LifeYear is a missions immersion program that develops, supports, and empowers anyone desiring to pursue international missions long-term.
Our missions immersion program is designed to help those with a strong desire to minister in another nation discover God’s specific ministry assignment for their life.
Explore Your Year
The full LifeYear process can take up to eighteen months to complete. Here’s what your year might look like.
You’ll work with experienced missionaries to assess your preparedness for international missions. It starts by speaking with your pastor or campus director for a recommendation to the LifeYear immersion program. Once you have applied online at Every Nation’s career website, you begin training with the support of your sending church, receiving church, and the LifeYear team. LifeYear Orientation takes you through an equipping week, Ministry of Partnership Development training, and spiritual and character formation, followed by practical preparations to go, mentoring, and prayer with your congregation.
Your year takes you through the four overlapping levels of becoming a missionary: getting to know your assignment and location, offering services where you are needed, creating a plan to pointedly impact a specific area in ministry, and using all you’ve learned to execute that plan. We call this settling, serving, strategizing, and sowing. Your ministry assignment leader at your receiving church helps you through the process to decide how you best fit within the team. Throughout, you’ll submit quarterly performance evaluations to the World Missions department and attend monthly online meetings to mark your progress through your immersion.
Once you return, you’ll first take time to rest and reintegrate into your culture. You’ll also review your trip with the LifeYear team and your local church leaders. After this careful reflection, it’s time to discover your next steps! We help you move forward into the calling that has been clarified through the LifeYear immersions program. If long-term international missions is for you, we take the next steps with you to begin your ministry journey. Whatever you discover, our goal is to help you develop God’s calling for your life so that you can make the most impact in your world.
Is this your year?
There are two ways to apply as a LifeYear Missionary:
If you have a passion for missions but are unsure of a long-term call, you may be a good fit for our LifeYear Internship Program
If you are interested in pursuing long-term missions for 3+ years or more or are a current employee of EN, you may be a good fit for our LifeYear Employment.
Please visit Every Nation’s career website to find out where you might best fit, and then apply!
For general questions about our LifeYear programs, please fill out our Contact Form.