DO YOU WANT TO BE A MISSIONARY?
HAVE I GOT WHAT IT TAKES TO BE A MISSIONARY?
First and foremost, being a missionary is based on your calling from God. We believe that the Spirit of God is the One who calls and empowers missionaries to be “witnesses into all the earth”. Also, being a missionary requires physical stamina, emotional resilience and a faithful character. See a list of questions we’ll ask as you consider missionary service.
HOW IS YOUR WALK WITH GOD?
Y4K is a general mission. Many of our missionaries work as worship leaders, evangelists, teachers, activity planners, street evangelists in pioneer areas or in partnership with local churches in discipleship, evangelism, or in teaching of the Word of God.
WHY ARE YOU CONSIDERING MISSIONS?
Missions is more than a job; it’s a ministry which can be very demanding. Loneliness, cultural differences, financial limitations, and other frustrations may come your way. You need to have a strong conviction that God is leading you into missions. Your love for God and your desire to glorify Him, no matter what, must be top priority.
WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN DOING?
Crossing the ocean will not make you a missionary. Whatever you propose to do in ministry across cultural lines you should already be doing now. Are you committed and involved in your local church? Have you talked to your church leaders about your interest in mission? Because the church does the sending, they should be involved in discipling, training, and equipping you.
HOW DO YOU LIVE?
HOW HAS GOD GIFTED YOU FOR SERVICE?
There are mature skill sets that will be required, depending on the type of ministry and length of term. Some countries require a degree for entry. What specific skills do you have to offer for cross-cultural ministry?
ARE YOU WILLING TO RAISE FINANCIAL SUPPORT?
People serving with Y4K are not salaried by Y4K. You will be asked to supply the financial resources that you need for living expenses, travel, medical insurance, and administration by partnering with church supporters, friends, and other people who stand behind you in your service.
ARE YOU FIT?
The pressures of cross-cultural ministry require physical and emotional stamina and a resilient character.
DO YOU FIT?
Going out with a mission group means joining a team. Can you work with an international and interdenominational team? You need to be compatible with the team’s beliefs, goals, and methods. Study our statement of faith, values and purpose statements.