Ministry Description: Only about 2% of the 2 million Filipino-Chinese are evangelical Christians. Biblical Seminary of the Philippines (BSOP), a nondenominational institution, was established to help reach them by teaching, mentoring, and equipping church and mission leadership. It now also trains Chinese from other Asian nations. Some classes are taught in English; others in Mandarin.
Type of Worker Needed: The workers should have a PhD, though a ThM is acceptable. They should have teaching and church experience. They should have good English skills. Though not required, it would be helpful if they also know some Mandarin and have studied the history and culture of the Chinese.
Length of Service: Long Term (> 3years)
Gender: Male or Female
Marital Status: Married or Single
Path of Service: Interested workers need to be both accepted by OMF and welcomed by BSOP. For the latter to happen, they must agree with the BSOP Statement of Beliefs and Core Values. Plus, they should come and teach a modular course to show that they are effective in the classroom. Once here for longer-term service, they would spend their initial three months learning some of the Tagalog language and culture. Then they would be seconded to BSOP.
Life Style: Professional. Workers must feel called to the busy life of ministry in a megacity. They should be creative and flexible, while working under local leaders. They must know how to handle stress and delays. Due to the pressure of living and working in a cross-cultural situation in the tropics, they should be spiritually and psychologically mature and have a good health record.