Engedi’s Mission is Worldwide
As a church, we support and walk with those who wish to go mid-term (2 months – 2 years) or long-term (2+ years).
We’re so excited that you’re taking a step toward cross-cultural ministry. As a church, Engedi is passionate about spreading the Good News of Jesus to the entire world. We believe that each of us is called to go and make disciples of all nations. The question is not a matter of if, but of where and how.
As you discern how God is calling you to serve, we’re here to help.
Our team will walk alongside you as you discern where God is leading you. We’ll help you prepare so that you aren’t just sent, but you are sent well.
3-month missions mentorships among unreached peoples in the 10/40 window.
3-12 month internships in Asia, Eurasia, and Europe.
I might be interested in serving mid-/long-term, but I’m not sure. What should I do next?
Let’s talk! Our team is here to help you discern God’s lead and take the best next step. Contact us at [email protected] or fill out our interest form below. In the meantime, we encourage you to share what you’re processing with your CABLE group leader and other trusted, Christian mentors and leaders in your life to begin praying with you and supporting you in this journey.
How do I know if God is leading me to go to the nations?
This is a really important question, and one that may take some time to discern through prayer, wise counsel, and the affirmation of the local church. Our Global Sending Team is prepared and ready to help find clarity to how God is leading you. Contact us at [email protected] or fill out our interest form below to begin a conversation.
What do missionaries do, and how would that fit with my skills? Am I qualified to serve globally?
While all Christians are called to engage in God’s global mandate to make disciples of all nations (Matthew 28:18), some are specifically called to take the message of the gospel to another culture. These are normal people who use their skills and gifts to share the love of Jesus and help establish churches in places where the need is urgent. The types of opportunities in missions vary widely and include roles in teaching, business, medicine, church planting, and much more. Your unique passions and abilities can be used to make a tremendous kingdom impact. Contact us at [email protected] or fill out the interest form below to talk with a member of our team about how your skills could be used globally.
What are the steps to be sent globally by Engedi? How long does it usually take?
Engedi’s sending process is broken down into five phases:
- Assessing: getting to know an applicant and discerning calling
- Developing: providing guidance, equipping, and training
- Affirming: confirming readiness
- Sending: committing to partnering
- Reentry: receiving upon return
For those preparing to go mid-term (two months – two years), the process takes about four-six months. For those preparing to go long-term (two years or more), the process is about six-twelve months.
Who is the sending process for?
We desire to come alongside anyone from Engedi who is discerning a potential call to go to the nations. Those who desire to be sent and supported by Engedi must complete the steps of our sending process. Whether you have a strong sense of where God is calling you to go or you’re still uncertain, we encourage you to reach out to our team. We are here to help you understand and follow God’s lead. Contact us at [email protected] or fill out our interest form below to get started.
Where does Engedi send people globally?
While our target is the world, our bullseye is focused on areas of urgent spiritual need. (To learn more about the world’s most pressing spiritual and physical needs, visit https://stratus.earth/.) Our Global Sending Team will walk with you to discern where God may be leading you to serve.
What is the local church’s role in sending to the nations?
God has uniquely tasked the local church with identifying, sending, and supporting individuals who bring the gospel of Jesus all across the world. Engedi’s role as the local church is central to sending in a healthy and sustainable way. We partner with agencies who further equip workers, manage logistics, and provide field development and team management within a global network.
What is the Global Sending Team?
This team serves alongside the Global Missional Life Staff to help individuals and families discern if God is calling them to serve internationally and then helps prepare them to be sent. Our team is ready to help, even if you’re not sure yet how God may be leading. Just contact us at [email protected] or fill out our interest form below to get started.
Is there funding available if I go mid-/long-term?
Financial support is open to those who: are followers of Jesus, Partners of Engedi (for long-term only), participate in a CABLE group, serve within Engedi or through a local partner, actively give to Engedi, have gone a short-term trip, and complete the steps of Engedi’s global sending process. Applications for support are made available by Global Sending Team coaches who guide individuals and families through our sending process.
I have debt. Can I still be sent globally?
It’s highly recommended that all consumer debt is paid off prior to departure, especially for those going long-term. In some cases, student loans may be repaid while serving overseas. Keep in mind that those serving in missions often live on modest budgets. Taking steps to pay off debt and establish a strong financial foundation are things you can do now to be prepared. Consider taking classes at Engedi like Financial Peace University to help you get started. Student debt repayment is also available through organizations like The Go Fund for qualifying individuals.
What is an unreached people group? Where are the majority of unreached people located?
Today, 42% of the world’s population is unreached, meaning these 3.2 billion people lack access to the gospel. These unreached people groups do not have a community of Christians among them who can evangelize their own people without outside help. About 85% of unreached people groups live within the 10/40 Window (a rectangular area located between 10 degrees north and 40 degrees north latitude, including North Africa, the Middle East, and Asia).