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Mandarin Outreach Position: AFES Melbourne Uni

Posted: 15/06/18

Expressions of interest are sought for a Mandarin speaker to join the AFES staff team at Melbourne Uni to extend our outreach and ministry to international students.


About AFES
The vision of AFES is proclaiming Jesus Christ at university to present everyone mature in Him, reaching students at 55+ campuses in every state and territory of Australia. AFES employs staff and trains apprentices who help and encourage students in their Christian growth and witness


Role Summary
The role of the FOCUS/Cross Cultures team as a whole is to:

  1. Pray for, and share the gospel with, international students.
  2. Disciple and train Christian international students, and help them prepare to return home as evangelists and Christian leaders.
  3. Extend Christian hospitality to international students new to Australia (both Christians and non-Christians)

FOCUS(海外基督徒大学生团契)/ Cross Cultures(跨文化)团队的整体职责是:

  1. 为国际学生祷告并与他们分享福音;
  2. 帮助国际学生成为基督徒并提供培训,帮助他们预备自己,在回国后成为传道人和基督徒带领人;
  3. 向刚到澳大利亚的国际学生(无论是否基督徒)展现基督徒的热情好客。

The successful candidate will be part of the team in all these roles, and especially be responsible for teaching the Bible in Mandarin and training Mandarin-speaking students and apprentices to teach the Bible in Mandarin.


Knowledge, skills and experience

  • A godly character suitable for vocational Christian ministry is essential (1 Timothy 3)
  • Fluent in both Mandarin and English
  • Able to fluently pray, read and teach the Bible, and discuss theological concepts in Mandarin
  • Formal theological training is essential (eg BMin or MDiv)
  • Able to work well in a team, potential future willingness to lead a small sub-team.
  • A good current knowledge of church and Christian life in China would be very helpful


  • 适于从事专职基督徒事工的敬虔品格至关重要(提摩太前书第3章);
  • 能说流利的普通话和英语;
  • 能以普通话流利的祷告、阅读和教导圣经、并讨论神学概念;
  • 正规的神学培训至关重要,例如,教牧学学士 (BMin) 或神学硕士 (MDiv);
  • 有团队合作精神,有意愿在未来有需要时带领小组;
  • 了解目前在中国的教会和基督徒生活将很有帮助。


Remuneration is according to standard AFES rates for theologically trained staff. Please note you will need to develop partnerships with individuals and churches to raise the funding required for this position. Support and training in this partnership ministry will be provided.



Contact and applications

For more information, please call Tim Willson on 0410 023 120 or email To apply, please initially email 1-2 pages outlining your relevant training and experience, and why you are interested in the role by Friday 13 July.


如需更多信息,请致电0410 023 120联系Tim Willson 或发邮件至。申请人请于7月13日(周五)之前发送邮件至以上邮箱,说明您的相关培训和经验以及为什么对此职位感兴趣(1-2页)。

For more information about the ministry, see:


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