Indonesia: Launch Rural Transformational Development Initiatives with Local Leaders

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The successful applicant will work in conjunction with local leaders concerned with rural community development in marginalized areas. In addition to the other facets of rural community development, this ministry would likely involve literacy development as many in rural communities struggle with reading.

Position Type:

  • CAMA worker
  • Partially funded
  • Single or couple


  • Work with local community development leaders to determine a strategy for community development in underserved areas
  • Work with a cross-specialization team and the national C&MA church
  • Work with local C&MA Bible school, if present, in development of community outreach programs
  • Be available to teach intensives in rural development C&MA-affiliated schools across Indonesia

Required Qualifications:

  • A recognized bachelor’s degree
  • Completion of World Perspectives Mission Course or other comparable mission course
  • Completion of Alliance Polity course
  • A minimum Modern Language Aptitude Test (MLAT) score of 50 or higher
  • Experience in community development and discipleship stateside or internationally

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in community development-related field (adult education, community development, international economic development, public health, etc.)
  • Certificate or degree in literacy

Biblical Characteristics:

  • Ability to articulate personal conversion and call to ministry
  • Ability to communicate 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
  • Ability to learn and recover from failure
  • Vibrant spiritual life and consistent disciplines

Timeline for deployment:

Summer/fall of 2024. Following appointment, and once fundraising goals 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:

Indonesia is a large archipelago made up of over 17,000 islands and 583 languages with a total population of over 200 million. About 30 percent of the population lives below the poverty line. Basic Western amenities are largely available.

World Factbook – Indonesia

The Joshua Project – Indonesia

Language Expectations:

Language is an essential part of ministry. For those who do not know the language, one year of intensive language study is required through the local university and supplemented with language tutors.

Health Considerations:

Quality health-care facilities, well-trained doctors, and most medications are readily available. Serious health issues are typically handled in the capital, Malaysia, 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 ministry objectives, depending on the nature of family roles, children’s needs, etc.

Children’s Educational Options:

Homeschooling, local schools, and secondary boarding schools both inside and outside the country are available. Depending on the placement, local international schooling may also be an option. A regional educational consultant will be available to work with the successful applicant as needed.

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.