Career Missions

Come Join us in Fulfilling the Great Commission in Argentina, Chile and Uruguay

Are you prayerfully considering Great Commission ministry abroad? Could God be calling you to serve in the Southern Cone of South America? The goal of Biblical missions is the establishment of local reproducing churches to the glory of God. Opportunity abounds on our three South American fields. The 2010 censuses in South America revealed a population of 43.5 million people in Argentina, 3.4 million in Uruguay, and 18 million in Chile. That’s nearly 65 million souls in the Southern Cone. Highest estimates claim that 15% of the population is “evangelical.” This does not ring true in the context of Biblical Christianity. Millions are still in need of Christ as Savior and forming part of a Bible-believing, Bible-teaching, discipleship-committed, gospel-centered, fundamental church.

Since Jesus spoke the words of Matthew 9:37-38 nothing has changed. The harvest truly is plenteous, and the laborers are few for fulfilling the Great Commission. We’re praying for the Lord of the harvest to send out another generation of surrendered servants, couples and singles, called and equipped for ministry, and passionate about Christ building His Church. If that’s you, we’re ready to facilitate your “going” with us.

To get the ball rolling, take a minute to fill out the preliminary questionnaire and we’ll be in contact. 


Opportunities At a Glance

Chile

Prayerfully consider joining former General Director Terry Thompson and his wife Carol in establishing a new church in the city of Angol.  Groundwork for this new ministry endeavor is expected to begin at the end of the year (2018).

Veteran missionary Andy Thompson is seeking qualified faculty for the ICAT (Institute of Theological Training) in the city of Temuco. Be involved in local church ministry while training and mentoring students at our oldest Bible college in the Southern Cone.

We’re also praying for church planting teams for these targeted cities:


 Argentina

Prayerfully consider joining veteran missionaries Colby and Lesa Holmes in establishing a new church in Bragado, a city of 40,000 people. The Holmes expect to be living there by the end of this year (2018).

James Morrell (Field Director, Argentina) with his wife Donelle and six children direct the ongoing construction of our Argentine camp facility located on 25 acres in Chivilcoy, 100 miles southwest of Buenos Aires.  The door is open for career and short term ministry in facilities development and camping.

Join David and Patti West in the founding of a new Bible College with the specific objective of training and mentoring full time pastors and missionaries for Argentina and the world. 

We’re also praying for church planting teams for these targeted cities:


Uruguay

Imagine being a full-time Camp Director in Paysandú, a city of 76,000 people near the shores of the Uruguay River. The potential for developing the camp’s outreach is fantastic. Facilities are built and improvements always needed at the 20+ acre site located on the outskirts of town. Inaugurated in 2001, the facility is equipped for approximately 120 campers. 

Prayerfully consider joining Bobby and Nadia Vallette in a new church planting endeavor, the location yet to be chosen. This new ministry is still at least two years out! The Vallettes return to the USA for furlough on August 1st, 2018. What an opportunity to connect, team up and get oriented with future co-workers before ever leaving for the field.

We’re also praying for church planting teams for these targeted cities:

  • Rivera, a city on the border of Brazil with 64,000 inhabitants. The immediately neighboring city of Santana do Livramento in Brazil makes Rivera an “international city” of 200,000 inhabitants.
  • Tacuarembó, a city of 55,000 people.
  • Trinidad, a city of 21,000 people.
  • Bella Unión, a city of 12,200 people.

Mission-wide  

  • Bible institute and college-level training is an important facet of church planting as national men and women are prepared for church ministry. We’re praying for faithful servant-mentors willing to train the next generation of godly pastors and teachers in our five established training institutions, and a sixth in the planning stages.
  • Christian camps promote church planting through evangelizing and edifying people of all ages. They provide a venue for the refreshment of pastors and missionaries, and the building up of Christian families. We’re praying for godly men and women to lead in camping ministries, camp facility development, and leadership training at four different locations.
  • Critical for the ongoing work of church planting is an adequate support team at home. An administrative assistant is needed at our International Headquarters in Fort Lauderdale, Florida (this is also an “internship friendly” ministry), as well as other full and part time volunteer help in the office and on the grounds.

Counting the Cost

Potential candidates should “count the cost” before applying, and be prepared to fully trust the Lord through the process of orientation, pre-field ministry, language training, and ultimately field ministry. Any sacrifice made for Christ here will be far outweighed by the exceeding and eternal weight of glory that awaits His faithful servants (2 Cor 4:17).


If God is leading you to seriously consider the GMSA. What’s next?

  1. Candidates apply to the GMSA Home Board or Council of their respective country (USA, Canada, Great Britain) beginning with the preliminary questionnaire below. Soon after you submit the questionnaire we’ll be in contact with you.
  2. Upon approval we’ll send you a link for our career missionary application so you can begin the process.
  3. Once your application is completed, the respective Home Board or Council will substantiate your soundness in the faith on all the fundamental truths as stated in our beliefs. Should your views on any doctrine or procedure differ or subsequently change, we ask you to candidly inform us.
  4. Upon the acceptance of your application Mission leaders will coordinate dates for Candidate Orientation at our International Headquarters in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
  5. Final acceptance is by the respective Home Board or Council after which a candidate becomes an appointee and begins pre-field ministry followed by language training before proceeding to their field of ministry.

See our FAQ page if you have any questions.

To get started please fill out this preliminary questionnaire.

2 Corinthians 4:17

For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory. 2 Corinthians 4:17