posted on January 1, 2023

Envision: Urban Community Development Site Associate in Cleveland

Doors of Kingdom opportunity are opening in Cleveland, Ohio, amid a tough urban environment, a rapidly developing refugee population, and through the collaborative efforts of Kingdom-minded churches and organizations. As part of our team, this individual or couple would be expected to contribute to developing strategies for community development, outreach, and discipleship. Our team hosts short-term missions teams regularly, so any candidate(s) should value hospitality and leadership development. Our team is passionate about using education and vocational training as a vehicle for the gospel. Working in this cross-cultural environment requires a strong missional calling, a willingness to work on a team, flexibility, and an innovative personality.

Position Type

  • International worker (IW)–Envision–Vocational Track
  • Community development (urban), education, ESL/TESOL, discipleship, business development, leadership development, refugee or immigrant ministry, evangelism, urban gardening/sustainable development
  • Single or couple


Required Qualifications:

Biblical Characteristics Desired:

Timeline for Deployment:

Beginning as early as summer/fall 2023. Following appointment, and once fundraising goals and other qualifications are met, the appointee is required to attend a cross-cultural and language-acquisition program (as applicable), and pre-field orientation prior to deploying.

General Information:

We expect the candidate(s) to be willing to live within Cleveland city limits, among neighbors primarily living at or below the poverty level.

Health Considerations:

Cleveland is home to the Cleveland Clinic and is ideal for someone who needs access to a major health care system.

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:

Public school or homeschooling are available options, as well as various private schools. If you live inside Cleveland city limits, you will have access to an education voucher that helps offset the cost of private school.

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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