posted on January 1, 2023

aXcess: Evangelism and Discipleship Using the Creative Arts in Mexico

The C&MA Guadalajara (GDL) team seeks to grow reproducing communities of faith in the least-reached areas of GDL and our surrounding region. This position is for those who are creative, self-motivated, and have a strong call to evangelize and disciple in innovative ways via the arts and culture. This opportunity involves serving on a team that is starting a network of multiplying campus sites in a population that tends to be resistant and suspicious of anything other than the traditional religion. Consequently, this requires being a positive presence in the community by meeting societal needs and building relational bridges that can bear the weight of the gospel. We are looking for those desiring to be part of a team doing missional church development in the heart of the Circle of Silence in Guadalajara, Mexico.

Position Type

  • International worker (IW)–aXcess–Vocational Track or Clergy Track
  • Church planting, community development (urban and rural), discipleship, evangelism, leadership development, youth and national missions, digital media experience
  • Single or couple


Required Qualifications:

Clergy Track

Vocational Track

Both Clergy and Vocational Tracks

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 will be accomplished by attending a full-year program of Spanish language study at an approved school either in Costa Rica or Mexico to be determined by regional leadership. A second year of language study in Mexico will also be required. The goal of language study is fluency. Also, our desire is for the school or academy to be in the country of service to reinforce local usage of spoken and written Spanish and to avoid an additional move for the IW.

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:

Education for children is widely available in Guadalajara, Mexico. 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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