Bilingual Church Assistant
Serve with the Wu Chang Bilingual Ministry, a fellowship of a large church in the modern city of Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Ministry opportunities include leading Bible studies, preaching, participating in small groups, and helping build connections with new seekers.
The intern should have a heart to serve others, a willingness to step out of their comfort zone, and a desire to learn. The intern should be in a ministry education track, either pastoral, missionary or pastoral counseling. Chinese is helpful, but not necessary. Interns with a willingness to try new things and meet new people will thrive in this environment.RESPONSIBILITIES
As they develop relationships with the members, the intern will be responsible for leading Bible studies in cell groups, joining the pastoral staff in visiting new contacts, encouraging believers to consider evangelism and missions opportunities. If gifted in preaching, they will also be asked to share in bringing God's Word occasionally. They will also have opportunities to socialize with members, and visit other ministries in the area.LANGUAGE NEEDS
Chinese helpful but not requiredLIVING ENVIRONMENT
The intern will be living in the tropical city of Kaohsiung, a large modern city in southern Taiwan. There are many parks in the city, and many beautiful natural features nearby. Cultural opportunities abound, and the health care system is modern and effective. Most buildings are air-conditioned, and inexpensive food can be found everywhere. During certain times of the year air pollution influenced by Mainland China can be a problem for people with breathing problems.WORKING ENVIRONMENT
The intern will work most closely with the pastors of the Bilingual Ministry. He or she will work in an office with staff from the Chinese ministries of the church as well, and have an opportunity to be a part of the larger church family. Wu Chang Church is cell-group based church, and has a very active worship ministry. It reaches out to other like-minded churches in the city, which will provide the intern with a broad perspective of Christian life in Taiwan. The intern will be able to observe the workings of the larger church as well as the Bilingual Ministry.INTERNSHIP