Apply to be a Coach at a TJD Retreat
The Journey Deepens is designed to bring seasoned missionaries alongside prospective missionaries in a small group setting. Coaches facilitate small-group discussions, offer one-on-one counsel, listen, pray, encourage, and affirm in response to Holy Spirit’s guidance.
The goal of the coach is to help the participant hear and respond to God’s individual calling on their life rather than to recruit them for any specific agency. The partnership God may be forming might require the coach’s willingness to guide the participant to another agency where giftings and needs may be better matched.
This is an interactive retreat; it is not a conference or seminar. The ratio of participants to coaches is protected to encourage personal interaction. After applying online, prospective coaches will be interviewed by phone, vetted, and then notified according to small group need.
Coaches are encouraged to invite their own agency prospective candidates to attend the retreat. Other potential retreat participants will be receiving invitations via Perspectives courses across the country as well as through The Journey Deepens and MissionNext websites.
Coaches must have a personal walk and living relationship with the Lord that includes daily prayer time and feeding on God’s word. It is required that coaches have two years overseas experience, and it is preferred that they also have a foreign language skill.
After your application has been completed, you will be contacted within two weeks for a telephone interview.
Complete the Agency Application form to apply to serve as a coach for an upcoming retreat.