What's Involved in Preparing to Serve Long-Term Internationally

Serving as an IR – an International Representative

By International Human Resources (sometimes referred to here as HRX - Human Resource Connexion)

Application Deadlines for New Staff Training (Registration for NST is 6 weeks before NST begins.)

Making the Initial Application

Follow-up Material

Staff Interview

International Placement Profile (IPP)

Acceptance Decision


New Staff Training

Ministry Partner Development (MPD)

Cross-Cultural Training (CCT)

Clearance and Reporting to your International Assignment

You will be approved to leave for your assignment as soon as the following requirements are met:

  1. You have completed all required training (New Staff Training, CCT).
  2. Your monthly and special financial support goals are met.
  3. HRX gives you clearance to buy your tickets and depart.

Institute of Biblical Studies (IBS) Courses

The nature of the mission to which we have been called requires kingdom-workers to pursue ongoing Biblical and Theological development. There are eleven core courses offered through IBS which are required for every staff person to complete. New Staff are required to complete the “first year” courses before reporting to their first assignment. These 2 week courses are offered twice a year in January and June. Your MPD coach will work with you to schedule a time for you to complete the first year courses. The first year courses are Intro to Christian Theology, Bible Study Methods, and New Testament Survey.


If you have questions about the international application/placement procedure, please contact us.