posted on January 1, 2023

aXcess: Church Planting through Ministry to Addiction Sufferers in Mexico

Are you committed to developing Christ-like communities of faith? Are you passionate about missional, multiplying churches among those with the least access to the gospel? Are you ready to live your faith with passion and pour out your life to form whole, integral followers of Jesus? Use your experience as well as counseling skills as training in working with those who struggle with various addictions as evangelistic and discipleship tools. You can be part of a multi-site church-planting team that is serving in Guadalajara, Mexico, and help grow reproducing communities of faith in the multiple campus sites that are being established in the six-state area known as the Circle of Silence. The need today is in the area of least access in the Western Hemisphere: central Mexico.

Position Type

  • International worker (IW)–aXcess–Vocational Track
  • Church planting, community development (urban), discipleship, evangelism, counseling, recovery from addictions
  • 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 for Mexico involves attending a full-time, one-year language study program at an approved school in Costa Rica or in Mexico. A second year of language is generally required in Mexico and completed in-country.

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:

Children’s education options are available in Guadalajara. A variety of educational options exist in the city. In conjunction with our regional educational consultant and conversations with current workers in the city, 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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