Question about Mission Agencies for missionaries:
"Which mission agencies can someone 18-21 years of age with a high school degree join and begin active service as a missionary?"
For one-to-two-year programs, check out Africa Inland Mission's TIMO program and the Journey Corps program from World Venture, or ask an agency you know if they have something like that.
Beautiful Feet Bootcamp is a ten-month program combining for those called to long-term service among the unreached and designed to train them for the challenges that missionaries face; it includes six months in the US and four months in one of several international locations.
Something like TOAG ("Training Ordinary Apprentices to Go") may also be a good option for you. TOAG is offered in many locations and has also inspired similar ministries elsewhere.
A number of denominations have opportunities, including Foursquare.
Some agencies that focus on sending out career missionaries who are a little older may be able to work with you, especially if they offer training programs or internships.
Editor's note: For a wide variety of short-term mission trip opportunities, visit our sister site, ShortTermMissions.com. Some of the trips are in the 3-6 month or 1-2 year range. If you are looking for a short-term opportunity that might turn into a longer one, be sure to contact agencies that do both.
Assignments of up to eleven months have an endless range of interests and skills depending on what the missionary needs and what interests the volunteer.
Also, approximately 15,000 people take team trips overseas each year for construction, medical, evangelism, camps, and orphanage ministry to name a few.
Disclaimer: The following answer has not been reviewed or edited.The Antioch Center for Training and Sending (ACTS, www.acts.global) exists to send young pioneering missionaries into the 10/40 window to plant houses of prayer and make disciples amongst unreached people groups. ACTS missionaries are 18-35 years old.
ACTS includes an introductory 5 month training school comprised of in depth biblical and theological training followed by a 2 month outreach in the 10/40 window. Upon completion of this school, students can then continue the training process to become long-term (2+ years) missionaries amongst the unreached.
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