Want to play your part in taking God’s word to God’s world by going overseas with the gospel?
At Crosslinks, we take God’s word to God’s world. Since we began doing this in 1922, we have sent out thousands of individuals to many of the world’s countries. Today, our mission partners are living and working in 30 countries on five continents. Our remit is not defined by geography but simply by action: bible based ministries wherever they are needed. We’d love you to join in.
How does it work?
Crosslinks mission partners are employed by Crosslinks and seconded to a church or institution in the country where they serve. Some mission partners come to Crosslinks with a fully formed idea of where they want to serve, for others we help find a placement that matches their specific skills and interests. We’re there for mission partners as they set a budget, build a partnership team to give and pray for them, and think through logistics. We provide regular pastoral support and help with administration before, during and after they start their ministry (for example, we distribute prayer letters and arrange flights). Find out more about what Crosslinks does for mission partners here.
Crosslinks also has associate mission partners. They are not employed by Crosslinks but receive some administrative and pastoral support. Associate mission partners are often those who plan to receive an in-country income through another organisation or have built their own support partnerships.
Both mission partners and associate mission partners are selected to join Crosslinks in the same way. First they complete our general enquiry form followed by two interviews. Applicants then complete a longer application form and provide references. They then attend a 48-hour selection conference where they are interviewed by a larger panel of selectors.
Who can be a mission partner?
In general, all the mission partners will:
- Be passionate about making Jesus known through the teaching of God’s word.
- Want to be involved with either frontline evangelism or training pastor teachers.
- Have a theological degree or some bible teaching training.
- Have short-term experience in teaching the Bible.
- Agree with our statement of faith.
- Are prepared to give at least three years to serve God overseas.
If you don’t quite match all these criteria, do get in touch as we’d be happy to explore opportunities with you.