Greece: Pioneer a New Refugee Work

Serve refugees through community and people development

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Serve a refugee population from a majority religion. Your work will involve hands-on community and people development to demonstrate and explain the gospel. You will work alongside aXcess partners who will focus on evangelism, discipleship, and church planting.

Position Type:

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


• Provide help to those identified as at-risk refugees

• Assist the team in establishing businesses to train and employ refugees planning to stay in Greece

• Be involved in evangelism and the mentoring of refugees

• Successful completion of Arabic language study

Required Qualifications:

• A recognized bachelor’s degree
• Completion of Perspectives Mission Course or other comparable mission course
• Completion of Alliance Polity course
• A minimum Modern Language Aptitude Test (MLAT) score of 70
• Completion of a course in the targeted majority-religion group

Preferred Qualifications:

• Completion of at least 30 hours of Bible/theology/ministry and 15 hours of intercultural studies
• Experience starting businesses
• Some Greek and Arabic language

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 2023. 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, living and working conditions, and status of Christian witness:

World Factbook – Greece
The Joshua Project – Greece

The successful applicant(s) will work primarily with a majority-religion group of refugees who have relocated to Greece in a city yet to be determined.

Language Expectations:

Language is an essential part of ministry. This will be a multi-lingual setting requiring study in two different languages. The applicant will complete one year of full-time language study followed by another half year or tutoring. The goal will be to speak, read, and write the language at a functional level.

Health Considerations:

Good medical care is accessible in urban centers.

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 the family roles, children, etc.

Children’s Educational Plan and Options:

Local Greek schools are available throughout the country. Limited international schools are available in major cities. Black Forest Academy in Germany is an option for high-school-age children.


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.