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Become a missionary.
Go and make disciples.

You have a heart for the least-reached. It’s our heart, too. 

God has invited you to join his global mission, and he’s equipped you to make a difference.

We can help you engage your profession and passions to make disciples among the least-reached. 

Whether you engage in traditional missionary work or marketplace ministry, being a Christian missionary is all about disciple-making. You can make disciples as a pastor, a TESOL teacher, an engineer, a nurse, a football coach, or anything else God has gifted you to do.

No matter what country you serve in or what ministry you do, you can make an impact on the mission field.

How to Become a Missionary

5 steps from here to the mission field

Talk to a missions coach
1. Connect
Talk to a Crossworld missions coach and share your story and heart for the nations.
Apply to become a missionary
2. Apply
Engage your church in the process as you submit an online missionary application.
Missionary training
3. Train
Complete your missionary training on discipleship, finances, and cross-cultural ministry.
Missionary preparation
4. Prepare
Follow a personalized plan with your coach to grow personally and professionally.
Start your missionary work
5. Go
Buy a plane ticket! Join your team and start your missionary service.

Take the first step toward becoming a missionary.

What does it take to become a missionary?

Becoming a Christian missionary takes faith! You don’t need a special call or degree to do missionary work. But you do need courage to step out in faith.

The missionary journey sometimes contains obstacles — like visas, language learning, finances, doubts, loneliness, fear, and more. Maybe you don’t know how to get there or you simply don’t want to go it alone.

Don’t worry — we’re here to help. We’ve been sending Christian missionaries abroad for more than 90 years. We know how to help you overcome the obstacles on your path to missionary success.


“Before leaving for Thailand, I felt like I was making the riskiest decision in my life. It’s easy to let fears and practical considerations keep us from following God’s call. But it’s worth the risk, and there’s nothing better than obedience to our Lord and being used by him.”

— Eileen, a disciple-maker in Thailand

Considering missions?

Explore God’s purpose for your life with a free “Am I Called to Missions?” PDF and other disciple-making content delivered to your inbox.

What is marketplace ministry?

Modern-day missionaries look different than you might think. Some plant churches and teach Bible studies, of course. But many of them have secular jobs in offices, schools, and hospitals. They live and work abroad, engaging their job as their primary place of ministry. They use their professional skills to serve communities and build relationships. 

Marketplace ministry has the same goals as missionary work — to show God’s love, spread the gospel, make disciples, and establish churches. The context and day-to-day schedule may look different, but the vision stays the same. Marketplace ministry allows all of God’s people, who maybe don’t think of themselves as missionaries, to engage in the Great Commission.

Do you love your job and love people? Talk to a missions coach about marketplace ministry.

Teach Abroad

Become a missionary teacher and use your education degree to serve communities and make disciples.


Get experience with 3-12 months of short-term missions while learning about long-term missionary work.

Why Crossworld

Discover the benefits of joining a Christian mission organization and the missionary support services we provide.


Got questions about training? Your sending church? Raising support? Care on the mission field? Find answers.

Find Your Place in Missionary Work

Already know where and how you want to serve on the mission field? Great! Talk to a missions coach about your profession and passions.

Not sure yet? That’s okay! Explore the opportunities below to get started. If you don’t find what you’re looking for, one of our missions coaches will help you match your interests to missionary jobs on the field.

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