A missionary is someone sent to people of another culture for the primary purpose of making disciples of Jesus. As Jesus the Son of God took on humanity to dwell with us (John 1:14), so missionaries communicate the gospel in word and deed within the cultural context of the other culture. The goal of the missionary is to see individuals and churches whole-heartedly following Jesus in ways that make sense within their own culture.
Missionary service has been a long standing and crucial part of our denominational history. Our hope is to connect with more people passionate about reaching people with the gospel. Are you interested in becoming a short or long-term missionary? If so, you probably have lots of questions. Each missionary’s path to service is unique.
We can help you on the journey, whether you end up serving through our International Missions Department or somewhere else.
Download and fill out this Interest Form and email to firstname.lastname@example.org or print and mail to PO Box 690848, Charlotte NC 28227
What to expect after you fill out the Interest Form
When you fill out the Interest Form, someone from the AC International Missions Department will contact you to set up a phone or video conversation. We will ask and answer questions and make initial determinations about the next steps toward missionary service. The process is then to fill out a full application with references. The full application contains questions about educational background, work history, local church ministry involvement, personal walk with the Lord, doctrinal understanding and missionary readiness. After that you can explore options such as an internship, theological/ministry training, a visit to a field of interest or a combination of these things.
A three-day event coming this September to Charlotte, NC
Explore Missions is a three-day event this September in Charlotte, NC for Christians 17 years old and over. It is a great first step for anyone trying to discern next steps toward missionary service. At this event, you will meet experienced missionaries, go on excursions in diverse cultural settings, learn what it would be like to live on-mission among an unreached people group and discover what next steps you may need to take to follow your calling. For more information, visitacgc.us/explore.
"Perspectives is a fifteen week course designed around four vantage points or 'perspectives' — Biblical, Historical, Cultural and Strategic. Each one highlights different aspects of God's global purpose." - perspectives.org
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