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

IT Project Manager

Location: Home Office

Purpose: It is the responsibility of the IT Project Manager to coordinate with the IT Leadership team to plan, prioritize, and coordinate IT projects that will meet the needs in the IT Division. The individual serving in this role works closely with IT staff, other Ethnos360 staff, and vendors to complete projects. The IT Project manager works in partnership with the Director of IT and the IT Leadership Team to develop IT strategies and procedures used to execute IT projects. This job’s role is to ensure the efficient execution of projects in the IT division, both at the enterprise and department level. Ethnos360 exists to assist the local church in planting mature churches among least reached people groups.


  • Assists the IT Leadership Team in developing both short-term and long-term strategies related to the Information Technology Division’s use of project management
  • Provides resource allocation guidance to the IT Leadership Team as they prioritize projects for Ethnos360 IT
  • Serves as the project manager for major enterprise projects that Ethnos360 IT is completing
  • Works with department and center directors to plan and execute projects under their purview
  • Works to establish and enforce organizational standards related to task and project management
  • Works with project teams to ensure that tasks are being completed on schedule
  • Escalates roadblocks and staff performance issues to IT Directors, when needed
  • Facilitates regular project planning and status meetings for assigned projects
  • Works to promote a culture of teamwork, cooperation, enthusiasm, and customer service among IT Team members
  • Engages with vendor representatives to create and coordinate appropriate time expectations for project tasks
  • Regularly meets with the Director of IT to report on the efficiency of IT project management and to provide updates on specific project statuses
  • Facilitates any necessary training for staff related to task management and project completion
  • Stays up to date with project management best practices by attending classes, reading publications, joining professional peer groups, etc.
  • Maintains confidentiality of highly sensitive information (which may include financial and/or personnel related information)
  • Performs other related duties as is required by the supervisor


  • Other Requirements
    • Must have a degree in Computer Science, Business Management or a related Information Technology field, A+ certification, or equivalent work experience • Agile/Scrum project management Preferred Qualifications/Certifications: • CIS 18 familiarity • 2+ years of experience working in information technology, supervising technology teams, and overseeing large information technology projects • Experience in office administration, including vendor and contract management operations

IT Security and Compliance Officer

Purpose: The IT Security and Compliance Officer is the IT cyber/IT security and compliance subject matter expert (SME) and works in partnership with the IT Infrastructure Director and the Ethnos360 IT Leadership Team in responding to security and compliance related issues and inquiries. This job’s role is to ensure the secure operation of in-house and cloud computer systems, servers, and network connections in accordance with Ethnos360 IT internal processes, procedures, and compliance requirements. Ethnos360 exists to assist the local church in planting mature churches among least reached people groups.


  • Works to establish and enforce organizational standards related to the organization’s security and compliance of IT resources
  • Researches and drafts security policies and guidelines and brings them to the ITLT for approval
  • Communicates approved policies and guidelines to Ethnos360 departments and centers to make them aware of all security and compliance requirements
  • Works closely with IT staff on specific projects and tasks that relate to security and compliance
  • Stays up to date with IT security and compliance best practices by attending classes, reading publications, joining professional peer groups, etc.
  • Participates in training and staff development activities
  • Performs internal reviews to ensure that all current and new/updated policies and procedures adhere to best practices related to security and compliance
  • Performs or works with third party audit groups to produce risk and technical vulnerability assessments, data classification, attack and penetration analysis, policy compliance and communication with internal teams
  • Completes annual security insurance questionaries and submits the answers to the ITLT
  • Actively participates in daily coordination and remediation of elevated security incidents in the organization
  • Leads coordination and remediation of major security incidents
  • Participates in the assessment of the security of new applications and programs prior to installation, upgrade, or widespread use within the organization
  • Maintains confidentiality of highly sensitive information
  • Participates in team meetings as required
  • Participates in IT Leadership Team meetings as invited
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Director of IT


  • Other Requirements
    • Must have a degree in Computer Science or a related Information Technology field, A+ certification, or equivalent work experience Preferred Qualifications/Certifications: • CIS 18 familiarity • Experience with various regulatory compliance requirements (SOX, HIPAA, etc.) • PowerShell • COMPTIA Security+ • Comptia Network+ or equivalent experience • (CISSP) Certified Information Systems Security Professional • (CISA) Certified Information Systems Auditor • (CISM) Certified Information Security Manager • (GSEC) GIAC Security Essential Certification • (SSCP) System Security Certified Practitioner • DNS, 1-2 years • DHCP, 1-2 years • Microsoft Active Directory and Azure Active Directory (1-3 years) • Windows Software Update Services (1-3 years) • Microsoft Azure certifications


Location: Missionary Training Center, Missouri

Purpose: not listed


  • Work with grounds crew as needed in the following areas-
  1. Maintain lawns
  2. Mowing (both riding and push mowers)
  3. Pick up rocks, toys, trash, etc. for mowing safety
  4. Trim work (running a weed-eater)
  5. Round-up weed killer - 3 times yearly,
  • Organize snow removal and de-icing (prep work and supplies)

                  a) Main sidewalks

                  b) Guest room sidewalks

                  c) Wash house sidewalks

                  d) Roads

  • Help with road maintenance:

                  a) Clean out culverts (4 - 6 times a year)

                  b) Clean out swales (4 - 6 times a year)

                  c) Road grading and pothole repair as needed

  • Prep firewood (mostly for outdoor fire pits and guest house)

                  a) Determine amount

                  b) Cut & split

                  c) Supply to designated areas

  • Clean building gutters
  • Assist in overseeing student work detail crews who help with center grounds tasks


  • Other Requirements
    • Excellent work ethic- goes the extra mile to help accomplish the purposes of the training center. • Faithful, dependable, responsible, self-motivated, servants heart. • Health permits regular, strenuous physical activity in the heat and cold. • Works well in a team setting.