Serve in Global Missions
As a gospel-centered, church planting mission, ABWE equips and sends missionaries all over the world to proclaim Christ.
We provide training, support, and resources to help missionaries be successful in their ministries. ABWE partners with churches and organizations to send short-term and long-term missionaries. Our goal is to see people come into a relationship with Jesus Christ and grow in their faith. If you are called to missions, or if you want to support those who are, ABWE helps you to streamline your process and follow your calling.
What Does Missionary Life Require?
A missionary’s life begins when someone decides that they desire to live their life serving God. Their work involves studying differing aspects of theology and doctrine, seeking and responding to prayer requests, learning to fundraise and gathering donations, learning the language of the area they’ll be serving, and assisting people in their communities. Missionaries work with Christ-centered communities and individuals to bring people to Jesus and best serve their ministries.
Multiple Ways to Get Involved
Missionary work isn’t limited to preaching. You can also serve the Kingdom of God through aviation, information technology, education, construction projects, and more!
Explore Our Missionary Pathways
Long-Term Missionary Opportunities (More Than 4 Years)
“I know I want to be a career missionary.”
The Long-Term track is for people who have recognized a clear calling to career missions and are sent by their church to serve until the task is complete, engaged in evangelism, discipleship, and church planting on a team in a lead or support role.
Mid-Term Track (About 1 to 4 Years)
“I want a serious apprenticeship experience, to see if long-term is right for me.”
Mid-Term is designed for people desiring an apprenticeship experience or seeking to complete a limited duration assignment who are serious about missions and may be open to long-term service but may not have determined their long-term calling.
Associate Track (More Than 1 Year)
“I’m self-funded and I want to serve alongside a missionary team.”
The Associate track is for people serving long-term or mid-term who have a clear calling to missionary work as part of a church-planting team, affirmed by their church, and meet the standard ABWE mid-term or long-term missionary requirements, but who need little or no financial support or employment status. This could include tentmakers, business as missions (BAM), itinerant theological educators, retirees, and more.
Short-Term Track (About 2 Months to 1 Year)
“I want to see if missions is right for me.”
Our Short-Term track is for people who want to meet a particular, temporary need on the field or explore their fit for missions—supporting the church-planting team on the ground.
Intern Track (About 1-6 Months)
“I want to explore ministry as a current student or recent graduate.”
Our Intern track is for current students or graduates who want to pursue missions while still in school or early in their career, receive mentoring from veteran missionaries on the field, and meet tangible needs on the team.
Volunteers and Trips (1 Week to 2 Months)
“I want to volunteer and help wherever I can.”
Our missions trips are for individuals or teams who have a particular ministry role to fulfill for a special event, outreach, project, or need facing a field team or missionary supported by their church.
Our Shared Commitment
The local church is God’s plan for the nation. Because of that, we know it’s essential that missions organizations like ABWE share the some commitment to sound doctrine that is so vital to the health of the church.
Why Partner With a Missions Agency?
Our goal at ABWE is to come alongside you and help prepare you for the mission field. When you partner with us, you get more than just our decades of expertise, you also receive access to our network of supporters. With our new administrative fee, you get the support, training, and expertise you need to work on the missions field for less than before.