Where do I start?

Start by talking to God, and ask him to guide you. Talk to trusted people who can help you process and reflect on where you think God is leading you. Discover more about mission work. Get involved in missions here at home and develop your God-given talents. 

Talk to us

Contact us if you would like to chat to a missionary mentor or to have an exploratory conversation.


Next steps

When you are ready to take the next steps you can apply to become a candidate.  This includes:

  • Sending us a copy of your CV.
  • Completing questionnaires and asking others to complete references about you.
  • Conversations with ECM-workers, the ECM board, your church leaders, and the team leader of your potential ECM team. Usually we recommend that you also visit the ECM team in the country you're hoping to join.
  • Possible additional theological/missiological education or more specific ministry experience in your church.

When you have been accepted as a candidate, we will guide you as you prepare more deeply. We will also help and advise you as you build your support group in terms of prayer and finance.

Your church and friends will also play an important part in your journey. It isn't always easy, but we have always seen that God provides with everything necessary when he calls you to serve him.



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We hope that you will seriously consider and pray about serving as a worker for God somewhere in Europe. Europe needs more people to share Jesus' love by planting and developing his church so that we can reach those yearning for meaning and purpose in their lives.