A Field Coordinator is a missionary sent out by MVI to represent MVI in a country and culture different from their own. As a representative of MVI their main functions will be to host mission teams, responsibly distribute resources, pioneer ministries and projects with indigenous Christian leadership, help raise funds for their projects and personnel, and be a part of the recruiting and training process of new Field Coordinators.
They function as a pioneer to assist in the establishment of Christian leadership, churches and ministries. They function as an administrator who channels resources to the indigenous churches and leadership. They function as a host who facilitates short-term mission teams so they can facilitate the development of responsible indigenous Christian leadership through the establishment and expansion of Bible schools, leadership training conferences and correspondence courses. They assist local Christian leaders plant churches in unreached areas. They enable the leaders and churches as they begin ministries and outreaches to their own people, such as feeding centers, orphanages, schools, clinics and other projects.
First Step in Becoming a Field Coordinator with MV:
There are two parts of your life you’ll need to examine to help you get started – your preparedness and your calling.
- Your preparedness consists of three major areas in your life, areas that God uses to guide you. It is much like a harbor captain who lines up beacons and landmarks to make sure he is on course while navigating through a channel into the safety of the harbor. When these three points line up, you’ll know you are on God’s course! The first area is family. Do I have any major responsibilities to those who will be left at home (kids in college, parents in nursing home, etc.)? God places a high priority on family responsibility and accountability. If you are married, ask your self these questions: Is my spouse just as excited about this as I am? Does he/she have the same calling? This really needs to be a partnership for both of you to be successful in the field. Then there is health. What is the general health of my self and my family? Are there any chronic conditions or reoccurring illnesses (allergies, sinus infections, diabetes, etc.) that would cause problems? New environments can play havoc on our bodies, even when they are healthy. The last point is finance. A missionary at MV lives on support that he/she raises from churches and individuals. So the questions is: Am I in debt? If yes, how will I fulfill these obligations while on the field? God wants us to be responsible – if you owe money, you need to have it paid off first.
- The next area is your calling. Our Field Coordinators are special people with a special calling. They carry out the ministry of Missionary Ventures on the field. They are responsible to Missionary Ventures as their sending agency and missionary oversight and must complete the Missionary Ventures’ Internship program. The Field Coordinator functions as a “bridge” between their home country’s involvement and the indigenous Christian leadership in their mission field. Coordinating the activity of Missionary Ventures abroad. There are 5 main functions of an MV missionary:
- to host mission teams,
- to responsibly distribute resources,
- to pioneer ministries and projects with indigenous Christian leadership,
- to help raise funds for their projects and personnel,
- to be a part of the recruiting and training process of new Field Coordinators
If your calling matches the above job description, and your preparedness lines up, then tell us how God has prepared you. In a couple of paragraphs describe how you are prepared regarding your family, health and finances. Then, share how your calling fits the Field Coordinator job description in another paragraph or two.
Upon receiving and reviewing your information, we will then call you and have a phone interview. We want to help you fulfill your calling by getting to know you and to see what God wants for you.
We cannot tell you how long this process will take, part of it will depend on how quickly you return everything to us. But rest assured – God’s timing is always perfect. He is never early, nor ever late!