posted on February 21, 2024

aXcess/Envision: Homeschool Teacher—Unreached People Rural Context—in Senegal

An elementary homeschool teacher is needed to serve a family with four children while the parents are in language study. Three kids will be in school: pre-K, first grade, and third grade. The church-planting team in this location is ministering to a large unreached people group through medical ministry, discipleship, and evangelism. A regional education consultant (REC) will be available as a mentor.

Position Type

  • International worker (IW)–aXcess/Envision–Vocational Track
  • Partially funded 
  • Single


Required Qualifications

Vocational Track

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: 

The people group in the community where the team is located are the second largest people group in Senegal and they spread across the Sahel region of Africa. Most of them are nomadic herdsmen, and almost all follow the majority religion. The team is located in a relatively remote area where the weather is generally hot. Adaptation to different food and clothing is required. There will be four units living in the town, and the capital city is about four hours away.

World Factbook – Senegal 
Joshua Project – Senegal 

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. 

Conversational French is important to interact outside of IW context. If not yet acquired, this can be taught at ministry location. Knowing the most common greetings in the local language is needed for social interaction.

Health Considerations: 

The ministry location has high temperature (80–115ºF) and occasional dust storms. The capital city has a milder climate than interior regions, though it does experience high temperatures and humidity from August through October. There are high levels of air pollution at times, which can affect those with respiratory issues. There are very few expats/IWs in the village. High quality health-care institutions are present in the capital.

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. 


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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