Skilled Associates

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Skilled Associates

Put your experience on the team.
There’s likely a place for your experience on the church-planting team, helping missionaries serving in remote, unreached villages who rely on dedicated missionaries who support their work.

Associates serve for six months (although a minimum commitment of one year is preferred, and required for teachers) to four years. Looking for something longer? After four years, skilled associates may also have the opportunity to continue in their ministry.

“Jesus Christ is working in us, growing us and teaching us so that we will reflect Him and His glory here on earth. What a privilege to get to be used by God and to point others to His perfect and holy Son! …Living in Papua New Guinea for the past six months was a life changing experience! I will never forget all of the incredible adventures and lessons I learned during that time.”

Victoria L.


for serving as a skilled-associate with Ethnos

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)

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

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.

Business Manager

Purpose: The purpose of NTM PNG is to plant tribal churches. To that end, NTM PNG must provide a quality Christ-centered support structure to enable this purpose. NTM PNG support missionaries are an essential part of the team that serves tribal church planting families.

Responsibilities: To serve as the Business Manager at the NTM PNG main office.


  • Other Requirements
    • Bachelor’s degree in business, accounting or related fields, or equivalent training. • Experience in a leadership position. • Experience in business or accounting. • Patience and willingness to learn NetSuite and to understand our support processes. • Maintain a growing relationship with Christ and a willingness to work with a diverse team.

Head of School - Mountainview Christian School

Location: International School

Purpose: The Head of School of MCS leads teams of teachers and support staff to educate primarily the children of Christian service families and others in an English-speaking, Christ-centered environment, at an affordable cost.


  • Personnel Management (Recruitment, Orientation, Member Care...)
  • Head of School/Board Linkage
  • Supervision and Evaluation (administrators, teacher, dorms, support staff)
  • Leadership and Organizational Management
  • School/Community 
  • Other assigned duties


  • Other Requirements
    Masters Degree or higher in the Field of Education. Native speaker of English. Achievement of national language competency within two years of employment. Sponsored by a recognized sending agency. Under 55 years of age.