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What is involved in the application for the Veritas Missions Development Program?

The application for the Veritas Missions Development Program is composed of two parts: (1) a personal application; and (2) a theological questionnaire. The personal application seeks to understand who you are as a person, including your history, your current walk with the Lord and your future aspirations. The theological questionnaire aids us in discerning your theological competency with respect to major and minor doctrines. This questionnaire is in no way a ‘make or break’ component to your being sent as a Veritas missionary. It simply aides us in the creation of your personal development plan which is used to further develop you in any existing areas of weakness.

What should I expect in the personal assessment interview?

The personal assessment interview consists of the Veritas Missions candidate meeting with the Missions Director and a Veritas Soul Care counselor to review the candidate’s application and theological questionnaire. Personal or doctrinal issues revealed in the application are identified and a personal development plan is created to remedy these issues.

What is a personal development plan?

The personal development plan is the end result of a candidate’s application process and is created by the Mission Director and Soul Care counselor following the candidate’s personal assessment interview. The objective of the plan is to remedy any personal and or doctrinal issues identified in the personal assessment interview, and to equip the candidate to be dependent upon the Holy Spirit and the word of God in the work of cross-cultural disciple-making.

What does the required classroom training look like?

The classroom training consists of twelve participative classroom lectures, six in the Fall, and six in the Spring. The lectures are designed to (a) assure candidates are sent out from Veritas having understood, adopted and habituated Veritas core values, and (b) to complement the training a candidate will receive from his/her mission board of choice. For a list of the classroom training topics and the 2017-2018 classroom training dates, click here.

What is involved in the required field training?

Field training consists of participating on one of Veritas Missions’ local teams. These teams are equipped and held accountable to engage the various unreached or unengaged ethnic groups extant in Central Ohio. Participation equals weekly personal engagement of your target group (i.e., gospel proclamation to people within your target group); recording these encounters on the Local Teams’ Facebook page; and attending bi-monthly Local Team meetings wherein members hold one another accountable to fulfilling the ministry entrusted to them, celebrate and encourage one another, and receive ongoing training in disciple-making.

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What does the ongoing Veritas-overseas laborer relationship look like once the worker has been sent?

In addition to providing monthly financial support, Veritas seeks to provide its overseas laborers ongoing emotional, mental and spiritual support. Overseas laborers have a 24/7 open line to the Mission Director to discuss real-time needs, and the Mission Director meets with the laborer face to face via Skype (or some other internet medium) on a monthly basis for updates on life and ministry, as well as for any necessary coaching or counseling. Additionally, a pastoral/counseling team is sent to the laborer on an every-other-year basis. The team consists of pastors/counselors, the Mission Director and ideally, two to three of the laborer’s close friends within the Veritas body.

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