Dubai City Guide
Shanghai City Guide
Kuala Lumpur City Guide

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Strategic Cities helps Christians find jobs overseas for the spread of the Gospel. A new initiative of Access Partners, we provide resources and connections to help Christian professionals move to global cities that can be strategic church planting hubs in their region. If you’re interested in learning more, fill out our sign-up sheet below to download a City Guide that has more information about living, working, and doing ministry in Dubai, Shanghai or Kuala Lumpur.

DUBAI is a glittering oasis in a vast desert, and it’s also the Middle East’s largest expat destination. Around 80% of the city’s 2.2 million people are foreign expats. With healthy churches, plentiful job opportunities for Western expats, and unreached people from all across the Muslim world, Dubai is a Strategic City.

SHANGHAI is the financial capital of China and a buzzing metropolis of more than 24 million people. Christianity is spreading in China, but there’s an enormous need for planting healthy churches, discipling younger believers, and reaching some of China's many unreached people groups in this Strategic City.

KUALA LUMPUR is the capital city of Malaysia, and its tropical rainforests, lush green mountains and warm climate make it a beautiful one. Its diverse ethnic population, many of whom are unreached by the Gospel, and many healthy churches, make Kuala Lumpur a Strategic City.

About Us

What We Do

Strategic Cities helps Christians find jobs overseas for the spread of the Gospel. A new initiative of Access Partners, we provide resources and connections to help Christian professionals move to global cities that can be strategic church planting hubs in their region.

If you’re interested in learning more, fill out our sign-up sheet below to download a City Guide that has more information about living, working, and doing ministry in Dubai, Shanghai or Kuala Lumpur.

Expand Your Business Overseas

Access Partners helps Christian business owners and executives to expand their companies overseas to places that are least reached by the Gospel.

We can help you start a new office, hire employees, or manage your operations overseas.

If you're a business owner or executive and would like to talk more about how you can expand your business to support missions work overseas, email us.

Contact Us

Next Steps

  1. Guide: Download one of the City Guides, fill out our application form, and email your completed application to us here.
  2. Pastor: Connect us with your pastor and ask him to fill out an assessment form.
  3. Job Coach: After your application & assessment are reviewed, we will connect you with a Job Coach who will help you find a job in one of our Strategic Cities.
  4. Training: Access Partners will work with your local church to provide you cross-cultural ministry training to help you be fruitful when you move overseas.
  5. Access Partner: Go overseas as an Access Partner, join a healthy local church, and get involved in ministry to the unreached!
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Partners

Capitol Hill Baptist Church
The Summit Church
The Church at Brook Hills

Endorsements

Mark Dever

“Access Partners is dedicated to mobilizing lay people and businesses to support planting healthy churches in places least reached by the Gospel. I know them well, think highly of them, and pray that God will make their work effective. I would encourage you to join our congregation in supporting them generously. It will be money well invested.”

Mark Dever
Senior Pastor, Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, DC, and Author, Nine Marks of a Healthy Church, The Gospel and Personal Evangelism, and The Church: The Gospel Made Visible
J.D. Greear

“Throughout the book of Acts, we see that more often than not God uses ‘ordinary’ Christians as the ‘tip of the spear’ in advancing the gospel into new places. Today, it appears that the next wave of missions will come on the wings of business. We need creative organizations like Access Partners that can help believers capitalize on these incredible opportunities in unreached places. I commend Access Partners and hope that it can bend our missions paradigm to tap into what is arguably the greatest potential mission force in the world.”

J.D. Greear, Ph.D.
Senior Pastor, The Summit Church in Raleigh, NC and Author of Breaking the Islam Code and Jesus, Continued… Why the Spirit Inside You is Better than Jesus Beside You
David Platt

“To reach the world for Christ we need both radical and creative obedience. I love the vision of Access Partners and pray it would be used to mobilize many to the harvest fields.”

David Platt, Ph.D.
President, International Mission Board, former Senior Pastor, The Church at Brook Hills in Birmingham, AL, and Author, Radical – Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream, Radical Together – Unleashing the People of God for the Purpose of God, and Follow Me: A Call to Die, A Call to Live

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