posted on January 1, 2024

aXcess: Yilan Church-Planting Ministry in Taiwan 

The current IW staff members have been doing evangelism and discipleship in Yilan County, Taiwan, since 2016. They meet new community members through playing sports together, invite them to weekly evangelism small groups to teach them about God’s gracious salvation offered to them, and then invite them to come to faith. Join our efforts in outreach to the nonbelievers in this area while doing sports and presenting the gospel weekly in small groups.

Position Type

  • International worker (IW)–aXcess–Vocational Track or Clergy Track 
  • Church planting, community development (urban), discipleship, ESL/TESOL, sports outreach ministry, youth/children 
  • Partially funded 
  • Single or couple 


Required Qualifications: 

Clergy Track 

Vocational Track 

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 Yilan, Taiwan, community is a semi-urban environment with a good public transportation system, buses, and trains. Taiwan has a high standard of living in terms of convenience of daily life, but its local community shows very low interest in Christian belief. 

World Factbook – Taiwan 
Joshua Project – Taiwan 

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. 

New workers should expect two years of language study to learn Mandarin. 

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: 

The distance from Yilan to the closest international schools (elementary through high schools) is great. Therefore, workers can also consider homeschooling. 

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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