A short-term minister abroad may fulfill an assignment for up to six months.
In most cases, the short-term minister contacts AGWM to initiate the approval process after a missionary invites him/her to teach, preach or participate in other ministries on the field.
The minister should contact AGWM Personnel and Member Care at least six weeks prior to the assignment.
Ph 417-862-2781 ext 2089 or email email@example.com
AGWM Personnel and Member Care provides:
An informational application
An Assumption of Risk and Insurance Enrollment form
A Beneficiary Designation form
AGWM Personnel and Member Care contacts the minister's district and the area and regional directors for approvals.
All AGWM short-term ministers must purchase overseas travel insurance with Guarantee Trust Life.
Financial expenses for overseas ministry are the responsibility of the short-term minister.
AGWM, the missionary field fellowship or the inviting missionary cannot pay for STMA expenses. Churches or individuals cannot make monthly commitments or receive commitment certificates.
Churches and individuals may contribute toward the short-term minister's expenses, and AGWM will send a receipt for giving.