World Outreach: Steps to the Field

What's the Process of Becoming a World Outreach Missionary?

Placement as a missionary with World Outreach is a partnership effort between the potential missionary, the home church or presbytery, the cooperative agency (if there is one), and the World Outreach Committee. Each partner in the process is a tool God uses to confirm the call to missionary service, the current or future readiness, and the most appropriate and effective place for that service.

There are three stages in the process of appointment and placement as a missionary through World Outreach:

Applicant stage - The applicant stage begins with the initial, official contact with the World Outreach office, and culminates with a face-to-face interview with the World Outreach Personnel Committee. Steps in this stage...

Candidate stage - The candidate stage begins with approval by the Personnel Committee to move ahead in the process of placement as a World Outreach missionary. Its purpose is to give the newly-appointed candidate, and World Outreach, a chance to get to know each other on a deeper level so that we can each decide if we believe God is calling us to partner together in mission service. All of this process leads up to the final interview, which is with the full World Outreach Committee.  Steps in this stage...

Itinerating Missionary Stage - Upon appointment by the World Outreach Committee, the candidate becomes an approved missionary of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church. The next stage is a time of itineration in the churches, sharing the call and organizing a team of supporters who will surround the missionary with prayer and provide financial support. It is also a time of preparation for the service to which the missionary has been appointed.
Steps in this stage...


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