Get ready for missions

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If you are curious about your readiness for missions, consider these questions:

  • What has given you the greatest feeling of accomplishment in your ministry? How was that effort initiated and what obstacles did you overcome?
  • What contacts do you have who are non-Christian?
  • When was the last time you shared the gospel with someone and how did you do it?
  • How have you discipled someone one on one?
  • What experiences have challenged your faith and how did you work through them?
  • What is your devotional life like individually and as a family?
  • How do you and your spouse make major decisions or deal with conflict?
  • How do you and your spouse use your gifts and talents to complement each other?

To get training and experience for missions right where you are, consider these options:

  • Attend a Perspectives training. It offers an excellent missions education, possibly at a location near you.
  • Get involved with your church’s missions program.
  • Be missional in your community, looking for opportunities to meet people’s needs and share the gospel.
  • Talk with a SEND missions coach.

Education Requirements

SEND’s education requirements for long-term missionaries differ based on the field and the assignment. Most opportunities require a Bachelor’s degree and SEND would like to see about 30 hours of Bible training. But there are exceptions—SEND takes into account a candidate’s experience and age and may also accept candidates before they complete their training.

If you have questions or concerns about whether you would qualify, don’t rule yourself out! Instead, talk to us about your interests and background. We’re here to help.