Greece: Pioneer a New Refugee Work
Serve a refugee population with a focus on intervention
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Serve a refugee population from a majority religion with a focus on intervention for those who are at risk of exploitation. 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.
• CAMA worker
• Creative-access location
• Partially funded (requested to raise partial support)
• Single or couple
• Provide intervention for those identified at risk
• Counsel at-risk girls/women and those currently being exploited
• Assist the team in establishing businesses to train and employ those coming out of exploitation
• Be involved in evangelism and mentoring
• Successful completion of Arabic language study
• 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
• Completion of at least 30 hours of Bible/theology/ministry and 15 hours of intercultural studies
• Experience starting businesses
• Some Greek and Arabic language
• 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 2022 or earlier
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.
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 is an essential part of ministry. This will be a multi-lingual setting which may require study in different languages. The applicant(s) will complete one year of full-time language study, followed by another half year of tutoring in one of these languages. The goal will be to speak, read, and write the language at a functional level.
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.
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.
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.