posted on January 12, 2022
CAMA: Launch a New Creative Community Development Initiative Among the Majority Faith in Indonesia
Join a newly forming team to reach an unreached people group(s). This pioneering team will work alongside the national church to plant seeds and develop creative ways of outreach.
- CAMA worker
- Creative-access country (CAC)
- Partially funded
- Single or couple
- Create opportunities for community involvement and asset development in partnership with the national church and within the community
- Engage unreached people group(s) in the area through disaster response, community development, and/or social enterprise
- Seek out people of peace with whom to build relationships within the community
- Be a committed member of a newly forming team
- A recognized bachelor’s degree
- Completion of World Perspectives Mission course or other comparable mission course
- Completion of Alliance Polity course
- A minimum Modern Language Aptitude Test (MLAT) score of 40 or higher
- Experience in transformational community development
- Cross-cultural training in transformational community development
- Ability to identify, equip, and train local church planters
- Understanding of nonprofit management
- Ability to articulate personal conversion and call to ministry
- Ability to articulate the gospel to a seeker
- Demonstrated heart for the poor and marginalized (Micah 6:8)
- Theological alignment with The Alliance
- Demonstrated flexibility and grace in all aspects of life
- Vibrant spiritual life
- Consistent practice of spiritual disciplines
- Ability to learn and recover from failure
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.
Indonesians are famous for their gentle, warm hospitality. The successful applicant will live in a rented home in a strategic location and participate in the life of the local community. The successful applicant will be part of a newly launching team in a medium- to large-sized city with the amenities and stresses that accompany urban life.
Language is an essential part of ministry. Those who do not know the language will attend language study for one year. The goal will be to speak, read, and write the language at a functional level in order to mentor, teach, and train others.
Quality health-care facilities, well-trained doctors, and most medications are readily available. Serious health issues are typically handled in the 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 team objectives, depending on the nature of family roles, children’s needs, etc.
Children’s Educational Plans 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.
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.
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].
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.