JAARS Fellows is an 11-month, merit-based, professional opportunity that provides entry into a first career position, cultivates emerging leaders, and unleashes the world of missions. Fellows join JAARS staff in key positions to make Bible translation and life transformation possible.
Develop Spiritually, Professionally, and Personally
Receive input from a professional in your field and a spiritual and personal coach.
Enjoy life skills training: everything from learning to drive a manual car to budgeting.
Discover Waxhaw, Charlotte, and the surrounding areas with your JAARS Fellows community.
The Third Culture Kid Care and Education (TC&E) Fellow will work closely with the Director of TC&E and the departments that report to her (Youth, MK Station, Summer Safari, and Refuge 139). Third culture kids are children raised in a culture other than the culture of the nation named on their passport for a significant part of their early development years. This fellow will have opportunities to work with TCKs and youth of all ages and learn how best to care and minister to them.
Work with the Youth department to minister to and care for students involved in the JAARS youth ministry
Work with the MK Station (on-campus childcare center for preschool-age children) to understand its purpose and how best to uniquely care for these children
Participate in the Summer Safari program (summer long care for elementary-age children) to help serve and design activities and lessons
Help Refuge 139 (a ministry to overseas missions branches to hold VBS-style programs for TCKs) share this missions opportunity to churches and individuals
A deep and growing walk with the Lord Jesus that includes your personal spiritual growth and the ability to support others in their spiritual growth
Willingness to learn and grow in an entry-level position
Highly dependable in fulfilling obligations without supervision
Maintain self-control, and avoid aggressive behavior in difficult situations
Ready to work indoors and outdoors
Able to lift a minimum of 20 pounds
Able to stand/sit for extended periods of time
Adequate listening skills and ability to hear child’s concerns in order to ensure safety
Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
Other job-related duties as assigned by your manager
Fellows Program Requirements
Value global ministry
At least 18 years old
Majors include Education, Youth Ministry, Children and Family Ministries, and Intercultural Studies
Please review the further information about JAARS Fellows on the website which will be linked after you click "External Application". The application is a link at the bottom of the webpage. More information on the Fellowship is available at www.jaars.org/fellows.
There are nearly 600 million people in the world with little or no access to Scripture in the language they know best, their heart language. JAARS is here to do something about that.
JAARS makes Bible translation and language development possible, especially in the most remote and difficult places on earth. We do that by enabling locally-appropriate and sustainable solutions in transportation, technology, media, and training.
We need more staff to make in possible. Of those who work at the JAARS Center in Waxhaw, N.C., 50% are volunteers either short- or long-term, full- or part-time, and of all ages and training backgrounds. Missionaries and a few paid personnel round out the staff.
Consider becoming part of our team that impacts people for eternity by helping give them God’s Word!