“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
Do you have the gift of teaching and a heart for ministry? If so, let’s work together to provide theological education and leadership training to church pastors and leaders around the world. We’ll cover the logistics and lead you and a small group of other trainers on a one to two-week-long training trip. You’ll work alongside our established global partners and provide crucial teaching using our nine-module training program. Together we can begin to close the gap on theological education and raise up mature disciples.
Are you passionate about seeing Jesus worshiped among all nations? Has the Holy Spirit laid long-term, global ministry work on your heart? We want to come alongside men and women whom the local church has discipled and affirmed for such work. Fulfill your calling to reach all people groups with the gospel, and join one of our international teams. There are a variety of ways that you can serve long-term using your unique giftings. Together we can provide deep discipleship and equip local church leaders so that they can build effective, healthy churches where the gospel is spread.
Expand Your Missions Horizons
Whether you desire to move overseas as a long-term global worker or are looking for ways to mobilize your church towards global missions, our Preview Day is a great place to learn more about the heart and opportunities of Reaching & Teaching. We would love to have you join us!
Frequently Asked Questions
Typical trips include 5 days of teaching and 2 days of travel for a total of 7 days. Additional travel days may be required due to the remote nature of some training locations or the limited number of flights within some countries. We strive to make travel as efficient as possible.
Yes! We recognize the importance of training women to study the Bible and make disciples. We are continually exploring opportunities for women to serve on our trips. Learn about some of the current opportunities here!
No, you do not need a theological degree to participate or teach on one of our trips, but you do need to be apt to teach and possess ministry experience. Additionally, some training sites offer other ministry outlets during the trip that will allow those who are not seeking to teach alternate ministry avenues.
In order to participate on our short-term trips, you must be a follower of Jesus Christ, be in good standing with your local church, and have a desire to use your time to equip the church around the globe. You must be at least 18 years old and complete the trip application online. Completing the application does not guarantee that you will be accepted for the trip. The application is simply the first step to be considered by RTIM. Additionally, you must meet these requirements:
Theological: RTIM operates under the Baptist Faith and Message 2000 and The Gospel Coalition Statement Confessional Statement. All trip participants must adhere to one of these two statements of faith.
Medical/Health: Many training sites are remote and may be challenging for a person with certain health concerns to minister in a given setting. For this reason, we work carefully with applicants who have health restrictions/concerns to insure that every person is able to have a safe and healthy trip. If you have specific medical concerns, please contact the Director of Short-Term Ministries to discuss which sites would be best to consider.
At some training sites there are additional ministry opportunities. The most common opportunities include preaching in local churches and other gospel ministry. These are not available at all locations.
Yes. When needed, we will provide a translator for teaching and general communication.
View trips here to see which trips are “active” and accepting applications. If you would like to register a team larger than 3 participants, please contact us before applying so we can ensure that your whole team will be able to participate on the trip that you are considering.
Short-term trips average around $2,000 with some trips costing more and some costing less. Airfare has the most significant impact on the cost of a trip.
The cost of your trip covers airfare, ground transportation, food and water, lodging, translators, trip insurance, and an administrative fee. When traveling to countries that require a visa, there is an additional cost with the visa agency. We provide the necessary information for processing visas.
No. For liability and logistical reasons, we must purchase all airline tickets for short-term trips.
We provide coaching and guidance on raising support for your trip; however, we cannot provide any financial assistance for trip participants.
No. The cost of the trip does not include immunizations or pre-trip medical expenses. We recommend that individuals consult with their doctor before participating on a trip. We also recommend that the person visit the US Department of State’s website concerning the country of travel. For each trip we purchase travel insurance that covers emergency medical costs during the trip.
A trip may be modified due to political unrest, natural disasters, or other unforeseen circumstances. Our first priority is to reschedule your trip in conjunction with both the students and the traveling teaching team. If this is not possible, we will help you choose another trip.
No. Trip participants are not able to extend a short-term trip before or after the official trip.