Become a Missionary
If you believe God is calling you to act as His ambassador in missions here in our area or in another region or country, we would like to talk with you. Below are some of the ways we may be able to help you take next steps in pursuing this call, with contact information for our Global Outreach area:
Short-Term Missionary Applicants—If you are a young adult (18–35 years old) interested in applying for short-term mission support (four weeks to six months), click to our Resource page to download the Short Term Missionary Application and Missionary Reference Form.
Mid- and Long-Term Missionary Applicants—WBC is pleased to consider applicants who are well-qualified, have strong ties to our church, and pursue ministry in alignment with our strategic priorities and values. We are also a founding church of the Greater Chicago Missions Consortium (GCMC), so we often support a missionary from one of the GCMC member churches. Qualification for WBC missionary candidacy is based on the nature of the ministry as well as the "four C's" of calling, character, community, and competency:
- Calling—A candidate must be able to clearly articulate God's call to a particular ministry for which he/she is well-suited.
- Character—A candidate must demonstrate consistent godly character and exhibit a Christ-like maturity, verified through close observation and references.
- Community—A candidate must have been active at WBC for at least five years. Strong preference will be given to candidates currently attending WBC. Past attendees (who meet the five-year requirement) as well as children of WBC-supported missionaries who do not fulfill the five-year requirement will probably be considered for a one-time grant only, not for ongoing support. Any candidate who will be based in the Chicago area for his/her ministry assignment must attend WBC. Exceptions to these requirements are made for a few specific types of candidates. If you are interested in this information, please contact Global Outreach (630.876.6685).
- Competency—A candidate must demonstrate the ability, gifts, and experience necessary to fulfill his/her call into ministry.
Begin the Process
If you're interested in exploring whether God may be leading you to mid- or long term mission, we want to talk with you! Contact Global Outreach (630.876.6685).