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Serve with ABWELong-Term Applicants

ABWE offers opportunities for long-term missionary service. Missionary service demands a high commitment to excellence, and ABWE sets specific qualifications for long-term missionary candidates. If you believe God is directing you to pursue long-term missionary service, we can help by providing accountability throughout the application process, by offering guidance when you have questions, and by encouraging you as you follow God’s leading in your life.

What are the Qualifications?

Testimony. Candidates must show evidence they have had a salvation experience and reflect the essential characteristics of a Christian as found in Acts 11:24—a good man or woman, full of the Holy Spirit and faith, and leads others to Christ.

Citizenship. Citizenship must be of the USA or Canada, regardless of ethnic or national background. Legal immigrants (alien residents) who have resided at least four years in the USA or Canada and have applied for citizenship are also eligible.

Doctrine and Core Values. As we follow a Biblical model and strive for team unity, it is important that all long-term applicants be committed to the Baptist distinctives and be in agreement with ABWE’s doctrinal statement and guidelines for ministry found in our ABWE Missionary Handbook and Policy Manual

Church Membership. ABWE is committed to the local church and your membership in a church is an important aspect of your missionary service. We partner with churches whose doctrinal position and practice are compatible with that of ABWE’s, coming alongside the sending church providing services, training, encouragement, and accountability to the short-term missionary being sent to serve. We partner with Baptist churches, Bible churches, and unaffiliated churches (i.e. Grace Community Church).

Getting Started. To begin your application, you must first create an account with us and be signed in. If you have already completed those steps, then you can begin your application.

Application Assistance

If you have any questions about this application or if you are unsure how to proceed, please contact us for assistance.


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