Job Opening

Planned Giving Officer

Are you looking for a job that actually makes a difference?
Here’s a way to engage others in world mission opportunities.

TEAM is looking for a Planned Giving Officer who will work with the Chief Advancement Officer and other staff members to develop, implement and coordinate estate and other planned gifts to TEAM from donors, alumni and retirees

The successful candidate will have great relational ability, love people and get great satisfaction from helping people meet their philanthropic goals.  Other key skills and requirements include:

  • At least 5 years of work engaging major donors and successful resource development for nonprofit organizations.  Experience in a Christian missions agency or similar ministry is a plus.
  • Bachelor’s degree required; legal degree is preferred
  • Basic knowledge of and experience in handling donor awareness and engagement with various planned giving instruments, including but not limited to bequests, annuities, and trusts; basic knowledge of the legal issues surrounding such instruments.  Personal legal experience is a plus.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

This is a full-time position (40 hr/wk) and is located in Dallas-Fort Worth area.

In addition to the above, if you are a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ, in fellowship with a Bible-believe church, and want to make a difference through involvement in world missions, and if you fully embrace the purpose, vision, values, and Statement of Faith of TEAM:

Submit cover letter and resume to:

E-mail: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)                
Fax: 630-653-1826        
Mail: Bonnie McGraw, Human Resources Manager, 400 S. Main Place, Carol Stream, IL 60188

Download a copy of the full job description HERE.
Fill out our Employment Application – Click HERE to download.

Job Opening

Donor Relations Manager 

Are you looking for a job that actually makes a difference?
Here’s a way to engage others in world mission opportunities.

TEAM is looking for a Donor Relations Manager to work with the Chief Advancement Officer and other staff members in building and nurturing mutually beneficial relationships with donors through various direct response strategies, managing and operating a telephone call center, leading the donor stewardship process, and maintaining an accurate donor database and data management system.

The successful candidate will be a positive team player and passionate about serving God and others.  Other key skills and requirements include:

  • A minimum of 3 years’ in a management role, accountable for the output of a team
  • Experience in the customer relations field is required; call center experience a plus
  • Effective communicator in person, in writing and on the phone.  English proficiency required; additional language competencies a plus
  • Experience that demonstrates an understanding of the nonprofit fund development environment, particularly in a Christian context
  • Understanding of and experience in the data management systems around nonprofit giving
  • Working knowledge of the various forms of direct response communication with donors and prospects, including but not limited to direct mail, social media, email blasts, online giving platforms, and telephone solicitations
  • Basic understanding of telephone/communications systems, both hardware and software
  • Familiarity with and commitment to missions and mission activities
  • Good project management and time management skills
  • Collaborative, flexible, good relational skills

This is a full-time position (40 hr/wk) and is located in Dallas-Fort Worth area.

In addition to the above, if you are a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ, in fellowship with a Bible-believe church, and want to make a difference through involvement in world missions, and if you fully embrace the purpose, vision, values, and Statement of Faith of TEAM:

Submit cover letter and resume to:

E-mail: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)                
Fax: 630-653-1826       
Mail: Bonnie McGraw, Human Resources Manager, 400 S. Main Place, Carol Stream, IL 60188     

Download a copy of the full job description HERE.
Fill out our Employment Application – Click HERE to download.

Job Opening

Administrative Assistant to the Chief Advancement Officer

Are you looking for a job that actually makes a difference?
Here’s a way to engage others in world mission opportunities.

The Administrative Assistant to the Chief Advancement Officer will work with the CAO and other staff members in building and nurturing mutually beneficial relationships with donors through coordinating activities, processing information, and communicating ministry impact.  The Administrative Assistant will provide logistical support to the CAO and Ministry Advancement department staff in the completion of their duties.

The successful candidate will be a positive team player, passionate about serving God and others, and have a strong aptitude for conveying spiritual impact through communication.  Other key skills and requirements include:

  • 3 – 5 years’ experience providing logistical support and management
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality
  • Detail orientation for data entry and database management; knowledge of and experience in donor data management a plus
  • Excellent office computer skills (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, etc.)
  • Working knowledge of internet search engines and social media platforms
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks/projects, meet deadlines and deal with interruptions cheerfully
  • Good project management and time management skills
  • Familiarity with and commitment to missions and mission activities

This is a full-time position (40 hr/wk) and is located in Dallas-Fort Worth area.

In addition to the above, if you are a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ, in fellowship with a Bible-believe church, and want to make a difference through involvement in world missions, and if you fully embrace the purpose, vision, values, and Statement of Faith of TEAM:

Submit cover letter and resume to:

E-mail: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)                
Fax: 630-653-1826        
Mail: Bonnie McGraw, Human Resources Manager, 400 S. Main Place, Carol Stream, IL 60188

Download a copy of the full job description HERE.
Fill out our Employment Application – Click HERE to download.

Job Opening

Research Analyst for Marketing and Communications

Job Posted: January 29, 2014

Overview of Job

It is the responsibility of the Marketing and Communications Research Analyst to collect and analyze data to evaluate existing and potential constituents, to research constituent conditions or changes, to monitor comparable organizations and agencies, and to evaluate effectiveness of marketing campaigns and overall success of TEAM’s strategies and procedures.

Individual Profile

The Marketing and Communications Research Analyst will be a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ, be in fellowship with a Bible-believing church, and want to make a difference through involvement in world mission. This individual must personally embrace the purpose, vision, and values of TEAM.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Manage blinded primary market research as well as support un-blinded research managed by the Marketing department. Ensure that relevant issues and trends are identified and pursued on a timely basis.
  • Apply both qualitative and quantitative techniques to interpret data and produce substantiated recommendations.
  • Report to senior leadership on a regular basis with relevant, timely and valuable market information and insight.
  • Analyze existing campaigns and translate data into recommendations for improvement.
  • Identify key indicators within the Church and Missions community.
  • Research and identify relevant issues and trends within the Missions community.
  • Synthesize information from multiple sources to generate insights.
  • Prepare reports of findings, illustrating data graphically and translating complex findings into written text.
  • Based on research and analysis, provide information to help determine TEAM’s position in the Church and Missions community.
  • Gather data on competitors and analyze their position, ministries, vision and method of marketing and distribution.
  • Collect and analyze data on potential leads and contacts, including demographics, preferences, needs and habits to identify potential missionaries, donors, and/or other roles within the organization.
  • Devise and evaluate methods and procedures for collecting data, such as surveys, opinion polls, or questionnaires, in order to obtain meaningful, actionable outputs.
  • Monitor the Church and Missions community statistics and follow trends in printed and online material and posts.
  • Measure the effectiveness of both internal and external marketing, advertising, and communications programs and strategies.

Key Skills and Requirements

  • Experience in non-profit sector preferred.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in marketing statistics/strategy and planning and/or statistical analysis.
  • Solid business acumen, strong analytical, organizational, and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, multi-task, prioritize, and meet deadlines in a timely manner.
  • Proficiency at managing a program from strategy inception to program execution, including:
    • Compiling and analyzing reports
    • Monitoring campaign performance and budget
    • Analyzing campaign ROI
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) with ability to effectively communicate at multiple levels within the organization.
  • Effective in formal and informal settings with senior leadership at conveying key information and defending positions.
  • Creative, self-starter, self-motivated, be a team player and carry a positive attitude.
  • BA or BS, ideally in Research, Marketing, Economics or related field. 

Reports To: Director of Marketing and Communications
Department/Division: Marketing
Current Incumbent: New position

Position located in Maryville, TN

How to Apply

Fill out our Employment Application – Click HERE to download.
Submit the completed Employment Application, a cover letter and resume:
Via email to: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Via fax to: (630) 653-1826
Via US Mail to: 
Bonnie McGraw, Human Resources Manager
TEAM 
400 S. Main Place
Carol Stream, IL 60188

Planned Giving

Planned giving is a responsible, helpful, and highly impactful way for a donor to support the organizations that matter to them. A planned gift to TEAM creates a legacy of Christian stewardship, and aids the spread of the gospel through missions. Planned giving is for anyone of any age, regardless of the size of their estate.

A planned gift is a transfer of the donor’s assets, as part of a donor’s estate plan.

Planned gifts can be highly beneficial to both the donor and the receiving organizations. Using tax-planning can help ensure that more of a donor’s financial legacy goes to the people and organizations they love, maximizing the usefulness and impact of their gift. Some planned gifts can even return income to the donor. Planned giving can be done in a variety of useful ways. 

Ways to Plan Your Legacy Giving:

There are multiple ways to structure a legacy giving plan. It’s important to seek trusted advice from an estate planning professional who will help you maximize the effectiveness of giving to those who truly matter to you. Some types of planned gifts can return income to the donor, and many types reduce tax liabilities. There are three broad types of planned gifts:

  • Gifts of appreciated assets.
  • Gifts which return funds or benefits to the donor.
  • End of life donations. 

6 Planned Giving Methods

There are several specific ways for donors to add TEAM into their estate plan. Click below to download an outline of easy-to-understand planned giving options. 

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Desire Personal Assistance to Make Informed Decisions?

We offer friends of TEAM estate planning services at no charge, and with no obligation. We do this through our membership with the Barnabas Foundation. These experienced professionals have a long history of assisting families in the development and preparation of estate plans that best fit their personal desires. It’s important to understand Biblical principles when a Christian is planning their financial legacy.

The Barnabas Foundation:

  • Encourages Christians to develop the best possible estate plan to meet individual and family needs. 
  • Provides clear and easy-to-understand estate planning information.
  • Provides planning services at no charge and with no obligation.
  • Meets with you, in your home, or by telephone. 

See how the Barnabas Foundation helps Christians faithfully steward what the Lord has entrusted to them.

Resources

Learn the ins-and-outs of planned giving with this informational brochure by the Barnabas Foundation. 

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Learn about the different planned giving options

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Interested in receiving assistance?

Learn more about this no charge, no obligation service, or sign up for an estate planning session with a Barnabas Foundation professional by contacting our Planned Giving Department at (800) 343-3144 or via email to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Greece

TEAM partners with Hellenic Ministries, an international, nondenominational Greek missionary society following in the steps of the Apostle Paul. Hellenic Ministries beckons God's people everywhere to consider the same Macedonian call that drew Paul in AD 40 to this spiritually needy land. Hellenic Ministries seeks to serve Christ throughout Greece, the Balkans and the Eastern Mediterranean.

With evangelism, discipleship and church planting at the core of what they do, Hellenic Ministries is penetrating all levels of Greek society. Summer evangelistic campaigns cover much of Greece and its numerous islands. During campaigns, Christian young people from Greece and abroad are discipled in servant-leadership and face-to-face evangelism.

Hellenic Ministries promotes world missions from Athens and prays for many Greeks to catch the vision. Greece is in a strategic geographical location for launching out into the former communist countries of Eastern Europe, as well as to North Africa and the Middle East. It is also a stepping stone for refugees traveling west, bringing a unique opportunity to minister to these people.

To find out more, visit Hellenic Ministries.

Job Opening

Hub Team Leader

Updated March 2014

JOB DESCRIPTION    

This is a multi-faceted position that calls for a combination of people and leadership skills.  The Missions Coach/Team Leader will contribute to the purpose of TEAM by bringing about increased commitment to and involvement with missions in general and TEAM in particular. This will be done by:

  • Casting a compelling missions vision for those presently unengaged in missions
  • Providing leadership to a Hub Mobilization Team and creating a mobilization strategy
  • Collaborating with the Director of Mobilization to provide direction and development for the hub
  • Training and mentoring new mission coaches to be effective in missionary recruitment
  • Coaching those presently moving towards missionary service
  • Encouraging those presently engaged in missionary service towards increasing mobilization activity
  • Resourcing the local church in their efforts to mobilize their own people towards missionary service

The successful Hub Team Leader will be a individual who

  • Demonstrates humility, teachability, and an ability to work well with others
  • Has high energy and excellent interpersonal skills
  • Loves God and people with a fervency that provokes a passion for missions
  • Has prior missions coach or recruitment experience
  • Demonstrates strong leadership skills and an ability to handle administrative details

KEY SKILLS/REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelors degree in Bible, Missions or a related field
  • Experience and involvement in international missions work, with a minimum of 1 year of service overseas
  • Experience in leading groups of people towards a common goal
  • Experience in college/business recruitment and/or missions mobilization
  • Ability to effectively communicate the importance of missions in individual and group settings
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing, by phone and video conferencing
  • Ability to appropriately manage relationships with mission coaches and potential missionaries
  • Comfortable working and interacting with pastors, church staff and other influencers 
  • Function well both independently and in a team environment
  • Ability to lead others in team building, strategic planning and plan implementation
  • Ability to hold a team accountable to individual and group goals
  • Demonstrate technological proficiency to
  • Effectively manage a heavy email load
  • Keep accurate records of inquiries, meetings, etc.
  • Lead video conference meetings
  • Keep track of the details involved in setting up events, follow-up with reports, etc.
  • Have experience in interviewing, assessments and application tracking systems 
  • Travel domestically and internationally as needed

RESPONSIBILITIES/ACTIVITIES

  • Plan and lead weekly team meetings
  • Recruit others to join the team
  • Provide leadership for hub volunteers
  • Lead the hub team to strategize and formulate plans for mobilization activity
  • Hold other team members accountable for agreed upon activities and results
  • Provide timely and accurate reports of goals, activities and achievements
  • Stay informed of needs and opportunities within TEAM
  • Respond quickly and appropriately to inquiries
  • Actively maintain relationships with potential missionaries
  • Wisely coach inquirers as they seek and obey God’s direction
  • Work with potential missionaries to identify appropriate opportunities within TEAM
  • Work with field missionaries to coach inquirers toward appropriate opportunities
  • Meet with field missionaries as opportunity arises
  • Handle necessary logistics for any travel, events, etc.
  • Record activities and interaction with contacts according to established mobilization procedures

Positions are currently avaialable in Philadelphia and Portland

Download a copy of the full job description HERE

How to Apply

Fill out our Employment Application – Click HERE to download.
Submit the completed Employment Application, a cover letter and resume:
Via email to: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Via fax to: (630) 653-1826
Via US Mail to: 
Bonnie McGraw, Human Resources Manager
TEAM 
400 S. Main Place
Carol Stream, IL 60188

United States

The United States is arguably the third largest Spanish speaking country in the world. While millions of Hispanics participate seamlessly in the American culture, most have proudly maintained many aspects of their unique cultures and traditions. However, vast numbers of Spanish speakers are lost and suffering from the social ills found in any highly urbanized area in the United States. Spanish-speaking TEAM missionaries working alongside Hispanic churches in urban America not only share the love of Jesus but show it intentionally through a variety of church-based ministries.

Missions Place by TEAM

Welcome to the Missions Place!  An open, inviting space where global-minded people gather to chat about missions, attend special events, and simply find a place to relax and connect.

At TEAM, we’ve been sending missionaries around the world for over a century to bring the good news of Christ to those who most need to hear it. We specialize in church planting, but our ministry initiatives are as diverse as the communities we live in.

Missions Place is not about us. It’s about you — connecting you to what God is doing across the globe. You’ll find art exhibits, friendly and knowledgeable TEAM staff, and spaces that churches, community members and businesses can use for meetings, events, or just to get away from the office. We regularly schedule opportunities at Missions Places where you can rub shoulders with veteran missionaries and ask all your burning questions.

Missions Place is low key and no strings attached. It’s one way we’re connecting global missions to local communities. It’s where you can explore what missions is all about, whether you’re interested in TEAM or any other ministry.

In short, Missions Place is square one of your missions journey, wherever that may be taking you. 

TEAM currently has Missions Places located in the Southeast (Maryville, TN) and the Midwest (Wheaton, IL).  If you are in the area, stop in and say hello, we would love to meet you!  

     Southeast Location                                                Midwest Location
     111 W. Broadway Ave                                             370 W. Front St.
     Maryville, TN 37801                                               Wheaton, IL 60187
     865-268-4150                                                           630-517-2874

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Venezuela

Venezuela is a gorgeous country with thick green Amazon jungles, the tall Andes Mountains, a long Caribbean coastline, and fabulous wealth in oil and gold. Yet political uncertainty, new ways of thinking, and different ways of doing things have entered into people’s lives causing a sense of emotional unbalance and instability.

Now, after an absence of several years, TEAM missionaries are re-entering Venezuela, but in a new way. Not as the pioneer church planters, as we were between 1906 and 2006, but as partners and servants collaborating on Venezuelan-led teams in Venezuelan ministries. Under Venezuelan leadership, multi-national teams will bring the stability of Christ-led lives to the people who so long for balance in a topsy-turvy world.

Peru

Latin America is rich with culture and history. From pre-Colombian civilizations, through the conquistadors and colonial times, to present-day culture, the ancient has mixed with the modern in a peculiar and interesting way. As you drive along the streets, it is not uncommon to see sheep being herded underneath a billboard advertising the latest in internet technology. While some people are doing international business on their cell phones, others are plowing their fields with oxen yoked to a wooden plow.

The Latin American people are as varied as their cultures. From mountain and jungle tribes, to the urban poor, to cosmopolitan city dwellers, Latin Americans are proud of their heritage. They are neither European nor indigenous - they are Hondurans and Peruvians and Colombians and Guatemalans and Venezuelans and…each related to but distinct from all of the others, and each proud of his country.

The church in Latin America is growing rapidly and has unlimited potential to impact its society and world missions. TEAM is laying the foundation with ministries in Peru through church planting in the middle class and outreach to the lower class.

TEAM’s focus at the El Camino Church in the city of Arequipa is making disciples, training leaders, and church multiplication. A new Peruvian pastor is now leading the church as the congregation continues to grow. New ministries at El Camino include outreach into the poor neighborhood of Ciudad de Dios.

Honduras

Latin America is rich with culture and history. From pre-Colombian civilizations, through the conquistadors and colonial times, to present-day culture, the ancient has mixed with the modern in a peculiar and interesting way. As you drive along the streets, it is not uncommon to see sheep being herded underneath a billboard advertising the latest in internet technology. While some people are doing international business on their cell phones, others are plowing their fields with oxen yoked to a wooden plow.

The Latin American people are as varied as their cultures. From mountain and jungle tribes, to the urban poor, to cosmopolitan city dwellers, Latin Americans are proud of their heritage. They are neither European nor indigenous - they are Hondurans and Peruvians and Colombians and Guatemalans and Venezuelans and…each related to but distinct from all of the others, and each proud of his country.

The church in Latin America is growing rapidly and has unlimited potential to impact its society and world missions. TEAM is laying the foundation with ministries in Honduras at churches that reach out to the middle and upper class. Making disciples, training leaders, and church multiplication are the heartbeat of TEAM’s ministries here. The vision for these ministries includes training church planters to plant churches in the large urban area of Latin America and also to send missionaries out from Latin America to reach the Muslim world in Europe.

TEAM’s churches in Honduras work to raise up a body of believers that can supply the resources necessary to train leaders for local and global ministry, and also minister to their local communities by meeting the needs of the poor and socially un-empowered in their midst.

Costa Rica

Latin America is rich with culture and history. From pre-Colombian civilizations, through the conquistadors and colonial times, to present-day culture, the ancient has mixed with the modern in a peculiar and interesting way. As you drive along the streets, it is not uncommon to see sheep being herded underneath a billboard advertising the latest in internet technology. While some people are doing international business on their cell phones, others are plowing their fields with oxen yoked to a wooden plow.

The Latin American people are as varied as their cultures. From mountain and jungle tribes, to the urban poor, to cosmopolitan city dwellers, Latin Americans are proud of their heritage. They are neither European nor indigenous - they are Hondurans and Peruvians and Colombians and Guatemalans and Venezuelans and…each related to but distinct from all of the others, and each proud of his country.

The church in Latin America is growing rapidly and has unlimited potential to impact its society and world missions. TEAM is laying the foundation with ministries in Costa Rica that teach and equip Latin America’s pastors and church leaders.

Along with Venezuelan co-workers, TEAM missionaries in Costa Rica develop and team-teach online course on how to study the Bible. We provide more than 100 Spanish Bible studies with more than 1,200 pages of material that can be downloaded for free from the Internet. TEAM missionaries also teach interactive online course for pastors and church leaders on how to study the Bible more effectively. Students include Hispanic pastors and church leaders from all over Latin America. Ministry support and marriage counseling is also offered. We pray that the students are transformed by God’s word and that their passion for the Lord becomes evident in both their personal and pastoral lives in the church.

Guatemala

Long before European explorers reached the shores of the “New World,” advanced and complex civilizations made their home in the mountains and jungles of Guatemala. Through internecine warfare, imported diseases and military conquest, these once great civilizations became little more than tattered memories of what they had once been. Colonial exploitation, civil wars and dictatorial corruption have created a country where trust must be earned and where the practice of religion is often just a façade with little life changing substance.

What is needed is the complete renewal of the people and society made possible through a relationship with Jesus. Words alone, after centuries of lies, corruption, violence and mistrust, will generally be insufficient as motivators to change. What is needed is the visible, physical presence of followers of Jesus who show with their lives what is in their hearts.

TEAM in Guatemala serves the people by helping train leaders via the Guatemalan-run SETECA Seminary where students are mentored into becoming compassionate caring leaders. We also serve through a partnership with a Guatemalan agency called Potter’s House as it shows and then tells of the love of Jesus to tens of thousands of people whose lives revolve around scavenging in the city dump.

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Myanmar

In recent years, Myanmar has made significant political and economic changes, enabling the country to reengage with the global community. These new open doors provide opportunities for work in the areas of business, health care, and education. While there are many Christians amongst the ethnic tribal peoples (some who trace their Christian heritage back to Adoniram and Ann Judson, who first brought the gospel to Burma in 1813), the majority Bhama people are staunchly Buddhist.

The Gallery

The Gallery is a guided photographic display that takes viewers on a journey into China and opens doors to learning and discussion about our calling to be and build the body of Christ. Produced by TEAM’s award-winning photographers, The Gallery is completely mobile and appropriate for all ages. It makes a great addition to missions conferences, Bible study groups and other church events.

The Gallery is suitable for viewing in groups of 20 to 25 people and includes a guided discussion lasting approximately 40 minutes. Reserving The Gallery is free and subject to availability. For booking, contact us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or drop us a line here.

TEAM Speakers

TEAM’s experienced and engaging speakers are all available as Perspectives instructors or as speakers for your church missions event or class. Please contact us to inquire about availability and arrange for a speaker.

Jim Rathbun 
Jim was born and raised as a missionary kid in Korea. He spent 13 years serving with TEAM in Venezuela, working primarily in ministry to missionary kids, and continues to serve with TEAM today. He and his wife Kimberly met at Dallas Theological Seminary. When Jim took Perspectives, he did his integrated project on the “Bell” unreached minority people group of East Asia. Since then, he has spoken at Perspectives classes in Illinois and Michigan. Jim and Kimberly enjoy spending time with their three children. Jim also loves to play the sax and travel internationally when he has the chance.

Dave Davis
Dave grew up in Pakistan as a missionary kid and attended Murree Christian School through High School. His has earned an associate degree from Grand Rapids Junior College, a bachelor of arts in missions from Moody Bible Institute, and an MA from Wheaton College. Dave served as a pastor at Bible Baptist Church of Naperville in the late 1960s. At TEAM, he has served on the field in Pakistan, in Wheaton as area Foreign Secretary for Europe and as Regional Director for Muslim countries. Most recently, he has worked with TEAM as a placement coordinator and is currently mentoring assessors, TEAM’s staff that evaluates missionary applicants and candidates.

Charlie Davis
Charlie Davis grew up in Pakistan and worked with his wife, Kris, for about 20 years in the country of Venezuela, starting churches in urban areas. He later served as TEAM’s International Director for 12 years from 2000 until 2012, helping missionaries develop God-given vision in 35 countries. He is currently serving as a discipleship consultant for TEAM. He has advanced degrees in intercultural studies and has a passion to help people understand how to carry the gospel effectively across cultures.

Steve Dresselhaus
Steve and his wife Lois are both TEAM missionary kids. Steve was raised in Venezuela and Lois in Japan. Steve was a career SCUBA diver/instructor prior to becoming a missionary. Lois worked in TEAM’s communication department. After they married in 1984, they became TEAM missionaries and served in church planting and administration in Caracas, Venezuela.  

After a four-year term in Venezuela, TEAM asked the Dresselhauses to transfer to La Paz, Mexico, where Steve became the ministry area leader. Steve and Lois remained active in church planting and served on an international church planting team to start the La Paz de Cristo Church. They also started and ran a secret shelter for abused women and children. Steve  initiated a sea kayaking ministry, creating large blocks of uninterrupted time to minister to the people of La Paz.

Currently, Steve serves as TEAM’s Senior Director for Latin America. The Dresselhauses live in Wheaton, Illinois, and are members of the Village Bible Church of Carol Stream, where they are involved in several different ministries and where Steve serves as one of the elders. They have two children.

Ray Prigodich
Ray Prigodich served as a missionary for 17 years with WorldVenture in Uganda, Kenya, and the Philippines. He also served for 15 years on the missions faculty of Denver Seminary. In addition, he co-founded Donetsk Christian University in Ukraine and served for a number of years as the school’s academic dean. Before retiring in 2008, Ray was on the home office staff of TEAM, serving first as a placement coordinator and then as Director of New Member Development. He currently serves on the board of directors of InterAct Ministries.

Dr. Marvin J. Newell
Dr. Marvin J. Newell is Senior Vice President of Missio Nexus, a network of evangelical mission agencies, churches and training centers in North America. He served previously as a missionary to Indonesia, as Asia-Pacific Regional Director with TEAM, as a professor of missions and intercultural studies at Moody Theological Seminary, and as director of a missions association. He is the author of three books: A Martyr’s Grace, Commissioned: What Jesus Wants You to Know as You Go, and Expect Great Things. The Newells have four children and seven grandchildren.

Charlie McCordic
Charlie is a missionary kid whose parents served in Chad. Charlie and his wife, Cindy, a missionary kid from Brazil, trained at Central Baptist Seminary (a forerunner of Heritage College), then went overseas with TEAM in 1986. After a year in France at the Sorbonne University, and then a 23 day car trip across the Sahara desert, the McCordics began a ministry of training pastors in Chad. Charlie received a master of arts in missions and intercultural studies from Wheaton College in 1992, and then returned to Chad in 1992 in a mission leadership role, as well as continuing to teach and develop leadership training programs, and coordinating a network of vernacular language Bible schools. Since 2002, Charlie has been the Eastern Canada representative for TEAM, directs the Global Ministries/Intercultural Studies program at Heritage Bible College, and works with both Heritage and Emmanuel Bible College in Kitchener, where he is an associate professor with responsibility for building networks for missions training.

Nancy Sturrock
Nancy spent 25 years in missionary service, initially as a physical therapist in remote western Nepal. She has networked, collaborated, and organized widely, ultimately directing a multi-agency partnership to reach the Tibetan Buddhist world. Nancy currently serves as TEAM's Senior Director for South Asia.

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Scott Henson, Interim CEO
Combining a background in ministry, business, and higher education, Scott has served God’s purposes in all corners of the globe. Whether ministering to refugees in Asia, turning around a struggling publishing business, doing church planting, or teaching international law and business, Scott leads with energy and grace in the pursuit of excellence for God’s glory. He has a particular passion for seeing God’s people mobilized to serve in cross-cultural ministry – the fields are white for harvest!

Arnie Adkison, Ministry Advancement
Combining a highly relational approach with a passion for kingdom investment, Arnie leads the resource development efforts for TEAM, encouraging our donors and supporters to invest generously in God's work through TEAM.

Dave Haas, Research and Analysis
With a background in information systems and business ownership, Dave has served with TEAM since 2002 in a variety of leadership roles. He enjoys strategic challenges, applying a blend of ministry and business perspectives, critical thinking and spiritual insight.

Brian Key, Finance
Brian began his career with the accounting firm of KPMG and has worked in Washington and Oregon in banking, insurance, and not for profits. Brian is a CPA and holds an MBA from Pacific Lutheran University. He and his wife Susan have a heart for ministry in Latin America and have volunteered part time in La Paz, Mexico, for many years. Brian and Susan look forward to serving in La Paz full time someday.

Elmer Lorenz, Operations
Elmer and his wife Lynn served as missionaries in Indonesia for 19 years before Elmer was asked to lead TEAM’s operations group. He brings a strong understanding of business and ministry leadership, guiding TEAM in all aspects of operations and financial management to ensure integrity, efficiency, and legal compliance.

Tanya Nace, Mobilization
With a background in college recruiting and mission mobilization, Tanya loves helping mission coaches grow in their mobilization skills to help candidates find their perfect fit overseas. She is passionate about collaborative learning and partnerships and is excited to see TEAM’s missionary force grow worldwide. Tanya is married to Jonathan, her husband of eight years.

John Niemeyer, Global Ministry, South Asia, Japan and Europe
With a mix of MBA and seminary training, John has worked in aerospace, printing and distribution – even as a whitewater-rafting guide. John and his wife, Sandy, spent 15 years in Europe actively engaged in making disciples in a cross-cultural, post-modern context.

Terri Stucky, Marketing and Communications
With a background in a variety of marketing roles, Terri joined TEAM to utilize her talents to bring glory to God. Responsible for the Marketing and Communications at TEAM, Terri is passionate about seeking out new and innovative ways to equip disciples and further His Kingdom.

Global Ministry Leadership

Steve Dresselhaus, Latin America
Steve has served with TEAM since 1982 working as a missionary in Venezuela and Mexico. Serving with his wife, Lois, he focused on church planting, ministry area leadership, and ministries of compassion and creation care.

Brent Preston, Muslim Ministry
Brent and his wife, Nicole, served with TEAM in various locations within the former Soviet Union. He has also worked among Muslims in Java, Indonesia, and in Dagestan, Russia. Brent oversees TEAM’s work among Muslim people worldwide.

Doug Witzig, North Asia and Southeast Asia
Doug and his wife Jennifer served as TEAM field missionaries in Hong Kong and the surrounding region for 16 years. With experience in Business as Mission (BAM), Doug now helps TEAM launch new and innovative projects worldwide, opening doors to the least reached.

Lorraine Green, Sub-Saharan Africa
In 1980, Lorraine traveled from snowy Minnesota to sunny Chad, teaching literacy and Bible to the student wives of theological students. She is building on her experience with the African culture and in education to explore fresh initiatives and networks among church and mission leaders.

TEAM Board Members

Ralph Friebel (Chair)
Entrepreneur, Cornerstone Enterprises

Rev. Steve Beirn
Global Ministries Pastor, Calvary Church, Lancaster PA

Dr. Michael Lawrence
Chief of Surgery, Kaiser Permanente

Dr. Craig Ott
Professor of Missions, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

Dr. Junias Venugopal
Provost and Dean of Education, Moody Bible Institute

Paul Refior
Trial Attorney, Refior Law Office

Ron Anderson
Sr. Vice President and Investment Advisor, Wells Fargo Advisors

Scott Landon
Director of Finance and Administration, Wheaton Bible Church

Don Mortenson
Vice President for Business and Planning, Seattle Pacific University

Yvonne Thigpen
President, Evangelical Training Association

Diana Knutsen
Former Associate Dean for Personal Care and Counseling, Columbia International University

Don Kowalenko
Corporate and Commercial Lawyer, Dentons Canada

Our Leadership

What We Do

TEAM empowers churches to send missionaries and establish reproducing churches among the nations, to the glory of God.

It starts with movement.

Before the gospel could sink roots into the soil of an unreached land, someone had to go. Before a doctor could pull a boy’s life from the jaws of malaria, someone had to go. Before an orphan could finally feel the warmth of a human embrace, someone had to go.

There are lots of ways to do good. We believe none are as bold and none echo as loudly as God’s call on the church to go, to be physically present amid the heartbreak of our world and bring hope. We exist to help the church live out that call.

Our passion is to see God worshipped by all peoples. We partner with churches in the United States and around the world to send out workers and plant churches that will do the same. We work holistically to see churches have a broad impact across societies and cultures, with initiatives in evangelism, education, health, anti-trafficking, community development, agriculture, disaster relief and creation care. You will find our people serving in businesses, orphanages, tribal groups, urban jungles and dusty ranches.

Mobilizing disciples from anywhere to serve everywhere, we focus strategically and collaboratively to plant churches where the most need exists. We employ technology and other material resources to help us be the hands and feet of Christ, but we are unashamedly incarnational, because we believe there is no substitute for real hands and feet on the ground.

However the needs and the strategies change over time, one thing will not. We will go.

Our Mission

Job Opening

Missions Coach

Updated March 2014

Job Description

This is a multi-faceted position that calls for a combination of people and administrative skills.  The Missions Coach will contribute to the purpose of TEAM by bringing about increased commitment to and involvement with missions in general and TEAM in particular. This will be done by:

  • Casting a compelling missions vision for those presently unengaged in missions
  • Coaching those presently moving towards missionary service
  • Assessing and interviewing missionary candidates
  • Resourcing the local church in their efforts to mobilize their own people towards missionary service

The successful Missions Coach will be a person who:

  • Demonstrates humility, teachability, and an ability to work well with others
  • Has a servant’s heart and a calling to resource missionaries and new candidates
  • Loves God and people with a fervency that provokes a passion for missions
  • Is a team player, good listener and has the ability to coach people towards their destiny
  • Has prior missions experience
  • Is accountable, organized and self-motivated
  • Is creative with advanced interpersonal and communication skills

Key Skills / Requirements

  • Effectively relate the importance of missions in individual and group settings
  • Successfully completed an undergraduate degree with a preferred focus in Religion/Missions and/or Communications and Recruitment
  • Communicate effectively in writing and by phone
  • Appropriately manage relationships with potential missionaries
  • Build trust quickly and deepen relationships effectively with influencers and potential candidates
  • Work as part of a Mobilization Hub Team
  • Be comfortable interacting with pastors and church staff
  • Function well both independently and in a team environment
  • Demonstrate enough technological proficiency to
    • effectively manage a heavy email load
    • communicate through video conferencing
    • keep accurate records of inquiries, meetings, etc.
  • Keep track of the details involved in scheduling, budgets, mobilization events, follow-up, etc.
  • Assess and interview candidates through all stages of the mobilization process and for all lengths of service
  • Travel domestically and internationally as needed

Positions are currently avaialable in Toronto, Philadelphia, and various other locations

How to Apply

Fill out our Employment Application – Click HERE to download.
Submit the completed Employment Application, a cover letter and resume:
Via email to: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Via fax to: (630) 653-1826
Via US Mail to: 
Bonnie McGraw, Human Resources Manager
TEAM 
400 S. Main Place
Carol Stream, IL 60188

Central Asia

Central Asia is at the crossroads of Europe and Asia, serving as an important hub for the movement of people, goods, and ideas throughout history. The vast majority of the 90 million people in the region practice Islam, though people are being reached for Christ in small numbers. While Central Asia’s cities have grown more modern and industrial in recent years, many people groups still practice their nomadic traditions from long ago.

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Our Values

God Dependence

We subject our lives to the truth of Scripture, and we rely on God through prayer. God provides what is necessary to carry out world evangelization. While only God can save, we speak His words, use His gifts, and reflect His love. Without constant reliance on God through prayer and obedience to His Word, we can do none of these things.

Church Focus

Our work is focused on the church from beginning to end. We engage existing churches in cooperative efforts to establish new churches worldwide, and then encourage those churches to establish even more new churches.

Vision

Christian visionaries see the immediate future in light of eternity. We see the day when the people of God from every tribe, tongue, people, and nation will be gathered around the throne of heaven, worshipping Him. Keeping our eyes on this vision, we are adaptable and flexible, gladly changing methods when appropriate.

Passionate Service

Because lost people matter to God, they matter to us. We go to serve, not to be served. We work where the Gospel is least known because we have been commanded to do so, and because people’s ultimate need is to find eternal life through a personal relationship with God.

Lifelong Learners

Character and competence are both indispensable. None of us starts with complete maturity or fully developed skills. Through lifelong learning and development, we increase our effectiveness and become what God already knows we can be. We seek to empower everyone at TEAM to reach his or her full potential.

Caring Community

People are our most valuable asset. We in TEAM relate to each other in a community characterized by unity, trust, acceptance and diversity, linking arms with God’s people wherever we find them. We are accountable to one another, evaluating ourselves regularly. The more we are a caring community, the more we demonstrate peace and brotherhood to a world torn apart by divisive hatreds.

TEAM's Purpose and Vision

Purpose

Help churches send missionaries to establish reproducing churches among the nations to the glory of God.

Vision

From everywhere to everywhere: We will establish reproducing churches wherever the most people have the greatest need in collaboration with churches anywhere.

Statement of Faith

What We Believe

We believe the Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, to be the inspired Word of God, without error in the original writings, the complete revelation of His will for the salvation of man and the divine and final authority for all Christian faith, life, and conduct.

We believe in one God, Creator of all things, infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

We believe Jesus Christ, without any change in His eternal deity, became man through conception by the Holy Spirit and virgin birth, that He died on the cross, a perfect and complete sacrifice, in our stead and for our sins according to the Scriptures. He rose bodily from the dead, and ascended into heaven where at the right hand of the Majesty on High, He is now our High Priest and Advocate.

We believe that the ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ, and during this age to convict of sin and regenerate the sinner upon believing in Christ, at the time of regeneration baptizing the believer into the one body of which Christ is the Head; and to indwell, guide, instruct, fill, and empower the believer for godly living and service.

We believe that man was directly created by God in His own image, but fell into sin. The entire human race is, therefore, lost and only through repentance and faith in Jesus Christ, and regeneration of the Holy Spirit, can salvation and spiritual life be obtained.

We believe that the atoning death of Jesus Christ and His resurrection provide the only ground of justification and salvation for all who believe, and that only such as receive Jesus Christ by personal faith are born of the Holy Spirit and by Him are sealed to the day of redemption.

We believe in the personal, imminent return of our Lord Jesus Christ, and that the hope of His appearing has a vital bearing on the personal life and service of the believer.

We believe in the bodily resurrection of all the dead, of the believer to everlasting blessedness and joy with the Lord, and of the unbeliever to judgment and everlasting and conscious punishment.

We believe that the Church is composed of all such persons who through saving faith in Jesus Christ have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit and are united together in the body of Christ, of which He is the Head.

We believe that water baptism and the Lord’s Supper are ordinances to be observed by the Church during this present age. They are, however, not to be regarded as means of salvation.

We believe that all the saved should live in such manner as will honor and glorify and not bring reproach upon their Savior and Lord, and that it is commanded of God to remain separate from false doctrines, and sinful pleasures, practices, and associations.

We believe in the existence of angels who worship God and minister to believers. We also believe in the existence of Satan, the devil, a fallen angelic being, who with his demons opposes God, His people, and His work, but over whom Christians can have spiritual victory.

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Ways to Give - Canada

Excited about becoming a part of the TEAM family as a donor? Contributions to TEAM of Canada can be made in a number of ways.

TEAM ACT: Pre-Authorized Payments

Pre-Authorized Payments, which we call TEAM ACT, is a service that authorizes TEAM to deduct your gifts automatically from your checking or savings account. TEAM ACT saves you time and money, avoiding postage and check costs and ensuring that your checks won't be delayed or lost in the mail. It also helps TEAM achieve better stewardship of your gifts by reducing processing time and costs, plus there is no fee assessed as there is in credit card contributions.

To register for ACT, you will need to fill out, print, and mail or fax the form to TEAM’s Wheaton or Calgary offices.

Here's how:

  • Click here to open the TEAM PAPP registration form.
  • Fill the form in completely with your personal and bank information. We especially need your phone number so we can call you if we have any questions.
  • Indicate the amount you would like to contribute.
  • Your donation will be withdrawn on the last business day of the month.
  • Print the form out.
  • Read the agreement on the form and then sign and date the form. Because of the signature requirement, we cannot accept online submissions.

Return the completed form with one of the following:

  • If using your checking account – we will need a voided blank check (no deposit slips, please).
  • If using your savings account – we will need a savings deposit slip.
  • Your first automatic deduction will appear in approximately six weeks. You will receive a letter confirming that TEAM Canada has enrolled you in this plan and the date of the first deduction. A record of each deduction will appear on your monthly bank statement. You will continue to receive a receipt from TEAM each month. You can discontinue your monthly deductions at any time by calling the TEAM Stewardship Ministries office.

Need more TEAM ACT information? Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call TEAM Stewardship Ministries at 1-800-295-4160, office hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (MOUNTAIN TIME).

Give by Phone

Please call TEAM of Canada’s Stewardship Ministries Office. 1-800-295-4160, office hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (MOUNTAIN TIME)

Give Online

One-time or recurring donations can be made on TEAM's website. Click here.

Through TEAM's online giving page, you can make a secure donation while also having the option of creating your personal profile/log-in and manage any changes to your donation frequency.

Online Giving Directions:

  • Search for your missionary or project by typing in their name in the search engine. 
  • Click on your missionary or project’s name. 
  • Enter your giving amount and choose your giving frequency. 
  • Enter your billing information and select your payment method.

Please be aware:

  • Some of our missionary families work in sensitive "Red Zone" areas of the world. Consequently, not all TEAM missionaries’ names are included in the "Missionaries and Projects" search. If you do not find your missionary's name listed, please choose the "Can't find what you are looking for?" option and enter their names manually to give a recurring gift or special gift.  
  • The credit card company takes 3.2% for their fees.

You may also choose to give through electronic check by selecting that giving option on our online giving form or by enrolling in our TEAM ACT (Automatic Contribution Transfer) program in which you can authorize TEAM to receive your contribution from a checking account on a monthly basis – the enrollment information is here.

Give by Mail

Please make your check payable to TEAM of Canada and mail it to:

The Evangelical Alliance Mission
372-16 Midlake Blvd SE
Calgary AB T2X 2X7

Gifts in Kind – Car Donation Program

Sometimes donors have a car or other items they would like to donate. We issue tax receipts for the appraised value of the donated goods. We accept gifts-in-kind for specific needs and projects only.

Contact: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)or call TEAM Stewardship Ministries at 1-800-295-4160 for further information about this program.

Gifts of Financial Securities

Good stewardship includes wise planning. Wise planning allows people to give more to the Lord's work. Those who own securities and who want to make substantial gifts to any of TEAM Canada’s ministries have a number of ways to help.

If you have securities with long-term capital gains, Canadian tax law allows donors to give appreciated securities and deduct the full market value as a charitable contribution. TEAM can sell the securities without paying capital gains taxes.

For example, you own 1,000 shares of a growing corporation. You bought the shares at $5 per share many years ago. The market value is now about $10 per share. If you were to sell the shares, there would be a tax on 50% of the capital gain of $5 per share, or $5000. By giving the stock directly to TEAM, the donor can deduct the entire $10,000 as a charitable deduction and pay tax on only 25% of the capital gain of $5 per share.

If the securities are now worth less than you paid for them, the wise thing to do is sell the securities and give the cash. This allows you to claim the loss on your taxes and then to deduct the amount of the gift as a charitable deduction if you itemize.

Please discuss with your Investment Broker or Tax Accountant to be aware of all tax implications before donating. It is fairly simple to make a stock contribution or give shares of a mutual fund.

Contact: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call TEAM Stewardship Ministries at 1-800-295-4160 for further information about this program.

Gift Agreements

If you invest $1,000 or more with TEAM for the purpose of obtaining a Revocable Gift Agreement, this will be acknowledged by a formal signed agreement. TEAM will return the money to you in whole or in part upon your written request.

For more information on Revocable Gift Agreements please call us at: 1-800-295-4160.

Workplace Giving Program: Matching Gifts

Many employers will match charitable gifts given by their employees. Contact your benefits coordinator today, to find out if your employer has a matching gifts program. You may be able to double your gift through your company’s Matching Gift program. Check out our Matching Gift identification tool by clicking here.

Job Opening

Missions Coaches - Multiple U.S. Locations

Posted May 9, 2013

Job Description

Help be the answer to prayer for more laborers for God’s harvest as a Missions Coach. The Missions Coach will contribute to the purpose of TEAM by bringing about increased commitment to and involvement with missions generally and TEAM in particular. This will be done by:

  • casting a compelling missions vision for those presently unengaged in missions
  • coaching those presently moving towards missionary service
  • resourcing the local church in their efforts to mobilize their own people towards missionary service

The successful Missions Coach will be a person who:

  • loves God and people with a fervency that provokes a passion for missions
  • has prior missions experience
  • ​has previous recruitment experience (preferred)
  • can effectively relate the importance of missions in individual and group settings
  • communicates effectively in writing
  • is able to appropriately manage relationships with potential missionaries
  • can work effectively as part of a Mobilization Hub Team, yet function well independently
  • will be comfortable interacting with pastors and church staff  
  • demonstrates enough technological proficiency to effectively manage a heavy email load
  • communicate through video conferencing
  • keep accurate records of inquiries, meetings, etc.
  • can keep track of the details involved in setting up events, follow-up with reports, etc.
  • is able to travel domestically and internationally as needed 

Job Responsibilities/Activities include but are not limited to:

  • stay informed of needs and opportunities within TEAM
  • respond quickly and appropriately to inquiries
  • actively maintain relationships with potential missionaries
  • wisely coach inquirers as they seek and obey God’s direction 
  • work with potential missionaries to identify appropriate opportunities within TEAM
  • work with field missionaries to coach inquirers toward appropriate opportunities  
  • handle necessary logistics for any travel, events, etc. 
  • record activities and interaction with contacts according to established procedures

Positions open in Oregon and Pennsylvania

How to Apply

Fill out our Employment Application – Click HERE to download.
Submit the completed Employment Application, a cover letter and resume:
Via email to: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Via fax to: (630) 653-1826
Via US Mail to: 
Bonnie McGraw, Human Resources Manager
TEAM 
400 S. Main Place
Carol Stream, IL 60188

History

From the very beginning, TEAM was about equipping the church to go.

At the dawn of the 20th Century, Christians in the West were awakening to the need to share the gospel with a rapidly multiplying global population. In December 1889, renowned missionary statesman Hudson Taylor was calling for 1,000 missionaries to go to China and share Christ with its 250 million people.

Fredrik Franson, a respected evangelist and son of Swedish immigrants to Nebraska, felt stirred to answer that call. Commissioned as a missionary by the Chicago church led by evangelist D.L. Moody, Franson was serving in Europe at the time and committed to personally train and send 100 missionaries to China. He formed six missionary agencies there, all of which continue sending out missionaries to this day.

Franson believed that America should become a base for sending missionaries, so he sailed for New York in September 1890 and began speaking at churches and offering classes to mobilize and train missionaries around the country. His first training class on October 14, 1890, held at the Pilgrim Church in Brooklyn, New York, was attended by 50 men and women and is considered the “birthday” of TEAM.

TEAM began under the name Scandinavian Alliance Mission, or S.A.M. In January of 1891, the first band of 35 missionaries set sail for China. Within five years, nearly 100 S.A.M. missionaries were serving in China, Japan, North India, South Africa, East Africa, Swaziland, and Mongolia. 

Following Franson’s death in 1908, the mission continued to expand into Latin America and thrive in Africa and Asia. The mission eventually found a new director in T.J. Bach, a pioneering missionary who had helped plant vibrant churches in Venezuela and Colombia. 

Bach’s leadership increased awareness of the mission among a broad and diverse network of churches across the country. Under his vision, the mission dramatically strengthened support services for its missionaries and established new headquarters in the Chicago area — initially downtown, and eventually in Wheaton.

In the 1930s and 1940s, the Great Depression and devastating wars across the globe tested the mission’s resolve, as well as the safety of missionaries serving in hot zones in Asia. But following World War II, the ministry grew rapidly as wartime experiences fueled passions to serve overseas and provided new missionaries with the skills to do it.

By the middle of the century, new fields had opened in Europe,  Africa and Asia, and Canadians established a sister ministry that would soon become TEAM Canada.

In 1949, the Scandinavian Alliance Mission changed its name to become The Evangelical Alliance Mission, or TEAM, a better reflection of its broad scope of ministries and missionaries. “We are workers together with Him, to the uttermost part of the earth,” said then director David Johnson. “In the home office, on the fields, among the churches and the individuals who support us, we are a team – and it’s going to take real teamwork to get the job done.”

In the decades following the name change, TEAM added hundreds of missionaries to its ranks and expanded its work to over 35 countries, giving it a presence on six continents. TEAM opened major initiatives in the Arab world, and developed specialized ministries such as hospitals, Bible institutes, orphanages, publications, linguistic work, and children’s education to support its overall mission of church planting.

TEAM grew both organically and through mergers with other missions, and by the beginning of the 21st Century had also renewed its focus on “post-Christian” regions of Europe and Central America. TEAM workers celebrated as the mission’s vision came full-circle when they began working for the first time in Sweden, homeland of founder Fredrik Franson.

Today, in a rapidly changing missions context both in the United States and abroad, TEAM and its network of over 2,000 churches continues to explore new fields for missionary work and innovative new ways to serve. Dr. Scott Henson serves as TEAM’s Interim CEO, overseeing more than 550 missionaries, a Chicago-based administrative team, and a diverse staff of mobilizers located at TEAM missions hubs around the United States and Canada.

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Job Opening

Ministry Advancement Representative - West Coast

Posted November 15, 2013

Job Description

Are you looking for a job that actually makes a difference? Here's a way to engage others in world missions opportunities.

TEAM is looking for the right person join our resource development team as Advancement Representative for the western US. The preference is that this person be located in southern California or in the Portland, Oregon area. If you think you’re ready for a role that enhances the work of world mission through TEAM by building relationships with current and prospective major donors and engaging them in world mission through giving, send your cover letter and resume to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

We’re looking for someone with these skills and experiences:

  • Great relational ability – someone who loves people and gets great satisfaction from helping people meet their philanthropic goals
  • At least 5 years of work engaging major donors and successful resource development for nonprofit organizations; experience in a Christian missions agency or similar ministry is a plus; knowledge of and experience with engaging pastors and church leaders in development work or mission a plus
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Has a growing relationship with Jesus Christ, walking with and learning from Him constantly, as well as a strong connection to a local church community

Some of the goals and activities are:

  • Maintain a big-picture understanding of TEAM and our work around the globe, constantly seeking to improve the ways in which TEAM builds relationships with major donors and engages them in supporting TEAM’s ministry
  • Plan and implement activities that engage donors in our work and ask for their investment in programs, ministries and support services
  • Engage donors in world mission through vision trips, ministry briefings, and other activities
  • Communicate appropriately with donors, sharing updates about TEAM, our work, and both current and potential projects needing donor support
  • Maintain accurate information in the TEAM database about our relationships with TEAM’s donors and prospects
  • Engage with TEAM stakeholders in understanding and supporting our work, including missionaries, alumni, churches, and recruits
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues in Ministry Advancement and Mobilization to plan and execute strategies
  • Willingness to travel up to 50% of the time

How to Apply

Fill out our Employment Application – Click HERE to download.

Submit the completed Employment Application, a cover letter and resume:
Via email to: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Via fax to: (630) 653-1826
Via US Mail to:
Bonnie McGraw, Human Resources Manager
TEAM 
400 S. Main Place
Carol Stream, IL 60188

    Staff Opportunities

    Find out more about working for TEAM - The Evangelical Alliance Mission with openings across the country.

    Who Works at TEAM? People who:

    • Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ
    • Are active in fellowship with a Bible-believing church
    • Have a desire to make a difference in the world through involvement in world missions
    • Are enthusiastic about TEAM's purpose, vision, and core values
    • Agree with TEAM's Statement of Faith

    TEAM’s Full-time Employee Benefits

    • Paid holidays
    • Vacation
    • Retirement Savings Plan
    • Health, dental, and vision insurance
    • Life insurance
    • Health Savings Account

    Current Full-Time or Part-Time Job Openings

    Click on job title for detailed job descriptions.

    Administrative Assistant to the Chief Advancement Officer - Dallas/Fort Worth, TX

    Donor Relations Manager - Dallas/Fort Worth, TX

    Planned Giving Officer - Dallas/Fort Worth, TX

    Ministry Advancement Representative - West Coast

    Hub Team Leaders
         - US positions currently available in Philadelphia and Portland

    Missions Coach 
         - US positions currently available in Philadelphia
        - Canada positions currently available in the Greater Toronto Area (Mississauga, Scarborough, Newmarket, and London)

    Research Analyst for Marketing and Communications - Maryville, TN

    Volunteer Opportunities 

    Volunteers at TEAM's office are valuable partners who make an impact here and around the world. The possibilities are endless, and we want to help you find a niche where you can use your gifts, interests, and abilities. We need volunteer:

    • Administrative Assistants
    • Airport Drivers
    • Childcare Volunteers
    • Data Entry Volunteers
    • Meal Preparation/Assistants
    • Event Logistical Assistants
    • Facilities and Grounds Workers

    For more information about full-time, part-time, or volunteer opportunities, contact:

    Click HERE to download our Employment Application. Upon completion of the application, please email to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) along with a cover letter, resume and the position you are interested in applying for.

    Bonnie McGraw, Human Resources Manager
    TEAM - The Evangelical Alliance Mission
    400 S. Main Place
    Carol Stream, IL 60188
    Phone: (800) 343-3144 or (630) 653-5300
    ​Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Timothy Network

    We work in a collaborative relationship with churches and groups in the North American evangelical community on specific ministry projects.

    TEAM's Timothy Network is a carefully selected group of volunteers who invest several weeks or more per year serving TEAM workers and their families by providing care for them on location. By repeated visits to one particular ministry area, each Timothy Network caregiver builds relationships and ministers through listening, encouragement, godly counsel, and prayer.

    Core Beliefs

    • Missionaries benefit from regular face to face support, encouragement, and wise counsel 
    • Missionary care is most effective in the context of an ongoing relationship with the caregiver
    • Caregivers need specific gifts, experience, maturity, and training to be effective in caring for missionaries
    • Caregivers must be characterized by grace and humility

    What It Involves

    Timothy Network provides a safe (outside and objective) pastoral care environment. We strive to help our workers:

    • Deal with stress and develop better coping skills 
    • Handle and resolve conflict and enhance interpersonal relationship skills 
    • Manage the normal stages of life in cross-cultural settings

     Timothy Network caregivers have a passion for missionaries and are gifted at pastoral care through:

    • Being skilled listeners 
    • Being wise encouragers 
    • Having a depth of life experience 
    • Demonstrating godly wisdom 

    Selection Process

    "I hope in the Lord to send Timothy to you soon, that I also may be cheered when I receive news about you. I have no one else like him, who takes genuine interest in your welfare. For everyone looks out for his own interests, not those of Jesus Christ. But you know that Timothy has proved himself, because as a son with his father he has served with me in the work of the gospel. I hope, therefore, to send him as soon as I see how things go with me." Philippians 2:19-23 (NIV)

    In the above passage, Paul says he has "no one else" who is like Timothy. He commends Timothy to them, because he has proven himself. Others were less mature and more self centered, but the Philippians knew what Timothy was like. He genuinely cared for them and had a proven track record. Overseas workers have had many types of people visit, with varying agendas. We want the Timothy Network to mean the same thing that Timothy's name meant to the Philippians. When Paul said he was sending Timothy, they knew they were getting someone in whom they could have confidence.

    TEAM has opportunities for Timothy Network personnel in Africa, Asia, Latin America, Europe, and the Middle East. If you are interested or know of someone who would fit this ministry, please contact us.

    Church Partnerships

    Let’s say your church has a passion for world evangelization and wants to turn it into real, effective action.

    We’d say you’re in the right place. 

    Jesus calls His church to send, to pray, and to go. With more than a century of experience, we’re helping over 2,000 churches do just that. From identifying potential missionaries to caring for them over a lifetime of service, TEAM provides the expertise needed to send those God is calling from your church. 

    More than just sending missionaries, TEAM is about helping local churches mobilize, equip, and deploy their members for missions. It’s in our DNA.

    We Help Churches Mobilize

    Missions Coaching: TEAM Missions Coaches will personally guide your prospective missionaries through the process of getting to the mission field. From discernment to deployment, our coaches have the training and expertise to get your missionaries on their feet. 

    Missions Places: A Missions Place is about experiencing God’s heart for the nations and hearing his call to send, pray, and go. At one of TEAM’s Missions Places, visitors can discover what God is doing around the world, learn from a lineup of compelling missions speakers, or talk with a missions coach. Stop by on your own or arrange to bring a church group for a guided experience. Current Missions Place locations include the Knoxville area in Tennessee and the Chicago area in Illinois,  with more locations opening soon around the country.  You can read more about our Missions Places here.

    The Gallery: A guided photography experience that brings the ends of the earth to your church, produced by TEAM’s award-winning photojournalists. The powerful images featured in our Gallery presentations invite participants to reflect on what it will take to carry the gospel to the remotest parts of the world. Contact us to schedule a Gallery presentation for your church.

    Church Consultations: Every church, regardless of size, age, or past experience, can be involved in taking the gospel to the ends of the earth. Even so, we all need a hand getting started sometimes. If that describes your church, and you’d like help developing your missions strategy, contact us. We’d love to help — we’re pretty passionate about it, in fact.

    Speaker’s Bureau: TEAM’s speakers each have more than 10 years of on-field missions experience and continue to serve as missions strategists and field leaders today. Contact us about availability for your church event or a Perspectives class your church is hosting.

    We Equip Churches and their Missionaries

    Explore Workshop: Explore is a three-day missionary evaluation workshop, hosted by partner churches and facilitated by TEAM’s experienced facilitators. Far from a “recruiting presentation,” Explore guides participants who may be interested in cross-cultural service by helping them evaluate their calling. Participants learn about the demands of missionary life and are provided with a personalized assessment of their readiness for missions — whether with TEAM or any organization God may call them to.

    Pre-field Screening: TEAM missionaries are thoroughly vetted before being received as members. Our application process includes assessments of biblical and missiological compatibility, evaluation of ministry experience, medical and psychological screening, and inter-cultural adaptation screening. 

    Pre-field Training: Before leaving for the field, TEAM missionaries are equipped to build and maintain their support team, handle the spiritual and emotional demands of cross-cultural life, minister effectively in their particular context, and lots more. And every time we train a missionary, we leave seats open at the table for sending-church representatives to participate, too. 

    We Help Churches Deploy Missionaries

    Logistical Support: TEAM missionaries receive practical support in areas like visa acquisition, financial management, health insurance and retirement benefits. We coordinate vision trips to prospective mission fields, when necessary, and invite sending-church representatives to also come along. We will also facilitate vision trips for churches exploring new ways to engage missions fields and holistic ministry.

    Missionary Teams: As our name implies, TEAM missionaries serve within intentional teams with clear vision and regular accountability. TEAM’s experienced leadership keeps our diverse teams working together well, and ensures that our focus always remains on church planting among the least reached.

    Missionary Care: Even when things are going well, cross-cultural ministry takes a spiritual, emotional and physical toll on everyone. That’s why TEAM has a global network of missionary-care professionals working to ensure the health of our missionaries.

    Partner With Us

    EXPLORE Workshop

    Explore the possibility of missions work in a workshop led by experienced cross-cultural workers who can help you take the next step.

    EXPLORE Workshop is an intensive two and a half day experience providing time to examine personal experiences, interests and achievements in light of the opportunities and demands of overseas ministry. The purpose of the workshop is to glorify God by helping the church identify potential cross-cultural workers for God’s global harvest. It does this by:

    • Helping workshop participants assess their call, character, fit and readiness for missionary service and identify practical next steps.
    • Providing feedback to the local church as it encourages and follow-ups with participants. 

    EXPLORE is a small-group workshop ideal for young adults and adults of any age.

    Upcoming  EXPLORE Workshops:

    • North Point Community Church, Alpharetta, GA – May 1 - 3, 2014

    EXPLORE Workshops are designed for people who:

    • Are open to God’s calling to cross-cultural ministry  
    • Sense God’s special calling on their lives and are asking, “What is the next step?” 
    • If married, are unified in their desire to seek God’s will together 

    EXPLORE is a great “next step” for those who have participated in a short-term missions trip or the “Perspectives” course.

    What happens at a workshop?

    • Interactive seminars on topics such as spiritual life, family life, physical and emotional health, life achievements, values, resources, education, and the “call” to missions
    • Evaluation of physical and mental health
    • Time with missionaries and mission leaders who share their lives and personal missions experience 
    • Intercultural adaptability assessment
    • In-depth individual debrief interviews
    • Development of a clear plan of action

    EXPLORE staff help each participant synthesize what he or she has learned and encourage each participant to verbalize individual goals and feelings about a career in missions. After a concluding interview, each person will receive a written summary of his/her debriefing. Specific steps for further preparation and progress toward cross-cultural ministry are also included. A designated person from the sending church receives a copy of the report for follow-up.

    Who leads the workshop?

    EXPLORE is led and facilitated by individuals who have had years of experience as cross-cultural missions workers themselves. They have ministered in the areas of church planting, field administration and leadership, counseling, pastoral encouragement to other missionaries, theological education, children’s ministries, and MK (Missionary Kid) education.

    In addition to the facilitators, each EXPLORE Workshop will have one or two missionaries as a part of the workshop. They add elements of fresh insight to the mix and, if available, can be missionaries from the host church. Participants find this element of the workshop most valuable.

    What are the costs in hosting a workshop?

    • Transportation for three (possibly four) facilitators
    • Food and lodging for facilitators and meals for the missionaries and participants while at the workshop
    • $65 to TEAM per participant for materials and assessments
    • Total cost per participant is determined by the host church after considering the above items and therefore varies.

    Facilitators and missionaries do not ask for an honorarium.

    Where are the workshops held?

    Uninterrupted time away from the pressures of home, jobs, and family is the ideal, so we recommend that the workshop be held at a location away from home and church. However, many churches have opted to hold the workshop in the church, allowing people to return home each evening. Sample schedules with various starting times are available.

    Download the EXPLORE Workshop Registration Form

    Explore Global Missions

    South Asia

    South Asia is home to the world's greatest number of and largest unreached people groups, and it has the world's greatest concentration of Hindus and Muslims. TEAM's ministry is divided among Muslim, Hindu, and Himalayan people groups. TEAM has ministered to Muslims in South Asia for seventy uninterrupted years, building credibility through dedicated service to the healthcare and education needs of Muslim communities. Urban professionals in the Hindu region are largely untouched by the Gospel, and holistic witness is needed for the poor, the sick, and the oppressed. The church in the Himalayan region is facing the challenges of leadership development and capacity building due to exponential growth, but the poverty there demands a holistic approach to sharing the Gospel through health, community, and educational development.

    North Asia

    With 100 million believers, North Asia has the potential to be the greatest sending force in the history of Christianity. Since Asians are welcome in many areas of the world where Westerners are not, reaching them is a strategic step toward reaching rest of the world. The church in Asia can play a key role in extending His kingdom to the “uttermost parts of the earth.”

    Middle East

    Civilizations of the Middle East date back to ancient times, and the region has been a major center of world affairs throughout history. It is home to numerous long-established ethnic groups and  languages – Arabic being the most common. The Middle East is a strategically, economically, politically, culturally, and religiously significant region, home to some of the peoples least reached by the hope of the gospel. 

    Sweden

    Because Sweden is one of the world’s most secularized societies, a generation of youth is growing up with little meaningful exposure to the Gospel. The generally affluent, post-modern, secularized-yet-spiritualized culture with its pursuit of personal happiness, rejection of official, historic religion, and hyper-personalized notions of truth has made Sweden a hard-earthed mission-field. TEAM is working to bring hope to this secular society and the small group of Christians that live there.

    Pakistan

    Pakistan is home to over 30 languages and some 400 people groups. TEAM has ministered to many of these groups for 70 uninterrupted years, through dedicated service in healthcare and education.  Our goal has always been to bless the neediest people, whatever their race, color, or faith, in the communities where we work, while partnering with the local church.

    Russia

    Ninety percent of people living in Russia have no meaningful link to a church of any kind, whether Orthodox or Protestant. The high hopes for spiritual renewal in Russia following the Soviet era have been dashed. TEAM missionaries are developing and strengthening the church, monitoring nationals, and teaching the children of missionaries so that their families can continue to stay and minister in Russia.

    France

    France is a post-Christian, post-modern society where only 0.8 percent of the people are evangelical, and the number of Muslims is currently nine million people and growing. Despite this challenging environment, missionaries are making a difference, and the number of evangelical churches has doubled over the last thirty years. TEAM is working together with established French church associations to start new churches, placing a high value on working together in teams that fit into the local culture.

    LINC: Costa Rica, Honduras, Peru

    LINC stands for Latin Impact Network Churches, a group of churches that is reaching people of influence in Latin America (Costa Rica, Honduras, and Peru). The movement is inspired by the realization that the middle class in Latin America is growing, needs the Savior, and has the potential to impact society and world missions. TEAM is laying the foundation with LINC churches in Costa Rica, Honduras, and Peru that are reaching out to the middle and upper classes of Latin America’s cities.

    Portugal

    Less than one percent of people in Portugal know God in a personal way, and many think that God is distant and does not care about them. Evangelical churches historically have been small, struggling, and ineffective in reaching their communities, often meeting in tiny buildings hidden away on back streets. TEAM is making God's presence highly visible and strongly felt in Portugal, so that the local Body of Christ will effectively show His love to their communities.

    Italy

    Italy is a romantically enchanting country famous for ancient history, magnificent architecture, unsurpassed cuisine, and world-class soccer players, yet it is spiritually dead. Less than 1,500 of its 30,000 cities and towns have a church that clearly preaches the Gospel. TEAM missionaries in Italy are working to establish biblically sound Italian churches in northeast Italy, an area with few evangelical churches. We have several church planting teams working in partnership with local and international organizations to spread the Gospel in key cities.

    Ukraine

    Imagine a society that for decades has been kept in the dark in regards to the outside world, then suddenly… the doors are flung open and the world is welcomed? Imagine all of the new-found options: foods (exotic choices), clothes (every kind of style), business ideas (take your pick), and religion (any flavor you like).

    To some, this may sound like freedom from the oppression of Communism, but for many here it means a new world of choices:  some good, and many bad.  For decades Ukrainians had their choices made for them.  Everyone was the same – simple and similar. The problem with so much choice now is a lack of ability to discern.

    With unlimited choices and an underdeveloped moral code, Ukrainians are sucking up all that western materialism has to offer including every flavor of religion and pop-psychology from around the globe. Add in severe corruption and you have a modern-day version of survival of the fittest.  Into this dark world, Jesus is growing His church – from the ground up.

    Ireland

    TEAM is working in areas of Ireland that are clearly un-evangelized or under-evangelized. Our purpose is to serve the Irish evangelical community by helping Irish believers reproduce local churches in areas where no Gospel witness exists.

    Brazil

    Being the largest country in South America, Brazil's evangelical church sends one-third of all Latin American missionaries into the worldwide harvest. TEAM’s vision for Brazil is to serve the national church in mobilizing, training, sending, and caring for its missionaries.

    Thailand

    Thailand, the "land of the free," is inhabited by a majority Buddhist population. There are pockets of Animistic, Muslim, and Christian minority groups, but only 0.05 percent of the 68 million people are Evangelicals. Buddhism influences all aspects of social and civic life. Becoming and living as a Christian feels counter-cultural for Thai people, and this fact inhibits church growth. TEAM's strategy is a holistic approach to church growth by enabling Christians to have a positive influence on their community and by equipping new Thai believers to do the work of the ministry as lay leaders.

    Taiwan

    Taiwan is home to people straddling ancient Chinese traditions and hi-tech globalization. The combination of a hi-tech materialistic culture with the entrenched traditional religions of Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism is a barrier to spreading the Gospel. Christianity is well known for its service to society and active care for people in need, but there is a shortage of pastors and workers. TEAM is helping the Taiwanese church through planting of daughter churches, developing youth through camping and in-school clubs, and mentoring leaders through an apprentice training strategy.

    Papua

    Papau is the eastern most province of Indonesia, the fourth most populous country in the world. Indoneisa is the most populous Muslim-majority nation. The country has experienced the world’s largest planned resettlement program. The government’s transmigration scheme moved more than eight million people from densely populated areas to new settlements on less populated islands. TEAM is pursuing opportunities to share the gospel with migrants in multi-cultural urban centers.

    Zimbabwe

    After Zimbabwe gained independence from Great Britain in 1980, its economy collapsed and a combination of poverty plus the rapid spread of HIV/AIDS has led to acute needs. TEAM's Karanda Hospital has been flooded with patients and has unique opportunities to reach out to people in need with the compassion of Christ. In addition to the hospital ministry, TEAM established a theological college in the capital city, Harare, to equip national pastors for church ministry.

    Chad

    With more than 120 languages, Chad is one of the most linguistically diverse countries in Africa, and more than half of its language groups have little or no Christian witness. TEAM missionaries work with young churches and their leaders, run a radio station, work in community health, teach English, and use traditional oral storytelling to spread the Gospel.

    Philippines

    TEAM is working to ignite church planting movements among the least-reached peoples of Asia and beyond, fueled by equipped Filipinos and Asians.

    Australia

    TEAM is working in Adelaide, South Australia, to help Australian churches develop and implement church planting strategies, emphasizing leadership training and development.

    Southern Africa: South Africa, Swaziland

    Southern Africa faces many challenges as it copes with the highest HIV prevalence in the world. But HIV/AIDS is merely a symptom of the underlying problems that fuel the pandemic. In this context, the church needs leaders who will take advantage of the unparalleled opportunity to bring Christ's message of eternal hope to communities and individuals. TEAM missionaries in Swaziland and South Africa are developing leaders for churches, children's and youth ministries, and the prevention of HIV/AIDS.

    Ways to Give - U.S.

    Excited about becoming a part of the TEAM family as a donor? Contributions to TEAM (U.S.) can be made in a number of ways:

    Give Online

    One-time or recurring donations can be made on TEAM's website. Click here.

    Through TEAM's online giving page, you can make a secure donation while also having the option of creating your personal profile/login and manage any changes to your donation frequency.

    Online Giving Directions:

    • Search for your missionary or project by typing in their name in the search engine. 
    • Click on your missionary or project’s name. 
    • Enter your giving amount and choose your giving frequency. 
    • Enter your billing information and select your payment method.

    Please be aware:

    • Some of our missionary families work in sensitive "Red Zone" areas of the world. Consequently, not all TEAM missionaries’ names are included in the "Missionaries and Projects" search. If you do not find your missionary's name listed, please choose the "Can't find what you are looking for?" option and enter their names manually to give a recurring gift or special gift.  
    • The credit card company takes 3.2% for their fees.

    You may also choose to give through electronic check by selecting that giving option on our online giving form or by enrolling in our TEAM ACT (Automatic Contribution Transfer) program in which you can authorize TEAM to receive your contribution from a checking account on a monthly basis – the enrollment information is given below.

    Give by Mail

    Please make your check payable to TEAM or The Evangelical Alliance Mission and mail to:

    TEAM
    PO Box 969
    Wheaton, IL 60187-0969

    To support a specific ministry, include a note stating the name of the ministry, project, or missionary and the amount you are giving.

    Give by Phone

    To make a credit card contribution by phone, please call TEAM’s Stewardship Department toll free at (800) 343-3144. 
    Office hours: 8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. (Central Time)

    TEAM ACT: Automatic Contribution Transfer

    Our TEAM ACT Program is a service that authorizes TEAM to deduct monthly donations automatically from a checking account (Electronic Funds Transfer -EFT).

    ACT saves time and money, avoiding postage and check costs, and ensuring that checks won't be delayed or lost in the mail. It also helps TEAM achieve better stewardship of your contribution by reducing processing time and costs, plus no fee is assessed, as with credit card donations.

    Directions to set up automatic monthly contributions for a USA receipt:

    • Click here to download the registration form and print it out. 
    • Fill the form in completely with your contact information; details help us keep accurate records and contact information. 
    • Fill in the amount you would like to contribute monthly.
    • Pick the date of transferring funds to TEAM, either the 10th or the 25th of each month. 
    • Read the agreement on the form, sign and date the form. 
    • For a checking account transfer, we need a voided blank check (not a deposit slip). 
    • Include form and bank document.
    • Donors will receive a USA receipt.

    Mail it to this address:  
    TEAM Stewardship Department
    PO Box 969
    Wheaton, IL 60187-0969

    We will do a test run first with no dollars transferred. Your first automatic deduction will appear in about six weeks. You will receive a letter or email confirming that TEAM has enrolled you in this plan and the date of your first contribution. A record of each deduction will appear on your monthly bank statement. You will continue to receive a receipt from TEAM each month unless you request otherwise. You can discontinue your monthly deductions at any time by calling the TEAM Stewardship Department. Increases must be submitted in writing with a signed and dated request to do so.

    Online Giving through your Bank Account

    Many of us have discovered the ease of paying our bills through electronic bill pay. Just as you can pay your light bill through bill pay, you can also give in the same manner.

    Directions to give by electronic bill pay:

    • Checks should be payable to TEAM or The Evangelical Alliance Mission
    • The "account" line should have the name of your missionary and their account number. For example: Account: M Watson 004367
    • If the check comes from a banking center, and does not include your name and return address, the "account" line should be your name and donor number, followed by the missionary's name and missionary account number. For example: Account: J Austin 611970 for M Watson 004367. Your donor number can be found on any receipt.
    • If you need assistance, please call TEAM at (800) 343-3144 and ask for the Stewardship Department or send us an email at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

    Giving Stock

    Good stewardship includes wise planning. Wise planning allows people to give more to the Lord's work. Those who own securities and who want to make substantial gifts to any of TEAM’s ministries have a number of ways to help.

    If you have securities with long-term capital gains, US tax law allows donors to give appreciated securities and deduct the full market value as a charitable contribution. TEAM can sell the securities without paying capital gains taxes.

    If the securities are now worth less than you paid for them, the wise thing to do is sell the securities and give the cash. This allows you to claim the loss on your taxes and then to deduct the amount of the gift as a charitable deduction if you itemize.

    If you would like to make a donation to TEAM through giving through your stock, please contact TEAM’s Stewardship Department. Please give us your name, stock information and donor ID (if you have one) as well as the designation of the gift so that your stock contribution can be processed correctly.

    If you need assistance, please call TEAM at (800) 343-3144 and ask for the Stewardship Department, or send us an email at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

    Planned Giving 

    Learn more about the various ways you can plan your legacy giving - visit our Planned Giving page for resources and information.

    Matching Gifts

    • Many companies will match charitable gifts given by their employees, sometimes more than doubling your contribution. Check your company’s policy to see if they have a matching program. 
    • Please note that some companies exclude matching contributions for “religious purposes.” 
    • If you need assistance, please call TEAM at (800) 343-3144 and ask for the Stewardship Department, or send us an email at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

    Steer, Inc. is a creative partnership between a donor, a farmer, and a missionary. Here’s how it works:

    • A donor makes funds available by purchasing a UNIT. This can be a cow/calf or funds to cover production costs for acreage of crops. 
    • A farmer or rancher donates his/her time, the use and care of the land for crops or the care and feeding of the livestock. 
    • A missionary receives the proceeds from the sale of livestock or crops for ministry purposes. 
    • The initial donation can be self-perpetuating! 
    • Details on this innovative program can be found at http://www.steerinc.com/

    FAQ

    Find answers to your frequently asked questions about giving to TEAM.

    Can I mail in a donation?

    Yes. Please make your check payable to TEAM and mail to:

    TEAM
    PO Box 969
    Wheaton, IL 60187-0969

    How do I update my contact information?

    You may contact TEAM’s Stewardship Department by email at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or toll free at (800) 343-3144.

    Are gifts tax deductible? Will I get a receipt?

    TEAM is a tax exempt nonprofit organization under 501(c)(3) of the IRS Code; we are qualified to receive tax deductible donations and all donations to us are tax deductible. A tax-deductible receipt is sent for each donation we receive. If you receive a paper receipt, you may use the bottom portion to send in another gift.

    Why did I stop receiving receipts?

    Receipts are issued for each donation. If no further donations are made, no further receipts are issued. We do not send reminders. If you receive receipts via email, please check your junk mail or deleted mail folder. If you receive paper receipts, the contribution may have been posted incorrectly, or the receipt may have been lost in the mail. For an incorrect posting, we will make the correction and issue a corrected receipt to you.You may contact TEAM’s Stewardship Department by email at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or toll free at (800) 343-3144 and request the re-issue of a duplicate receipt.

    What if I don’t want receipts and just want an annual statement?

    Contact TEAM’s Stewardship Department by email at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or toll free at (800) 343-3144, and and we will arrange to stop automatic receipts and just send a statement around the end of January for tax preparation.

    I received my receipt, but in the envelope was a receipt belonging to someone else.

    Once in a while, the old stuffing/sealing machine hiccups and does this – maybe once or twice a year out of thousands of receipts. Let us know about the extra receipt and we will reprint it and send it to the correct donor. Then please destroy the receipt received in error.

     

    Giving Stock FAQs

    How do I give shares of stock to TEAM?

    If you would like to make a donation to TEAM through giving through your stock, please contact TEAM’s Stewardship Department at (800) 343-3144 and ask for the Stewardship Department, or send us an email at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Please give us your name, stock information and donor ID (if you have one) as well as the designation of the gift so that your stock contribution can be processed correctly.

    Can I send my paper stock certificates?

    Yes, but it can be more complicated as there are documents necessary to process and sell the stock. Just mail the stock power separately from the actual Stock certificate and include tracking numbers for your protection and document security. It is best to call and speak with our Stewardship Department before sending the documents to TEAM.

     

    Giving Online FAQs

    Can I manage my own credit card giving online?

    Yes; once you have made an online donation through TEAM's giving page, a username and password are sent via email. To login and access your profile, please click here. Once you login you can make any of the necessary changes.

    Are there any fees when I give by credit card?

    Yes, the credit card company takes 3.2% of every credit card contribution.

    Is there any difference between using my credit card and my debit card?

    No, both ways of giving have the same fee. To give online without any fees, you can choose the electronic check option on our online giving form or choose to set up an online bill pay through your bank.

    I would like a change to my credit card contribution – how do I do that?

    If you have set up a user account, simply log in to view and edit your contribution. If you do not have an account, please call the Stewardship Department at (800) 343-3144 and we would be happy to make your changes for you over the phone.

    I can’t find my missionary’s name listed – how do I make sure my gift gets to them?

    Some of our missionaries work in sensitive areas of the world, so their full names are not listed. Instead, they are listed by the first initial of their last name, followed by their account number (i.e. A, 001234). If you still can’t find them, please select “Can't find what you are looking for?” and enter their names in the field provided.

     

    Wills and Trusts – Planned Giving FAQ

    I would like to update my will/estate, do you have any references for someone who could help me?

    Yes, TEAM has partnered with estate planning specialists. They are happy to review your estate documents and come up with a plan that is right for you. For more information, visit our Planned Giving page.

    Japan

    The Blessings of Tithing

    A retired couple offers a testimony about how tithing was a special blessing for them.

     

    Dear TEAM,

    In our retirement years, the Lord led us to the most beautiful piece of property in Tennessee that we had ever seen. We had looked for several years, but the timing was never right, until 2007 when it was as if the Lord said this is where I want you.

    For a few years, we did the six months back and forth between Tennessee and Florida. On one of these trips back to Florida, my husband turned to me and asked how I would feel about moving to Tennessee on a permanent basis? Wow, I nearly drove off the side of the road as I had been praying about this for a couple of years but had never voiced it to him. His health was declining, and I felt that he could be more active and stay outside doing what he loved in Tennessee rather than being stuck in a house in Florida unable to be outside due to the extreme heat. So, after more prayer, the very difficult decision was made to sell our home in Florida, leave family and lifelong friends and make Tennessee our new home.

    Now, the really hard part started – selling our Florida house and property. Due to the housing situation in Florida, this was not the time to try to sell a house. But, this was the Lord’s timing and His plan, so if the house stayed on the market for years – that was okay. Once again, the Lord blessed us when our property sold in about four months and the house within six months. We had always tithed, so there was no hesitation about our decision to tithe on the proceeds from the sale of both pieces of property. The Lord had so blessed us through the years; I couldn’t even begin to think of not saying “thank you” through our giving. When I look back over the years, I still marvel at how, regardless of our circumstances at the time, He always supplied our needs. Our tithing is just one response to His blessings upon us.

    TEAM called me and asked me to give my testimony on the subject of our tithing on property we sold because it was unusual. I was shocked to learn it was unusual, because I figured all faithful Christians who practice tithing give from all they receive, and I was sure there were a lot of people who had sold and tithed a lot more than us. Our Lord gave His all for me, and I need to give my all to Him, which includes being faithful to His word through my giving. I’m thankful for the opportunity to share my testimony about tithing. All the glory goes to the Lord. He is so faithful and has made it possible for us to share with others. What a blessing to help spread the gospel through our giving. My testimony on tithing is very simple. God’s word tells us to give, and when I follow His will, He blesses me just like He said He would.

    Sincerely,

    Gail from Tennessee

    Spain

    From Tenerife to Seville to Madrid, Spaniards value true friendship and relationships. Struggling to find itself amidst the deep traditions of the past and a constantly changing future, Spain is a great place to come alongside people as they negotiate their spiritual journeys.

    Japan

    Japan is a culturally and technologically advanced nation that appears to be upwardly evolving, but remains a land of spiritual darkness. The hopelessness of the polytheistic religion of Shinto and the non-theistic philosophies of Buddhism have consistently resisted the light of the Gospel. It has instead created an atmosphere of despair evidenced by one of the highest suicide rates in the developed world, an alarming level of teen sexual activity, and an epidemic of social withdrawal syndrome. TEAM is preaching the Gospel alongside our Japanese brothers and sisters in Christ to build up the church.