Most pastors appreciate the process our missionaries go through to become partners with the churches of the BBFI. The process assures the supporting pastor that the missionaries have met certain doctrinal, educational, practical and health requirements.
The BBFI Mission Office does not charge the approved missionaries for handling their contributions. The missionaries receive 100 percent of every dollar that is designated for them.
Career Candidates attend the Deputation phase of Candidate School the year of their approval and attend the Pre-Field phase the following year.
TEAM Candidates attend Candidate School in the calendar year in which they are recognized.
Candidate School is required for all those seeking approval or recognition.
Candidates transitioning from TEAM to Career missions will need to attend a second week of Candidate School in the same calendar year they are approved.
Education: If needed, begin working on your college requirements.
Internship: If needed, begin seeking a place where you can learn the basics of ministry alongside an experienced pastor or missionary. Please feel free to call the Mission Office for information on churches looking for interns.
Stewardship: Be a good steward of your financial resources. There is a debt limit.
Physical Health: Live a healthy lifestyle. There are physical requirements to meet for approval/recognition.
TEAM missionaries must have completed at least one year of college.
Secondly, is there adequate medical care available for the applicant or family member in the country of their choice?
Basic medical tests are required for career applicants and their families.
Candidates may also want to consider the TEAM program as a first step to help confirm God’s leadership into career missions.