posted on September 1, 2021

CAMA: Holistic Community Development Among Migrants in Indonesia

Join a small team of aXcess and CAMA workers engaged in transformational community development among migrants coming from some of the least-reached people groups of Indonesia. Build meaningful, impactful relationships through creative holistic development projects while planting context-fitted fellowships. Work to serve migrant communities through creation care, fitness, agriculture, farming, English, small business, or other creative initiatives.

Position Type

  • CAMA worker
  • Creative-access country (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:

Indonesia is a large archipelago made up of over 17,000 islands and 583 languages with a total population of over 200 million. About 30 percent of the population lives below the poverty line. The Alliance first entered Indonesia in 1929. The national church has grown and is now self-sustaining. It has multiple Bible schools across the nation where pastors and teachers are trained for ministry and how to reach the lost. You will live in Papua, the furthest Eastern island of Indonesia working among migrants from many of Indonesia’s unreached people groups. 

World Factbook—Indonesia
Joshua Project—Indonesia

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.

The first year of service will be spent in full-time language study at one of a number of possible language schools.

Health Considerations:

Well-trained doctors and medicines are generally available, though serious illnesses or medical emergencies are best handled in Jakarta, Malaysia, or Singapore. Mission Aviation Fellowship flights are available if needed.

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:

Support and options for homeschooling; an on-island, international school; and boarding schools, two in Indonesia and one in Malaysia, are all options. 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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