posted on January 1, 2024

aXcess: Team Leader in Ukraine

The team leader will help the C&MA team and national church leadership to develop ministries in a rapidly growing and war-torn country. They are to help the national church maintain a missionary and evangelical focus. They will help facilitate discipleship and training for new pastors and will work with displaced Ukrainians and provide emotional and spiritual care to the national pastors.

Position Type

  • International worker (IW)–aXcess–Clergy Track 
  • Business development, church planting, community development (urban), discipleship, theological 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 must attend a cross-cultural and language acquisition program and pre-field course/experience before deploying. 

General Information: 

Disruptions to electricity, heat, and water are likely. One will see areas of total destruction, but most of Ukraine is still normal. Expect little access to American products and unreliable access to European products. 

World Factbook – Ukraine 
Joshua Project – Ukraine 

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 to mentor, teach, and train others. 

Several good language schools as well as online and tutorial possibilities are available. 

Health Considerations: 

Getting around Ukraine requires a lot of walking. The ability and willingness to walk is essential. Medical facilities are adequate for basic needs. Surgeries are available through private clinics. 

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: 

Kyiv Christian Academy offers educational programs beginning in kindergarten. Homeschooling is legal and acceptable. National schools provide educational programs in various languages, including English. Black Forest Academy is a boarding school option available for students in grades 9–12. 

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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