CAMA Services

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Southeast Asia: Develop a Holistic Outreach Through Health Initiatives

Promote holistic health initiatives.

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This team is seeking a couple to build a holistic, contextualized ministry working in partnership with aXcess and the national church network to impact a least-reached people group. God is at work here. If you have a heart for the lost and fervor to see a fledgling project thrive, please apply.

Position Type:

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

Responsibilities:

• Live in a majority faith community to regularly demonstrate and proclaim the gospel
• Serve on a multicultural team that highly values contextualization
• Partner with teammates and locals to promote holistic health initiatives in the community
• Help form a social foundation or business
• Learn Bahasa Indonesian fluently and Bahasa Minang to a conversational level

Required Qualifications:

• A recognized bachelor’s degree (if a couple, this applies to both spouses)
• 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 50 or higher
• A deep heart for unreached peoples and a creative, contextual approach to ministry

Preferred Qualifications:

• Cross-cultural training
• Education and/or experience in community health work
• Extensive understanding of community development
• Current involvement in ministry

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 fund-raising 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:

After a devastating earthquake in 2007, The Alliance and the national church network rushed to give aid to hundreds of families. There are few believers among the 6.5 million Minang people, and few workers remain. The one national church couple remaining desperately needs teammates and support.

This medium-sized city provides few Western comforts but has beautiful landscapes, unmatchable food, and hospitable neighbors. The isolation from other expat workers necessitates deep relationships with national teammates, intentional self-care, and off-site mentoring.

Language Expectations:

Language is an essential part of ministry. Those who do not know the language will attend language study for one year. 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:

This city has quality health-care facilities and well-trained doctors; most medications are readily available. Serious health issues are typically handled in the country’s capital, Malaysia, or Singapore

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 family roles, children’s needs, etc.

Children’s Educational Plan and Options:

There are several local schools; homeschooling is also an option. There are some boarding school options in-country, as well as internationally.

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.

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.

Questions?
Please contact Pat Altemose at cama@camaservices.org.

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