posted on January 1, 2024

aXcess: Disciplemaking and Gospel Access Outreach Among Immigrants in Spain 

The Alliance pioneer working group has started its work in Madrid in the central region of Spain. We seek an individual or couple to bring gospel access through a new interagency team initiative to immigrants and refugees who are concentrated along the Henares River Corridor, just east of Madrid, Spain. We expect that the individual or couple can make a solid contribution in areas of relational evangelism and discipleship through services and creative activities to build trusting relationships that can stand the weight of gospel Truth. We have the clear goal to form and foster new communities of faith.

Position Type

  • International worker (IW)–aXcess–Vocational Track or Clergy Track 
  • Business development, church planting, community center, discipleship, ESL/TESOL, evangelism, refugee or immigrant 
  • Partially funded 
  • 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: 

Spain is a non-CAC country, but the main focus of this ministry is on North African CAC peoples. Understanding that daily life is lived between both Spanish and North African cultures is very important to long-term resilience and success. There are very few known evangelical believers, and professing Christians number less than 1 percent. Most immigrants have come to Europe in search of a better life. Some are seeking refuge or asylum. For the first time in their lives, they are coming in contact with a religion, belief system, and worldview other than their own. For many immigrants, this transition offers their first chance to explore the concepts of Christianity and meet a true follower of Jesus. 

World Factbook – Spain 
Joshua Project – Spain 

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. 

English is required since it is the common language of the team. Fluency in Spanish is required, and Arabic would be beneficial. Where language needs exist, there must be a commitment and dedication to pursue proficiency through personal study, class attendance, interaction with native speakers, and evaluation by a language-learning mentor. 

Health Considerations: 

Spain has modern health-care facilities with well-trained doctors. Most medications are readily available. 

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: 

Local public, semi-private, and private Spanish schools are available, and two Christian schools (ACSI accredited) are located in the east and north of Madrid. 

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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