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You’re Not Alone

We can help you through every step toward missions.

There might be some challenges, questions and fears that you have as you consider serving in missions. That’s okay!

We know that it can seem daunting to pursue a new adventure God might be inviting you to join. That’s why Wycliffe wants to come alongside you with the resources and support you need to discover where God’s leading you and how to get there! There are over 6,000 active Wycliffe members on their own missionary journeys today, and we’ll be there throughout your journey as well.

To help you get started, here are some frequently asked questions about serving with Wycliffe.

What types of opportunities are available for me in Wycliffe?

Wycliffe has needs and opportunities for service globally, as well as locations throughout the United States, for various lengths of time. We are looking for people to serve for a few years or longer as part of their working career, or give their time as volunteers. Options for service include members, interns, volunteers (which vary from two weeks to multi-year), and a few paid spots in Wycliffe USA.

How will Wycliffe help prepare me to serve?

In Wycliffe, we call this team of people “partners.” And as the months and years go on, you’ll see how accurate this term is — these people will not only partner with you in Wycliffe ministry financially, but also through prayer and advocacy.

How does Wycliffe make considerations for singles and families?

Wycliffe recognizes that service looks different for singles than it does for married couples and families. Depending on the length and type of option that best fits your situation, you’ll probably want to know how that impacts the choices you make (including what role you will serve in, the length of service, etc.).

And families, of course, will need to consider their spouses and children when making decisions.

Both singles and families will need to make decisions ranging from healthcare to housing and medical considerations. If you’re considering missions and have children, you probably also have a lot of questions about how they’ll be educated overseas. There are a few options for you to explore before you move to your assignment. Each country is different when it comes to what schooling options are available, and Wycliffe will work with you every step of the way to determine the best fit for you and your family!

Why Wycliffe?

Wycliffe is committed to working to see God change people all around the world through his translated Word. Today, there are over 6,000 active Wycliffe members on their own missionary journeys at Wycliffe! We are one of the largest Christian non-profit organizations, providing individuals with the opportunity to acquire experience in many different fields, all while in a multicultural environment.

How do I know God’s will for my life?

As you’re thinking about missions, you’re likely asking yourself: “Is this for me?” Seeking God first and drawing closer to him always leads us to a better understanding of his desires for our lives. An intimate relationship with God is crucial for determining where and how he is leading you to serve. To explore the answer to those questions, we’ve created resources that provide tools to help you determine God’s will for your life.