A short-term missionary experience involves a one to three-year commitment to serve in an international setting. The effect on the missionary’s life and on the mission is deep and rich because of the longer commitment in comparison to a two week trip. Those desiring to serve in this way agree to raise their own support. This is an opportunity to be changed through mission and to see God move through the ministries to which he is calling these missionaries. Learn more about available short-term opportunities.
Project missionaries are project-focused so that Covenanters may serve from three to six years on strategic projects that will move God’s mission outreach forward as he directs. The project missionary program is tailored primarily for people seeking to serve in world mission for longer than a couple of years but for less than a career. Those desiring to serve in this way agree to raise their own support, much like short-term missionaries.
Long-term missionaries are those that have been called and consecrated by the Evangelical Covenant Church’s Annual Meeting to serve long-term in mission in an international setting. A prospective long-term missionary must be a member of a local Evangelical Covenant Church and must complete an interview and screening process. He or she must also have Covenant short-term or project missionary experience. A prospective vocational missionary must also meet the regular professional requirements for similar service in the United States and Canada.
You can download or order the brochure about the paths to missionary service here.