WHY THE NATIONS?
The gospel changes everything.
How people wrestle with grief, understand love & human dignity, marry, work, raise kids and ultimately live eternally is all impacted completely by surrender to our Creator and belief in Christ. Right now, 40% of the world is still unreached- meaning most will live and die without ever meeting someone that can share the gospel of Jesus with them, unless someone goes. The time is now to join in the global task and follow Jesus cross-culturally as He transforms lives from darkness to light.
To work ourselves out of a job by equipping the nations to carry out the gospel work of Christ in a way that transforms their nation for the generations to come.
Equip for sustainability.
In our experience, strong partnership with nationals and contextually training up the local church allows for gospel movement that’s sustainable and replicable by the global church.
We are committed to walking with you as friends on the journey. Here’s a glimpse of
the process to become a missionary with United World Mission!
Talk to a Coach
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Prepare to Go
Avance Mexico Director – Mexico City
Avance Mexico Director in Mexico City, MX Position Description: United World Mission is actively seeking a site director for Avance Mexico. We are looking for someone with strong cross-cultural experience who has a working knowledge of Spanish. This individual will show an ability to work with young adults as they develop in their personal discipleship... Read More
Intern – Refugee Ministry in Phoenix, AZ
Summer Intern for Refugee Work in Phoenix, AZ Dates: January 8 – March 4, 2024 March 18 – May 10, 2024 June 3 – July 26, 2024 Application Deadline – 2 months before start date Want to spend your summer doing work that matters by building relationships and using your skills to provide... Read More
Summer Intern – Central Asia
Summer Intern in Central Asia Dates: June-July (4-8 weeks, dates flexible) Application Deadline – April 14 (full funding due May 15) This country in Central Asia (undisclosed for security purposes) is 96% Muslim. 60% of the population is considered unreached, and it ranks 22nd in the world for persecution of believers. Though there are... Read More
Teaching Marginalized Children – Urban Educator
As an Urban Educator in Bangkok, Thailand, teach students from marginalized people groups unable to attend Thai school as the children of migrant workers. Create fun & engaging lesson plans across multiple subjects, work under Thai leadership, & teach outdoors. Teaching experience preferred but not required. Located in the 10/40 window, Bangkok is an unreached... Read More
Red Light Ministry – Urban Advocate
As an Urban Advocate in Bangkok, Thailand, build relationships with Thais in the red-light districts. Support an existing Thai ministry & go on regular bar outreaches, follow up on contacts made with individuals in the bars, and support the ministry’s aftercare efforts. Located in the 10/40 window, Bangkok is an unreached metropolis with less... Read More
International School Teacher
As an International School Teacher in South Asia (*Secure Location), use your teaching skills to glorify God in the foothills of the Himalayas – one of the least reached parts of the world. If you’re a follower of Jesus, have an adventurous spirit and a heart for the nations, keep reading! South Asia is one... Read More
Cross-Cultural Mission Worker – Thailand, Mexico, Spain
Looking to spend 1-2 years using your skills to serve cross-culturally? Immerse yourself into a new language and culture through our Avance Program as a Cross-Cultural Mission Worker! Live with a host family, level up your language skills and serve in local ministries + churches under a great team of fun & experienced leaders in... Read More
Missions Training Summer Intern 2023
Looking to spend a summer using your skills to serve cross-culturally? Immerse yourself into a new language and culture through our Avance Summer Program! Live with a host family, level up your Spanish skills and serve in local ministries + churches under a great team of fun & experienced leaders in Mexico City! Together with... Read More
Avance Site Director
Avance Site Director (Senegal or Colombia) Summary: The Avance Director is primarily responsible for providing oversight, support, vision and direction to the Avance program and staff. Also develops and maintains quality relationships with local churches and ministries. The Director maintains regular contact with UWM leadership concerning current ministry, plans and direction. Primary Responsibilities: ... Read More
Refugee Ministry Intern – Phoenix, AZ
As a Refugee Ministry Intern, use your passion & giftings to intentionally engage the ethnically + religiously diverse peoples that have resettled to Phoenix. Serve unreached people groups (Iraqis, Afghans, Somalis, etc) that have settled in North American cities through relational & holistic ministry in a variety of programs + opportunities according to your skillset. ... Read More
United World Mission is a missions sending agency that outfits cross-cultural workers globally. We seek to be trusted Ministry Outfitters who equip, encourage and multiply leaders worldwide as we walk with them as friends on the journey and adventure of Jesus’ mission.
Our 400+ staff work in education, holistic community development, and business amongst a diverse variety of people groups in 53+ nations.
What UWM Missionaries are Saying
"When we accepted God’s calling to train and develop indigenous Christian leaders, we didn’t think finding a sending agency would be difficult. Unfortunately, we kept running into people that wanted to shift our calling to fit a traditional missionary role. UWM helped us find a ministry placement that fit both our calling to equip local leaders and the needs of our family. Along the way we’ve been thankful to be a part of a mission that cares about what God is doing in us and what God is doing through us."
"We attended Entry Point while discerning whether or not we were called to be overseas missionaries. As we had the chance to meet with UWM leaders, engaged in the spiritual formation retreat day, and learned the core values of UWM we were drawn more and more. We felt seen, heard, and supported as individuals during our discernment process. Finally, support raising was a big mental barrier for us, but the training given at Entry Point gave us the courage to follow God’s call!"
"We lived a couple of years serving internationally prior to CIT. The majority of that time was spent in a cultural immersion missions program. Although we learned so much during our season abroad, the materials covered in CIT have been so healthy and formative for our return to the missions field. Admittedly, we didn't think we 'needed' further training but we were totally wrong and would definitely recommend this to anyone who is returning/going out to serve the nations."
"United World Mission provided live training and coaching around the why and how of successfully enlisting a team of ministry partners and raising support. We admittedly began with a serious dread of support raising. We left with an elevated sense of mission and a real enthusiasm for sharing the opportunity for partnership with potential supporters. Six months later we raised our full support budget and were able to leave to begin our new lives in South Africa. "
"After 25 years of missionary service, I participated in a UWM spiritual formation retreat. The Lord spoke to my heart deeply about God as my Father as I had grown up without an earthly father. Afterwards, I was invited to the spiritual mentoring training, which allowed me to pass on the gift of love God gave me in a fresh way. It provided the tools I needed to reach out and serve more effectively. I have had the privilege to see God bring lasting changes in lives, including my own."
"I started my journey into missions with big dreams and aspirations to see fruitfulness in where I was called. Yet the reality of mission work is not a victory lap, but a bumpy marathon. Eventually, shame set in and we found ourselves feeling excluded, misunderstood, and alone. This isn't the end of our story however. In UWM, we have access to our Member Care Team. They helped us through listening, being curious, and asking wise questions that has brought greater health and humility to ourselves and our ministry."