Bible college placements

Bible College Placement

An overseas placement during your Bible college studies gives you the opportunity to seek God’s guidance regarding future ministry.

You can take part in a variety of cross-cultural mission activities, depending on your gifts and skills, and put into practice some of your classroom studies. You'll also be able to learn from experienced mission workers as you watch them serve and minister alongside them.

Encounter some of the joys and challenges of cross-cultural living and working and explore how the Lord may want you to serve him after College.

What can I do overseas?

  • Evangelism and church growth
  • Translation and literacy
  • Children's and youth work
  • Development and relief
  • Health and HIV/AIDS
  • Business ministries/administration/leadership
  • Technical services
  • Media and arts
  • Education
  • Theological education

You could use the time for language and culture learning while you explore long-term options.

Where can I go?

You can serve in Africa, Asia or South America – visit the Where we work pages.

When can I apply?

You will need to contact us at least five months before your placement, but the sooner the better because it takes time to find the right placement.

Getting your church involved at the beginning is very important. Talk to your church leaders and the college tutor responsible for placements then complete the Enquiry Form online.

You will need to raise your own support to cover expenses such as travel, orientation, medical checks and vaccinations, accommodation and food, health insurance, administration and visas.


You will attend an orientation course before beginning your assignment, preparing you for the situation where you’ll work, and highlighting the health and cultural issues you will face.