What We Do

Long-term missionaries empower South Sudanese to be leaders in a church planting movement, engaging them in discipling relationships primarily through the Water and Radio ministries. 

If you are interested in Short-Term trips, please scroll to the lower portion of this page.

To see a video about the vision of Every Village, click here.

We take an indigenous approach to missions by empowering the South Sudanese to reach their own people. Missionaries mobilize local leaders to be ministers and church planters—supporting them with training, discipleship, and resources. The work of a missionary in South Sudan is inherently grueling, with rustic living conditions, foreign tribal languages, and local indigenous culture, but it is also incredibly rewarding.

Missionaries make an initial two-year commitment of service to South Sudan, facilitating church growth and community development in local communities. We currently have openings for various roles in Tonj and Mvolo where you would be serving alongside others on a team. 

If you are between the ages of 18 and 23, we strongly recommend you consider our internship program. Click here to learn more about being an intern.

Interested in learning more about our Long Term Missionary Program? 

You may believe the Lord is calling you to Long-Term mission work or you feel the Lord moving you that direction...and you probably have a ton of questions. We would love to connect with you! Please fill out a missionary interest form. One of our Mobilization Leads will contact you within 2 business days.

Whether we meet with you in person or over the phone, there will never be any pressure to commit. Discussions may occur over a period of many weeks or months. Being able to articulate and to understand a calling to long-term mission work is sometimes a long process, but it could be quick as well. We're happy to journey with you as we seek the Lord. 

Once we are all confident that the Lord is leading you to long-term, it's time to take the next step. 

Application

The goal of the application phase is to give all parties involved an opportunity to learn more about the other. You can expect to engage in phone calls and/or face-to-face conversations, complete various assessments, and submit paperwork. When you are in South Sudan, Every Village is committed to partnering with your home church. The application phase allows us to begin building this relationship as we prepare to unite in support of your work in the field.

  1. Introduction to Every Village
  2. Application
  • Long-Term Missionary Application Form
  • References
  • Interviews
  • Financial Statement
  • Intercultural Competency Scale (ICS) Assessment and Biblical Literacy Evaluation
  • Physical and Psychological Clearance  

Fundraising

Our missionaries are self-funded and funding must be secured before leave for the field. Click here to see a breakdown of how funds are allocated. This is an important phase as you work towards getting to the field. Not only does it mobilize you from a financial perspective, but it’s an opportunity to share about your answer to the call and unite with supporters in prayer.

  1. Support Raising Solutions (SRS) Bootcamp (click here to learn more about SRS)
  2. Coaching

 

Vision Trip

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then seeing something with your own eyes must be priceless. A Vision Trip will allow you to experience life in South Sudan and gain a better understanding of the mission. It’s an introduction to the culture, language, climate, and lifestyle of missionary life in South Sudan.

  1. Pre-Vision Trip Planning
  2. 2-4 week trip to visit Every Village teams
  3. On-the-field Training
  4. Re-Entry Debriefing

 

Training

Wisdom is the ability to apply biblical truth to day-to-day life circumstances. Missionaries will need copious doses of wisdom as they navigate through the complexities of working cross-culturally. Since Every Village only works in South Sudan, we seek to provide the best practical training to minister to the South Sudanese. The purpose of the training is to effectively inform (head), transform (heart), and equip (hands) you for years of service with Every Village in South Sudan.  

  1. Introduction to Every Village (vision, procedures, communications, etc.)
  2. Spiritual Formation
  3. Bible and Theology
  4. Animism, Islam, and Christianity in South Sudan
  5. Cross-Cultural Dynamics in South Sudan
  6. Language Learning
  7. Team Dynamics
  8. Empowering the South Sudanese
  9. Orality, Discipleship, and Church Planting in South Sudan 
  10. Village Medical Training
  11. Security Training
  12. Specialized Training (depending on your area of ministry) 

 

Sending

Every Village is committed to working with your home church to continue ministering to you while you are in the field. After training and fund-raising, you will be sent out by your home church.   

 

In the meantime, we invite you to review our Frequently Asked Questions about serving as a missionary in South Sudan.

 

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Meet our missionary team.

In the meantime, we invite you to review our Frequently Asked Questions about serving as a missionary in South Sudan.

Short-term trips to South Sudan support existing work and pioneer new areas for ministry.

Every Village takes a variety of trips to South Sudan

Pioneer

Pioneer trips connect our ministry with new communities, breaking ground for future initiatives. We are always looking to introduce more South Sudanese to the gospel and community development. You may visit a few villages or camp in one village during your time in South Sudan. You will learn and recite Chronological Bible Stories, serve the missionary team, spend time in prayer, interact with members of the community, and provide feedback to the team leader. 

Missionary Care

Missionary Care trips support missionaries by serving their spiritual, emotional, physical, and ministry needs. It is vitally important our long-term missionaries remain as healthy as possible. You may cook meals or take over various daily tasks, thus freeing up the missionary to relax and refresh. Performing a work project on their home or compound could be another way to assist the missionary. We invite friends and family of current long-term missionaries to participate in a Missionary Care Trip.

Mobilization

Mobilization trips introduce potential long-term missionaries to the reality of life in South Sudan. For those considering a calling to South Sudan, a short-term experience in the country can be an important step in the process. You will spend time with missionaries on the ground. You will learn and recite Chronological Bible Stories and participate in preliminary language learning. 

Survey

Survey trips give team members an opportunity to analyze current projects and processes, providing feedback on future plans. Creating avenues for strategic advisors to share input on our work makes ministry more effective. We take an annual trip to South Sudan to review and assess ministry operations and look for donors with significant business or entrepreneurial experience to participate. 

Interested?

If you would like more information or have any interest in participating in one of the above trips, please contact Brad Beless (Brad.Beless@everyvillage.org or 713-414-5490) or fill out a brief interest form.

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