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Missionary roles vary in length, funding; common thread is willingness to serve

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For most, the term missionary implies someone who has devoted their life full time to follow God’s calling to share the gospel where it has not been heard. Missionaries are displaced from their homes, culture and jobs to establish a presence in a new place, often in a different culture, doing a job with gospel intention.

Career missionaries, or “team members,” all over the globe are vital to fulfilling the Great Commission. However, nontraditional missionaries not fully funded by the International Mission Board are taking on crucial roles to serve Kingdom purposes.

Many opportunities are available in a variety of short-term, mid-term and long-term capacities. There are missionary teams, missionary associates, team associates and field support missionaries. Professionals, students and stay-at-home parents can serve for any length of time.

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