Author - Jessica Hulbert

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How to Become a Missionary
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Good Member Care is Crucial to Missionary Success
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How to Teach English Overseas and Be a Missionary Too
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Why Your Call to Missions Matters + How to Find It
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When God Tells You to Wait on Missions

How to Become a Missionary

A potential missionary sits with his friends to discuss how to become a missionary
Are you interested in becoming a missionary but don't know where to start? Look no further! We broke down the process into 5 main steps most missionaries go through!

The pursuit of becoming a missionary is ambiguous. It starts as a dream, and the process of taking it from a dream to reality includes a lot of little “next steps” that aren’t super clear.  In my role as a missions coach, that is exactly what I like to help people do. I help people take their best next step as they discern how God wants to use them in cross-cultural ministry. So, here is a simple overview of the main steps toward becoming a missionary. Talk with Your Church It’s easy to feel like cross-cultural mission work is an…

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Good Member Care is Crucial to Missionary Success

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Member care is the buoy that keeps missionaries afloat, and it requires a joint effort among the sending church, agency and missionary. Photo by TEAM

Member care is the emotional, mental and spiritual support a missionary receives from their church and sending organization throughout the entire missionary journey. When done well, member care contributes to overall missionary success. But a lack of good member care can have detrimental effects on missionaries and their ministries. When pursuing mission work — whether through sending or serving — it is important to prioritize member care before, during and after time spent on the field. TEAM missions coach Stephanie Maher gained a passion for good member care while growing up in a military family and spending three years as…

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How to Teach English Overseas and Be a Missionary Too

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Teaching overseas is opening up new doors to share the Gospel in countries around the world. Photo by TEAM

We all have gifts that God has given us to effectively share the Gospel. Have you ever considered that your fluency in English is one of them? Today, more and more people are getting certified in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and using it overseas to meet practical needs and make disciples. Kristin Dykstra, a TEAM missions coach serving in Illinois, majored in TESOL at Moody Bible Institute and now equips others to use English education in global missions. Her love for TESOL first grew while participating in a student exchange program in Russia, teaching English to non-native…

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Why Your Call to Missions Matters + How to Find It

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It's not just a matter of passion. Having a true call to missions is a vital to ministry and doesn't have to be difficult to discover.

I don’t know if you’re anything like me, but when I see a tiny airplane on the cover of a journal, or a canvas that reads “Adventure is Waiting”, my heart starts to swell with longing. I immediately want to be on a plane or adding a stamp to my passport or in the middle of a busy European café, soaking in the sights and sounds. When you pair a longing for adventure with a desire to share the hope of Jesus Christ with the world, missions seems like the natural next step. I agree, you may be on to…

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When God Tells You to Wait on Missions

I recently spoke with a woman who, after returning from a yearlong mission trip, was ready to turn around and head right back to the mission field. She was transitioning between college and career, her job in the States wasn’t what she wanted to do forever and, most of all, she genuinely felt called to be a missionary. So, what’s the holdup? Time to pack the bags and go! Well, not quite yet. Pausing Can Be Part of the Plan First, we had to ask some pretty key questions: Is her desired ministry area in a place to accept new missionaries? Is there…

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