Planting Churches in the Killing Fields

The harvest is ripe in Cambodia—we need workers to help us reach the unreached people groups in our area!

Posted on January 8, 2021

Cambodia

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Position Type

  • International worker (IW)—clergy track
  • Church planter
  • Partially funded (requested to raise partial support)
  • Single or couple

The team member will work alongside a national partner in the least reached geographical area of Cambodia to plant churches. The harvest is ripe in Cambodia—we need workers to help us reach the unreached people groups in our area!

Required Qualifications:

  • A recognized bachelor’s degree
  • Completion of a minimum of 30 hours of Bible/theology/ministry and 15 hours of intercultural studies
  • The spouse must hold a recognized bachelor’s degree and have completed a minimum of 18 hours of Bible/theology and 15 hours of missions/ministry studies (with a minimum of 6 hours in cross-cultural or missions studies).
  • Completion of Alliance Polity course
  • A minimum Modern Language Aptitude Test (MLAT) score of 60
  • Completion of Alliance ordination/consecration
  • Minimum of two years successful Alliance Licensed Ministry Experience
  • Discipleship experience

Biblical Characteristics Desired:

  • Kingdom minded
  • Biblically grounded
  • Spirit dependent
  • Competently skilled
  • Self-aware
  • Self-disciplined

Responsibilities:

  • Learn the Khmer language
  • Work with a small team of international workers and nationals to plant healthy, multiplying churches

Timeline for Deployment:

Late summer 2022. All appointees are required to attend a cross-cultural and language acquisition program and Pre-Field Orientation prior to deploying.

General Information:

CIA World Factbook—Cambodia

Work and Living Environment:

The successful applicant will work on a small team alongside national believers in villages throughout Cambodia.

Status of Christian Witness:

The Joshua Project—Cambodia

Language Expectations:

Language is an essential part of ministry. International workers receive one year of intensive language and cultural study followed by a year of half-time language study within the context of ministry. The goal will be to speak, read, and write to share the good news of Jesus.

Health Considerations:

Good health is required since Cambodia is a developing country.

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, etc.

Children’s Educational Plan and Options:

The unreached geographical areas are located too far from Phnom Penh to access the international schools there, but boarding schools are available and homeschooling is legal.

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 fund-raising is available.

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 optimal emotional, spiritual, and physical health. These are 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.

Questions?

Please email Stacy Douglas at douglass@cmalliance.org.

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