You may be responding to a specific advertised need, wanting to experience first-hand what God is doing in another part of the world, seeking His guidance about your involvement in world mission, or looking to find God’s place for you for the next few years.
If you’re 20 or over, SIM’s tailor-made placements provide an opportunity to serve alongside experienced missionaries, or put your previous experience into developing something new. Come with your gifts and passion for a specific country or people, or just for what God is doing around the world, and we will match your skills and interests to a suitable placement.
If your goal is long-term service, we can help you find the overseas opportunity most suited to you. We will also discuss with you what preparation and training you may need to help you serve most effectively.
Long-term mission is about building long-term relationships with people; a longer commitment of your life to change the lives of others. It means sacrificing many of the comforts of home in order to better relate to a new culture and its people.
It sounds like a challenging step to take, but it could be the first step of the most wonderful journey of your entire life.
A short assignment may be a way to explore ministry opportunities and test how your skills and experience might be used in the future. Placements are usually for a minimum of two months.