MD Phase 5 – You’re Almost There!
We call this phase 5 but not necessarily because all the elements will fall last in your process.
A Contract for Missionary service will be signed and notarized approximately 30 days out from departure.
All missionary appointees are commissioned for missionary service in a special ceremony held before departure for the foreign field. GBIM shall lead in planning the service with the candidate and may preside at the service. A representative for GBIM will give an appropriate charge to the candidate(s). The service may be held at a national meeting, such as the Missions and Ministry Summit, or in a local church of the appointee’s preference.
As close to departure as scheduling will allow, the missionary will attend a program of missionary internship. This is essential training for the missionary appointee and is best done just prior to field assignment.
The process being fulfilled the missionary appointee will be cleared for field departure.