Long Term

When it comes to mission,

we take a long-range view.

When it comes to mission, we take a long-range view.

That means a commitment to live as learners — investing time so you can deeply understand the words, ways and needs of the local people.

Why long-term?

We have seen that mission – that bringing the Kingdom of God into the lives of those we serve – is most effective when we commit to the long haul.

Long-term enables us to build sustainable and genuine relationships. It enables us to gain deep understanding of our local friend’s culture and worldviews, which in turn helps us present the good news of Jesus in a way that makes sense to them.”

Max and Ezzie | South East Asia team members

Effective mission takes time.

Deep community transformation requires real commitment.

Effective mission takes time. Deep community transformation requires real commitment.

As an intercultural team member, you’ll dedicate yourself to learning the local language and culture so you can communicate in a way that makes sense in that place.

As you build trust and authentic relationships within the community, opportunities to share God’s love through word and deed will open.

These things take time. You’ll spend your first three years building a strong foundation of language and cultural culture. Early relationships are built with neighbours, colleagues and your local language teacher.

This is often followed by a six-month home assignment in Australia that includes some rest, further training and growing your partnership and support team. From there, you will return to your mission community with a strong foundation, ready for your second term and beyond.

Where is God calling you?

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Our teams: Where our teams currently live and serve
Ministry partners: Where we partner with established faith communities
Australian Intercultural Team
Cambodia
Malawi
Mozambique
Silk Road Area
South Asia
South East Asia
Thailand
Vietnam
Zambia
Myanmar & border areas
Papua New Guinea
Bangladesh
Zimbabwe
Papua
India

How do I apply?

There are three stages in the Baptist Mission Australia pathway to becoming an intercultural team member. This process takes between 18-36 months. 

1. Discernment

What is your calling? Is Baptist Mission Australia the right fit for you? We are here to help you prayerfully discern your next steps.

2. Application

Once you have discerned your calling with the support of Baptist Mission Australia, the next step is to begin the application process.

3. Formation

Now that you’ve been accepted as a team member, it’s time to prepare for your first term of intercultural service.

1. Discernment

What is your calling? Is Baptist Mission Australia the right fit for you? We are here to help you prayerfully discern your next steps.

2. Application

Once you have discerned your calling with the support of Baptist Mission Australia, the next step is to begin the application process.

3. Formation

Now that you’ve been accepted as a team member, it’s time to prepare for your first term of intercultural service.

Interested in serving with Baptist Mission Australia?

Take the first step. Register your interest in becoming an intercultural team member and we’ll be in touch to kick off the conversation! 

Interested in serving with Baptist Mission Australia?

Take the first step. Register your interest in becoming an intercultural team member and we’ll be in touch to kick off the conversation!