posted on September 1, 2021

CAMA: Join Transformational Community Development Work Among a Least-Reached People of Majority Faith in Indonesia

CAMA is seeking a community development worker/couple to join a small team engaged in context-fitted work in Indonesia with a community of the majority faith. You will build meaningful, impactful relationships through work with a social foundation, social enterprise, agriculture, and/or other innovative community development projects. If you are passionate about joining others to impact a least-reached people group of millions, please apply.

Position Type

  • CAMA worker
  • Creative-access (CAC)
  • Partially funded
  • Single or couple


Required Qualifications:

Preferred Qualifications:

Biblical Characteristics:

Timeline for Deployment:

Summer/fall of 2024. Following appointment, and once fundraising goals and other qualifications are met, the appointee is required to attend a cross-cultural and language-acquisition program and pre-field orientation prior to deploying.

General Information:

Indonesians are famous for their gentle, warm hospitality. The successful applicant will join a cross-specialization team working with a people group of 3.5 to 6 million people who are nearly 100 percent majority religion.

The successful applicant will live in a medium-sized city, surrounded by rice paddies and a short drive from beautiful beaches. The successful applicant will live in a rented home in a strategic location and participate in the life of the local community. Some Western-style amenities are available. 

A small community of English-speaking believers meets regularly, but no established international church exists. This will necessitate the building of deep relationships with nationals, intentional self-care, and off-site mentoring. The work a successful applicant will join was started by (or has included significant participation in) response to natural disaster(s). This has resulted in a reservoir of good will and a strong foundation to build on.

World Factbook—Indonesia
Joshua Project—Indonesia

Language Expectations:

Language is an essential part of ministry. For those who do not know the language, they will receive one year of intensive language and cultural study in Java followed by language study in the context of ministry. The goal will be to speak, read, and write at a functional level in order to mentor, teach, and train others.

Health Considerations:

The city will have adequate to quality health-care facilities and doctors, and most medications will be readily available. Serious health issues are typically handled in the country’s capital, Malaysia, or Singapore.

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’s needs, etc.

Children’s Educational Plan and Options:

Homeschooling, local schools, and secondary boarding schools both inside and outside the country are available. Depending on the placement, local international schooling may also be an option. A regional educational consultant will be available to work with the successful applicant as needed.

Compensation Package

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, family, local church, or other resources. Information on support costs will be made available upon application. Training and/or coaching in fundraising is available.

Whole-Life Health

CAMA Services is the relief and development specialized structure of Alliance Missions. As part of an evangelical denomination, we are committed to biblical holism, which is modeled and reflected through our work. Due to this commitment, part of the required qualifications includes optimal emotional, spiritual, and physical health. These will be assessed during the application process.

Important Clarification

Applicant(s) 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 has begun or is completed.


Please email Lisa Ramsey at [email protected].

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