posted on June 14, 2023

aXcess: Making Disciples Among Diaspora People Groups in Spain

This opportunity is in a large city with more than 250,000 residents and at least 23,000 migrants from a neighboring country. We navigate every day between Spanish culture and diaspora cultures. There are many arts programs, music events, and festivals throughout the year. There are mild temperatures and 300 annual days of sunshine. While migrants are welcome into this country, many students are behind in school, and a lot of them come to our community center to receive tutoring in the afternoons. Also, the team is praying and planning a church plant with the diaspora groups living here. This ministry is highly relational and requires flexibility.

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Required Qualifications:



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:

The ministry focus will be a people group where less than 1 percent follow Jesus. The most prominent people group served in this city comprises 30 percent of the entire migrant population. The city’s total population is about 250,000. The successful applicant(s) will live in an urban setting with high refugee and immigrant density. It is close to other major metropolitan areas. The region of this country is highly post-modern, and local believers are also under 1 percent of the population.

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.

Health Considerations:

There are excellent health facilities available in the area.

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.

Family ministry is important in this context as the people being reached highly value family.

Children’s Educational Plan and Options:

Local schools are available and there are some bilingual and international schooling options.

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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