Forward Edge International

General

Classification: Nonprofit
Type of Organization: Missions-Sending
Legal Name: Forward Edge International
Established: 1983

Organizational Principles

Purpose & Mission Statement:

Partnering with God to transform the lives of vulnerable children, disaster victims, and those who go to serve them.

Denomination(s): Interdenominational
Member Organization(s): ACCORD Network
Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA)
MissioNexus
ShortTermMissions.com
Standards of Excellence
Open to New Locations: Yes
Service Locations: National (United States)
International
Active Cities: N/A
Active Regions: N/A
Active States: Colorado
Louisiana
New York
Oklahoma
Active Countries: Haiti
Kenya
Mexico
Nicaragua
Philippines

Doctrinal Statement:

FEI’s Statement of Faith: 1. We believe in God the Father, who through Christ created the heavens and earth, who is perfect in holiness, infinite in wisdom, measureless in power. 2. We believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only begotten Son, fully God and fully man, conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, sinless in this life, making atonement for the sins of the world by His death on the cross. 3. We believe in His resurrection, His ascension into heaven, and His high-priestly intercession for His people that they may experience full salvation and His indwelling presence. 4. We believe in His personal, visible return to earth according to His promise. 5. We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Third Person of the Godhead, sent to convict the world of sin, and to regenerate, sanctify and empower those who believe in Jesus Christ. 6. We believe that all people by nature and by choice are sinners, but that God so loved the world that He sent His only begotten Son that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life. 7. We believe that those who put their faith in Christ as Lord and Savior will rejoice in God’s presence for eternity, but those who refuse to put their trust in Him will be forever separated from Him. 8. We believe that the Bible is God’s Word, divinely and uniquely inspired, absolutely trustworthy, and having supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct. 9. We believe in the Church, the body of Christ, of which Christ Himself is the Head, and of which all regenerated people are members. 10. We believe that Christ commissioned the Church to proclaim the gospel in word and deed throughout the world, to encourage believers in the faith, and to teach and train believers in the principles of godly, fruitful living.

Core Values:

God Initiated Glorify God and further His purposes by responding to HIS initiatives.

Servanthood Have the same attitude Jesus had (Phil. 2).

People Love people more than projects.

Meeting Needs Address the needs of the poor, the marginalized and the overlooked.

Participation Provide opportunities for ordinary people to participate firsthand in furthering God’s kingdom.

Changed Lives Provide opportunities that result in personal transformation.

Partnership Build and maintain meaningful partnerships.

Empowering Nationals Don’t do things for people; do things with people.

Integrity Live lives consistent with our professed beliefs.

Stewardship Wisely steward God’s resources.

Additional Information:

Mission Teams, Disaster Relief, Community Development, Child Sponsorship

Missions-Sending

Ministries Offered Administration
Children
Church Planting
Construction
Education
Evangelism
Internships
Internships (Collegiate)
Language Lessons
Leadership
Literature
Medical
Optical
Pastoral Training
Prayer Walking
Sports
Team Training
Other
Missionary Durations: 1 to 3 Weeks
1 to 3 Months
4 to 11 Months
1 to 2 Years
More than 2 Years
Preferred Missionary Age: 14 to 100 Years Old
Individuals: Yes
Divorced: Yes
Married Couples: Yes
Families: Yes
Groups: Yes
Preferred Group Sizes: 11 to 20 People
Educational Requirements: No
Does the organization provide funding? Yes
Does the organization provide benefits? Yes

Organization Provided Funding:

Some funds for training and preparation but this depends on a variety of factors.

Organization Provided Benefits:

This would have to be raised as part of their personal support raising.

Trip Costs Details:

Please see website for costs for locations and teams: http://www.forwardedge.org/opportunities/serve.shtml

Does the organization require training? Yes
Does the organization provide training? Yes

Training Required for Service:

Meetings with teams. Group Leader preparation. Materials, books, resources, Videos for cultural and location specific preparation.

Training Provided by Organization:

See above. Depends on location and time of service. 1-2 weeks teams have less preparation than a longer term missions service.

Long-Term Missionary Accountability Practices:

There are many tools and accountability systems we provide. These vary depending on many factors. Please contact us directly for information.

Application Process:

For Short Term: individual completes online registration for team, then Forward Edge communicates with group leader for preparation, usually a four-six month process. For Long Term: depends on where individual is going, but it is required for that individual to have served with us short term.

Speaking to Past or Present Missionaries:

Yes. This can be provided, especially if serving short term with missionaries already serving. After returning from location, the organization can connect interested individual with resident missionaries for communication.

Characteristics of the Ideal Missionary:

Mission Teams, Disaster Relief, Community Development, Child Sponsorship