Indonesia: Plant the Gospel by Planting Trees

Engage the unreached through missional creation care initiatives

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Join a new team established to reach the unreached near Indonesia’s new Smart Forest City being carved out of the jungle. Join us to establish missional creation care initiatives!

Position Type:

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


  • Engage unreached people group(s) in the area through creation care, disaster response, community development, and/or social enterprise
  • Seek out people of peace with whom to build relationships with in the community
  • Be a committed member of a newly forming team with an on-site senior couple
  • Assist in the establishing of a network of tree nurseries and facilitate the planting of thousands of trees on degraded land
  • Assist in the development and implementation of faith-based creation-care materials for schools and churches
  • Consult with church planters establishing sustainable agriculture and animal husbandry projects

Required Qualifications:

  • A recognized bachelor’s degree (if a couple, this applies to both spouses)
  • Completion of World Perspectives Mission Course or other comparable mission course
  • Completion of Alliance Polity course
  • Commitment to contextual implementation of the gospel among the majority population
  • A minimum Modern Language Aptitude Test (MLAT) score of 40 or higher
  • Experience in transformational community development
  • Experience/education in agriculture or environmental studies

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Cross-cultural training in transformational community development
  • Understanding of nonprofit 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 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:

Indonesians are famous for their gentle, warm hospitality. The successful applicant will live in a rented home in a strategic location and participate in the life of the local community. The successful applicant will be part of a newly launching team in a small city with the amenities and stresses that accompany small-town life.

World Factbook—Indonesia

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:

Quality health-care facilities, well-trained doctors, and most medications are available one hour away in Balikpapan. 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 team objectives, depending on the nature of family roles, children’s needs, etc.

Children’s Educational Plan and 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.