/ avenues of ministry
  • Intern will raise his/ her own support and communicate regularly with his/ her supporters

Perform other church planting activities as requested

Job Requirements

  • Knowledge of the scripture
  • Flexibility
  • Willingness to learn Thai
  • Willingness to teach others in group settings and individually
  • Sign Avant Ministries Doctrinal Statement, testifying you adhere to Avant’s doctrinal position.
  • Active Passport, willingness to relocate to Thailand. (Secure Thai Visa)

Job Qualifications

  • Independent, able to carry out tasks with little direction
  • Flexibility, comfortable with ambiguity
  • Team player, able to “buy in” to team objectives
  • Visionary (likes brainstorms and thinking of creative solutions to problems)
  • Proven leadership skills, evidence of good judgment, results driven.
  • High organizational commitment and professionalism.
  • Creative, innovative and intuitive.
  • Previous cross-cultural experience preferred (but not required.)
  • Able to establish and accomplish self-directed goals and objectives.
    • Proficient in Office technology – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Facebook, Video calling, and Google Drive.

Physical Demands and Work Environment

  • While performing the responsibilities of the job, the employee is required to use their hands and fingers to operate office machinery, is often required to sit, stand, walk, reach with arms and hands, is occasionally required to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. This employee must be able to regularly lift and carry 50 pounds. Vision abilities required by this job regularly include close vision, distance vision and peripheral vision. The noise level in the work environment regularly varies from quiet to moderate. Thailand is very hot; employee must be able to live in warm climate without significant threats to his/ her health.

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