General Interest: Community Wellness and Advocacy
Develop people and partnerships while pointing others to Christ
CAMA seeks to help local communities in overlooked places find hope and restoration through a shared vision. We come alongside communities as they dream of a better life by listening to and initiating conversations about the struggles they currently face. We help communities assess what strengths and resources are already at their disposal to combat those issues and then empower them as they solve the problems that they’ve identified—all while encouraging local ownership and pointing to Jesus along the way. Our hope is for individuals to recognize the value God sees in them and their community, leading to lives being transformed and communities being restored—eternal and lasting change.
- CAMA worker
- Community wellness/advocacy
- Partially funded
- Be part of transformational community development
- Identify the assets and challenges of community development with the people in the community as you live among them
- Be a part of a community that practices the location majority faith and build relationships that lead to the demonstration and proclamation of the gospel
- 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 50
- Demonstration of experience and passion for community wellness and engagement
- A background of community involvement and advocacy for the poor/neglected
- Experience in transformational development/integral development
- 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.
Varies based on team, community, and context. More details will be provided when potential ministry locations are discussed.
Language is an essential part of ministry. Those who do not know the language will attend a language study program. The goal will be to speak, read, and write the language at a functional level in order to mentor, teach, and train others.
You will have two years of language and culture study in the country as preparation for your work.
Varies based on country, location, and contexts. More details will be provided when potential ministry locations are discussed.
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.
Each spouse will be invited to identify a field of practice for leadership development and be an active part of the ministry in the identified location.
Children’s Educational Plan and Options:
Varies according to region and context. Additional details will be provided as the family’s needs are discussed and ministry locations are determined.
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.
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.
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.