“Avance provides an opportunity to explore your passion for missions and to consider your role in His global mission.”

– Avance Director Paul Johnson



The Avance summer missions immersion program provides you with an opportunity to explore your calling in cross-cultural ministries. You will live with a Mexican host family, serve in local ministries under local leadership, and learn Spanish, all the while falling in love with the culture. You will never be the same again!

Dates: June 8 – August 5, 2022

Cost: $2375 + airfare

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Apprenticeship (1-2 years)

Dive deeper into cross-cultural ministries and missionary living through the Avance Year-Out Program. Get trained in effective cross-cultural leadership under the guidance of local leaders and long term missionaries on the field. You will have the opportunity to increase your Spanish language skills immensely while simultaneously building deep and lasting relationships with the locals. Discover your role in God’s global mission throughout the next year as you continue your missionary journey in Mexico City.

Year-Out Ministry Focus Areas

  • Local Church
  • Community Development/ Justice Ministry
  • Student Ministry
  • Children’s Ministry
  • Education Ministry
  • English/ ESL Ministry
  • Medical Ministry
  • Media Ministry/Intern
  • Spiritual Formation Intern
  • Sports Ministry
  • Mexican Mission Mobilization Intern (End of 1st year, mostly 2nd)
  • Exploration track

Furthermore, there is also the opportunity to achieve a Cross-Cultural Christian Leadership certificate from United World Mission.

Dates: September – August

Cost: $1,800USD/month + airfare & resource development training

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Canadians interested in the Avance program will serve through Latin America Mission CANADA. Click the link below to begin the conversation:

Canadian Contact Form