WEC Core

What is WEC Core?

Two-Year Short Term Missions Program

WEC Core is one of 3 short-term programs run by the WEC USA Short-Term Department. WEC Core is a two-year commitment to work with a WEC team. It is for anyone who is serious about Jesus Christ and wants to be involved in the Great Commission.

Some would classify WEC Core as mid-term missions, but in WEC it falls under short-term missions. We’ve nicknamed this program “hard-core” short-term missions. It’s for anyone who is willing to join one of our WEC teams for two years and is open to explore the possibility of a long-term commitment to missions with WEC or another mission organization.

Distinctives of WEC Core

There are three facets to WEC Core we hope you will assimilate:
Core Values

Faith in God’s Sovereignty; the willingness to Sacrifice to live a simple life; the high standard of Holiness; the integration of tender care and tough love in Fellowship.

Core Purpose

Building a community of believers; seeking a commitment to excellence.

Core Culture

Developing skills in language; understanding context; building identity; discerning world-view.

Objectives of WEC Core

The practical outworking of a two-year WEC Core program would accomplish the following objectives:

Becoming grounded in WEC’s ethos through a month-long orientation at the USA Headquarters—offered twice a year.

Building a cultural IQ while serving abroad.

Developing proficiency in the local language of the people you are serving.

Building an identity in the community (being able to answer the question, “Why are you here?”).

Search for WEC Core Opportunities

The WEC USA Short-Term opportunities are listed on the ShortTermMissions.com website. See a description of the various opportunities WEC offers to short term participants.


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Who should join WEC Core?

If you’ve finished your schooling and want to use your skills to serve God for two years, WEC Core is the program for you. We are looking for mature Christians who are at least 20 years old.

If you’re from the USA and are interested in WEC Core, fill in and submit the Contact Form and we’ll contact you.

If you don’t live in the USA, you can apply through the WEC Short-Term office nearest you.

More about our WEC Short Term Progrms

Program FAQs

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Have more questions about what WEC short-term programs are like? Read more about them on the next page.

Trip FAQs

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What are WEC short term trips like? Click to find out more about what happens on a WEC trip.

Short Term Accreditation

WEC USA Short-Term Department is an accredited member of the Standards of Excellence in Short Term Mission.

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Pre-Field Manual

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