Treat Tuberculosis and Bring Light to the Most Unreached People in Cambodia

Show the love of Jesus by meeting physical and spiritual needs among the Cham People.

Posted on December 21, 2016

Cambodia

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Position Type

  • International worker—Clergy Track
  • Church Planting
  • Funded
  • Couple or single
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Invest your life by meeting both physical needs and spiritual needs amongst the Cham people, the most unreached people group in Cambodia. You will work with a small team of international workers from different countries to do this pioneer work. It will involve treating tuberculosis in Cham and Cambodian villages using the DOTS protocol. This is a proven strategy that also opens doors for building relationships and eventually, making disciples of Christ. You will be bringing light into an ethnic group, the vast majority of whom have never heard the gospel.

Required Qualifications:

  • A recognized bachelor’s degree
  • Completion of at least 30 hours of Bible/theology/ministry studies,15 hours of Intercultural Studies (ICS)
  • The spouse must hold a recognized bachelor’s degree and have completed a minimum of 18 hours of Bible/theology studies, 15 hours of missions/ministry studies (with a minimum of 6 hours in cross-cultural or missions studies).
  • Completion of Alliance Polity
  • Modern Language Aptitude Test (MLAT) score minimum of 60
  • Alliance Ordination Completed
  • Minimum of two years successful Alliance Licensed Ministry Experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Medical experience (preferred but not required)
  • Good administrative skills
  • Experience making disciples who become involved in discipleship themselves
  • Responsibilities:

  • Learn the Khmer (Cambodian) language and the Western Cham language
  • Work cooperatively and effectively in a small team which includes two to four additional International Workers from different countries
  • Use the DOTS protocol which is a proven and effective way to treat tuberculosis in the village context. Tuberculosis is a significant health issue common in rural Cambodia. This DOTS program will need to be done with excellence
  • Build redemptive relationships in the families and villages where the DOTS program is used. Those relationships will give opportunities to share the Gospel and make disciples
  • Encourage disciples to make more disciples and establish healthy communities of faith, particularly amongst the Cham
  • Timeline for Deployment:

    Summer 2018

    General Information:

    World Factbook—Cambodia

    Work and Living Environment:

    Working in a small team with two to four additional International Workers from different countries. This work will occur in Cham villages that are near Kampong Cham City, a Cambodian provincial capital city of about 50,000 people on the Mekong River.

    Status of Christian Witness:

    There are about 250,000 Western Cham who live in Cambodia. They have had almost no chance to hear the gospel. The number who believe in Christ is estimated to be about 1 in 10,000. However, the Lord loves the Cham and has begun to work in some truly miraculous ways amongst them.

    The Joshua Project—Cambodia

    Language Expectations:

    Language is an essential part of ministry. International workers (IWs) receive one year of intensive language and cultural study followed by a year of half-time language study done in the context of ministry. For this position, the Western Cham language is also needed. Cham language study would occur after the Khmer language study is completed. The goal will be to speak, read, and write the language at a functional level in order to share the good news of Jesus.

    Health Considerations:

    Good health required. Cambodia is part of the developing world.

    Expectations for Spouse:

    Spousal roles vary based on the spouse’s giftings and training, and 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, etc.

    Children’s Educational Plan and Options:

    Kampong Cham City does not have an international school. Educational options include home-schooling or boarding school for high school age children. There are increased options for home-schooling that also involve online learning.

    Compensation Package:

    This position is designated to be funded through the Great Commission Fund (GCF). We offer compensation for this position, covering costs related to a monthly living allowance, housing, travel, children’s education, and full benefits. Please visit our compensation page for details on how U.S. Alliance international workers are supported. GCF-funded workers share responsibility for raising GCF dollars from Alliance churches and other sources.

    Whole-Life Health:

    The C&MA is an evangelical denomination committed to planting churches both in the United States and internationally. Due to the nature of this ministry opportunity, part of the required qualifications include being healthy in all aspects of life. As you move forward in the consideration process for appointment, these will be assessed.

    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 Amy Roedding at roeddinga@cmalliance.org.

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