Frequently Asked Questions
Our Global Workers are not restricted to any particular country or region. We are now deploying Global Workers across the globe. For security reasons, we cannot list all the countries in which we serve; however, we are excited about the opportunities God has provided from South America to South Asia.
Reaching & Teaching Global Workers are committed to the tasks of making mature disciples, establishing healthy churches, and training local leaders. Depending on the context of where the Global Worker is serving, they will be engaged in a range of activities from evangelism, discipleship, church-planting, church strengthening, and leadership development. All of this work is done with the aim of healthy churches in every place around the world.
Yes. Global Workers raise the finances necessary for their life and ministry on the field. We provide ongoing organizational support to our missionaries from the time of initial support-raising, through language training, and while on the mission field.
The amount of money that our Global Workers raise depends heavily upon their ministry location and the size of their family. Missionaries should expect to raise at least $60,000 for annual salary and an additional $60,000-90,000 for one-time deployment and training costs.
We require that Global Workers raise a 2-3 month surplus to avoid debilitating funding situations. However, if funds dip below 85%, we will require the Global Worker to return to North America to reignite support efforts. We encourage all of our Global Workers to maintain excellent, helpful communication with their support partners.
Our Global Workers are responsible to handle their own housing, medical, education, and transportation logistics. We are happy to provide counsel and help wherever possible, such as providing travel logistical support. Concerning financial logistics, Reaching & Teaching contracts with Cedarstone Partners to handle HR matters, payroll, ministry expense reimbursements, donor receipts, and more.
Our Global Workers typically take a stateside assignment every three to four years. We ask that all Global Workers remain on the field during the first year of language acquisition.
RTIM offers an optional group health plan option and optional retirement benefit to full-time employees. Each employee is responsible to raise sufficient funds to opt-in to these benefits.
Reaching & Teaching has a dedicated Member Care staff who provide spiritual care for RTIM Global Workers and children as part of the Long-term Ministry Team. The primary tasks of member care are to listen, pray, and provide biblical counsel and encouragement as a supplement to the care provided by the sending church. Each long-term worker is assigned a member care staff early in the on boarding process who will provide care for the duration of their on-boarding and deployment.