Training is an important part of the mission process. It is also an important part of the Christian life process. We are all life-long learners and as such are committed to encouraging one another to expand our horizons by learning new skills both through academic and practical methods.
As much as we want to equip our team members with the practical skills necessary to pioneer among unreached peoples, we also want to ensure they have the life skills and the character qualities that will sustain them in a life-time of effective ministry.
We believe that building people within a peer group is important. Strong relationships with other team members doing similar work, albeit in other parts of the world can assist local development.
Mentoring relationships are also important as more senior team members, with long-term experience in ministry, invest in younger and newer team members.
We expect most of our new candidates will go through our Introduction to Mission Program. Part of this program and related field work can be accredited through World Horizons’ ACROSS, accredited training program. If you are interested in an experience in mission without committing to long-term service our Gap Year Program and Mission Internship opportunities may be right for you.
Many of our team members have benefited from taking the US Center for World Mission Perspectives Course and we are also partners in the Leadership Matters Course which a growing number of our staff have participated in.
Our International Office includes an office of Staff Development. This team evaluates the needs of our staff on an ongoing basis and suggests further training and development options for them.