Central Asia | Pioneering Bi-Vocational Disciplemaker

SEND Eurasia is looking for bi-vocational workers willing to enter Central Asian communities through a vocation that makes sense to local people, and join our team in this pioneering ministry. In this region of the world, cross-cultural gospel workers must be willing to creatively start ministry from the ground up, which includes investing time to gain trust in one's community, creating a role for yourself and living fairly self-sufficiently and independently. Are you that person God is raising up to come serve with us to start ministry from the ground up in this little reached, challenging, but amazing part of the world? Will you help us reach Central Asia for Christ? We invite you to speak with our mission coaches to know more!
Country: Central Asia, Eurasia
Term: Long-Term (3+ years), Mid-Term (1 - 3 years), Short-Term (7-12 months)
  • Research and explore opportunities to meet felt needs and contribute meaningfully to a local community
  • Step into a role that provides a meaningful identity in a local community, and work with integrity and Christ-like character
  • Learn language and culture to the level appropriate for one’s term of service
  • Build relationships with the goal of sharing Christ and making disciples
  • Support the vision for multiplying churches and reproducing disciples with local leaders
Specific Qualifications:
  • Professional qualifications/experience in the particular occupational sphere in which one might work (see additional information below) is required
  • History of active ministry in one's local, home church
  • Lifelong learner in the area of church planting in a Muslim context with recognized gifting for church planting and discipleship
  • Cultural sensitivity and a willingness to adapt your method and life to fit a new culture
  • Skilled in team-oriented ministry with fellow workers and national leaders
  • Ability to work behind the scenes and empower and encourage others to lead
  • Creative, open-minded, independent self-starter
  • Spiritual maturity, and the ability to nurture one's own walk with the Lord
Additional Information:

Many potential opportunities exist in the following spheres:

1. Business Entrepreneurship: We need individuals to start local businesses as a bridge to evangelism, making disciples, and starting reproducing churches. This includes business research, funding, start up, and maintenance with integrity

2. Education: Great opportunities exist to serve in Central Asia as a full-time teacher! Schools are looking for native English speakers to teach secondary, mainly math/science in English, or ESL (grades 7-12). There are also ESL teaching positions in local adult education venues or in colleges and universities. Your ministry could either focus on your students and fellow workers at the school, or you could work with local team members to reach people the in surrounding communities.

3. Humanitarian aid/community development: Research and implement, with discernment, community development projects that meet felt needs in the community. Possibilities might include mercy ministries for impoverished people, alcohol/drug rehabilitation, working with disabled people, supporting people experiencing crisis pregnancy, ESL, computer literacy, agriculture/animal husbandry, counseling, working with at-risk families and children, medical services, business/job skills training, music lessons, and/or sports clubs.

4. Leadership development: Individuals to train pastors and lay-leaders to shepherd their flocks and handle the Word of God, and individuals that can explore leadership and professional development in the secular realm as well.

Our Local Vision

The efforts of SEND Central Asia seek to foster multiplying groups of believers who can reach out to their communities using effective, culturally-relevant evangelism and discipleship approaches. Workers in Central Asia must be able to enter a local community in ways that make sense to local people, and to build the trust needed to influence people for Christ. Bi-vocational workers have many opportunities to form gospel-focused relationships which foster Bible discovery opportunities, and are often used by God as the first contact many local people have to the Gospel. These workers partner with local believers, whenever possible, to help nurture healthy disciple-making communities that can become a movement of the Spirit in unreached and least reached communities.