Job Opening - Mobilization Relations Coordinator

 

OVERVIEW

The Mobilization Relations Coordinator is responsible to ensure qualified leads are transferred to Missions Coaches so that the recruitment funnel will be filled with solid and excellent missionary candidates. This position is customer service focused with the goal to create a positive and helpful experience for those contacting TEAM mobilization for the first time.  The Mobilization Relations Coordinator is passionate and excited to help people find their fit and next step in their global journey.  

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Responsible to complete training in the mobilization funnel and TEAM’s process of mobilizing people into the mission field.
  • Responsible to complete inquiry grading for new mobilization leads with a focus on qualifying their fit with TEAM and readiness to begin working with a missions coach
  • Provide excellent customer service to all inquirers and commit to help individuals find their best next step towards global missions.
  • Work in collaboration with the mobilization hub network to ensure excellent communication to all parties involved in the handoff process of qualified leads
  • Partner closely with the Global Resource Team and cross-train to answer basic questions related to other resource areas and the organization as a whole
  • Gain knowledge of the hub network and stay continually current with global ministry opportunities
  • Responsible to organize and manage TEAM’s online live chat experience for individuals interested in missions
  • Approach each communication with a discerning and prayerful posture.  Every phone call will end in prayer, committing each person and family to the Lord; trusting that He will lead the right individuals towards service with TEAM.

REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Advanced communication skills (both written and verbal) with specialized focus on phone communication
  • Customer service oriented with a passion to helping people find their next steps towards global mission
  • Spiritually sensitive, discerning and prayer-focused
  • Team oriented and teachable with the ability to stay current on all aspects of the mobilization process and global service opportunities
  • Proficiency in computer systems and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) database
  • Above average typing and phone skills and coordination of fast-paced communication 

Submit cover letter and resume to:  

E-mail: jobs@team.org
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 - Counseling Office Associate and Spiritual Care Facilitator

 

OVERVIEW/PURPOSE OF JOB

To serve TEAM appointees and missionaries by providing counseling and member care services that contribute to their emotional, spiritual, psychological, and relational health.

To help TEAM missionaries be resilient workers so that they are able to be effective in the task of planting reproducing churches among the nation.

To collaborate with TEAM’s Global Member Care Network to implement fully functional member care within the organization.

Works under the authority of the Counseling Office Director but empowered to act independently within agreed-upon parameters. Works in concert with the Spiritual Care Facilitator.

KEY SKILLS and REQUIREMENTS:

  • Growing disciple of Jesus Christ with spiritual and emotional maturity.
  • Friendly, caring people-focused personality.
  • Master’s degree in counseling or related field.
  • Certification or a master’s degree in spiritual formation.
  • Gifting consistent with counseling and spiritual formation.
  • Professional clinical or Pastoral Counseling experience.
  • Experience facilitating spiritual formation.
  • Experience living overseas in a cross-cultural environment.
  • Philosophy of counseling and spiritual formation that reflects a strong Biblical base and integration of Scripture.
  • Commitment to careful handling of sensitive information and professional ethics.
  • Humble and flexible life-long learner.

OVERVIEW OF FUNCTIONS:

Related to TEAM Applicants and Appointees

  1. Consult with mission coaches regarding issues related to applicants as needed.
  2. Participate in the readiness assessment process. This includes participating in review team meetings, exploring areas of concern with applicants by phone or Skype; consulting with medical or counseling professionals; reviewing files.
  3. Meet with appointees at Missionary Orientation to give feedback and clarify requirements made in the readiness assessment process.
  4. Follow-up with appointees who have requirements and offer support to other appointees as time allows. Be available to appointee mentors for consultation.
  5. Provide seminars for appointee training events (MO/PDO) and church partners, as needed.
  6. Provide pro-active resources and support to appointees to build resilience in areas such as spiritual formation, marriage, singleness, self-care, transitions, interpersonal skills, etc.
  7. Foster caring relationships with appointees by communicating with them at times of specific needs, e.g., illness, change in family situation, death of family member, etc.
  8. Provide opportunities for appointees to experience a deeper relationship with God through spiritual formation retreats and spiritual mentoring.
  9. Promote spiritual vitality as a way of life for missionary appointees.

Related to TEAM Missionaries

  1. Conduct comprehensive debriefings with missionaries and make recommendations for spiritual, emotional, personal, and relational growth. Document debriefing and follow-up as appropriate.
  2. Provide opportunities for appointees to experience a deeper relationship with God through spiritual formation retreats (both in the US and in MA’s) and spiritual mentoring (face to face or by Skype).
  3. Promote spiritual vitality as a way of life for missionaries.
  4. Assess missionaries experiencing personal, spiritual, relational, or ministry crises and make plans for care.
  5. Manage counseling and spiritual care cases, coordinating with outside providers and sending churches as appropriate.
  6. Consult with SDs and MALs on member care cases and needs in their respective areas.
  7. Coordinate as appropriate with Regional Member Care Coordinators (RMCC), Ministry Area Leaders, and other member care providers when missionaries receive care in the US and return to the ministry area.
  8. Foster caring relationships with missionaries by communicating with them at times of specific needs, e.g., illness, change in family situation, death of family member, etc.
  9. Provide proactive resources and offerings that help build missionaries' strengths in specific areas such as spiritual formation, marriage, singleness, self-care, and interpersonal skills.
  10. Attend REAP, make connections, present workshops, and be available for ad hoc and scheduled meetings for counseling and spiritual care.

Other Responsibilities

  1. Attend weekly member care case management meeting.
  2. Meet monthly with the Global Member Care Team.
  3. Participate in continuing education by reading, attending conferences, and networking with other counselors and spiritual care facilitators.
  4. Represent TEAM at professional conferences or other member care events.
  5. Take minimum of one day of prayer and vision during the year.
  6. Write a personal and professional growth plan and follow through with a growth plan partner.

Submit cover letter and resume to:  

E-mail: jobs@team.org
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 - Director of Hubs

 

OVERVIEW

The Director of Hubs is responsible to oversee mobilization efforts in hubs throughout North America and to mentor hub leaders towards effective mobilization efforts and healthy functioning teams. This position is a unique blend of administrative and people skills and requires the capacity to juggle multiple projects and relationships in a fast-paced, demanding ministry environment

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

The Director of Hubs will be responsible for overseeing all North American mobilization hubs through the following key responsibility areas:

Development of hub leaders by

  • Confirmed spiritual gifts in encouragement and proven experience in mentoring with a developmental posture. Sensitive to each individual situation and active in seeking God for wisdom and direction;
  • Helping hub leaders create and implement successful mobilization practices and management strategies; knowing each hub leader’s vision and supporting its completion through encouragement and servant leadership;
  • Providing direction for strategy, training, and personnel challenges as they arise.

Equipping staff with teaching of missiological principles and trends by

  • Being well-versed and experienced in sharing missiological knowledge and educating the hub network on current trends from a global missions perspective;
  • Successful experience in practical implementation of missiological principles in a mobilization setting;
  • Finding new resources to ensure continued educational development of the hub network

Assessing new missionary readiness by

  • Assisting hub leaders and missions coaches in new missionary placement communication with ministry areas and partner organizations;
  • Sharing wisdom and direction for unique and challenging assessment situations;
  • Leading best practices for the assessment and development of missionary applicants

Communication and team building through

  • Ensuring clear communication and collaboration across the mobilization hub network in North America;
  • Liaising with other organizational departments to promote unity and effectiveness in processes and inter-departmental communication;
  • Develop deep relationships with TEAM’s Ministry Areas to ensure mobilization efforts are meeting the needs and opportunities available

REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

The successful Director of Hubs will have

  • Successfully completed a Bachelor’s Degree and/or Masters degree within an appropriate field of study
  • A blend of administrative and people skills
  • Clear communication skills and independent working habits
  • Experience in leading and managing teams and a proven effectiveness in building team unity and mentoring leaders
  • Strengths in streamlining processes and onboarding new staff
  • Ability to lead from a mentorship, coaching and development posture
  • A balance of process and big picture thinking
  • Experience in the mobilization of missionaries and leading mobilization teams
  • Have experience in the usage and implementation of Customer Relationship Management system(s) (CRM)
  • A minimum of 2 years of international missions experience required, long-term missions experience preferred

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.

125th Iberian Peninsula Tour

Celebrating the Iberian Peninsula

Click below to view the brochure and learn more abou thtis exciting Anniversary Tour of the Iberian Peninsula! Trip itinerary included!

 

Tour Registration

To register for this TEAM tour of the Iberian Peninsula, please complete the form below and click submit registration. Upon submitting, the page will redirect and you will be able to submit your registration fee ($500.00) by check or credit card. Your registration fee will be applied towards your trip total cost.

You will receive a confirmation email within 48 hours of registration. For questions regarding this trip please call 1.800.203.6735 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Job Opening - Medical Office Administrative Assistant

 

OVERVIEW/PURPOSE OF JOB

This position is to provide administrative support to the Director of the Medical Office, caring for the routine office tasks related to the Medical Office’s work of managing the provision of healthcare for TEAM’s international missionary workforce, including their children.  Much of the routine work of the Medical Office is data-centric, such as gathering and organizing reports from healthcare providers, tracking progress in treatment and record-keeping of immunizations and test results.  There is also much interaction with healthcare providers to obtain test results and to make appointments for missionaries, as well as much interaction with missionaries, often during a time of special need.

KEY SKILLS and REQUIREMENTS

Desired experience:

  • Experience in an administrative assistant’s job
  • Experience or professional training in small office management or some area of healthcare
  • Experience / knowledge of working in a HIPAA work environment
  • Probability of staying with the job at least two years

Key work skills:

  • Excellent computer skills and ability to learn new software easily
  • Excellent writing and communication skills

Skills that can be acquired on the job:

  • Appointment scheduling and telephone management
  • Medical information filing skills
  • Health information processing
  • Use of TEAM’s secure information system
  • Photocopier and scanner operation; document image management

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Correspondence management (mostly e-mail)
  • Process phone calls, fax transmissions, regular mail, e-mail and walk-in visitors
  • Make  medical appointments for missionaries when requested
  • Prepare, send and track medical check-up packets and medical reports for applicants and missionaries (send, follow-up, record results, file for review)
  • Assist in preparing materials and doing logistics for various TEAM training events that involve the Medical Office (pre-field training, special conferences, annual re-entry programs, etc.) 
  • Record healthcare and other information in TEAM’s secure information system so this can be accessed with the assurance that it is accurate and up-to-date
  • Care for routine office administrative tasks such as expense report preparation, invoice submissions, budget tracking, etc.
  • Participate in regularly scheduled staff prayer times, as able with part-time schedule

Submit cover letter and resume to:  

E-mail: jobs@team.org
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 - Contribution Processor

 

OVERVIEW

The Contribution Processor plays a critical role in helping TEAM provide an extraordinarily high level of customer service and support to all donors and missionaries, through the accurate and timely processing of contributions. 

KEY RESPONSIBILITY AREAS

  • Provide excellent service and support to TEAM supporters and missionaries through the accurate and timely handling of all contributions.
  • Work closely with the Donor Relations team to input and maintain accurate data in TEAM’s customer relationship management database.
  • Work closely with Finance Department to reconcile daily deposits and create account designation codes for online gifts.
  • Organize and maintain contribution batch files and source documentation in compliance with TEAM policy, industry standards and applicable law.
  • Properly handle and maintain confidentiality of sensitive payment information.

REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Spiritually mature with a growing walk with Jesus Christ.
  • A team player with a positive attitude, and passionate about serving God and others.
  • Bookkeeping experience and knowledge of accounting.
  • Experience with data management systems around missions and/or nonprofit giving, Salesforce experience a plus.
  • Experience working with MS Office programs, including but not limited to Outlook, Excel and Word.
  • High attention to detail and personal commitment to accuracy.
  • Effective communicator in person, in writing and on the phone. English proficiency required; additional language competencies is a plus.
  • Good project management and time management skills.
  • Collaborative, flexible, good relational skills.
  • Familiarity with and commitment to missions and mission activities.
  • Ability to assess various situations and take appropriate action.
  • Perform analysis on data to form reasonable conclusions and be able to demonstrate findings to others.
  • Consistently monitor and evaluate processes for efficiency and improvement.

Submit cover letter and resume to:  

E-mail: jobs@team.org
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 - Chief Financial Officer

 

Overview

TEAM’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO) needs to be an experienced lead person for the financial functions of a nonprofit ministry who is comfortable working as part of the organization’s leadership team and also able to manage the work of the Finance Department.  This person will be responsible for the financial functions of a growing international mission organization and must have a high level of accounting expertise and be a proactive strategic thinker who instigates and encourages innovation.  Excellent and engaging communication skills (oral and written) are needed to enable this person to communicate about finances to both the financial expert and those who are inexpert.  She/He must excel at analysis of financial activity, developing people, planning and executing projects, delegating work and consistently achieving desired outcomes. 

TEAM has a long-established financial operation in place that is in the early stages of modernization to take better advantage of current technology and methods.  A major multi-year systems project is underway that will expand and re-create our systems and structures.  TEAM is transitioning from a primarily North American organization that sent missionaries around the world to become a truly global organization.  The CFO will be a key contributor to this effort.

TEAM’s CFO will work at our Carol Stream, Illinois, service office.  Although TEAM has distributed U.S. and Canadian workers into various offices and locations around North America, our Finance Group primarily exists in the Carol Stream office.  This role is a full-time salaried executive position with benefits and reports to the Director of Global Services.

Overview of Functions

To manage TEAM’s financial and accounting processes, causing all accounting functions to be completed in a timely, accurate manner that complies with all applicable regulations and laws.

To bring fresh ideas to TEAM’s accounting and finance practices to help TEAM be able to make the changes and adjustments needed to be effective and efficient in the area of finances.  This will require careful analysis of current financial activity and ongoing learning of best practices from peer organizations and the marketplace. 

To promote friendliness, innovation and skill development among the staff of TEAM’s finance department, mentoring and assisting each one to become all that God intended her/him to be. 

To oversee TEAM’s financial operations, ensuring that these functions are performed effectively, efficiently and on time: 

  • Accounting & Financial Reporting –including the core accounting functions of TEAM and the preparation of all financial reports
  • Missionary and Field Finances – including the handling of missionary payroll and the supervision of all field finance functions
  • Banking & Cash Management – including the development and maintenance of the outsource relationship for managing TEAM’s banking relationships
  • Investment of TEAM’s reserve funds – we have multiple investment managers / consultants in place.  The CFO handles these relationships and works with the TEAM Board’s investment committee.

Key Skills and Requirements

  • Be a CPA with an accounting degree and, preferably, an MBA
  • Have a minimum of 6 years of accounting experience and have successful experience managing accounting staff
  • Be both a “big picture” person who is able to work consistently at strategic levels yet incorporate a superior knowledge of finance, accounting and related fields of expertise
  • Be a growing disciple of Jesus Christ – a born-again believer characterized by spiritual and emotional maturity
  • Be active in a Bible-believing church and motivated by a desire to make a difference by serving as part of a team committed to world missions
  • Have the highest level of integrity
  • Has proven executive leadership experience in a non-profit context
  • Have a ready sense of humor, be friendly, (interpersonal skills are as important as technical skills in this job)
  • Be flexible and able to adapt to changing situations, be a team player
  • Be a self-starter, able to take initiative and accomplish results, an avid ongoing learner
  • Possess excellent time management and organizational skills; able to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Be an excellent communicator with experience supervising people and a track record of developing and mentoring team members.  Able to delegate to others and hold them accountable.
  • Resolves conflict along biblical guidelines, seeking restoration and peace in relationships
  • Have superb skills in using modern accounting and reporting tools

Submit cover letter and resume to:  

E-mail: jobs@team.org
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.

FAQ - Change of Address

TEAM's Donor Relations Center (DRC) in Grapevine, Texas (near DFW Airport) is now fully operational, and in order to more efficiently serve donors, churches and other partners, we will begin processing all contributions to TEAM at the DRC instead of our office in Wheaton/Carol Stream, Illinois. You can find answers to the most frequently asked questions below.

What is the new mailing address?

PO Box 1986
Grapevine, TX 76099-1986

When will this change occur?

We will be communicating this change over the months of June and July to donors, churches and other external partners. We would like all contributions and donor-related mail to start coming to the Grapevine PO box starting on August 3. All other non-donor related mailings should still be sent to Carol Stream.

What should I mail to this new address? What if I need to mail something that is not contribution-related?

This new Grapevine, Texas PO box is only for contributions and other mail related to contributions (e.g. if you’re changing an address, a payment method, adding a new missionary to support, etc.) You can still mail directly to any staff in any office using the regular (non-PO box) addresses at each office. For the Carol Stream/Wheaton office (including any mail to be forwarded to a missionary), you can mail to 400 S. Main Pl., Carol Stream, IL 60188. For other mailing addresses, you can check our contact page online here.

If someone accidentally mails a contribution to the Wheaton PO address, what will happen?

We will keep the PO box in Wheaton operational. If a contribution is inadvertently sent to that address, it will be forwarded to our Grapevine office, potentially delaying the processing and receipting of the contribution by a day or two.

Is TEAM relocating their headquarters?

No. TEAM still has many staff at our office in Carol Stream, Illinois. However, in the past few years, TEAM has decentralized several aspects of our work. We now have offices in Maryville, Tennessee (Knoxville area); Grapevine, Texas (Dallas-Fort Worth area); and soon in various places around the world.

Why is TEAM changing where donors send their contributions?

We evaluated several options for how to best handle the fact that our primary office for supporting donors, churches and other external partners is in Grapevine, Texas, but contributions are sent to the Wheaton/Carol Stream office. Each solution offered pros and cons, including cost, technology, confusion for donors and several other factors. We believe this is the best available solution. We want to provide accurate, secure and excellent service to our missionaries and our donors. Unifying the contribution processing and donor services functions in our Grapevine office will allow for more efficient communication around processing contributions, as well as faster and more secure sharing of information, while still providing excellent service.

My contribution is sent automatically through my bank or deducted directly from my account—do I need to do anything?

If you are using your bank’s online check-sending capacity, you should change the address for TEAM to the Grapevine address. If you’re using TEAM ACT or any electronic fund transfer generated by TEAM, you do not have to make any changes.

How will TEAM’s donors hear about this change?

Beginning in May, we will insert an announcement into every contribution receipt that is mailed out. The Donor Relations Center will begin informing donors and churches that contact us. We will send email reminders to the partners we have email addresses for. In June, we will begin posting all of the appropriate information on TEAM’s website. Beginning in August, all return envelopes TEAM provides will have the new Grapevine address, and the new address will appear in all website and printed listings of TEAM contact information.

I’m a missionary. How can I help communicate this to my support team?

As you send out newsletters between June and October, we suggest the following announcement be added to your newsletters. Feel free to edit into your own voice.

“In an effort to provide better service to our sending churches, financial supporters and prayer partners, TEAM is changing the PO box where you can send contributions. This new PO box is located at our office in Grapevine, Texas. Starting August 3, please send all contributions to TEAM, PO Box 1986, Grapevine, TX 76099-1986. If you have any questions about this, feel free to email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call (800) 343-3144.”

Feel free to share any other information that is in this FAQ, or link to the online version.

Are there other ways to give besides mailing a check?

Yes. You can make secure online donations with a credit or debit card, or through electronic fund transfer. You can also find out how to make a non-cash gift such as stocks, annuities, real estate or bequests in your estate planning by checking out our Ways to Give page, emailing .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or calling 1.800.343.3144.

Where do I go if I have other questions?

You can email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call (800) 343-3144.

RETURN TO FAQs

Launch

International missions? Doing what? Where? For how long?
Launch is a comfort-defying, two-year program designed to propel aspiring missionaries into a lifetime of ministry. Team up with long–term missionaries working among Muslim immigrants in southern France to gain hands–on experience while also receiving linguistic, cultural and ministry education.

​You have been called to serve. You have been commanded to “go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation” (Mark 16:15). Now, it’s time to go. Are you ready to step up to the challenge? Are you ready to be pushed beyond your comfort zone? Are you ready to experience missions in a new way, explore life in the context of serving, and have your heart transformed?

It’s time to Launch.

The best way to learn is in context. Launch is a two-year program in Southern France that will provide ministerial experience as well as cultural education. This intensive, educational and challenging program will “launch” participants into a lifetime of work and ministry. The program will incorporate language, cultural, and ministry education together in a semi-formal, hands-on environment with an emphasis on the practical outplaying of learning.  The participants will be encouraged to search for a ministry niche during their first year; that they can begin to explore during the second year of the program and beyond.   

Click here to view this service opportunity.

Click here to apply.

Why Launch?

Unreached People Groups

Here in France (and all around Europe) there are various Muslim immigrant groups that come from unreached people groups and nations where it is either illegal or practically impossible to share the Gospel freely.  In France we have the great opportunity and challenge to reach these unreached people who can then reach others “back home” through their natural connections.  Several statistics:

  • France itself is a country of only 1% evangelicals. 
  • The Muslim immigrant groups have an even lower percentage that claims to be Christian of any type. 
  • There are 10 different Arab people groups (coming from North Africa and the Middle East) equaling at least 3 million people of whom much less than one percent call themselves Christian. 
  • There are 7 North African Berber groups equaling 1.3 million with only a slightly higher percentage of Christians.
  • On top of those, there are 14 other Muslim people groups equaling another 1.3 million people with similar, though again slightly higher percentages of Christians. 
  • Joshua Project puts the number of people from Muslim people groups living in France around 5.6 million, but others have the number topping 7 million (it is impossible to have precise numbers because France does not allow any religious questions to be asked on their census).

Comfort-Defying

Living in a new culture pushes us to the edge of our comfort zone. It challenges our assumptions and our preconceived ideas.  If living in a new culture would push you to the edge of your comfort zone, what do you think living between two new cultures will do?  Living in France and working among North African immigrants brings twice the expectations, twice the challenges, but also twice the opportunities.  By leaving your comfort zone behind you will not only learn more about yourself than you ever thought possible, but you will also put yourself in a position to really learn about and minister to a new culture.  The good news is, comfort zones are like rubber bands, if you stretch them, they eventually get used to the "new normal."  Lose your comfort, only to find it in many more situations!

Firsthand Research

Reading books can only take you so far.  To really know a culture, you must dig deep yourself.  Living among the culture, asking questions, learning the language, observing peculiarities is what awaits you with Launch.  Observation, guided questions and case studies will be used to gain knowledge as well as a "feel" for the culture, leading to a firmer grasp on the culture and on the people in order to better understand them for the purpose of ministering and church planting.  Your research will help you; it will help your teammates; and it could contribute to the overall knowledge base of the Muslim immigrant population living in France for other missionaries.

Finding Your Niche

Ground your God-given passion and vision for reaching unreached people groups in reality as you discover how to use your gifts and callings for the Kingdom. 

Often times the first years of a long-term career are spent adjusting expectations to the reality on the ground and figuring out how best to participate in the work while maintaining one’s God-given vision.  One finds that their plans don’t fit with the team, or aren’t applicable within the culture.  With Launch you will have the opportunity and challenge of finding your niche during your internship that you can then exploit towards the end of your internship, but especially when (if) you move into career service. 

This time when you return, you will have more than a foggy idea of what your future holds, but you will have put research in to what is needed and how YOU fit.  You will have found your niche, the way God is going to use you in this new place!

Click here to view this service opportunity.

Click here to apply.

Questions? Email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

125th Africa Tour

Celebrating Africa

Click below to view the brochure and learn more about this exciting Anniversary Tour of Africa! Trip itinerary included!

 

Tour Registration

To register for this TEAM tour of Africa, please complete the form below and click submit registration. Upon submitting, the page will redirect and you will be able to submit your registration fee ($500.00) by check or credit card. Your registration fee will be applied towards your trip total cost.

You will receive a confirmation email within 48 hours of registration. For questions regarding this trip please call 1.800.203.6735 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

125th Asia Tour

Celebrating Asia

Click below to view the brochure and learn more about this exciting Anniversary Tour of Asia! Trip itinerary included!

Tour Registration

To register for this TEAM tour of Asia, please complete the form below and click "submit registration." Upon submitting, the page will redirect and you will be able to submit your registration fee ($500.00) by check or credit card. Your registration fee will be applied towards your trip total cost.

You will receive a confirmation email within 48 hours of registration. For questions regarding this trip please call 1.800.203.6735 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

The Art and Justice League

Imitating the Creator through Art

Then Moses said to the Israelites, "See, the Lord has chosen Bezalel son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, He has filled him with the Spirit of God, with wisdom, with understanding, with knowledge and with all kinds of skills—" Exodus 35:30-31

No one questions the power of art when a beautiful worship song permeates the building and transports one’s imagination to the Splendor of God and the finitude of humanity. No one second guesses its ability to transform, illuminate and inspire. The Art and Justice League sees art as a viable means to communicate the love of Christ to a broken world and, ultimately, to further the mission of Christ.

The Art and Justice League is a collection of artists whose mission is to mobilize and inspire young adults to do cross-cultural missions work around the world and among the unreached. Artists within this team present creative expressions that focus on local and global issues such as human trafficking and poverty to illustrate the urgency behind God’s call to the broken. Art forms such as visual arts, spoken word, dance and original song writing have been merged together into engaging narratives that convey the depth of brokenness in the world in which we live. The expressions designed by the Art and Justice League often times are taken from real life stories from around the globe and translated creatively.  This is a form of worship as well as a clarion call for the church to live missionaly.  One of the primary ideas that exists within the Art and Justice League is the belief that God Himself is the Master Artist and Creator, and that He gives His people creative gifts in order to communicate His heart to the world.

Artists within this guild pivot all of their creative expressions around the infallible authority of scripture and the person of Christ. Opportunities to serve with TEAM are presented at each venue and a call to missions is given in the midst of each creative expression. Ultimately, the Art and Justice League partners with God by reminding people why there is such a dire need for others to encounter the Good News of Jesus Christ.

  • Art speaks to people in a way that shatters cultural, social or economic barriers.
  • This initiative focuses on people groups within the 10/40 window, which encapsulates the world’s poorest people and the largest concentration of unreached people groups.
  • We expose faith-based communities to Biblical worldviews on current generative topics.
  • This artist guild not only calls communities of faith to missional living, but it also provides opportunities for missional service in countries around the world.

For more information or to book the Art and Justice League, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Travel to a Ministry Area

Join us on an international trip to see and experience a TEAM Ministry Area.

Click here for more information on all trips.

Europe (Czech Republic, Austria, Italy) - May 22-31 (CLOSED)

Asia (Taiwan, Evergreen, Beijing) - August 30-September 8

Africa (Zimbabwe, Harare, Karanda, Victoria Falls) - September 12-21

Iberian Peninsula (Madrid, Osuna, Seville, Porto) - October 11-21

Mexico (La Paz, San Jose del Cabo, Guadalajara) - March 2016 (More details coming soon!)

Attend a Celebration Event

Join us as we celebrate 125 years of God’s faithfulness in 2015. Click below to find a location near you.

All Locations

Dallas, TX - March 6, 2015  (CLOSED)

Atlanta, GA - March 27, 2015 (CLOSED)

Portland, OR - April 10, 2015 (CLOSED)

Philadelphia, PA - May 8, 2015 (CLOSED)

Denver, CO - June 12, 2015 (CLOSED)

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Los Angeles, CA - October 9, 2015

Wheaton, IL - November 7, 2015 

Tampa Bay, FL - November 13, 2015 (Coming soon!)

TEAM is Celebrating 125 Years

In 1890, TEAM’s first 35 missionaries embarked on a journey to share Jesus Christ. Today TEAM partners with local churches to send more than 600 TEAM missionaries around the world to share the gospel with the nations. God has always shown himself faithful to supply churches to send, believers to go, partners to support and a bountiful harvest.

This year, TEAM celebrates an incredible 125 year foundation of commitment, sacrifice and faithfulness. 

We want to honor the missionaries, churches, donors and partners who have answered the call to bring the gospel to the nations. Please join us as we celebrate a legacy of God’s grace, honor those who have worked and sacrificed to fulfill the mission, share what God is doing through the organization today and catch the vision for what God will do through TEAM in the future. As a valued friend in our ministry, we invite you to join us in honoring the past, celebrating the present and casting vision for the future ministry of TEAM. 

Anniversary Celebration Events

The 125th Anniversary Celebrations will be a time to join missionaries, retirees, church leaders, friends, family, ministry partners and donors to celebrate how God has blessed TEAM over the past 125 years. Catch the vision and inspiration for the future of the ministry and mission of TEAM at one of the eight events being held around the US this year.

Anniversary Tours

TEAM Anniversary Tours are an opportunity to experience missions in a whole new way.  The tours are designed to allow you to see each location from an insiders perspective - our TEAM missionaries. We invite you to see firsthand the work that God is doing through missionaries in communities around the world. Join us on one (or all!) of our five trips to meet the locals, explore the history and experience the culture and spiritual realities of Europe, Mexico, Asia, Africa and the Iberian Peninsula.

For More Information

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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.

Mobilization Relations Coordinator - Grapevine, TX

Contribution Processor - Grapevine, TX

Director of Hubs - Maryville, TN

Research Analyst for Marketing and Communications - Maryville, TN

Graphic Designer - Maryville, TN

Video Editor - Maryville, TN

Counseling Office Associate and Spiritual Care Facilitator - Carol Stream, IL

Medical Office Administrative Assistant (Part-time) - Carol Stream, IL

Chief Financial Officer - Carol Stream, IL

SharePoint Administrator - Carol Stream, IL

Development Officer - Canada

Missions Coach - Positions available in Bucks County (North of Philadelphia), Pennsylvania; Wilmington, Deleware/Northern Maryland; Charlotte/Fort Mill, North Carolina; Toronto, ON, Canada; Vancourver, BC, Canada

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

How to Apply

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)

Job Opening - Development Officer, Canada

 

OVERVIEW

The Development Officer works with the Ministry Advancement team to connect with current and prospective higher capacity donors in order to engage them as supportpartners in TEAM’s work around the globe.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Maintain a big-picture understanding of TEAM, constantly seeking to improve the ways in which TEAM builds relationships major donors 
  • Build and maintain relationships with current and potential donors, usually with an assigned area, with a focus on building a caseload of high capacity donors and prospects; plan and implement activities that win, keep, and lift those donors as key partners in TEAM’s work. Assigned areas could be geographic or an area of specialization including but not necessarily limited to private foundation relationships, corporate development, church engagement, planned giving, direct response, or other channels of funding 
  • Help and encourage donors to grow in matters of biblical stewardship 
  • Engage donors in world mission through activities such as events, donor-vision trips, and ministry briefings as developed by ministry advancement staff 
  •  Invite donors to give to TEAM’s Global Outreach (GO) fund and/or ministry projects, considering areas of donor interest and TEAM’s priorities 
  • Maintain consistent communication with their caseload of donors, moving them through the stages of qualification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship as needed 
  • Maintain up-to-date and accurate donor information in the database, including notes from all donor contacts 
  • Build relationships with missionaries in an assigned area, understanding their work, the projects and ministries they are managing, and assisting as needed in their funding processes
  • Manage activities within an agreed budget for Ministry Advancement activities
  • Meet with peers and supervisor in regular meetings for collaboration, reporting, planning, administrative matters, and prayer 
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues in Ministry Advancement and Mobilization to plan and execute strategies within a geographic area(s) (i.e., Mission Hubs)
  • Engage with missionaries, alumni, churches, recruits and other stakeholders as assigned
  • Other duties as assigned 

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE

  • Great relational ability - someone who loves people and gets great satisfaction from helping people meet their spiritual and philanthropic goals
  • 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
  • 5+ years of experience engaging major donors and successful resource development for nonprofit organizations in Canada preferred. Experience in a Christian missions agency or similar ministry is a plus
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Location in the greater Toronto area preferred (flexibility for the right candidate in Calgary, Vancouver or Winnipeg areas)
  • Bachelor's degree required

Submit cover letter and resume to:  

E-mail: jobs@team.org    
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 - SharePoint Administrator

 

VERVIEW/PURPOSE OF JOB

TEAM is a robust user of information technology to provide for the needs of a workforce that serves in over 30 world areas. The SharePoint Administrator will be primarily responsible for designing, managing and supporting TEAM’s Office 365 and SharePoint environment.  This position will provide impact for TEAM by delivering a platform to increase collaboration and communication across the entire organization.  

KEY SKILLS and REQUIREMENTS

  • 2-4 years of experience in an application support role
  • 1-3 years of experience supporting SharePoint or SharePoint Online
  • Experience supporting financial applications
  • Working knowledge of SQL database language
  • Experience in a Microsoft-centric environment
  • Experience with JavaScript or other scripting languages
  • Experience with reporting tools (i.e. Crystal, SSRS)
  • Working Knowledge of the Salesforce platform is preferred

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Coordinate and participate in SharePoint design, configuration, migration/implementation and system maintenance activities
  • Design, Develop and support site collection architecture that supports business strategy and organization
  • Facilitate the design and implementation of workflows to support business processes
  • Integrate non-SharePoint applications as needed
  • Implement, support and maintain other enterprise applications, such as Finance, Payroll and CRM systems
  • Participate in governance of application systems to ensure business value and integrity of applications
  • Collect and translate organizational requirements into business-appropriate and technologically-efficient solutions
  • Design, develop and maintain complex SQL queries to extract data from application systems for use in reporting or data extracts
  • Implement and perform routine maintenance protocols and procedures (such as backups and log truncation)
  • Design, develop and maintain complex reports using MS Access, MS Excel, and SSRS as needed
  • Design, develop and maintain program code required to support 3rd party and custom application systems
  • Work with 3rd Party vendors to support and maintain application platforms and systems
  • Apply appropriate patches to application environments and ensure support compatibility
  • Develop and maintain user account/access right protocols for application systems
  • Provide second level application support for end-users

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 - Video Editor

 

Overview/Purpose of Job

The Video Editor is responsible for assembling and editing recorded raw material into a finished product, suitable for broadcasting by TEAM. In this role the Video Editor works with the Marketing and Communications team to edit, format and publish video stories and messages for TEAM’s online properties and other channels as needed.  The Video Editor will create and edit content from gathered field footage to help promote the heart, vision, opportunities and purpose of TEAM.  This is a full-time job located in Maryville, TN.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Review, edit and rewrite (as needed) the video stories of missionaries for publishing on TEAM’s website or other media platforms
  • Work closely with the department director, creative director and video producer to produce and coordinate promotional and educational pieces
  • Assemble raw footage and assets from the field;
  • Digitally cut the files to put together the sequence of the story and decide what is usable;
  • Create a 'rough cut' (or assembly edit) of the story/video and determine the exact cutting for the next and final stages;
  • Reorder and tweak the content to ensure the logical sequencing and smooth running of the film/video.

Key Skills and Requirements

  • Education, experience and training directly related to video editing and production
  • Experience in scripting, filming and editing videos
  • Ability to generate and propose interesting topics for future projects
  • Strong experience with Adobe Premiere Pro; experience with Adobe After Effects a plus
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office software
  • Proven ability to work well in a team/collaborative setting
  • Exceptional time management skills and organizational skills
  • Two or more years experience in a video editing (or related) role preferred
  • Experience in motion graphic video production is a plus.

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 - Graphic Designer

 

Overview/Purpose of Job 

The Graphic Designer will be responsible for developing design concepts to meet TEAM’s marketing objectives, advancing the voice of the organization. Working closely with the Marketing Team, the Graphic Designer will work to combine creativity, thought leadership and vision, while communicating TEAM’s message through various print and online mediums. This is a full-time job in Maryville, TN.

Primary Responsibilities

The Graphic Designer is responsible for actively participating and contributing to the deliverables required of the marketing team; understanding TEAM’s current needs; pursuing solid, creative, and quality solutions; and taking ownership of the individual pieces and campaigns that represent the organization. The Graphic Designer will also need to be able to design intriguing print and digital materials and have solid multi-page layout skills.  In addition to a strong background in creative and graphic design, the ideal candidate will offer experience and skills with photography, creative writing and story ideation.

Key Skills and Requirements

  • Work together with a creative team to establish creative direction for the entire line of print and electronic materials
  • Actively participate in and contribute to creative brainstorming sessions for new projects
  • Develop marketing materials (brochures, flyers, direct mail, etc.) and design concepts that meet the objectives of TEAM and that advance TEAM’s brand
  • Concurrently manage multiple projects from concept through completion
  • Provide quality control over concepts and projects, with strong attention to detail
  • Proven ability to work well in a team/collaborative setting
  • Exceptional time management and organizational skills
  • A teachable attitude and the ability to openly receive and respond to input and critique on work
  • Demonstrate exceptional ability in using the latest Adobe Creative and Microsoft Office Suites
  • Education, experience and/or training directly related to Graphic Design and creative technology including print, web, and other digital applications
  • Three to five years experience in a creative role such as Graphic Design or Creative Direction/Art Direction
  • Previous experience with non-profit and/or global missions is a plus

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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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.

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  
111 W. Broadway Ave 
Maryville, TN 37801 
865-268-4150  
Midwest Location
370 W. Front St.
Wheaton, IL 60187
​630-517-2874
Southwest Location
Opening January 2015!
913 South Main Street #215
Grapevine, TX 76051

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Middle East - Ministry at the Crossroads

A ministry tour led by TEAM - Tour dates are March 31st - April 11th, 2014

Join us for the experience of a lifetime with our expert guides on a journey to change your world.

Our ministry tour will take you through sweeping Roman ruins, weave you in and out of bustling Middle Eastern bazaars, and silhouette you in sunsets over seas of the Apostles and deserts of the Exodus.  More importantly, you’ll discover a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to both connect with the legacy of the ancient church and experience the work of the modern church on the front lines — all in under two weeks. 

Led by national guides and veteran TEAM workers with decades of experience in the region, this trip is designed to enlighten your biblical knowledge and inspire you to engage more deeply in what God is doing in this part of the world.                    

Youth and Children

Disabled and Disadvantaged

University Students

Professionals

Post-Christian/Post-Modern

Unreached People Groups

Indigenous/Tribal

Hindu

Diaspora

Muslim

Buddhist

Hospitality

Creative Arts

Creation Care

Social Justice

Sports and Recreation

Translation and Linguistics

Community Development

Medicine and Healthcare

Teaching and Education

Entrepreneurial and Business

Training Leaders and National Missionaries

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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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Our Leadership

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.

Ray Chow, Global Operations and New Ventures
Ray comes to TEAM with a diverse background and strong track record in leading change, building teams and developing people in a broad range of environments including consulting, financial services, operations and ministry. He is helping TEAM globalize our services and operations including the structure of global hubs, training and development, and the interface of resources and services from the United States and Canada to our worldwide organization.

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.

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.

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.

Scott Henson, International Director
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!

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.

Nicholas Morgan, Legal and Policy
Prior to his service with TEAM, Nicholas managed his own legal consulting firm and served as Executive Director of a missions organization. Nick enjoys adventure in every form and his role at TEAM allows him to combine his experience and interests for the Kingdom.

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 Nicely, International Personnel
John and his wife, Judy, served as TEAM field missionaries in Venezuela and Spain for 16 years. With a background in engineering and education, John leads the International Personnel department in our Carol Stream, IL offices providing Member Care and administrative support for our current and former international field workers.

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.

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.

Terri Stucky, Marketing and Communications
With a background in a wide 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.

Nancy Sturrock, Global Hubs
Nancy has spent over 30 years in Asia as a TEAM missionary and in various leadership roles within the Global Leadership of TEAM.  Piloting our first Global Hub, Nancy is based in Chiang Mai, Thailand and will be working to develop teams of people, infastructure and services for the region of Asia.

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.

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 Mission, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

Paul Refior
Trial Attorney, Refior Law Office

Ron Anderson
Managing Director & President, Plan A Wealth Management

Scott Landon
Executive Director, Wheaton Bible Church

Matthew Sheers
CPA

Janet Mortenson Stump
Executive Director, ACSI Education Foundation

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 partners with 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 June 2015

OVERVIEW/PURPOSE OF JOB

This is a multi-faceted position that calls for a combination of people and administrative skills. The Missions Coach will build upon existing relationships in a local area and contribute to the purpose of TEAM by bringing about increased commitment to and invovlement 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
  • Assessing and interviewing missionary candidates
  • Resourcing the local church in their efforts to mobilize their own people towards missionary service

KEY SKILLS / REQUIREMENTS

The successful Missions Coach will be able to:

  • 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
  • 2 years of international missions experience
  • 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
  • Comfortably interact 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

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

The successful Missions Coach will:

  • Stay informed of needs and opportunities within TEAM
  • Recruit new missionaries from resource pools such as campuses. churches, missions-focused groups, etc.
  • Respond quickly and appropriately to inquiries
  • Actively maintain relationships with potential missionaries
  • Wisely coach candidates as they seek and obey God's direction
  • Work with potential missionaries to identify appropriate opportunities within TEAM
  • Work with field missionaries to provide excellent personnel to fulfill their ministry needs 
  • Interview and assess missionary candidates
  • Handle logistics for travel, events, vision trips, etc.
  • Be responsible to record activities and interaction with contacts according to established mobilization procedures
  • Have previous recruitment experience (preferred)
  • Willingly travel as needed for the job

ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES

The above constitutes the core skills and activities expected of all Missions Coaches. However, understanding that each Missions Coach has his/her own area(s) of gifting and interest, it is TEAM’s desire to find appropriate and creative ways to utilize each individual’s particular gifts and abilities. Some of the additional activities in which current Missions Coaches are involved are listed below. New Missions Coaches will likely be involved in some of these same activities, but as new individuals are added this list will likely continue to grow.

  • Meeting one-on-one with potential missionaries
  • Representing TEAM at conferences, churches, campuses, etc.
  • Planning and executing missions-focused events on campuses, in churches, etc.
  • Speaking/Teaching as opportunities arise
  • Develop TEAM's partner-relationships
  • Creating mobilization resources (i.e., blogs, podcasts, informational/educational resources)
  • Fielding digital inquiries

Positions are currently available in: 

  • Bucks County (North of Philadelphia), Pennsylvania
  • Wilmington, Deleware/Northern Maryland
  • Charlotte/Fort Mill, North Carolina
  • Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Vancouver, BC, Canada

Submit cover letter and resume to:

E-mail: jobs@team.org                
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.

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 at 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.

Download a copy of our Statement of Faith HERE

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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.

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 downtown Chicago, which would eventually be relocated to Wheaton, Illinois.

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. Scott Henson serves as TEAM’s International Director, overseeing more than 550 missionaries, and a diverse team of staff and mobilizers located in TEAM missions hubs around the United States and Canada.

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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.

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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.