Team Leader for Refugee Ministry Teams in North America – Dallas, TX

GoTEN was established in 2009 with the mission of sharing the Gospel among people who have NO chance of hearing it.

GoTEN helps the church meet refugees’ immediate needs while introducing them to Jesus. When refugees become disciples, GoTEN will help them introduce  people in their home countries to Jesus. Put simply, our desire is to give people who have never heard of Jesus the opportunity to meet him.

In 2014, GoTEN made a strategic shift to begin engaging legally resettled refugees living in the United States.  English centers were established in refugee communities to serve the local refugees and help build relationships to share the Gospel. The GoTEN team lives in these respective communities and regularly invites churches and individuals to serve at the centers.

The English centers in Arizona and Texas allow the opportunity to minister to thousands of people who come from unreached nations. GoTEN’s vision is to return with them to their home country to share the hope of Jesus with millions who have never heard it.

Job Functions:

  • Lead the development and execution of annual team ministry plans, goals, and budgets
  • Develop and maintain team ministry structure and team members
  • Assist with training and onboarding of new team members
  • Provide wise counsel on any issues with the ministry team or individual team members
  • Model GoTEN’s ministry approach to refugees for current and future team members
  • Home visits, cross-cultural interactions, storytelling, etc.
  • Provide accountability to team members regarding progress and ministry duties
  • Oversee and manage English class leaders and all other team members
  • Oversee the function and operations of English classrooms
  • Recognize new ministry opportunities in your ministry community and communicate them to the Regional Director
  • Engage in ongoing training in the areas of leadership, refugee ministry, and cross-cultural ministry
  • Conduct consistent team member evaluations
  • Fill in for or help team members when needed
  • Lead consistent storytelling team training meetings
  • Coordinate a minimum of 12 Discovery Days a year
  • Coordinate events that help strengthen the team ministry vision
  • Interact with volunteers and partner churches as needed
  • Provide leadership for short-term teams as needed
  • Attend required GoTEN retreats, conferences, and planning meetings
  • Develop and maintain a team of financial supporters for personal ministry support
  • Communicate consistently with new team appointees to build relationships and facilitate a good arrival and integration
  • Help new team member arrivals with housing options and assist with any needs they have upon their arrival to your team in order to feel welcomed into the team community

Job Requirements:

  • Missions & cross-cultural experience
  • Completion (or plants to to complete) the Perspectives or Pathways course
  • Experience in discipleship and leadership
  • Organizational ability
  • Ability to keep up with administrative tasks