Treat Tuberculosis and Bring Light to Villagers

The successful applicant will invest his or her life in meeting both the physical and spiritual needs of Cambodia’s people.

Posted on January 24, 2018


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Position Type

No medical training is needed. This position will involve treating tuberculosis in villages using the DOTS Protocol. This is a proven strategy that also opens doors for building relationships and making disciples of Christ. The team member will bring Christ’s light and health into a spiritually dark place plagued by disease.

Required Qualifications:

  • Completion of Alliance Polity course
  • Completion of the World Perspectives Mission Course or equivalent
  • A minimum Modern Language Aptitude Test (MLAT) score of 60
  • Experience making disciples who make disciples
  • Organizational skills

Biblical Characteristics Desired:

  • Christ-centered character
  • Spirit-empowered ministry
  • Spiritual leadership
  • Commitment to a healthy lifestyle
  • Biblical alignment
  • Ability to discern God’s voice
  • Obedience to God
  • Patience, perseverance, and faith
  • Ability to cope with stress
  • Resilience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Medical experience
  • Experience in a cross-cultural context


  • Learn the Khmer (Cambodian) language
  • Work cooperatively and effectively on a small team composed of national medical personnel, village leaders, and believers
  • Use the DOTS protocol, which is a proven, effective way to treat tuberculosis in the village context. Tuberculosis is a significant health issue common to rural Cambodia. This DOTS program will need to be conducted with excellence.
  • Build redemptive relationships in the families and villages where the DOTS program is used. Those relationships will create opportunities to share the gospel and make disciples.
  • Encourage disciples to make more disciples which leads to establishing healthy communities of faith, particularly amongst the Cham people

Timeline for Deployment:

Late summer 2020. 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 team member will work on a small team with national medical staff, village leaders, and 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 done in the context of ministry. The goal will be to speak, read, and write Khmer well to share the good news of Jesus.

Health Considerations:

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

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:

Phnom Penh has two quality international Christian academic institutions: Hope International School and Logos International School.


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 through 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 optimal emotional, spiritual, and physical health. These will be assessed as you move forward in 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.


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