Here at PAZ, we're a community of missionaries that serve alongside one another and enjoy being together. We are of the same heart, spirit and mind: to see the World won for Christ. It is challenging and rewarding, as we learn to work together and utilize the gifts and talents God's equipped us with to do His work.
Each and every missionary is involved in the Great Commission (making disciples and planting churches) through cell groups and one-on-one discipleships (the MDA Vision). In addition, PAZ utilizes the gifts and talents that each and every missionary have received by God. These roles fuel a fire already burning bright to expand the Kingdom.
Beyond the roles we all play in the Great Commission, our missionaries have different roles and functions. A missionary can be a school teacher, an accountant, a nurse, a guest house host, a worship leader, a church-planter, an engineer. Many different roles are needed to make PAZ more and more affective in church-planting and disciple-making.
Here are some of the roles we are currently looking to fill:
- Project Coordinators/Administrators
- Guest House Hosts
- Church Planters/Ministry
- Church Construction/Facility Maintenance
If full-time missions with PAZ excites you, and you are serious about a life of missions, start a conversation with your pastor. Then, with his complete blessing, let's start a conversation! We want to see you a fruit-bearing disciple-maker!
Project Coordinators / Administrators
All of our ministries, projects and initiatives require a proponent behind them to make them work well. Project coordinators bring people, projects and resources together in a timely fashion.
For example, a project coordinator will go to the site of a proposed church construction and gather stories, testimonies, facts and photos to send to potential donors. He (or she) will then continue to work with that project and donor until its completion. He works behind the scenes, making everything go smoothly and paving the way for church-planting.
Guest House Hosts
When teams come to visit, they need a nice place to stay and knowledgeable missionaries with which to connect. Guest house hosts oversee the operation of our guest house, rolling out the red carpet for our visitors and ensuring the best missions experience possible. They coordinate housing, meals, transportation, ministry trips, sight-seeing and a whole slew of other details that go into a typical missions trip. On top of that, they do it all with a smile and the love of the Lord burning in their heart.
Church Planters / Ministry
Project AmaZon has successfully handed off the role of church-planting to the local church, however we recognize that the calling of church-planting as it pertains to missions is upon foreigners as well (it is, in fact, how Project AmaZon began). Those wanting to seek a church-planting/ministry route with Project AmaZon will begin their journey as everyone else at PAZ: with a cell group in the MDA vision. As they grow and multiple their cell group(s), making disciples, they gain valuable experience and training. Once at the level of pastor, they are eligible to be sent out to a new base to plant churches. For more information, see the PAZ Plan.
Communication / Marketing
The website you view, the videos you watch, the pictures you see, the stories you read, the letters you receive, the facebook group you frequent and the emails you receive are all designed, written, edited and produced by missionaries working in the area of communications with PAZ.
These communications are key for our supporters and donor base to know what’s happening, when it’s happening and how they can be involved.
Church Construction / Facility Maintenance
Our short-term goal — to have planted 2,000 churches by 2020 — means that we will need to continually build new church buildings while maintaining our current structures.
Missionaries working in the area of construction not only help with this building effort, but travel to the various work sites with teams and locals to coordinate the construction effort. They also get to put their ingenuity to work as here in the Amazon there are fewer raw construction resources available.
Accountants play a key role in the day-to-day operations of PAZ. They take care of currency exchanges, log the incoming donations and keep track of the outgoing expenditures for all of our projects, ministries and local workers. They develop the monthly and yearly reports required by our staff, leadership, donors and the government (for tax purposes).
Good administration of our resources advances the Kingdom work faster, more efficiently, with complete integrity.