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Transformational Development/Holistic Community Development Worker

Opportunity in Papua


We are in need of additional workers to join our existing Transformational Development (TD), or Holistic Community Development ministry. The TD ministry seeks to engage and work alongside the maturing local indigenous church, equipping them to address poverty and development both within their own community and to surrounding communities. The primary goal is to empower and enable the local church to be holistically effective in their Christian Witness, actively addressing all areas of human brokenness and suffering. Appropriate Technology engineering and development, Creation Care (landslide prevention, erosion control), Microenterprise Development, and Clean Water projects have been some of the primary “tools” the ministry has used to achieve these goals. The term Transformational Development is based on Bryant Meyers’ foundational book on Christian community development, “Walking with the Poor”.


  • Undergraduate degree
  • Language school (at least 1 year)
  • Prior experience in community development as well as engineering or science is helpful, but not required
  • Vision trip
  • Team player
  • Teachable
  • Humble
  • Flexible and creative
  • A self-starter
  • Tolerant of ambiguity
  • Spiritual maturity

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