posted on January 1, 2024

aXcess: Outreach and Church Planting in Northeast Germany 

A deeply rooted atheism from Soviet influence, as well as a skewed view of religion and the church, has resulted in many people in this region not knowing who Jesus truly is. Our team desires to see people encounter Jesus and communities of faith established through church planting in northeastern Germany. We desire the church in northeastern Germany to have a powerful spiritual impact for Christ now and for future generations to come.

Position Type

  • International worker (IW)–aXcess–Clergy Track 
  • Church planting, community center, community development (rural), discipleship, education, evangelism, leadership development, refugee or immigrant 
  • Partially funded 
  • Single or couple 


Required 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: 

Waren is a small city in the heart of northeast Germany, statistically one of the most atheistic regions of the world. Strategically accessible to surrounding towns, villages, and cities, Waren is a starting point from which to launch other church planting efforts throughout eastern Germany. 

World Factbook – Germany 
Joshua Project – Germany 

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 study consists of formal language classes, personal tutors, and some community and ministry involvement, culminating in a formal language test (B2 level certification test). 

Health Considerations: 

Germany has a high-quality health-care system. Walking and biking are a part of daily life. 

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 schools offer quality education for elementary, middle, and high school-aged students. Black Forest Academy, a Christian boarding school in southwest Germany is also available for students in grades 9–12. Homeschooling is not an option. 

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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