Be a Career WEC Missionary

How do I know if I'm ready to be a career WEC missionary?

. . . a career missionary is a person who works with WEC for two years or more . . .
  • You show clear evidence of being born again by the Holy Spirit.
  • You demonstrate a sincere commitment to serve the Lord.
  • You agree with our statement of faith, ethos and core values.
  • You demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of the Bible and apply it in your life.
  • You’ve satisfactorily completed a recognized course of Bible training, or can demonstrate you’ve obtained the equivalent through life experience or informal training. If not, you’ll be required to do so within your first five years on the field.
  • You’ve achieved a good standard of proficiency in your profession.
  • You’ve been actively participating in the life of your sending church and its leaders confirm your intention to seek cross-cultural ministry.
  • You actively share your faith with others.
  • You’re emotionally stable, and physically and mentally suited for the ministry you’re applying for.
  • Your spouse also meets these requirements and intends to become a member of WEC.

What are the steps to become a career missionary?

Initial Contact

Begin the process by phoning, e-mailing or filling out the contact form on this page.


Continue communicating with us as we get to know you, assess your readiness for the field and answer questions. We may contact the field you’re interested in to see if possibilities exist for you to serve there.


After assessing your readiness to begin the application process, we’ll e-mail you an application.


When we receive your application we’ll contact your references. These are an important part of your application process.

Recommendation from Sending Church

We expect our candidates to have a sending church behind them. We depend on feedback about you from your sending church.

Committee Evaluation

After receiving the application, references and recommendation from your sending church, our committee will review your application to determine if you look like a good fit for WEC.

Application – Phase Two

Upon the committee’s recommendation, we will send the next set of forms to complete, including questions about doctrine. During this phase, you as a potential candidate will also submit fingerprints for police clearance and get a physical to assess overall health and suitability for your field of service.

Committee Evaluation

Once the second phase of the application has been returned, our committee will again review your application.

Invitation to Candidate Orientation

If you and the committee feel that WEC is a good fit, and there is a potential field placement, you will be invited to attend Candidate Orientation.

Attend Candidate Orientation

Candidate Orientation is held twice a year for 13–15 weeks. During this time, you and WEC will get to know each other through worship and prayer, classes, working side-by-side and living in community together. This process includes mutual assessment of your fit with, and suitability for missionary service with WEC.

Invitation to Join WEC

We will talk together at various points during CO to assess readiness for the field, WEC, etc. At the end of CO, a formal invitation to join WEC will be given

How do I apply?

If you’re a citizen or permanent resident of the United States contact WEC’s USA  Candidate Office – using this form – for more information.

If you’re not a citizen or permanent resident of the United States you must apply to the WEC Sending Base nearest to your country of citizenship or residency. Contact us and we can let you know how to do that.

Contact the Candidate Department

By Mail

Candidate Department
WEC International
PO Box 1707
Fort Washington, PA 19034

By E-Mail Via the Form Below



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Candidate Orientation

This is WEC’s training, orientation and acceptance for new career missionaries.

Twice each year we host a 13-week Candidate Orientation at our WEC USA Sending Base campus near Philadelphia, PA. One begins in September and the other in February.

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