Mission Description Summary
Gateway Hub Leaders are highly empowered Strategy Coordinators whose responsibilities extend beyond any specific UPG assignments of their own, to other UPGs and Global Gates missionaries within their designated hub. They serve in a one-year renewable role with their fellow Strategy Coordinators in their hub to strengthen and expand the work of Global Gates. The hub leader’s primary goal is to see the major unreached people groups in Greater Los Angeles reached with the gospel of Jesus Christ. They pursue this task by mobilizing and leading new workers and teams to engage unreached people groups with the gospel, creating a climate in the Christian community that contributes to prayer, ministry, evangelism, church multiplication, training, and leadership development to bring these least reached peoples to faith and growth in Jesus Christ. Gateway Hub Leaders will typically be working with their own unreached people group while enlisting, leading, equipping and coaching team members and other Kingdom partners to pursue church planting movements among each priority UPG in their designated gateway hub region.
Major Responsibilities and Function
- Nurturing a vision for the spread of the gospel, multiplication of disciples, and planting of churches among the least-reached people groups (UPGs) in the Los Angeles gateway hub and through them to other communities of those people groups around the world.
- Developing prayer strategy for the diaspora UPGs in the Los Angeles gateway hub.
- Facilitating strategic research on Los Angeles gateway hub diaspora UPGs.
- Ensuring comprehensive strategies exist to stimulate church-multiplication movements among each major Los Angeles gateway hub diaspora UPG.
- Mobilizing, building, and leading teams to pursue evangelism, disciple-making, and church-planting work among Los Angeles gateway hub diaspora UPGs in their area.
- Facilitating training events and equipping opportunities for Kingdom Partners.
- Continual learning and sharing of best practices in disciple-making and church multiplication in order to intentionally work with God aiming toward a movement mentality and reality.
- Modeling and training others in evangelism, disciple-making, church planting, and leadership development, always looking for high-yield trainers to emerge and then intentionally investing in and nurturing them.
- Network with partners for raising salary and ministry support.
Unreached People Group Information
Major Unreached people groups in the Los Angeles area.
Why is This Position Needed?
The Los Angeles area has strategic locations for many priority unreached people groups in North America.
Greater Los Angeles
The Los Angeles metropolitan area is the second largest city in North America with a population of over 13 million residents. Los Angeles is home to immigrants from more than 140 countries speaking 224 different languages. Unreached people groups are located throughout Greater Los Angeles and concentrated in ethnic communities such as Chinatown (with 10,000 residents, 55% of whom were born outside the US), Little Ethiopia, Tehrangeles, Little Tokyo, Little Bangladesh, Little Arabia and Thai Town.
Quick facts about the Los Angeles gateway hub
- Los Angeles has the largest Cambodian population outside of Cambodia.
- One-third of the metropolitan population was born in another country.
- Asians in Los Angeles total close to two million people, and LA is home to over 170 Buddhist Temples.
- LA boasts the largest Iranian concentration outside of Iran, which includes Persian Muslims, the largest Persian Christian population in North America, and a large number of Persian Jews (a former mayor of Beverly Hills was a Persian Jew).
- Los Angeles has the second largest Jewish population in the United States with over 617,000 Jews.
- Submit short monthly reports to the Global Gates Associate Director.
- Submit an annual report to the Global Gates Associate Director.
- Meet with your own Los Angeles UPG team members at least once a month for vision-casting, strategic planning, cross-fertilization, encouragement, and prayer.
- Meet with leaders of the Los Angeles hub diaspora UPG teams in your area once a month.
- Meet or video conference with your Global Gates coach once a month to discuss your work.
Global Gates offers customized training for our missionaries called Gateways. Depending on the Los Angeles Gateway Hub Leader’s prior cross-cultural diaspora experience, Gateways could involve building skills in language learning, ethnographic research, mobilizing and training partners, spiritual formation, evangelism and discipleship, church-planting methodology, and leadership. To become an effective Gateway Hub Leader (GHL), the missionary candidate may need to develop particular prerequisite skills first. Global Gates offers a one-week Strategy Coordinator training and ongoing coaching to assist missionaries in their task.
Team Member Characteristics
- Missionary Qualifications – Must meet the general missionary qualifications required for Global Gates missionaries.
- Visionary – The Los Angeles Gateway Hub Leader needs to envision what God desires for diaspora UPGs in their gateway hub and through them to their communities around the world.
- Spiritually Mature – The Los Angeles Gateway Hub Leader needs to be spiritually mature and committed to sound evangelical beliefs and practices.
- Strategic – The Los Angeles Gateway Hub Leader needs to align tools, time, relationships and resources to accomplish God’s vision for the diaspora UPGs in the Los Angeles gateway hub area.
- Intentional, focused, and disciplined – The Los Angeles Gateway Hub Leader needs to be a self-starter who is able to avoid distractions to maximize evangelism, discipleship, and church multiplication among the least reached prioritized diaspora people groups in their gateway hub.
- A Learner – The Los Angeles Gateway Hub Leader must be a life-long learner committed to learning and sharing best practices for kingdom advancement among their respective diaspora UPGs.
- Passionate – The Los Angeles Gateway Hub Leader must have a sense of urgency because members of the diaspora UPGs in their gateway hub are lost and dying every day without Jesus Christ.
- Faith-Filled Perseverance – The Los Angeles Gateway Hub Leader has faith that God will reach the diaspora UPGs in their gateway hub. When obstacles arise, the Los Angeles Gateway Hub Leader tenaciously perseveres, clinging to the vision of the Lord birthing a disciple-making and church planting movement among the diaspora UPGs in, and through, their gateway hub.