International Ministries

Hear the Call: 26 New Career Opportunities for Serving God… and More On the Way!

February 23, 2012 Journal


American Baptist International Ministries is once again recruiting and sending new missionaries and development workers for long-term, incarnational service around the globe! 

Katie and Taku Longkumer began service in North East India in October of 2011.  J.D. and Rhonda Reed are currently in language training in Costa Rica in anticipation of service in Bolivia.  And three couples (Dagoberto and Dilia Zelaya, Deb and Keith Myers, and Emerson and Ivy Wu) are endorsed and building their Missionary Partnership Networks in preparation for appointment and commissioning as new IM missionaries or development workers.


As we are ramping up our efforts to identify people God is calling to international service, we are also receiving new requests for missionaries to come alongside and work with our international partners to enable people to come to faith in Jesus, grow in their relationship with God and change their worlds through the power of the Spirit.  Twenty-six career opportunities for international service are newly posted under on the International Ministries website, and more will be added as new requests are received from our partners.


Opportunities calling for a wide range of educational backgrounds and a variety of gifts, talents and prior experiences abound for individuals and couples.  Do you have a Ph.D. in theology?  God may have a place for you teaching in a seminary in China.  Are you a doctor or a nurse?  Your experiences and skills are needed to treat patients and, even more, to train new practitioners at the Vanga Evangelical Hospital in the Democratic Republic of Congo.  Maybe you’re a skilled handyman (or woman!) – God could use you as a Maintenance Supervisor at a Christian School in South Africa!


Click on “Get Involved” at the top of  the IM homepage ( to see a full list of current career and volunteer opportunities.    As you do so, perhaps you’ll have an experience like that of the Apostle Paul, whose life and ministry changed directions when he had a vision of a Macedonian man saying “come over and help us” (Acts 16:9)    Our international partners are extending invitations for American Baptists to come over and help them, and International Ministries is here to help you hear the call, and respond!


For more information about any of the career opportunities listed or about the process of becoming an IM missionary or development worker, contact  Also consider joining us for the “Call Retreat” May 18-20 at Green Lake, part of International Ministries 2012 World Mission Conference (