Missionaries live in the city or on the camp where they minister. Missionary church planters are committed to building relationships and sharing the gospel with their neighbors, with the goal of developing indigenous leaders and planting urban churches which "look like" their neighborhoods. All missionaries are involved in the church planting process, whether their primary role is teaching school, serving as an office administrator, or working at one of our camps.
Prior to beginning their ministry with World Impact, missionaries develop a list of individuals and churches to whom they will send their prayer letters. Many of these people choose to support them financially as well as pray for them. One-hundred percent of each designated contribution is placed in the missionary’s account to cover income and benefits.
All potential missionary candidates must submit an application, written or on-line, to World Impact's national office. Following a review process, approved applicants visit the city or camp where they will most likely be deployed for a two or three-day interview. Following the interview, those who are still believed to be called by the Lord to join us are invited to our Candidate Assessment Program (CAP). CAP is a week-long assessment and orientation program for all World Impact missionary applicants nationwide which takes place each June in Wichita. Those who are accepted as missionary candidates begin raising support after CAP. The entire process can typically take two to six months or longer.
Still have questions? Read our Missionary FAQ.