posted on January 1, 2024

aXcess: Breaking Tough Terrain in North Africa 

We are looking for someone who is specifically gifted in evangelism to come alongside our team and the local body of believers in reaching out to the community and training these local believers on how to reach out as well. This job will also entail working toward the discipleship of local believers in house churches, small groups, and one-on-one. We are in a creative-access country, which means that each candidate or family unit will need to find a way to establish a meaningful presence in our community that will provide the opportunity to obtain legal residency.

Position Type

  • International worker (IW)–aXcess–Vocational Track or Clergy Track 
  • Church planting, discipleship, evangelism, leadership development, NGO 
  • Partially funded 
  • Creative-access country (CAC) 
  • Single or couple 


Required Qualifications: 

Clergy Track 

Vocational Track 

Both Clergy and Vocational Tracks 

Preferred Qualifications: 

Biblical Characteristics Desired: 

Timeline for Deployment: 

Summer/fall 2025. All appointees are required to attend a cross-cultural and language acquisition program and pre-field course/experience prior to deploying. 

General Information: 

Our work is based in an urban area. The government is stable, and our city has a population of approximately 1.5 million people. Despite some economic growth in the past, the country grapples with poverty, unemployment, and high illiteracy rates, particularly post-COVID. There is a national religion, and while there is a stated civil tolerance of other religions, familial and cultural persecution (as well as, more rarely, government persecution) follows conversion. It is estimated that 0.1 percent of this country are evangelical, although some are becoming disillusioned with the majority religion and the evangelical growth rate is estimated at 4.6 percent (for reference, the global growth rate is 2.6 percent). 

Language Expectations: 

Language is an essential part of ministry. Those who do not know the language will attend a language study program. The goal will be to speak, read, and write the language at a functional level in order to mentor, teach, and train others. 

The primary spoken language in this field is a dialect of the national language. This dialect is a requirement for candidates filling this MOD. We expect all new team members to be in full-time language study for two years. French can be helpful in this context (it is an official trade language) but is not a requirement. 

Health Considerations: 

There is access to adequate medical care in our city; however, we recommend traveling to Europe for major procedures. A high team value is that each IW finds a good balance of work/ministry, family investment, and rest, desiring that international workers actively seek God’s leading, wise counsel, and guidance from the team in this. 

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: 

We have several options for schooling within our city. Private (French) school as well as an American and Canadian school are available, and homeschooling is also an option. 

Compensation Package

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, family, local church, or other resources. Information on support costs will be made available upon application. Training and/or coaching in fundraising is available.

Whole-Life Health

As part of an evangelical denomination, we are committed to biblical holism, which is modeled and reflected through our work. Due to this commitment, part of the required qualifications includes optimal emotional, spiritual, and physical health. These will be assessed during the application process.

Importance Clarification

Applicant(s) 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.


Please email the IPO office at [email protected].

Apply Now