Becoming a Missionary

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How do I get started in a strange country?

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Go To Nations always places new missionaries with veteran missionaries as they are getting started, you will never go alone. This is done through a 1-2 year field apprenticeship where you have a time of learning the language, immersing in the , helping with existing ministries; you will be learning the of the country you … Learn More »

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How do I get field experience?

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Go To Nations provides field experience through short-term trips, our 10 1/2 week field internship called, Timothy Internship Program (T.I.P), and a 1-2 year field apprenticeship where you serve alongside veteran missionaries.

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What preparation is needed before leaving for the field?

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If you become a field missionary with GTN, our Equipping Track consists of: Six days of training and interviews at our World Headquarters, Missionary Preparation and Orientation (MPO). Followed by 12 days of online fundraising training with Kingdom Come Training, www.kingdomcometraining.com, where you commence your partner building until you are funded. Coupled with one week … Learn More »

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How do we deal with our children in becoming a missionary?

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The first church and the first government was a family. God calls families to the ministry. A husband and wife can’t leave for the field without their children, unless the children are much older and are staying back for school. We build our Equipping Track so that you can home-school if needed, and so that … Learn More »

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How do I know that I am called to be a missionary?

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You may have an encounter with the Holy Spirit through personal prayer, a minister speaking, it might be during a time of worship, or even on a short-term trip – when He places a vision or a dream in your heart to do missions work. No matter how hard you try, you can’t get away … Learn More »

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What if I am found unqualified?

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If God has called you, He has committed Himself to qualifying you. However, timing is everything. Go To Nations is here to provide you and your local church with feedback as to your preparation thus far, also what further preparation may be needed before launching into full-time missions work. Some of the reasons a missionary … Learn More »

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What should be included in my missions training?

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Validation of your calling. Training in building a strong partner base. Various aspects of building team, leadership, cultural immersion, language acquisition and strategic prayer. An understanding of the role of the church and , development work, children’s ministry, relief and medical care. Help in getting your family settled in and acclimated to the community and … Learn More »

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Why do I need missionary training before going to the mission field?

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Our education, job skills, ministry and life experience prepare us substantially for working in the ministry and in missions. However, there are cultural, social and spiritual challenges that the average missionary does not come equipped to handle. The attrition rate of missionaries with all missions organizations peaked in the early 2000’s. Because of this, Go … Learn More »