Expectations

Serving as a WorldWide Witness intern demands a high level of commitment. Here are some of the requirements:

Application

  • Pray about this opportunity and your motivation.
  • Read and agree with ACU's Faith Commitment.
  • Submit all material needed for the processing of your application, i.e., online application and spiritual autobiography.
  • Pay a non-refundable $40 application fee.
  • Express preferences about where you want to go, but accept that the directors of WorldWide Witness have the final word about field assignments.

Training

  • Communicate openly, frequently and respectfully with trainers and supervisors.
  • Participate in training class BMIS 440 Short Term Missions (offered in spring).
  • Find a supervising congregation and raise funds.
  • Purchase medical insurance for the time of the internship.

On the Field

  • Represent God, your sending church, ACU and WorldWide Witness in a Christ-like manner at all times.
  • Maintain a good relationship with your fellow interns, both before and during the internship.
  • Go as a learner and look for opportunities to be of service to others.
  • Avoid any action that would compromise the integrity or effectiveness of your field supervisors.
  • Support their ministry and doctrinal positions without reservation or complaint.
  • Maintain an attitude of service and cooperation.
  • Follow your supervisors’ guidelines with respect to opposite sex relationships.

Timeline 

  1. October: Recruiting begins
  2. November: Applications due
  3. January: Start class begins
  4. May-June: Departure for internships
  5. August: Debriefing
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Although Asia Todd ('14) grew up on the mission field, her internship in Mwanza, Tanzania was her first time to be a part of a missionary family in a context wholly different than how she grew up. 

 

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