Teen Missions International

General

Classification: Nonprofit
Type of Organization: Missions-Sending
Legal Name: Teen Missions International
Established: 1970

Organizational Principles

Purpose & Mission Statement:

Teen Missions International (TMI) trains youth (programs begin at age four) and adults to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ through worldwide short-term missions trips worldwide. Construction and evangelism teams build churches, orphanages, etc., produce films, and present the Gospel message through drama, puppetry, sports, and music. TMI runs 24 BIBLE, & WORK Training Centers and trains national teens in 23 locations worldwide. Affiliates: Florida Free | BIBLE & WORK Training Center www.floridafree.org AIDS Orphans & Street Children (AOSC) www.aidsorphans.org Motorcycle Sunday School Mission www.motorcycleSSmissions.org

Denomination(s): Interdenominational
Member Organization(s): ChristianVolunteering.org
Mission Finder
ShortTermMissions.com
Other
Open to New Locations: Yes
Service Locations: Regional
National (United States)
International
Online
Active Cities: N/A
Active Regions: South (South Atlantic)
Active States: Florida
Georgia
Indiana
Washington
Active Countries:
Australia
Cambodia
Cameroon
Canada
Ecuador
Honduras
India
Indonesia
Italy
Madagascar
Malawi
Mongolia
New Zealand
Philippines
Russian Federation
South Africa
Tanzania, United Republic of
Uganda
United States
Zambia
Zimbabwe
Australia
Cambodia
Cameroon
Canada
Ecuador
Honduras
India
Indonesia
Italy
Madagascar
Malawi
Mongolia
New Zealand
Philippines
Russian Federation
South Africa
Tanzania, United Republic of
Uganda
United States
Zambia
Zimbabwe
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Doctrinal Statement:

1. We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible and authoritative Word of God. 2. We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in the three persons: The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. 3. We believe in the Deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood and His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and His tangible return in power and glory. 4. We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful man, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential. 5. We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a Godly life. 6. We believe in the resurrection of the body of the saved and lost — they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation. 7. We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in Christ. (This doctrinal statement is taken from the doctrine statement of Youth For Christ and is consistent with other Bible based, evangelical, interdenominational organizations.)

Core Values:

Teen Missions is a pioneer of the concept of providing short-term missions trip experience for teens with confidence that as young people see the mission field first-hand they will see the pressing needs of the world. The first team went out in 1971 and since that time over 40,000 North American youth have assisted with a variety of evangelistic and building projects with over 200 established missions in over 110 countries. We exist to launch youth into lifetime missions involvement by training, discipling and mobilizing them to impact eternity around the world NOW. A large number of our alumni are in full-time Christian ministry serving the Lord worldwide as pastors, teachers, Christian authors and missionaries. This experience helps them mature and be more community minded.

Additional Information:

Teen Missions International is not only a short term mission trip organization but is also on the frontlines around the world training national youth in more than 24 countries. Teen Missions runs Bible & Work Training Centers preparing national long term missionaries who already know the local language and culture. Thousands of orphans are receiving basic care, livelyhood training and instruction in the Bible through our partner ministries (AIDS Orphans & Street Children and Motorcycle Sunday School Mission).

Missions-Sending

Ministries Offered Administration
Children
Construction
Education
Evangelism
Leadership
Literature
Medical
Optical
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
Long Term/One Way
Preferred Missionary Age: 4 to 100 Years Old
Individuals: Yes
Divorced: Yes
Married Couples: Yes
Families: Yes
Groups: Yes
Preferred Group Sizes: 2 to 20 People
Educational Requirements: Yes
Preferred Education Level: Other
Does the organization provide funding? No
Does the organization provide benefits? Yes

Organization Provided Benefits:

Benefits are covered in our First Step Seminar (See Above)

Trip Costs Details:

Costs are listed on our trip page: www.teenmissions.org/mission-trips

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

Training Required for Service:

Short term mission trips require training at the Lord's Boot Camp in Merritt Island, FL (except winter Adult trips which recieve pre-trip orientation / training in Florida prior to departure) Florida Free Bible Missionary & Work Training Center candidates must first complete a summer missions trip prior to admission. Fulltime staff candidates must complete a First Step Training Seminar.

Training Provided by Organization:

See paragraph above

Long-Term Missionary Accountability Practices:

US bases staff attend a morning chapel / devotion service before the start of each work day. Staff at overseas bases hold a similar gathering, often in the evening. An hourly prayer closet is also scheduled to pray each hour of the working day for needs and ministries around the world. US based staff receive training and from and report to the head of their respective departments. Overseas staff report weekly to the International Director's office and receive periodic visits for accountability and encouragement. They also recieve volunteers and host short-term teams.

Application Process:

The Lord's Boot Camp is our primary training ground for the short term trips. A description of Boot Camp and of how finances are raised can be found at: www.teenmissions.org/about-boot-camp/

Speaking to Past or Present Missionaries:

Within the First Step seminar (see above). Also our video testimonies at: www.youtube.com/teenmissions

Characteristics of the Ideal Missionary:

QUALIFICATIONS FOR STAFF 1. Teen Missions is looking for Christian men and women who are self-motivated and willing to go the extra mile. Applicant must have a basic interest in missions and youth, a heart for God and a teachable attitude. 2. Applicant must exhibit spiritual maturity in his/her basic understanding of Scriptures and walk with God. 3. Applicant must agree to join staff for a designated period of time and be flexible enough to serve in any position or ministry assigned to him or her within Teen Missions. 4. Applicant must be confident that God has called him/her to join Teen Missions before final acceptance. 5. Applicant must be 18 or older, single or married. If married, both husband and wife must feel called to the Teen Missions ministry and be actively involved. 6. Applicant must be free of debt including educational loans, credit card debt or any other outstanding balances. All debt must be declared on a budget form. Excessive debt must be cleared before joining staff. 7. Applicant must satisfactorily complete a recent Team Leader Training Seminar and First Step.

Volunteers

Looking For Volunteers: Yes
Volunteer Services: Administrators
Advocacy
Coaches
Construction
Custodial Staff
Editors
Electrical
Graphic Design
Kitchen Staff
Medical Personnel
Optic Personnel
Plumbing
Prayer Team
Students
Teachers
Team Leaders
Website Design/Development
Writing
Volunteer Positions: On-site Volunteer (Full Time)
On-site Volunteer (Part Time)
Travel Volunteer (Part Time)
Willing to accept volunteers outside of the specified denomination: Yes
Preferred Missionary Age: 20 to 30 Years Old
Costs associated with volunteering? No
Training Provided? Yes

Training Process:

Volunteer Leaders attend a Leadership training seminar and help lead their respective teams through The Lord's Boot Camp in Merritt Island, Florida. www.teenmissions.org/leader/ www.teenmissions.org/about-boot-camp/