posted on January 1, 2024

aXcess: Community Center Ministry in Kosovo 

Work in a team environment to reach young Kosovars in a strategic neighborhood through programs like English courses, Leadership Academy, outreach events, creative arts, and youth clubs. We are looking for people to join our ministry in a large city with an urban lifestyle who enjoy building relationships through coffee and conversation, programs, and outreach events and who are flexible and creative problem-solvers.

Position Type

  • International worker (IW–aXcess–Vocational Track 
  • Church planting, community center, community development (urban), discipleship, education, ESL/TESOL, evangelism, leadership development, NGO 
  • Partially funded 
  • Single or couple 


Required Qualifications: 

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: 

IWs usually rent a modest, fully furnished apartment or house within a few kilometers of the community center. Internet is widely available. Electricity and water service are fairly stable with occasional rationing or outages. IWs will work primarily in an active community center environment but will also spend time connecting with people in the community in various locations. Hospitality is a high priority, and the Kosovar people value relationships over tasks. 
World Factbook – Kosovo 
Joshua Project – Kosovo 

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 study will be completed in-country and is done through private tutoring, individual language helpers, personal study time, and community practice. One year of formal language study in Albanian is required with an additional year if necessary. 

Health Considerations: 

Basic health care is available including private clinics, dentists, etc. Specialized treatments such as chiropractic care have limited availability and are below Western standards. Cigarette smoke inside restaurants and poor air quality in the winter can exacerbate existing respiratory problems. Climbing stairs and navigating uneven ground is unavoidable in Kosovo. 

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: 

Educational options in Kosovo are local Albanian language public and private schools, local international schools with teaching in English, Black Forest Academy in Germany for grades 9–12. 

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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