Step 2 – Development
College, University, and/or Seminary Degree:
Study in your area of interest and calling. Consult the Candidate Development
Coordinator for guidance.
Concentrated Growth in the Twelve (12) Core Elements of a Global Missionary:
This involves strategic effort to complete the profile qualifications
of a missionary and should be done in consultation with the Candidate
Development Coordinator. These main areas are included in the Twelve
- Personal Development
- Professional Development
- Institutional Development
Include ongoing experience inside and outside of your country. Some
opportunities include Work & Witness, Nazarenes on Call (NOC), Mission Candidate Opportunities, Tentmakers, and Youth in Mission (YIM).
Attend a Cross-Cultural Orientation:
- Cross-Cultural Orientation (CCO)
Your ability to perform work in your own culture is one way World Mission
can evaluate you for potential work in a cross-cultural assignment.
A minimum of two years practical work experience is required.
This may be completed through NTS School of World Mission and Evangelism.
This is the final application and should be completed in consultation
with the Candidate Development and Candidate Coordinators within two
years of eligibility.
a CCO! What is a CCO?
The Offices of Candidate Development and Volunteerism for the Church
of the Nazarene host an event for people interested in missions called
a Cross-Cultural Orientation (CCO). The Department of World Mission
sponsors these events throughout North America to assess, train, and
orient individuals interested in cross-cultural ministry with the Church
of the Nazarene. Attendance at a CCO is one of the first steps for those
interested in serving as Mission Candidate Opportunities. CCO
Attendance is a requirement for global candidates. Anyone interested
in short-term or global missionary service may contact the Office of
Candidate Development and Volunteerism for information on the CCO nearest
them at WMvolunteer@nazarene.org or missioncorps.nazarene.org.