posted on January 1, 2024

aXcess: Professional in Urban Asia 

Serve among a highly diverse, complex, hospitable, and devoted people group. Our team is committed to coming alongside majority background followers in their journey to love and reach their families and to build networks of faith communities. Join us in being present in the marketplace by working in professions and being a witness in daily life with majority professionals. We live, host, and, more often, are hosted, seeking expressions of the gospel amongst majority professionals who are open to prayer, spiritual discussion, and relationship. Our ministry is seen through these relationships and through active participation in one-on-ones and small groups.

Position Type

  • International worker (IW)–aXcess–Vocational Track or Clergy Track 
  • Business, business development, church planting, discipleship, evangelism, medical 
  • Partially funded 
  • Creative-access country (CAC) 
  • 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: 

The team lives in a sizable Asian city with the amenities and stresses that accompany urban life. Seasons have their pros and cons. Summers are hot, and there are many mosquitoes and fresh fruits. Winters are cold, and it’s pleasant outdoors with green vegetables but poor air quality. People need to be creative to find healthy outdoor venues for recreation and exercise. However, there are solid vacation options outside of the city. Despite long-term presence of traditional believers, less than 1 percent of the region are Christ followers, and among the majority culture it is even less. We live among them with a sensitivity to their antipathy to the traditional Church and its culture of the West. 

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. 

Learners have the option of several small institutes and trained tutors, tailored to them and their unique professional presence. The applicant will have two years of language study followed by ongoing cultural acquisition. 

Health Considerations: 

Modern health-care facilities, well-qualified doctors, and medications are easily available. Environmental factors that come with life in an Asian urban city can influence health and need to be regularly managed—these include heat, dust, mosquitos, and poor air quality. 

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’s common for both spouses to work and have a role in society; stay-at-home moms are also common. 

Children’s Educational Plan and Options: 

There are several options available for children’s education conducted in English from pre-school through high school. These include local, international, Christian international, and Montessori board schools. Commute time from home to the school of choice would be a main consideration as options are spread throughout the city. 

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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