Work with a New Initiative Among a Resistant People Group

The team member will join an initiative to bring hope in Cambodia!

Posted on January 9, 2018


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Position Type

This is an opportunity to work with a resistant minority group in a Buddhist-majority country. This people group is almost completely untouched by the gospel and is a field ripe for harvest.

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:

  • Christ-centered character
  • Spirit-empowered ministry
  • Spiritual leadership
  • Commitment to a healthy lifestyle
  • Biblical alignment
  • Ability to discern God’s voice
  • Obedience to God
  • A clear sense of calling
  • Resilience
  • Willingness to suffer for the cause of Christ

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Cultural study of the Middle East’s majority religion
  • Deep heart for unreached peoples
  • Cross-cultural experience


  • Learn the Cham language and gain a basic understanding of the Khmer language
  • Work with a small team to develop a disciplemaking movement among the Cham in Cambodia
  • Work in cooperation with others from like-minded organizations also serving this unreached people group
  • Develop significant relationships among Cham people that lead to opportunities to share faith and disciple believers who in turn disciple others

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 of international workers and local believers serving in areas with high concentrations of Cham people, who are found in both urban and rural regions.

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. For this position, as the ministry language, Cham will be studied first. After sufficient fluency is attained, Khmer, the national language, will also be required on a basic level. The goal will be to speak, read, and write Cham 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 good-quality international Christian schools: 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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