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Short-Term Missions

goodwill1Gospel Fellowship Association missions has developed the Short-Term Missionary Program to place temporary volunteers with career missionaries. Short-term missionaries assist with home schooling, teaching at a Bible institute or seminary, camps, medical evangelism, computer work, office work, church music programs, etc. Short-term assignments with GFA Missions last up to two years.

What Are the Qualifications?

GFA is looking for the following in its short-term applicants:

  • Clear testimony of being born again
  • Dedication, self-sacrifice, and adaptability to changing circumstances
  • Full agreement with the Fundamentalist, biblical, separatist philosophy of GFA
  • A true zeal for winning lost souls evidenced in part by current involvement in the ministry of a local church
  • Relevant experience to the ministry to be performed on the field
  • Generally good health
  • Complete undergraduate and/or graduate education (at least)

What Are the Benefits of Working Through GFA?
  • Because of GFA's excellent reputation, identification with the mission aids in raising support.
  • Our home office staff issues tax-deductible receipts for gifts and transmits funds to the field.
  • The leadership provides guidance and accountability.
  • GFA evaluates each applicant to ascertain whether he is suited for the assignment in which he is interested, thus deterring the heartaches that come from an undesirable situation.
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What is the cost?

  • The base salary covers such things as the missionary's tithe, insurance, taxes, and personal items such as toiletries, postage stamps, telephone calls, souvenirs, film, etc.
  • The cost of living allowance varies depending on the housing arrangements on the field. In many cases the short-termer will take room and board in the missionary's home, providing that he or she can be afforded a substantial measure of privacy. In some situations the short-termer obtains housing apart from the missionary.
  • Preparatory expenses include prayer letters, prayer cards (optional), vaccinations, passport, visa, and travel to and from the field--varying according to the field.
  • Obtaining sufficient funds is the responsibility of the short-term missionary--usually through gifts from family and friends, the home church, and, in some cases, the supporting churches of the missionary whom the short-termer will assist. All funds should be sent to GFA, which receipts and distributes the funds as needed. All money received for a missionary goes to that missionary; no percentage is retained for office expenses .

What Is the Procedure for Becoming a Short-Term Missionary?

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  • Contact the GFA home office to communicate your interest in a short-term ministry.
  • Obtain and complete a General Information Sheet.
  • Meet with a GFA Representative and learn of suitable short-term opportunities.
  • Once you decide on a particular opportunity, the GFA home office will communicate your desire to the particular missionary on the field to verify the need and desirability of having a short-termer come.
  • Once we receive verification from the missionary, the candidate will receive an application for short-term missionary service.
  • Request recommendations from your home-church pastor, your college or university, and former employers, and then return your application.
  • Meet with a GFA Candidate Committee for final approval of the short-term ministry.
  • Upon approval of the application, GFA will assist the short-term missionary in writing letters for support, obtaining a passport and visa, fulfilling pertinent health requirements, and preparing for the ministry. The entire process from initial inquiry to arrival on the field generally requires a minimum of six months.

If you desire to serve the Lord as a short-term missionary with Gospel Fellowship Association Missions, please contact us or come by our home office. It is our greatest desire to assist men and women who desire to be obedient to what God has called them to do. We would love to speak with you.

"For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister."  Hebrews 6:10

 

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