Career Missions

missionary and Filipino friend talking

Career Missions

Find Your Place in the World

You can help share the gospel with people who don’t know Jesus Christ as their Saviour. That opportunity is still out of reach for many people around the world. If you’re willing to make a long-term commitment to change that, we’re here to help you.

Ethnos Canada will work in partnership with you and your church. We will provide the specialized training you need and help you find the role God has prepared for you in the network of missionaries who make cross-cultural ministries possible.

“Jesus said to His disciples, ‘As the Father has sent me, so send I you…’.
We are to be His hands and His feet, His eyes and His tears; His very life to this lost and dying world, because if we’re not, nobody is. The incarnation that God began in Jesus He now wants to continue through you and through me – the body of Christ!”

Martin Lamb


for church planting with Ethnos

Career Missionaries must have a minimum of 60 credit hours at a Bible college or university (typically two years of Bible training or the equivalent) and successfully complete Ethnos’ specialized training program.

Additionally, all personnel must:

  • Agree with Ethnos Canada’s Statement of Faith
  • Have personal assurance of salvation by faith in Jesus Christ
  • Maintain a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and be involved in a local church
  • Be a consistent witness for Jesus Christ by maintaining a courteous, Christ-like attitude in dealing with people within and outside of Ethnos Canada
  • Desire to be part of a team effort to evangelize least reached people groups
  • Have high moral character with positive references and not have been convicted of a criminal offence for which a pardon has not been granted
  • Understand that most Ethnos Canada ministry opportunities are physically, emotionally, and mentally challenging and that appropriate health in these areas is required
  • Be willing to trust God for financial and material needs
  • Have no preexisting school, auto or credit card debts without a repayment plan (some exceptions apply)
  • Not have a history of divorce, or divorce and remarriage, after salvation

Becoming a Missionary

With more than 6,000 people groups still unreached, the task is bigger than just us. God is calling out workers from the ethnos to go.

Our role in mobilizing, equipping and coordinating missionaries extends beyond our own culture. From all around to the world, God is calling out workers to be a part of reaching the ethnos!

Thousands of believers from more than three dozen countries are actively working together in Africa, Latin America, Northern Canada and the Asia-Pacific Region.

Are you ready to join?

Why Choose Ethnos?

what makes ethnos distinct?

Most missionaries serve through sending organizations. How can you and your church choose the one that’s right for you? Find some of the reasons you might choose Ethnos.

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Ethnos Canada’s Specialized Training

Your role as a career missionary and previous Bible education determine the training you’ll need, which can take from one to four years. Learn more about Ethnos Canadas specialized training.

Available Positions

Public Relations

Purpose: To glorify God and assist in establishing churches in PNG that are equipped for maturity and multiplication by effectively communicating NTM PNG’s purpose, vision, and values to the public and by communicating how people can be engaged in that work


·         Evaluate the current trends within communications and social media that could benefit the furthering of NTM-PNG’s goals.

·         Develop and coordinate NTM-PNG’s communications schedule to meet its goals. Regularly evaluate the effectiveness of NTM-PNG current communications schedule, channels, and efforts. Make adjustments accordingly.

·         Proactive awareness of the goings-on within NTM-PNG in order to represent them.

·         Establish relationships with appropriate audiences in order to better achieve the goals of the Communications Team and to better connect with the needs of the audience.

·         Gather and develop stories/data/media

·         Act as spokesperson for NTM PNG as needed.

Graphic Desinger

Purpose: To glorify God and assist in establishing churches in PNG that are equipped for maturity and multiplication by effectively communicating NTM PNG's purpose, vision, and values using graphic design skills that inspire, inform and captivate.

Responsibilities: Create and distribute relevant reports and media to various audiences with a view toward increasing awareness and engagement with NTM-PNG.


  • Other Requirements
    Needs to have a background in Adobe Creative Programs, preferred experience in print production, podcast production social media and / or website management.

Home School Helper

Purpose: To glorify God and assist in establishing churches in PNG by working to support a NTM PNG homeschool family to educate their school-aged children.


Partner with an NTM-PNG homeschooling family serving in a tribal location to help educate their school-aged students, helping to facilitate transitioning, and academic growth of the students they teach. The Tribe-Based Homeschool Helper is a primary resource to the parents to help them carry out the education of their children on the mission field.

Duration: Preferred for a full school year, but shorter options could also be beneficial to a family.


  • Other Requirements
    Willingness to be teachable, flexible and helpful. Minimum high school diploma.