Indonesia: Create New Community Development and Ministry Opportunities

Reach the unreached in a future city site

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Questions?

Please contact Pat Altemose at
cama@camaservices.org.

Join a newly-formed team to reach three unreached people groups in the future home of the new capital city of Indonesia. This pioneering team will work alongside the national church to plant seeds of ministry and develop creative ways of outreach.

Position Type:

  • CAMA worker
  • Creative-access country (CAC)
  • Partially funded
  • Single or couple

Responsibilities:

  • Create opportunities for community involvement and asset development in partnership with the national church and within the community
  • Develop a strategy to reach the three UPGs in the area through community development or business relationships
  • Seek out people of peace with whom to build relationships and bridges into the community
  • Be a faithful and committed member of the newly-formed team
  • Use your skills, training, and background to have a meaningful, impactful presence

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 40 or higher
  • Experience in community development or professional skills and discipleship

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Cross-cultural training in community development and discipleship
  • Ability to identify, equip, and train local church planters
  • Understanding of non-profit management

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/Fall 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:

You will live in a medium-sized city with the amenities and stresses that accompany urban life. With the plans for the new capital, modern amenities will increase. The status of Christian witness is minimal. Less than 1% of the local UPGs are reached.

CIA World Factbook—Indonesia

The Joshua Project—Indonesia

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 current capital of Jakarta, Penang, 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 Cambridge assessment schools and local Christian schools in the city. Homeschooling and international boarding schools are also viable options.

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 fundraising 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 modeling and reflecting biblical holism through our work. Because of 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 has begun or is completed.

Questions?

Please contact Pat Altemose at cama@camaservices.org.