Are You Ready?
Is God calling you to go and make disciples? We are always praying for and seeking for more workers in the harvest, men and women who feel burdened by God to make disciples among the least-reached peoples of Russia, Alaska and Canada.
The need is great! Indigenous Siberian people groups remain unreached and trapped in a darkness that impacts every aspect of their lives. While we’d love to have enough team members to go into multiple areas and plant churches and disciple in unreached areas, we recognize our limitations as foreigners in these areas. Therefore our team’s focus is two-fold:
There is a huge need for workers to engage in discipleship - walking with people on the journey of becoming more like Christ, fostering a passion for the lost, growing a desire for the Word of God, and developing a hunger to see Christ’s name known throughout the unreached areas of Siberia.
Teaching English With Church-Planting/Discipleship Team
Evangelical churches in Russia have long been the victims of harmful propaganda that are still ingrained in the minds of people today. One way churches have been able to successfully build relationships with people in their community is through English clubs. These English clubs offer avenues to build trust and invest in the lives of unbelievers.
Life for people with disabilities is challenging in general, but it is even more so in Russia. Resources are extremely limited, infrastructure is poor, accessibility is almost non-existent, and people with disabilities face social stigmas and public shame. But this situation opens up many doors to show the love of Christ, proclaim God's good sovereignty and minister the gospel to people's hearts. Churches have the desire to begin and/or expand disability ministry, but lack basic training and experience.
Go where no gospel witness exists within ethnic groups and sub-communities. Pioneer gospel ministries are still needed throughout the state, both in remote rural villages and in the growing "urban villages" of Alaska Native peoples and diverse ethnic communities. In this ministry you'll be faced with the challenges of learning another culture, understanding a different worldview, building relationships through involvement in people's lives, and seeking to communicate the gospel in an understandable way.
Impact communities and disciple believers through relationships. There are many communities in both the rural villages and the "urban villages" where believers exist, yet are in need of growth and maturity in their faith. By focusing on discipleship, you'll help encourage change in people's lives as well as help develop Native leaders who can impact their own communities for Christ. You'll face the challenges of learning a new culture, understanding a different worldview, building genuine and caring relationships with people, and walking alongside them to see them grow in their knowledge and love for Christ.
Learning how to speak English is an important but difficult part of life for new immigrants to western Canada. This position will involve helping to connect a local multi-cultural church with the Muslim community through assistance in language acquisition.
Cross-Cultural Church Planter
The church planter's primary purpose is to establish or strengthen a culturally relevant local church in a given area among the First Nations people of Canada. This is accomplished through evangelism, discipleship and leadership development, all blanketed in prayer.
Cross-Cultural Biblical Counselor
The cross-cultural biblical counselor's primary role is to assist InterAct's First Nations church planters in Canada in the area of biblical counseling and training individuals in counseling skills.