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“Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few;  Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.”

– Matthew 9:37-38

It is our desire and prayer to help equip missionaries to serve Jesus on the mission field. Completing Candidate School is the first major step of becoming an FBMI missionary.

That said, we want all applicants to understand the commitment of being an FBMI missionary, and Candidate School is part of that education process. Consider these words of Jesus:

“And there went great multitudes with him: and he turned, and said unto them,  If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.  And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple.  For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it?”

– Luke 14:25-28

In the verse above, Jesus tells the multitudes following Him to count the cost of discipleship. He was revealing that both Jesus Himself and the disciples needed to count the cost before making the mutual commitment. Similarly, Candidate School is a time for both candidates and the leadership of FBMI to consider whether or not to commit to this long-term relationship of ministry together.

After completing Candidate School, candidates will receive a letter informing them whether or not they are accepted as FBMI missionaries. Once accepted, we have made the commitment to serve them in partnership with their sending church and to help equip them for the “harvest” to which they are called by God.

If you and your sending church believe the Lord would have you become an FBMI missionary, we invite you to fill out the Expression of Interest Form below. This is the first step to becoming a candidate with FBMI. There are several other steps after this, like submitting a Pastor’s Reference, but get started first with the form below.

If you have already submitted this form, feel free to contact our office to find out where you are in the process. Call us at 219.228.2850, or email us.