posted on September 1, 2021

CAMA: DEVELOP A HOLISTIC GOSPEL-PLANTING OUTREACH

CAMA is seeking a couple to build a holistic, contextualized ministry working in partnership with Alliance Missions and the national church.

Position Type

  • CAMA worker
  • Creative-access location
  • Partially funded (requested to raise partial support)
  • Single or couple

This team is seeking a couple to build a holistic, contextualized ministry working in partnership with aXcess and the national church network to impact a least-reached people group. God is at work here.  If you have a heart for the lost and fervor to see a fledgling project thrive, please apply.

Responsibilities:

Required Qualifications:

Preferred Qualifications:

Biblical Characteristics:

Timeline for Deployment:

Summer 2022
Once appointed and fund-raising 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:

After a devastating earthquake in 2007, The Alliance and the national church network rushed to give aid to hundreds of families. There are few believers among the 6.5 million Minang people, and few workers remain. The one national church couple remaining desperately needs teammates and support.

This medium-sized city provides few Western comforts but has beautiful landscapes, unmatchable food, and hospitable neighbors. The isolation from other ex-pat workers necessitates deep relationships with national teammates, intentional self-care, and off-site mentoring.

Language Expectations:

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.

Health Considerations:

This city has quality healthcare facilities and well-trained doctors; most medications are 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 team objectives, depending on the nature of family roles, children’s needs, etc.

Children’s Educational Plan and Options:

There are several local schools; homeschooling is also an option. There are some boarding school options in-country, as well as internationally.

Compensation

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.

Questions?

Please write Pat Altemose at [email protected]

Whole-Life Health

CAMA Services is the relief and development specialization of Alliance Missions. As part of an evangelical denomination, we are committed to biblical holism, which we are committed to model and reflect 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.

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