Find Your Pathway
Whether you’re in school, looking to explore missions, or ready to serve for the long-term, our six pathways can help you find your fit on the mission field.
Explore Our Missionary Pathways
Long-Term Track (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.