posted on January 1, 2023

aXcess: Church Planting Joint Ministry with National Church in Mexico

Ministry will be in church planting near Tepic, the capital city of the state of Nayarit, with a population of 350,000 people, and guided by an agreement we have with the Mexican national church. Ministry will also involve working alongside a Mexican leadership team, giving stability to an emerging church plant begun by a Mexican national pastor. In addition, ministry will involve developing strong local church leadership by mentoring and discipling—along with the stated goal of evangelism and outreach ministry to a least-reached people group (Wixarika or Cora) in the Tepic area.

Position Type

  • International worker (IW)–aXcess–Clergy Track
  • Church planting, discipleship, evangelism, ESL/TESOL, leadership development, possible indigenous ministry, community development (rural)
  • Single or couple


Required Qualifications:

Preferred Qualifications:

Biblical Characteristics Desired:

Timeline for Deployment:

 Summer/fall of 2024. Following appointment, and once fundraising goals and other qualifications are met, the appointee is required to attend a cross-cultural and language-acquisition program and pre-field orientation prior to deploying.

General Information:

Joshua Project – Mexico

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.

Language learning in Mexico involves a one-year, full-time language study program in an approved language school in Costa Rica or Mexico. A second year of language study is generally required in-country. The expectation is that the worker will become fluent in Spanish.

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.

It is expected that both spouses will be meaningfully involved in meeting ministry objectives, serving in the local church, team, and community.

Children’s Educational Plan and Options:

There are education options available in Mexican cities; quality can vary from city to city. In conjunction with our regional educational consultant and conversations with current workers in the area, a recommended plan for families with school-age children will be developed.

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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