Serving with GSG
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Every missions organization is different, and no one organization is necessarily better than another. It’s all about finding the organization that’s a good fit for you. Our missionaries describe GSG as having a “family feel.” Perhaps what’s most unique about GSG is its emphasis on caring and reaching the unreached. Our vision is to serve alongside Christ-centered churches among all the peoples of Latin America.
You must be a born-again Christian with an active and growing relationship with Jesus Christ; you must be at least 18 years old; you must be able to legally work in the U.S.
The Short-Term Intern application process normally takes 3-6 months. The Full-Term application process normally takes between 4-12 months, with at least another 6 months to raise support before going out to the field.
The Short-Term Intern application fee is $35. The only expense associated with the Full-Term application process is the Orientation Week fee (contact your facilitator or fill out the “Got a question” form for information on Home Based Orientation costs). Both Short-Term and Full-Term missionaries raise prayer and financial support to sustain them on the field. Rough estimates include $4,500 for a Short Term summer team and $15,000 for a year-long individual assignment. Full-Term support targets vary widely based on assignment, location, family size, and length of term, and generally aren’t available until you have a settled assignment. It’s natural to be anxious about raising support, but we walk beside you throughout the fundraising process, and we serve a mighty God.
Most assignments offer the exciting opportunity to learn another language. GSG recognizes the value of building relationships and making disciples by communicating with people in their own language. This is especially true for those applying Full-Term. Language learning is an integral part in many of our teams, and when necessary, language school (in the States, in Latin America, or elsewhere) is an option. There are also positions and areas which do not require knowledge of a language other than English, but language learning is always encouraged.
Not really. GSG’s policy is to appoint both spouses as a couple such that both spouses engage in ministry in Latin America, which may include one spouse raising the family and building relationships in the community.
Home Based Pre-Field Training is the last step in the application process and is required for all Full-Term candidates and for Short-Term personnel who serve for six months or longer. It is a training and orientation through Mission Training International called COMPASS. It is a one month training held in Colorado. You can find more information, course dates and cost on their website, mti.org.
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