posted on January 1, 2023

CAMA: Support Local Leaders in Outreach and Development in the Asia/Pacific Region

The successful applicant(s) will serve with and support local Christian leaders, believers, and ministries as they create opportunities to share the gospel with local people by using their own skill set and giftings.

Position Type

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


Required Qualifications:

Biblical Characteristics Desired:

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:

This country has undergone rapid change since its opening in the 1950s. Early foreign Christian workers and the growing local Christian community made a significant impact on educational, medical, social, infrastructural, and economic development. Even with social opposition and official disapproval, the churches are still growing and building leadership capacity as Christians reach out to these communities, including responding to natural disasters. The nation is facing major challenges—a limited economic base, social and ethnic divisions, and political instability. Living standards have drastically improved, but basic services are often still lacking.

Language Expectations:

Language is an essential part of ministry. Those who do not know the language will attend a language study program. There is a private language school in the capital, and tutors are available. 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:

A wide range of quality medical care is available in-country, but this typically is limited to the main cities or hospitals, and advanced treatment is often sought in other countries when it is 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 ministry objectives depending on the nature of family roles, children, etc.

Children’s Educational Plan and Options:

Several international schools are available in the capital city, and homeschooling is permitted. For middle and high school-age children, Dalat International School in Penang, Malaysia, is also an option.

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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