posted on January 1, 2024

aXcess: Help the Local Church Reach Neglected Communities in Congo 

The local church, despite meager resources, has a vision to reach the neglected around them. From struggling urban families, single mothers, and orphans to remote villages, many struggle from poverty, poor understanding, and practices of healthy family living. Come help us in two ways. First, assist with facilitating our joint church-mission project, Hagar House, a safe living environment in which older widows mentor younger mothers and children in godly, healthy family living. Second, potentially help in the development and training of personnel for a mobile medical clinic that will provide medical screening, basic care, and health education, as well as a clear presentation of the gospel. 

Position Type

    • International worker (IW)–aXcess–Vocational Track or Clergy Track
    • Community development, discipleship, education, leadership development, medical, NGO, radio/studio
    • 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: 

Pointe-Noire is a port city that, though relatively modern, has poor infrastructure. Life is challenging in the Republic of Congo. Though often faced with heartbreaking poverty and injustice, we have many opportunities to come to the aid of those who suffer as well as to see God’s power at work in breaking chains of misery and fear and freeing people to be brothers, sisters, and coworkers in reaching the lost. 

World Factbook – Republic of the Congo 
Joshua Project – Republic of the Congo 

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. 

Functional French is necessary. For those who do not know the language, one year of French language study is required. After arriving in Congo, the first few years will include cultural and local language learning as well as continuing studies in French. 

Health Considerations: 

The worker(s) would need to be healthy enough to maintain their health in a country where health care and food choices are limited. Common infectious diseases include malaria and tuberculosis. Appropriate prevention and healthy living are necessary. We are committed to biblical holism, modeling and reflecting this through our work. 

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. 

This ministry position requires that both spouses be meaningfully involved in the development of the Hagar House Project. 

Children’s Educational Plan and Options: 

International workers have exercised a variety of educational options with their children, including home school, French language school (in the French education system), and our French-language Christian primary school (levels equivalent to 1st through 6th grade). One family supplemented this program with English-language home school for their son. An international British primary school is also available. For high school, English-language options include home school or international boarding schools out-of-country. 

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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