posted on September 1, 2021

CAMA: PIONEER A NEW REFUGEE WORK IN GREECE

CAMA Services is looking for an applicant to serve a refugee population from a majority religion.

Position Type

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

Serve a refugee population from a majority religion with a focus on intervention for those who are at risk of exploitation. Your work will involve hands-on community and people development to demonstrate and explain the gospel. You will work alongside aXcess partners who will focus on evangelism, discipleship, and church planting.

Responsibilities:

Required Qualifications:

Preferred Qualifications:

Biblical Characteristics:

Timeline for deployment:

Summer 2022
Once appointed and fundraising 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, living and working conditions, and status of Christian witness:

World Factbook – Greece
The Joshua Project – Greece

The successful applicant(s) will work primarily with a majority-religion group of refugees who have relocated to Greece in a city yet to be determined.

Language Expectations:

Language is an essential part of ministry. This will be a multi-lingual setting which may require study in different languages. The applicant(s) will complete one year of full-time language study, followed by another half year of tutoring in one of these languages. The goal will be to speak, read, and write the language at a functional level.

Health Considerations:

Good medical care is accessible in urban centers.

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 the family roles, children, etc.

Children’s Educational Plan and Options:

Local Greek schools are available throughout the country. Limited international schools are available in major cities. Black Forest Academy in Germany is an option for high-school-age children.

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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