Join the Team

It amazes us how God brought the Arctic Barnabas team together, and we indeed are a team!

It amazes us how God brought the Arctic Barnabas team together, and we indeed are a team! We passionately serve Jesus with our individual gift and skill sets while we work together in unified dedication to the mission of ABM. Our staff families range widely in age and life experience, yet God shaped us individually for this ministry.

We continually sense the burden to strengthen and encourage more ministry families in remote locations of Alaska and Northern Canada, yet we simply need more staff and resources. Therefore, we ask God for more laborers. We want to build the team with individuals or families who resonate with the mission of ABM. Each staff family takes the Great Commission seriously to go and make disciples of all nations (Matthew 28:18-20).

Founded in 2000, Arctic Barnabas Ministries (ABM) exists to strengthen and encourage pastor and missionary families to effectively advance the Gospel of Jesus Christ throughout remote Alaska and Northern Canada.

One fifth the size of the lower 48 states, Alaska comprises approximately 230 communities. Only a handful of villages are accessible by roads. All equipment, food, and people must be transported to these remote villages by barge or aircraft. ABM operates several airplanes to access these villages for face-to-face contacts with the ministry families we serve.

We believe if equipped ministry leaders and their families serve in these villages with personal, spiritual vitality, their witness for Christ will prove much more effective. We desire to see these ministry families thriving as disciple-makers, not just surviving so the Gospel will transform lives.

Do you have what it takes to come along-side these courageous servants as a pastoral caregiver? Would you accept the challenge of raising support and moving your family to the Kenai Peninsula or a remote Arctic village (ABM is currently recruiting staff for several hub villages in Alaska)? If you sense God prompting you to consider this assignment, please contact us.

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Current Openings for
Full-Time Support Raising Staff

Regional Missionary

We are currently seeking 11 families who have a heart to care for missionaries. Requirements are a pilot who has a minimum of 500 hours of flight time, a commercial license, with an instrument rating, and an FAA class 2 medical. Additionally, an A&P license is highly desired. This couple/person will need to carry out our five areas of ministry in their region: Shepherd, Equip, Serve, Refresh and Connect.

Director of Maintenance

We are currently looking for an experienced maintenance person. A minimum of 5 years’ experience is preferred. An A&P license, preferably with an IA certification is desired. This position will be responsible for work on the vehicles and equipment and handle the needs of the building and grounds. This position requires the ability to organize and inventory all equipment and tools. This person will need to carry out our five areas of ministry in their region: Shepherd, Equip, Serve, Refresh and Connect.

Development Director

This position is required to work closely with the leadership team. Creating partnerships on behalf of the organization is a must, as well as financial and organizational/team partnerships. Responsible for grant research, writing, submittal and follow through. This person will need to carry out our five areas of ministry in their region: Shepherd, Equip, Serve, Refresh and Connect.

IT/Media Specialist

This position requires knowledge and ability to work on, maintain, and upgrade our network infrastructure.  An Associate degree or greater in Computer Science, Informational Science, or Network Engineering is also required. Two or more years’ experience in this area is desired. This function is responsible for making video and picture updates for the ministry in all capacities and updates the ABM website. This person will need to carry out our five areas of ministry in their region: Shepherd, Equip, Serve, Refresh and Connect.

Financial Managers Assistant

This position will assist the Finance Manager in all daily responsibilities, gradually taking on some of their own.  Over time, this position could grow into a management/leadership position. We are seeking someone with a solid accounting/finance background and strong organizational skills that would be interested in learning the business from the ground up.  This person will need to carry out our five areas of ministry in their region: Shepherd, Equip, Serve, Refresh and Connect.  NOTE:  This position may not require raising a financial package of their own.

Human Resources Assistant

The right candidate for this position will enjoy working with HR related skills. Must have a desire to help and assist the HR Director in putting together materials for HR related purposes. Organizational skills are a must and attention to details. Must have a love for those you work alongside and desire to help take care of the internal people of our ministry. You will have a desire to learn and assist staff fundraising. You will get excited about helping with recruiting and networking to build the ABM team. Learning hiring and exiting processes for nonprofit ministry is also needed. Carry out our five areas of ministry in addition to your office duties: Shepherd, Equip, Serve, Refresh and Connect.

Director of Aviation

We are seeking a skilled pilot and require a minimum of a Commercial license with Instrument and high-performance ratings. A Multi-engine rating is also preferred. Additionally, the successful candidate will hold a CFI and CFII or the ability to gain what is needed to serve the missionary community for ABM. Experience tracking a fleet, scheduling needed maintenance and flight schedules is also needed. This position requires a minimum of 500 hours as Pilot In Command, 1,000 hours us preferred, and 100 hours in Alaska. Additionally, an A&P license is required, and an IA certification is preferred. This person will need to carry out our five areas of ministry in their region: Shepherd, Equip, Serve, Refresh and Connect.

Pilot / Mechanic – ABM

Pilots report to the Director of Aviation and are responsible for ABM’s consistent achievement of safe and proficient piloting of ABM aircraft. Minimum requirements are a Commercial license with Instrument and high-performance ratings, a current second-class medical certificate and 500 hours of Pilot in Command time. Before carrying passengers, 100 hours of flight time in Alaska is required, which can be obtained at ABM. Also required is an A&P license with 3 years’ experience. This person will need to carry out our five areas of ministry in their region: Shepherd, Equip, Serve, Refresh and Connect.

Certified Flight Instructor

In this role, an ABM Instructor Pilot will be responsible for training ABM pilots, ensuring currency and proficiency for flight crew, working with short-term flight interns in furtherance of their training and use of the BATD flight simulator. Additional duties will be performing operational ministry flights as needed. Minimum pilot requirements are a Commercial license with Instrument and high-performance ratings and a current second-class medical certificate. Also required are 500 hours of Pilot in Command time before carrying passengers, 100 hours of flight time in Alaska is required, which can be obtained at ABM. Minimum instructor certificates are CFI and CFII, and preferably MEI, and three years of experience as instructor. An A&P license is not required but preferred. Carry out our five areas of ministry in addition to your assigned duties: Shepherd, Equip, Serve, Refresh and Connect.

NOTE: These positions require you to move to Alaska and raise your own support.

For more information please contact:

Jim Hamilton – Executive Director

jimh@abmalaska.org

907-283-3377