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.
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.
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.