posted on January 1, 2024

aXcess: Relationally Driven Missional Communities in Paris, France 

This is a great opportunity for a highly relational person or couple who has a heart to reach lost people in an urban context. As a cohort member, this individual or couple would be responsible for training disciplemakers and making a strong contribution to evangelism and leadership development efforts that go into the forming of new missional communities of faith that will multiply themselves. Missional communities will contribute to and help advance the national church’s vision to plant and multiply churches.

Position Type

  • International worker (IW)–aXcess–Clergy Track 
  • Church planting, discipleship, evangelism, leadership development 
  • Partially funded 
  • Single or couple 


Required Qualifications: 

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: 

Like most places where The Alliance has a presence, France is a very challenging environment to work in. It is a post-modern society, which generally shows solid resistance to gospel communication. Our experience of ministry in France has shown that people are responsive to the gospel when invited into a deeply relational and Spirit-filled community. The location of the ministry will be Paris, but other specific ministry details will be discussed during the interview process. Final strategy details will await the completion of a two-year language study period in the country. 

World Factbook – France 
Joshua Project – France 

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: 

France offers excellent health-care options in both the private and public sectors. 

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 value family highly. 

Children’s Educational Plan and Options: 

Local schools and some bilingual schooling options are available. Homeschooling is not an option in France. Black Forest Academy in Germany is an option for children in high school. 

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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