Journey to Mongolia
Living and serving in Mongolia is an exercise in contextualizing the gospel and serving cross-culturally. In a culture where syncretism (combining religions) is common, it's important to approach disciplemaking with precision and thoughtfulness.
You'll have a local Mongolian assigned to you during your time to provide input and feedback while learning from local Christians and missionaries in areas relating to ministry:
- Basic Mongolian language
- Missiology, contextualization, and Mongolian culture
- Navigating a new city
- Running a business
- English, sports and/or music outreach
In order to live in Mongolia for more than 90 days, foreigners must have permission from the government. This presents an array of issues and possibilities which include:
- Vocation options for long-term residency
- Striking a balance between vocational responsibilities and disciplemaking.
You'll learn essential skills for cross-cultural ministry in Mongolia, but your life and service will be an encouragement to Christian Mongolians and will help build relationship bridges.
Gain significant exposure and experience among the people and culture of Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia which originated as a nomadic Buddhist center. In the 20th century, it was under Soviet control that led to a religious purge. You can still see Soviet-era buildings, some surviving monasteries turned into museums, and a vibrant mix of traditional culture and 21st-century lifestyles.