What varieties of Missionary service does VBC engage in?

  • SUMMER: inter-cultural (cross-cultural) or intra-cultural (within our culture) missionary work done during the Summer season, normally from 1 to 6 weeks in duration. This work can be initiated by VBC, through a VBC-approved mission agency, or by an individual missionary.

  • SHORT TERM: inter-cultural or intra-cultural  missionary work of 3 months to 2 years in duration. This work can be done with a VBC-approved mission agency or  individual missionary.

  • LONG TERM: inter-cultural or intra-cultural  missionary work beyond 2 years.

    Note: It is not assumed that persons commissioned to missionary work will perform in this capacity ad infinitum. Assessment and evaluation by the Missions Board and elders is an on-going process/ Revoking a commission is the responsibility of the elders.