Our Process


Has your local church affirmed your gifting and
readiness for long-term ministry?

The Application & Onboarding Process

There are a few boxes to check before you’re ready to launch into your first international assignment. The entire process typically takes 12 to 18 months. Find out what to expect during that time frame.

From Application to Appointment

Start with a conversation with a Mobilizer who will help you understand whether Reaching & Teaching is a good fit for you.

Throughout the process, we will connect with your sending church to hear their assessment of your desire and gifting for the field.

A Mobilizer will give you a link to our application which includes your personal testimony and references.

Once we have your application, our team will contact you to set up an initial interview so we can learn more about you.

We will provide you with Theological and Confidential Questionnaires that you will complete and submit for review.

Our team will process your application and questionnaires, interact with you, your elders, and your references, and will determine what additional steps, if any, might need to be taken to prepare you for the field.

Once the evaluation process is complete and any additional steps have been taken, we will set up another interview with you and a few members of our Global Leadership Team.

The final step prior to appointment is an interview with our President.

Once our president approves your application and interview process, he will submit your profile to our Board of Directors for appointment.

From Appointment to the Field

Our Operations and Long-term team will walk with you to ensure you and your sending church are prepared and ready for you to deploy to your assignment.

Attend a two-day bootcamp to learn how to build a robust team of support partners. We provide ongoing coaching and resources to ensure that you are well-supported before you ever go on assignment. All global workers are required to raise 100% of their support prior to leaving.

Complete the week-long, cross-cultural training and orientation program hosted by our team.

Once you’ve raised all of your financial support and have gotten the approval from your Regional Leader, you are ready to purchase your flights deploy to your new home!

Take Action

Talk to Us About Becoming a
Long-term Missionary

We long to see mature disciples, healthy churches, and trained leaders in every place around the world, and are praying for more laborers for the harvest. There are a variety of ways that you can serve long-term using your unique gifts, so sign up here to talk with a Mobilizer. We would love to hear more about the desires, gifts, and opportunities that God has given you.

Get Answers

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.

It is Reaching & Teaching's position that anyone who desires to apply to be a Global Worker should be free from looking at pornography for a minimum of a year. If this exempts someone from applying at any given time, we encourage them to seek out shepherding from an elder in their local church.
Any individual or family who wishes to apply for long-term work must have no more than $20,000 in student and consumer debt.

See what we ask on the Confidential Questionnaire and the Theological Questionnaire