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Explore how to become a missionary with overseas adventure!

How do you become a Christian missionary? Missions sending agencies can help you. What do you have to do? They will provide training. Do you need certain qualifications to be a missionary? Just know Jesus intimately. What about educational requirements to be a missionary? It varies, but simple faith is a start! And for how long do I need to commit to be a missionary? You can start with one week or longer.

There are many mission organizations that can help you discover what it is like to be a Christian missionary. They have excellent training programs, application procedures, and teams on the ground to assist you. Organizations such as Adventures in Missions has missions coaches standing by to assist those who want to explore becoming a missionary. They will be able to present you with various options that will help you discover what it means to be a missionary and how it works.

Missions is very exciting. You will grow spiritually like you can’t imagine. Second, you will engage the international body of Christ. You will worship with people from all over the world and get a small taste of heaven on earth. Third, you will gain confidence and courage while you discover your calling. It is not unusual to ask, “What is God’s will for my life?”  The Scriptures have a lot to say about that and as you step out into missions, mustering up all the faith that you have that God will care for you, God will reveal more to you than you could have ever imagined!

You will work with young dynamic teams of like-minded followers of Jesus. You will enjoy sweet fellowship, encourage and build each other up, study the word of God together, and challenge each other to reach new heights!

There are so many countries where you can be a missionary! These are just some of them:

Albania, Angola, Argentina, Australia, Bahamas, Belgium, Belize, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador,  France, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Irish Republic, Israel,  Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Madagascar, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, Nepal, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Romania, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, South Sudan, Swaziland, Tajikistan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Vietnam, …and more!

Social Justice Overseas Service Opportunities.

The cry for justice goes out from the peoples of the earth. Can you hear it? The oppressed and downtrodden poor from the nations cry out for help.  Do you have a desire to get involved in social justice issues and do something about it?  The world is full of injustice and the body of Christ has the responsibility to make a stand and to speak out for those who have no voice. Many of those that are caught in the web of injustice are women and young children. In every major world city, there are women and boys and girls who are suffering at the hands of the unjust and they need help desperately. You can help by joining a team of like-minded people who band together to help those who are too weak to help themselves. Many are victims of human trafficking.

Adventures in Missions is one mission organization that has a passion for social justice. They have programs that will help you get from your couch to the nations to touch the lives of the oppressed. You won’t do it alone but with a team of people who have similar passions as yours. Be a light yourself or send others to the nations and bring about positive change that will transform lives, communities, and nations!

Consider the following nations where social justice advocates are needed!

Cambodia, Thailand, Morocco, China, Romania, India, South Sudan, Turkey, Nepal, and many more!

Adventures in Missions Launches the Center for Global Action!

Center for Global Action

Adventures in Missions, located in Gainesville, GA, has recently launched a school of missions called the Center for Global Action. The intent of the center is to train people to go and make disciples of all nations teaching them to follow and obey the teachings of Christ. Divided into three semesters, the 21 students in the inaugural fall 2012 semester have been studying:

  • Discipleship
  • Spirit led living
  • Team Dynamics
  • Community based church
  • Missions in the 21st century
  • Human needs and missional living
  • Roles of a godly man/woman
  • Understanding your calling

Part of the training occurs at the Adventures in Missions office with each student working in a department in the morning as an internship and then attending interactive learning sessions in the afternoon. Many students have signed up for the winter session which has posed a space challenge for Adventures in Missions. Fortunately this is a good problem to have. For more information , contact Adventures at: 1-800-881-2461.

Missions trips for those who want to explore how to be a missionary!

Adventures in Missions

Adventures in Missions understands your generation. No matter your age, they have various missions programs to accommodate your desired length of service as well as your area of interest.  Many people want to explore and test the waters of missions to see if this is a possible career into which God is calling them. Adventures in Missions has some unique opportunities in missions for prospective missionaries. Currently they are offering 6+ months and 12+ months long-term international missions trips for individuals who will do ministry in teams. Opportunities in missions exist for individuals to be apart of the following teams:

Global Missions Teams

  1. Cambodia
  2. China
  3. Dominican Republic
  4. Ireland
  5. Nicaragua
  6. Peru
  7. Romania
  8. Swaziland
  9. Thailand
  10. USA
  11. and more!

Pioneering Missions Teams

  1. India
  2. South Sudan
  3. Italy
  4. Jordan
  5. Spain
  6. Guatemala

Men Only Missions Teams

  1. Turkey
  2. Nepal
  3. Morocco
  4. Australia

Specialized Missions Teams

  1. Anti-trafficking
  2. Trekking Adventure
  3. Arab World Outreach
  4. Medical & Mercy
  5. International Missions
  6. Children/Orphanage
  7. Missions to the Deaf

10 Tips on How to become a Missionary.

  1. Have a sense of calling to a place, people group, or ministry activity.
  2. Understand yourself and the kind of ministry that best uses your skills, gifts, and talents.
  3. Have a flexible written ministry vision statement.
  4. Form a strong sending support team around you.
  5. Serve alongside a team on the mission field.
  6. Encourage and maintain a supportive attitude of those who are in leadership.
  7. Look for opportunities to make a difference.
  8. Work with others to create a plan for personal growth and continued learning.
  9. Work with a mission organization like Adventures in Missions that provides good administrative support.
  10. Find a mentor willing to invest in you.

Most of all, have a dynamic relationship with Jesus who is your solid ground on which everything else is built!

Make the World a Better Place. Leave Your Country and Make a Difference.

Americans have a huge disadvantage in this world and that is this: they understand so little about the rest of the world. Most of the information that Americans digest comes from self-centered sources that feeds the American naval gazing. From the news media to pop culture to its short history, Americans focus largely on themselves. Foreign wars have exposed Americans to the rest of the world, but usually they go in with very little intelligence and the results can be disastrous. It is important for a person to be exposed to multiple cultures instead of just one. Most people around the world are exposed to multiple cultures, but this is especially difficult for the leading superpower of the world. Like the Roman empire, it’s all about Rome. The rest of the world is “just out there”. Sure, Americans travel for holiday to different parts of the world, but that is long enough to hardly know what the coffee tastes like.

Americans have a lot to offer the world. If they would leave the United States and live in another culture, they would reap the following benefits.

10 Reasons why you will benefit from living overseas:

  1. learn new languages
  2. understand different world views
  3. hear how Americans are viewed by other societies
  4. see U.S. politics from a totally different perspective
  5. feel the struggles of people different from themselves
  6. be exposed to new religions
  7. build compassion and new friendships
  8. contribute constructively to needy countries
  9. be ambassadors of peace
  10. learn humility

Obviously there are a lot more benefits for Americans to leave their country, but hopefully in the end by doing so they help make the world a better place.

10 Resons Why Short-term Missions Trips are Effective.

In recent years there have been a surge in short-term Christian Missions trips that often seem more like an adventure vacation than an actual missions trip. Raising thousands of dollars to go and do Christian missions to the Bahamas or Fiji certainly sounds like a donor sponsored vacation. What a scam! Or is it? Years ago missionaries went to beautiful places only to be buried a few months after they arrived. Knowing that suffering and death were a real possibility, the had to weigh their desire for adventure, beautiful scenery, their commitment to Christ and sharing the Gospel, and the cost in terms of their lives.

Short-term missions is hard work!

In today’s short-term missions activities, laying down one’s life for the Gospel is highly unlikely, and yes the surroundings can be beautiful, but the missions work can be exhausting and hard. Have you ever been to Africa? Have you seen the plains and valleys of Kenya? Phenomenal scenery, gorgeous landscape, and old cemeteries filled with missionaries. Some went to Africa for a few weeks, others for a lifetime.

Mixed motives can always get in the way of Christian service. Whether in your home country or overseas, missionaries can sometimes feel guilty that their desire to share the Gospel is also mixed with their craving for adventure. Every missionary is guilty of it. If they weren’t filled with some sense of adventure, they wouldn’t be a foreign missionary! God can use the mixed motives of man to accomplish His purposes. It is not for us to judge for God knows the heart. And through short-term missions trips, God will work not only through a person but also in their own life. Many missionaries today can testify that they may have had some desire to escape from their current job, had a desire for adventure, sought to be stretched spiritually, or went into missions due to outside pressures.

If it takes a “missionary vacation” or an “adventure missions trip” to get Christians away from their televisions, computers, cell phones and other distractions of the modern age, then great! They will see and experience things that they never would have otherwise and their lives will be altered in some way. Will they make a big impact? Probably not. But that is why it is short-term. It has a minimal impact for yes, a lot of money, but do you know that most modern day missionaries did some kind of short-term missions trip before they committed to career missions? It is a new thing that God is doing and let’s work with Him and not against Him. Encourage short-term missions regardless of the motives. Leave that up to the Lord to sort through.

10 reasons why short-term missions trips are effective:

1. The person who is going will have an impact upon the place where they are going. Some kind of positive impact.
2. Donors will learn something new about the destination location as well as the person going.
3. Some prayer support will follow the person to the foreign country. Prayer always has an impact.
4. If a person is acting in obedience to God, He will be pleased.
5. Blessings abound for those who not only go, but also send.
6. The money given to send someone probably would have been spent on frivolous other things.
7. Short-term missions experiences can lead to long-term service in missions.
8. Going to a foreign country makes you more appreciative as a whole.
9. It gets people out of their comfort zones. Are you in yours?
10. Short-term missionaries can reinvigorate long-term missionaries by bringing in new enthusiasm for the work resulting in new inspiration and vision.

Short-term missions information

Adventures in Missions