Regional Representative | Southeast Asia

  • Service term length or program: Long-term
  • Region of service: Asia
  • Ministry category: Community development, Hospitality, Leadership training, Pioneer witness

This long-term assignment is available May 2019. Every EMM worker's primary focus is to make disciples of Jesus. Using the EMM core values and guidelines for ministry practice as a guide, develop and shape the overarching goals and strategies of EMM for Southeast Asia. Oversee EMM appointed persons who live within the region, seeking to empower and release gifts, and encouraging mutual accountability. Maintain relationships with national partners and network connections in the region. Applications will be received for individuals and for couples. Applicants must be willing to live in Southeast Asia.

Regional vision
We envision multiplying communities of discipleship growing, thriving, and glorifying God throughout Southeast Asia.


At least 50% (or more) of their time will be spent fulfilling the regional representative responsibilities noted below. In addition, they are invited to pursue other disciple-making ministries.

  • In consultation with the strategic coach and key individuals or organizations in the region, develop and shape regional goals and strategies
    • Collaborate with Central Administrative Office (CAO) staff to mobilize vision, people, and resources for work in the region
    • Oversee regional budget development and implementation
  • Oversee EMM appointed persons who live within the region
    • Ensure all workers receive pre-field and in-service training, regular (monthly is suggested) face-to-face interaction with you or a designated supervisor, and annual reviews
    • Interpret and apply EMM policy
    • Liaise between worker and Human Resources to provide or coordinate member care and personnel administration
  • Maintain relationships with national partners and network connections
    • Nurture partnerships through communication and periodic visits
    • Attend regional events

All long-term and short-term missionaries engage in Launch, EMM’s discipleship training course, before and during their assignments. Phase one of Launch includes personal discipleship activities through online modules. For phase two of Launch, participants spend one to two weeks learning alongside their Launch cohort (a group of others preparing for service) before heading to their outreach locations. In phase three of Launch, workers continue to connect online with their Launch cohort for up to a year as they navigate ministry in their country of service.

Living conditions will depend greatly on where the applicant settles. The region of Southeast Asia includes countries where unique issues of sensitivity exist due to governmental or communal dynamics. In efforts to fulfill the encompassing vision of making disciples, EMM workers in the region are engaged in transformational business, church and leadership development, education, rural community development, and more.

Supervisors and colleagues
This person(s) will be supervised by Strategic Coach Beth Gibbs. They will engage with certain CAO staff and a team of regional representatives serving around the globe through regular video conferencing calls. They will supervise all EMM personnel in the region.

Skills and experience

Applicants should have at least two to three years of cross-cultural and ministry experience. Abilities to encourage, empower others, and lovingly address issues are necessary, as is the willingness to confront workers when needed and to engage in mutual accountability. There should be a high capacity to empower and release workers to fulfill the vision and/or work in their location, including skills in both listening (drawing others out) and expression (sharing personal perspectives) for collaboration. This role includes 5–10 weeks of travel per year, usually within the region.