Dear Missionary Candidate,
The Timothy Internship Program, TIP, is built on a foundation of true discipleship principles and accountability. A variety of training modules are integrated into the program that equip the missionary intern with the necessary skill sets and confidence to reach an unreached people group while working effectively as a team, an “apostolic band of believers”.
The 10 week training modules are:
· Discipleship and LAMP (Language Acquisition Made Practical, learning a foreign language through immersion)
· Biblical Conflict Resolution, New Testament Team and LAMP
· Strategic Intercession and Prayer and The Role of the Church
· Survey and Assessment and Managing Projects (all built around the ministry purpose and working plan of the field team)
· Muslim Ministry (taught in the Burkina Faso TIP)
· Children's Ministry
· Community Health Evangelism (Training of Trainers TOT 1 certification)
· Leadership and Literacy
· Ministry Planning
A detailed explanation of each training module can be obtained by request.
There are core DNA that is woven throughout the internship of transparency, seizing the rhema and prophetic destiny in the nation for that particular internship, intimate and powerful intercession, accountability through biblical conflict resolution, walking as a New Testament Team (which means becoming an apostolic band of believers that encourages and releases all ministry giftings within the team to accomplish the call of God on the team), personally hearing the call and plans for each missionary intern post the Timothy Internship Program, and being stretched out of their comfort zone to the degree necessary to experience character growth, ministry growth and growth in their personal confidence and faith.
We have 3 field internship opportunities:
All of the internship training is college level with intense weekly reading and writing assignments. There is daily application of team and weekly field outreaches. Our staff loves working with the new missionaries but especially being able to impact the college students that God is sending us whether they are called to the foreign field, to go back and work in corporate America or the American Church. The college students often come needing growth in multiple areas and are unsure of themselves and leave as men and women who are confident, humble and powerful.
Following TIP, approved interns raise funds and continue their training with Go To Nations in a 2 year field apprenticeship where the apprentice missionaries are mentored by veteran field missionaries. While attending language school, they are adapting to a new culture, ministry and team, and also completing Leadership Training International's outstanding leadership equipping track. After completion, we feel confident that the missionary is equipped to be an asset and contributing member to any team in world missions.
Answering His Call,
Director of International Training
(904)398-6559, ext. 1128
3771 Spring Park Rd.
Jacksonville, FL 32207
ROLE OF 'GO TO NATIONS'
ROLE OF 'GO TO NATIONS'
The most common term used for GO TO NATIONS is “mission agency.” We are not a church, nor is it Go To Nation’s role to take the place of the church when it comes to missions. Jesus Christ mandated the universal Church as His instrument to complete the Great Commission and not for mission agencies to function independently of the Church. Go To Nations acts as a servant ministry to the body of Christ at large to help fulfill that mandate.
Go To Nations provides the local church with a complete missions track made up of viable mission services. It begins with interfacing with the church leadership and extends to providing support services to that church’s missionaries in the field.
In the context of God’s sovereign call and purpose for Go To Nations, our definition of “mission agency” would be along the line – To serve as a “mission sending organization” which helps the body of Christ to conduct mission ministry by providing the practical and technical assistance necessary to be effective in the global harvest.
Our mission is to GO TO NATIONS with the Gospel of Jesus Christ
until Every tribe, Every Tongue, Every Nation has heard.
We interface with local churches, organizations, and missionaries in the field to accomplish the following six main objectives:
Global Awareness: HELP churches awaken their congregations to their God-given role in reaching the world for Christ.
Missions Mobilization: ASSIST churches in mobilizing their people into missions involvement through praying, sending and going.
Project Partnership: PRESENT overseas missions opportunities that churches can adopt as their field projects or help them pioneer new ones.
Missionary Training: PROVIDE various stages of missions training for those who want to become full-time missionaries.
Mission Services: SUPPLY support services for full-time missionaries that helps sustain long-term viable and fruitfulness.
Global Facilitation: SERVE as a mission facilitator between national Christian leaders, U.S. churches, and missionaries serving in the field.
ABOUT GO TO NATIONS
ABOUT GO TO NATIONS
Our mission is to GO TO NATIONS with the Gospel of Jesus Christ until every tribe, every tongue, every nation has heard.
GO TO NATIONS, in global partnership with the body of Christ, trains leaders to change nations, ignites the fires of evangelism, brings hope to the hurting, and plants strong national churches. This is accomplished by envisioning, mobilizing, training, and serving the Church worldwide to conduct cross-cultural missions ministry.
LORDSHIP OF JESUS CHRIST
This ministry belongs to God. We are stewards of GO TO NATIONS. We are here to serve Him and bring Him glory.
EMPOWERMENT OF OTHERS
We equip others for the mission. We rejoice with the success of others.
ADVANCEMENT OF THE KINGDOM
GO TO NATIONS is not about building a ministry. It is about completing a mission.
It is not about personal kingdom building. It’s working together for His glory. It does not matter who gets the credit.
Go To Nations Statement of Faith
Authority The scripture, both Old and New Testaments, are verbally inspired of God and are the revelation of God to man: the infallible, authoritative rule of faith and conduct. (II Timothy 3:16-17)
God There is one true God, existing eternally as the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. The triune nature, or Trinity, is God, being one in three persons. (Isaiah 43:10-11, John 10:30)
Jesus Christ The Lord Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God. The scriptures declare His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles, substitutionary work on the cross, bodily resurrection from the dead, and exaltation to the right hand of God. (Matthew 1:23, I Peter 2:22, II Corinthians 5:21)
People Man was created good and upright. However, Adam, by voluntary transgression, fell and thereby incurred not only physical death but also spiritual death, which is separation from God. God created Adam and Eve and from their children the earth was populated. God established the pattern of one man married to one woman as the only acceptable practice for a holy sexual union. (Genesis 1:26-27, Genesis 2:17, Genesis 3:6, Romans 1:26-27, I Cor. 6:9-11)
Salvation Man’s only hope of redemption is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. By repentance toward the Lord Jesus Christ, and by the washing, regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost, being justified by grace through faith, man becomes an heir of God according to the hope of eternal life. (Titus 3:5-7)
Holy Spirit All believers are entitled to and should ardently expect and earnestly seek the promise of the Father, the Baptism in the Holy Ghost and fire, according to the command of the Lord Jesus Christ. This experience is distinct from the previous experience of the new birth. Common evidence of the baptism of the Holy Ghost is the sign of speaking in tongues, although the most significant evidence is a supernatural ability and motivation to witness. (Acts 1:4, 8)
Healing Divine healing is an integral part of the Gospel. Deliverance from sickness is provided for in the atonement, and is the privilege of all believers. (Matthew 8:16, 17)
Ordinances Baptism by immersion in water is commanded in the Scriptures. Holy Communion, or The Lord’s Supper, consisting of the elements of bread and the fruit of the vine, is the symbol expressing our sharing the divine nature of our Lord Jesus Christ. (Romans 6:4, I Corinthians 10:16)
The Future Jesus Christ will come again to earth personally, bodily, and visibly. His coming will precede the age of universal peace and righteousness foretold in the Scriptures. Those who have fallen asleep in Christ will be resurrected and translated together with those who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord. There will be a final judgment in which the wicked dead will be raised and judged according to their works. Whosoever is not found written in the Book of Life, together with the devil and his angels, the beast and the false prophet will be consigned to everlasting punishment, which is the second death. According to His promise redeemed man will look for the new heaven and the new earth. (Titus 2:13, Revelation 21:1)
BEGIN APPLICATION PROCESS
BEGIN APPLICATION PROCESS
An FBI background check is required for each MPO and TIP candidate. The candidate must be fingerprinted at a local government agency. This may be done at your local law enforcement agency or an on-line search for locations may be obtained by city/state. The cost for processing is approximate $30.00 per person.
All States, excluding Florida, please complete the attached form and submit along with fingerprint card and payment in the form of money order, cashier’s check, or credit card of $18.00 per set to the following address.
FBI CJIS Division – Record Request
1000 Custer Hollow Road
Clarksburg, WV 26306
Please allow 2-3weeks for processing.
A person can’t attend the TIP without this background clearance and for MPO candidates. Missionary status can’t be fully approved without this document.
If fingerprinted in FLORIDA, the reason Fingerprinted should be “NCPA/VCA Employee” and in the “OCA/ORI” number is E16040149.
The candidate must be electronically fingerprinted at a local government agency. This may be done at your local law enforcement agency or an on-line search for locations may be obtained. The cost for processing is $43.25 per person. The electronic submission should be sent to:
Florida Department of Law Enforcement, User Services Bureau
Attn: VECHS Team
PO Box 1489
Tallahassee, FL 32302-1489
A waiver agreement statement form is enclosed. On the waiver form, select “employee” in the “I am a current or prospective” section. Please return the original waiver to Go To Nations along with your application.