posted on January 1, 2024

aXcess: Church Planting and Leadership Development in Bosnia and Herzegovina 

Team members participate in relationship evangelism, church planting, center ministry, small church ministry, leadership development, and discipleship in partnership with local churches or networks of believers. The team will mentor you as you learn the language and culture. As a mission, we work closely with the national church to heal our heart-shaped country—one heart at a time. Overwhelmed by the greatness of the task? Can’t imagine what it is like to be the only believer on your block or in your town? Jesus has all you need, and He will provide what you need to run the race with perseverance. We are not saying it isn’t really hard, but we know that He is eternally faithful.

Position Type

  • International worker (IW)–aXcess–Clergy Track 
  • Church planting, community center, discipleship, evangelism, leadership development 
  • Partially funded 
  • Single or couple 


Required 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:  

World Factbook – Bosnia and Herzegovina 
Joshua Project – Bosnia and Herzegovina 

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. 

Health Considerations: 

Bosnia and Herzegovina has poor air and sometimes poor water quality. Smoking is common in public and homes. The country is generally not wheelchair accessible. 

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. 

Traditional gender roles are expected in smaller cities and rural areas. 

Children’s Educational Plan and Options: 

There are both local and international schools in several major cities. Parents can choose which option will best fit the needs of their children. Black Forest Academy in Germany is a great option for students in grades 9-12. Please note that children must be registered in a local school. Homeschooling is not allowed. 

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].

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