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Indonesia, Papua: Lead a Soccer Ministry for Youth

Use sports ministry to disciple youth on and off the soccer field.


Utilizing sports ministry to engage indigenous Papuans and migrant youth of the majority religion, you will offer them life in Jesus and provide discipleship and character development on and off the soccer field. You will befriend local Papuan and migrant youth while strengthening an existing soccer ministry as it seeks to find viable ways to reach young people.

Position Type:

• CAMA worker
• Sports and discipleship ministry
• Partially funded (required to raise partial support)
• Single or couple


• Regularly share the gospel through word and deeds
• Work with a team of Indonesian colleagues and international workers to implement sports ministries, especially soccer
• Engage in coaching, forming discipleship groups, and mentoring leaders and coaches
• Network with existing in-country sports ministries to begin building training programs for workers who want to start their own sports ministries
• Coordinate short-term teams from outside Indonesia to be involved in clinics for training players, coaches, and referees

Required Qualifications:

• A recognized bachelor’s degree
• Completion of World Perspectives Mission Course or other comparable mission course
• Completion of Alliance Polity course
• A minimum Modern Language Aptitude Test (MLAT) score of 40 or higher
• Cross-cultural training and/or experience

Preferred Qualifications:

• Coaching and referee licensure (preferably in soccer)
• One year of full-time sports ministry experience (preferably in soccer)
• Experience in outreach outside the church context

Biblical Characteristics:

• Ability to articulate personal conversion and call to ministry
• Ability to articulate the gospel to a seeker
• Demonstrated heart for the poor and marginalized (Micah 6:8)
• Theological alignment with The Alliance
• Demonstrated flexibility and grace in all aspects of life
• Vibrant spiritual life
• Consistent practice of spiritual disciplines
• Ability to learn and recover from failure

Timeline for Deployment:

Summer 2021: 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:

World Factbook—Indonesia
The Joshua Project—Indonesia

You will live in a city or town with minimal Western amenities in close proximity to other international workers for fellowship and accountability. You will serve on a team and be part of a larger network of expat and national workers.

There is a Christian majority in Papua, but discipleship is needed. HIV, AIDS, drunkenness, and substance abuse are serious issues to be addressed. In recent years, millions of majority religion migrants have moved to Papua, creating one of the greatest opportunities for ministry to this population in Indonesia.

Language Expectations:

Language ability is essential to ministry. The appointee will receive one year of intense language study followed by ongoing language and cultural acquisition and is expected to dedicate several hours each day to these studies.

Health Considerations:

While several doctors are available for consultation, Papua has limited hospital services; serious health issues are typically handled in Jakarta (the country’s capital) or Singapore. Jakarta has good health-care facilities and well-trained doctors. Most medications are readily available.

Expectations for Spouse:

Spouses are considered equal partners on the team and must share a clear calling to cross-cultural ministry. The couple will be expected to be involved in hospitality, personal witness, discipleship, and mentoring. Athletic ability is not essential for the spouse but would be helpful.

Children’s Educational Options:

There is an international school nearby with commuting options and boarding for middle and high school students. Homeschooling is also an option.


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.

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.

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.


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