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Becoming an IW (International Worker)


Things to think about

Self knowledge is important in the process of discerning God’s call upon your life. Some of the questions we may ask in determining a ministry fit for you are:

  • How have your ministry gifts been used until now?
  • How have those around you affirmed your ministry gifts?
  • What do you well? What do you like to do? What drew you to what you are presently doing?
  • Are you more comfortable in an urban or rural context?
  • How is your relationship to your local church?
  • To what extent have you been involved in your church?
  • What feedback has church leadership given to you?
  • If you could design the perfect ministry position, what would it be?
  • What aspects of ministry excite you?
  • How did you become interested in missions, and what led you to this point?
  • What hurdles do you have to overcome to become involved in missions? (e.g., financial, work, children, health)
  • Are you liable for any debts? (e.g., loans, car, mortgage)
  • How do you plan to finance your mission involvement? (fully-supported through the Global Advance Fund; partially supported; self-supported through your vocation)
  • Ideally, when would you like to transition overseas?
  • Do you have a conviction and understanding that you may experience personal risk and loss, as you are a witness for Christ?

For more information about becoming an IW (International Worker), see the Converge site – Converge’ is the name given to the division of Global Ministries that works toward the mobilization and development of international workers.


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