The extended program is for anyone who is called to serve overseas for longer than 2 years. In order to create lasting and sustainable change in communities worldwide, the extended opportunity allows individuals to understand the complex needs of various communities and develop ways to address them. Field workers receive short term mission teams to help them with projects that require extra help. We work together with missionaries to support the efforts which they are undertaking, and donations through Missionary Ventures go directly to specific projects, initiatives or personal support.
The work varies according to the skill and experience of field workers. An example of a few current projects include: the operation of a birth centre, church planting in the Amazon, medical ministry in Africa, feeding centres and programs for kids in the Caribbean.
No two mission projects are the same, rather we tailor the strengths of our applicants with the needs of the communities. We provide personal support from the office while you are on the field and act as your base back home while you are serving abroad.
The call to the mission field is not for everyone, so first and foremost we encourage you to seek guidance and pray about this decision in your life.
Once you are ready, you may contact our office and we will provide you with a variety of opportunities and projects which exist overseas and are waiting for long term help. Some individuals come with a specific need or location that they wish to address and others come as blank slates, with no boundaries on how they may serve. We will discuss a variety of options with you and decide which one fits best with your talents and desires.
Formal application process and Skype interview will determine if now is the right time for you (and your family) and whether this is a good fit for both MVC and the missionary.
Mission prep work is the last thing before you pack your belongings and prepare to travel oversees. This type of workshop will help those without mission work experience gain a bit of background knowledge and helps those who have already served in missions refine their skills.