Step One: Create an Action Plan
Work with your pastor, district, college rep, the International Placement Office (IPO), or the Candidate Recruitment and Development (CRD) Office to create an action plan that will help you get on the right path into Alliance Ministry. Begin this process and determine your next steps by filling out the “Called2Serve” form.
Step Two: Training
Depending on your planned ministry assignment, vocational or clergy, there are two different training paths for you to take.
The vocational track requires both vocational training and real-life experience.
Start by attending an Alliance college or another college/university, serve in your local Alliance church, and/or apply for an Envision residency. Then, gain real-life experience (e.g., nursing, English language training (TESOL), business administration, etc.).
The clergy track requires both clergy/mission training and accreditation.
Start by attending an Alliance college or other Christian college/university. Get ministry experience in an ALME (Alliance Licensed Ministry Experience). Upon completion, enter into the official process of accreditation that affirms your call and approves you to serve in licensed Alliance ministry.
Step Three: Engage in Alliance Ministry
Serve in one of the Alliance Missions specialized structures: CAMA, marketplace ministries, aXcess, or Envision.