Evaluate Your Readiness

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Get Ready!

As you explore missionary service, here are some important questions to ask yourself:

Am I ready to accept God’s calling to serve others?

Being actively engaged in a church or with a body of believers for the purpose of fellowship, worship, biblical teaching, and service to others is vital in helping you hear and follow God’s calling.

Your relationship with Christ begins when you recognize your separation from God as a result of your sin, repent and trust in Jesus for forgiveness, and receive Him into your heart and life through faith. Your journey continues as part of the body of Christ. As you learn and live out God’s Word and participate in your local church, you grow in faith and spiritual maturity while being prepared for works of service.

Scripture to explore:

  • Acts 13:1–3
  • Romans 1–3
  • 1 Corinthians 1–2
  • Ephesians 4–5:21
  • 1 Timothy 3:15b
  • Hebrews 10:24–25
  • 1 Peter 4:10

TWR expects that our missionary candidates…

  • believe in Christ as Saviour and are actively pursuing a relationship with Him within His body.
  • believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God, completely trustworthy and speaking with supreme authority in all matters of belief and practice.
  • agree with TWR Canada’s Statement of Faith.

Am I ready to trust God to provide for me financially?

TWR missionaries depend on the Lord to provide for their needs through the partnership of individuals and churches who pray and give financially to TWR in support of their ministries.

Depending on God to provide for your financial needs through the partnership of His people can seem overwhelming—even scary—but it’s an opportunity to see God work in ways that will grow your faith. TWR trains and coaches new missionaries as they build and maintain a team of prayer and financial partners.

Scripture to explore:

  • 1 Corinthians 9:7–18
  • Philippians 4:10–16
  • 3 John 5–6

TWR expects that our missionaries…

  • are willing to trust the organization to set an appropriate living allowance for their locations of service.
  • are willing to invite their church body and believing friends and family to join their ministry through prayer, encouragement, and gifts to TWR.
  • are willing to maintain this team of ministry partners throughout their time of service with TWR.

Have I shared my desire to serve in missions with my church?

TWR’s purpose is the assist the Church to fulfill the command of Jesus Christ to make disciples of all people. We believe strongly that the individuals God is calling to serve full-time in missions should be sent by their home church. We view this as a partnership between the church and the ministry to fulfill the Great Commission. Serving in full-time ministry is never easy. Your church’s backing is crucial to your ability to raise support and serve with resilience: spiritually, emotionally, practically and financially. It is imperative to elicit feedback from your pastor and other church leadership at the earliest stages of the process of exploring missionary service.

Scripture to Explore:

  • Hebrews 10:25
  • Luke 10:2
  • John 20:21

TWR expects that our missionary candidates…

  • have shared their sense of calling into missions with their pastor/elder/small group leader/missions committee, etc.
  • have sought the counsel of their pastor/elder(s)/small group leader/missions committee, etc. before beginning the application process.
  • are communicating clearly with their home church as they explore opportunities to serve in missions and go through the stages of application, candidacy, appointment and missionary service.