How to start the process of joining an Alpha Mission Team
If you read all the way to here, we assume you are interested in serving on an Alpha Mission Team, and are serious about it. We are as excited as you are!
May the Lord bless you with much wisdom and discernment as you take these steps.
- ONE – Firstly, read this page through a number of times, to make sure you understand everything.
- TWO – Now take your time with this one: present your desire to the Lord in prayer. Remember Matthew 7:7-11. Prayerfully read the passages mentioned here. For each one, ask yourself: “What does this say about God? What does this say about people? What is there for me to obey?” Do not be driven by feelings of guilt, but rather by love for the Lord and an earnest desire to obey and serve Him.
- Read passages on the Great Commission: Matthew 28:18-20, Mark 16:15-16, John 20:21, Luke 24:46-49, Acts 1:8. Also read Acts 2:1-36 to see again how the Lord helps those whom He sends.
- Read passages on the fulfilment of the Great Commission: Matthew 24:14, Revelation 5:9-10 and 7:9 (note that the word translated “nations” in these passages come from the Greek “ethnos”, from which we get the term “ethnic group”).
- Read passages on different ways people were called. How is God calling you? God calling and our response to it: Matthew 28:19 and Isaiah 6:8, Seeing a need: Nehemiah 1:1-2:10, Supernatural: Acts 9:1-20, and especially note Acts 9:15-16, The Church: Acts 13:2-3.
- Take comfort in Matthew 28:20b: “And remember, I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
- THREE – Familarise yourself with the kind of organisation World Outreach International is by reading through the following pages: Welcome, History, Purpose & Vision, Values and Distinctives, Statement of Faith, Benefits of Serving with WOI, What are people saying about WOI? What is an LRP?.
Applying to join
Important note: Before you click on the link below, first read the section below called ‘Important notes concerning the “explore serving with WOI” form‘
Read Information on Serving with WOI. On that page is a button called “I want to explore serving with WOI”. Clicking on that button will take you to a form for you to fill in.
Important notes concerning the “explore serving with WOI” form
Note that by filling out the form “I want to explore serving with WOI”:
- You are not yet a making a commitment to serving on an Alpha Mission Team. No one will force you into anything! But filling it out is an indication that you are very serious about the possibility of serving with us
- You do indicate to us that you have already followed the steps above under “How to start the process of joining an Alpha Mission Team”
- Within a very few days, you will be contacted by friendly and committed people, who are as excited as you about helping you in your faith journey with the Lord!
- On the form, under “Main area of ministry interest”, choose “Church planting”
- Under “I would like to,” choose “Serve and learn on an Alpha Mission Team”