CAMA Services

Joining Hands to Reach a Hurting World

DR Congo: Urban Ministry and Volunteer Coordinator

Assist local churches to implement ministry to the urban poor and coordinate volunteers.

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The appointee(s) will assist local churches in implementing ministries to the urban poor and coordinate the visits of short-term teams and volunteers to the DRC.

Position Type:

• CAMA worker
• Partially funded (required to raise partial support)
• Ordination not required
• Single or couple (while a single may be considered for this role, a couple might be better suited given the local realities)

Required Qualifications:

• A recognized bachelor’s degree
• Completion of Missions Perspectives course
• Completion of Alliance Polity course
• Two years of professional experience in community development

Biblical Characteristics Desired:

• Ability to articulate personal conversion story and call to ministry
• Demonstrated heart for the poor and marginalized (Micah 6:8)
• Theological alignment with The Alliance
• Demonstrated flexibility and grace in conflict

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor’s or graduate level degree in international development

Responsibilities:

• Assist the national church in implementing ministries to the urban poor including women at risk and street kids
• Assist with expanding both the national church’s English services and ESL programs
• Work with the CEAD Development office in Boma to develop projects that appropriately assist schools, medical facilities, and other ministries of the national church
• Coordinate the visits of short-term teams and volunteers (while this will not be an official Envision site, we anticipate hosting Envision visitors)
• Coach visitors and give them opportunities to be involved in urban development work

Timeline for deployment:

Summer 2020

General Information:

CIA World Factbook—DRC

Work and Living Environment:

Housing accommodations will be in the capital city of Kinshasa. Short-term teams will be housed at a guest house and their ministry work will be carried out in and around the city.

Status of Christian Witness:

Joshua Project—DRC

Language Expectations:

Language is an essential part of ministry. CAMA international workers will receive one year of French language study in Albertville, France.

Health Considerations:

Some healthcare options are available. Major surgeries need to be done out of country.

Expectations for Spouse:

Spousal roles vary based on the spouse’s gifts, abilities, training, and family commitment, as well as the needs of the team. The national church has various children’s, women’s, and family ministries in which a spouse can become involved.

Children’s Educational Plan and Options:

There are K–12 grade schools in Kinshasa or boarding schools in surrounding countries.

Compensation Package:

You 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 fundraising is available.

Whole-Life Health:

CAMA Services is the relief and development arm of The Alliance. 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 as you move forward in the application process.

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 has begun or is completed.

Questions?

Please contact Pat Altemose at cama@camaservices.org.

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