Questions


Where does NTM have opportunities for skilled associate missionaries?

You'll find opportunities everywhere NTM missionaries are: Latin America, Africa and Asia-Pacific, as well as North America, Europe and Australia. Locations vary, from isolated jungles to bustling cities, hot lowlands to cool mountainsides, and lush rainforests to arid areas. The climate varies accordingly. Most locations offer gorgeous scenery. All provide great opportunity for cultural awareness and enrichment. Opportunities abound for associates in support roles.

How much financial support will I need?

Monthly support levels vary from country to country and do not include travel expenses to and from the country of service. We recommend that you arrive on location with one month's support in hand. Singles or widows: £1,000-£1,500. Married couples: £1,500-2,000. Add £100 per preschool child and £350 per school-age child. Amounts can be subject to change. This is not a salary paid job. 

Where will I live?

In most countries, furnished housing will be provided for you. Missionaries pay rent to maintain these apartments or homes. In other locations, missionaries will assist you in finding a suitable apartment to rent.

Will I be required to learn a foreign language?

In most cases associates do not need to learn another language in order to perform their ministries. In the few situations where a second language is necessary, we'll make that clear before you even apply. There may be opportunities for you to learn a foreign language. All instruction at NTM schools for missionaries' children is in English.

What types of educational programs are available for my children?

Most associates use NTM boarding schools or inter-mission boarding schools as day schools since they live near the school center. Some families in a village setting home-school their children. Clusters of families, living in the same location, may form a home-school cooperative.

What if I have been divorced and/or remarried?

A couple with divorce in their backgrounds will be considered for serving in NTM if divorce and remarriage took place prior to salvation. A divorced single person whose spouse has died will be considered for service in NTM. For more information, please contact us at +44(0)1472 387700 or associate@ntm.org.uk.

What size are the schools?

Our largest school has more than 200 students. The typical size is 40 to 50 students. Home-school cooperatives have five to 15 students. Enrollment at inter-mission schools ranges from 50 to 700 students.

Will equipment, supplies and materials be available for my ministry?

Generally, supplies and materials are available, although they may differ from what is commonly found in the UK.

When should I arrive on the field?

We advise arriving in the country where you will serve two to four weeks before your assignment begins.

Am I required to attend any training?

A pre-field orientation is required.

What other ministry opportunities will I have?

Depending on the location, you may have opportunities to participate in local outreach, but such involvement will be limited by your fluency in the national language. During ministry breaks, we encourage you to visit tribal areas in order to experience firsthand NTM's passion and vision for taking the Gospel to tribal people.

What if I’ve struggled in the past with moral issues?

By God’s grace, as we submit to the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives, He conforms us over time to the image of Jesus Christ. Admission coaches will work with you to determine your readiness to serve with NTM.

How do get started?

Contact us at associate@ntm.org.uk.