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Go for up to a year


Spend up to a year with an international team being mentored by missionaries. See for yourself what missions is like and how God can use you among the unreached.


“I don’t think I’m ready to go long-term yet!”

You’re considering missions, but you’re not entirely sure what it would look like. You’re passionate about the gospel but not clear on where you’d like to serve. If that sounds like you, Pioneers may have a good fit. Venture offers opportunities to serve for up to a year.

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Olivia’s story

Olivia, a photographer, applied to serve with a team in Southeast Asia through the Venture program. Many, like her, appreciate the opportunity to get their feet wet in missions before making a long-term commitment. For up to a year, they soak up what the long-term team has to teach them while discovering more about themselves and their roles in missions.

To learn more, watch Olivia’s story.

The process

While each journey may be different joining Pioneers involves a few predictable steps, like an application, discernment process, orientation, training and fundraising. Learn about our timeline to the field.

See also Venture FAQs.

Because a Venture trip is longer than a typical mission trip, it makes a good next step for those not ready for the one-way ticket. Then, after you go for a few months or as long as a year, you’ll be better equipped to make decisions and pursue the life of a long-term missionary among the unreached. You can expect to experience the following.

  • Spend up to 12 months serving with and learning from an international team.
  • Be mentored by long-term missionaries.
  • See and experience for yourself what long-term missions can be like.
  • Explore how God can use your skills and passions among the unreached.

We’ve written and gathered articles about various topics related to our Venture program.

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Looking for a way to invest internationally for up to a year?

Our team of Mission Mentors is ready to listen to your story, help you discern where God is leading you and pray for you in your next steps.