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long-term missionary work

Long-Term Missionary Work

Something special happens when you step past short-term service and make a new place your true home. Cultural walls fall. An outsider becomes a member of the community. And your foreign ideas about faith and God slowly become familiar — even exciting — to the people who need to hear them.

That’s why long-term missionaries are the backbone of ministries that not only spread the Gospel but also watch it take root and transform communities. And if God is calling you to this kind of work, we want to help you find your place.

We search for teammates who are already active in the local church, and who are ready to live out the church's mission together with us. 

Most of all, we seek people who are relentlessly committed to seeing Christ’s name glorified in every nation on earth.

If that sounds like you, check out our opportunities below or click here to talk with a missions coach.

We can’t wait to explore how God has gifted you, how your church can partner with you, and how TEAM can help you answer God’s call on your life!

Quick Facts

    Length of Service
  • 3+ years

  • How
  • More than 450 opportunities to serve

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  • A growing relationship with Christ 
  • A clear calling to missionary service 
  • Training and experience commensurate with the ministry opportunity 
  • Ability and willingness to serve on a team for 3 or more years

What It Involves

  • Joining an established missionary team 
  • Learning the local language and culture 
  • Establishing indigenous churches and leaders 
  • Health and retirement benefits provided

Training Provided

  • Establishing and maintaining a support team 
  • Evangelism, discipleship, and leadership development 
  • On-field language and culture learning 
  • On-field continuing education strongly encouraged

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