Africa: Break New Ground

Identify a ministry focus, cast vision, and launch a new community development work among those in need

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Increase CAMA’s presence and impact in Africa. Has God laid a country or unreached people group in Africa on your heart? You can enter a conversation with CAMA about launching a new work. Your ministry focus must align within CAMA’s fields of practice, which include agriculture/food security, business development, community wellness and advocacy, education, health, and IDP/refugee focus.

Position Type:

  • CAMA worker 
  • Agriculture/food security, business development, community wellness/advocacy, education, health care 
  • Partially funded 
  • Single or couple


  • Cast vision for a new country/people
  • Research and identify a ministry focus within CAMA’s fields of practice
  • Launch new community development work
  • Potentially form a team

Required Qualifications:

  • A recognized bachelor’s degree
  • Completion of Alliance Polity course
  • Completion of the World Perspectives Mission Course (minimum of certificate level) or equivalent
  • A minimum Modern Language Aptitude Test (MLAT) score of 60
  • Education and experience that aligns with the field of practice in which international worker will engage in and serve a community with
  • Must have cross-cultural experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Education or experience in the field of community development

Biblical Characteristics:

  • Ability to articulate personal conversion and call to gospel ministry
  • 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 with consistent practice of spiritual disciplines
  • Ability to learn and recover from failure

Timeline for Deployment:

Summer/fall of 2025. 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:

More information will be given once a specific location of service is determined.

Language Expectations:

Language is an essential part of ministry. For those who do not know the language, one year of French language study in Albertville, France, is required, possibly followed by the study of the local languages of Kituba and/or Vili, depending on the length of service.

Health Considerations:

Clinics are available for emergency medical care. However, medical care is limited in this country.

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:

More information will be given once a specific location of service is determined.

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.

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.

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.