posted on September 1, 2021


The Alliance is looking for someone to initiate an addiction recovery ministry in Cambodia.

Position Type

  • International worker (IW)—clergy/vocational track
  • Addiction recovery ministry
  • Partially funded (requested to raise partial support)
  • Single or couple

Drug and alcohol addiction is devastating unprecedented numbers of people in Cambodia, particularly the youth and young adults. This will be a pioneering initiative to bring a Christ-centered recovery ministry to Cambodia.

Required Qualifications:

Biblical Characteristics Desired:

Preferred Qualifications:


Timeline for Deployment:

Summer/Fall 2022. All appointees are required to attend a cross-cultural and language acquisition program and Pre-Field Orientation prior to deploying.

Work and Living Environment:

The successful applicant(s) will live in a simple rural setting, just 30 minutes from a provincial capital and two hours from Phnom Penh.

Status of Christian Witness:

The Joshua Project—Cambodia 

Language Expectations:

Language is an essential part of ministry. Khmer language learning will begin with one year of full-time language study in Phnom Penh. The goal will be to speak, read, and write the language at a functional level in order to mentor, teach, and train others.

Health Considerations:

Applicants should be in good health. Cambodia is a part of the developing world.

Expectations for Spouse:

Spousal roles vary based on the spouse’s gifts, training, and abilities, as well as the needs of the team. It is expected that both spouses will be meaningfully involved in meeting ministry objectives, depending on the nature of family roles, children, etc.

Children’s Educational Plan and Options:

Education options include homeschooling for elementary-age children or boarding school for high school-age youth. 


The successful applicant(s) will receive a full compensation package with the expectation that, once appointed, efforts will be made to raise a portion of support costs through the applicant’s network of friends and family, local church, or other resources. Information on support costs will be made available upon application. Training and/or coaching in fund-raising is available.

Important Clarification:

Applicants should be aware that serving in the international world often requires a higher degree of grace and flexibility. For example, overseas teams can be suddenly and unexpectedly impacted by illness, government decisions, financial realities, team changes, or other factors beyond the team’s control. The challenge for applicants is that these factors can sometimes necessitate the sudden redefining of a position, which may take place before, during, or after the application/interview process.


Please email Stacy Douglas at [email protected]

Whole-Life Health

The C&MA is an evangelical denomination committed to planting churches both in the United States and internationally. Due to the nature of this ministry opportunity, part of the required qualifications include optimal emotional, spiritual, and physical health. These are assessed during the application process.

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