Career Field Service

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What is Career Field Service?

CBF Global Missions mobilizes field personnel to share the love and compassion of Jesus Christ in over 20 countries and regions around the world. Responding to God’s call and empowered by the Holy Spirit, field personnel cultivate beloved community, bear witness to Jesus Christ and seek transformational development among people who have been forgotten and forsaken by others. Our field personnel serve alongside congregations and local ministry partners within three primary contexts: global poverty, global migration and the global church.


Purpose & Structure

Career field service is intended to provide an avenue for long term presence required to develop cultural competency, gain communication fluency, and engage experientially in order to truly accompany those among whom we are called to minister.

Career Field Personnel relate together in regional teams that engender community, promote collegiality and foster accountability in their common work. They also participate in affinity groups that draw field personnel together from a variety of regions to focus on similar areas of competency in order to build their capacity in more specific communities of practice.

Field Personnel relate closely to the CBF constituency through “encourager church relationships” that serve both as a critical link between congregations and global engagement and as essential prayer and material support networks.

Our candidate selection process is multi-stepped and blends the collective experience and wisdom of years of global cross-cultural ministry. A cohort session will consist of individual and couples seeking to become CBF field personnel and is a requirement of candidacy.

The cohort process will be online lasting five weeks beginning at the end of August. Candidates who complete the cohort then have an initial interview with CBF Global Missions staff. Candidates are then eligible to be considered for invitation to an Exploratory Conference—in Atlanta where there are more interviews and screening of candidates.


How is Career Field Service Funded?

Financial support for career field personnel is made possible through the Offering for Global Missions (OGM) contributed to both by individuals and member churches. The OGM provides housing, salary and benefits to field personnel and their families. Each field unit is responsible for raising ministry funds for mission programming budgets from personal networks that include friends, family and organizations.

CBF support for Career Field Service includes:


Current Opportunities

There are no Career Field Service opportunities at this time.