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for individuals

  1. Understand the requirements and qualifications:
    • have a sense of God's leadership and a desire to work with people of other cultures
    • be emotionally and spiritually mature
    • already completed high school
    • if enrolled in school you should have a 2.0 or higher GPA at the time of application
  2. Select your project preferences. 
  3. For the online application, you'll need to gather the email addresses of 4 people (non-relatives) who are willing to serve as references for you (Pastor, Other Minister or Adult Leader, Supervisor/Professor, and Friend).
  4. The application has three components -- an online application, references and a background check. All components must be completed before your application can be reviewed. The background check requires a one-time fee of $18. You will receive an email explaining how to purchase this background check after you complete your online application.
  5. Watch the child protection video.
  6. Click "Start Now" below to apply online.

for teams

  1. Understand the requirements and qualifications for a team leader:
    • be 21 years old or older
    • be a BCM/BSU director or a current youth/college/student minister at a church
    • be willing to work under the supervision of IMB personnel overseas
    • have a sense of God's leadership and a desire to work with people of other cultures
    • be emotionally and spiritually mature
  2. Select your project preferences from the available projects.
  3. Make a plan to implement the child protection policy.
  4. Click "Register A Group" then "Start Now" below to apply online.


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