About mm

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Our Vision

Through the work of our hands and the truth of our speech, we seek to embody the love of Jesus in relationships developed within the professional marketplace.

Our Mission

We assist and facilitate professionals serving Jesus through their vocations in international settings.

Who We Are

marketplace ministries (mm) is an association of C&MA professionals employed in international secular settings. Our primary motivation is to make disciples, establishing them in the local church where possible. Emphasis is upon serving in areas where there is limited access to the gospel.

Primary Objectives

  1. Fully utilize Alliance professionals for worldwide evangelization and discipleship in strategic Alliance ministry areas
  2. Challenge North American C&MA people to pursue being effective witnesses for Christ through secular overseas assignments
  3. Identify potential mm candidates and guide them during their preparation and training for overseas service
  4. Facilitate overseas work opportunities in countries where the C&MA has strategic ministry interests, directing individuals to organizations where their professional skills and callings are best utilized
  5. Ensure pastoral care, where possible, for all mm personnel
  6. Provide an accountability structure that requires periodic reporting from and evaluation of each mm member
  7. Offer opportunities for fellowship, encouragement, and interaction among marketplace ministries members before and during their overseas assignments as well as after their work has concluded
  8. Provide opportunities for C&MA people to support the mm strategy

mm Applicant Credentials

  • Preferred Qualification

    Secured professional employment in an international secular setting

  • Minimum Requirements

    • Two years’ professional work experience and/or a graduate degree in a specialized field (This requirement is reviewed case-by-case.)
    • Professional competency (references required) and a commitment to excellence, which the applicant understands is part of their Christian witness
    • Understanding of biblical and theological truths and a lifestyle proven to effectively communicate the gospel
    • Cross-cultural training or experience
    • Completion of Missions Perspectives course
    • Good physical and emotional health Note: Physical and psychological health assessments are required.
    • Demonstrated commitment to quickly learn the language of the people served
    • Possess no more than $7,500 in outstanding unsecured debt
    • Ability to secure full financial support on the field through one of the following means:
      • Income received from secular employment;
      • Contributions received from churches, individuals, and/or partnering agencies;
      • A combination of secular employment and contributions
    • Membership in a North American Alliance church
    • Commitment to work in a specific overseas location for a minimum of two years

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