Missions is learned by doing. We believe it is best discovered in the context of cross-cultural ministry rather than in a stuffy classroom.

The WIM train­ing pro­gram for mis­sion­ary can­di­dates flows from our core val­ues of com­mit­ted rela­tion­ships and min­istry through men­tor­ing and dis­ci­ple­ship. A world of cross–cul­tur­al mis­sions oppor­tu­ni­ties awaits you in World Indigenous Missions.


Orientation & Training

After mak­ing appli­ca­tion to WIM, attend a sol­id week of Orientation and Training that includes engag­ing instruc­tors, life-shap­ing moments, and rela­tion­ship build­ing. Discover the vision and core val­ues that have inspired WIM mis­sion­ar­ies for over 35 years and learn how WIM can assist you in real­iz­ing God’s vision for your life. During this time, you’ll also learn prac­ti­cal skills that will empow­er you to serve God in what­ev­er capac­i­ty you are called. After Orientation, you may be con­sid­ered for our intern­ship and appren­tice­ship oppor­tu­ni­ties. 


To catch a glimpse of what it means to live and min­is­ter cross-cul­tur­al­ly, set your sights on a WIM intern­ship. There are a vari­ety of loca­tions and min­istry con­texts to fit your needs, desires, and call­ing. An intern­ship is real-life expe­ri­ence in cross-cul­tur­al min­istry, rang­ing from ten weeks to six months. Get a taste for what mis­sions is real­ly like, and allow God to trans­form and refine you.


The best learn­ing com­bines per­son­al study with prac­ti­cal expe­ri­ence under a “master”–in this case, a senior mis­sion­ary. The WIM appren­tice­ship is a true mentor/disciple mod­el that typ­i­cal­ly lasts two years. As a mis­sion­ary appren­tice, you will begin to grasp the lan­guage, learn to engage the cul­ture, and be knowl­edge­able of the min­istry approach in a giv­en region. Upon suc­cess­ful com­ple­tion of your appren­tice­ship, you will be qual­i­fied to min­is­ter as God leads you, with full recog­ni­tion as a WIM mis­sion­ary.

Start Today

Feeling called to mis­sions, but don’t know where to start?

Begin by com­plet­ing our pre­lim­i­nary ques­tion­naire so that we can become acquaint­ed with you and your vision for min­istry. Saints around the globe are pray­ing that God would send out work­ers into His har­vest field. You might be an answer to their prayers.

Questions? Contact the WIM Training Department.