Purpose & Mission Statement:
WEC International reaches out to people who have limited or no access to the good news of Jesus Christ, particularly where there is no church. They work in multicultural teams to help worshipping communities of believers multiply among these people.
We believe the Holy Scriptures, as originally given, to be inspired, the only infallible authoritative Word of God. -We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons—Father, Son and Holy Spirit. -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 on the cross, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, in His mediatorial work and in His personal return in power and glory. -We believe in the universal sinfulness and guilt of all mankind since the fall, rendering man subject to God’s wrath and condemnation. -We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful man, redemption through the blood of our Lord Jesus Christ and regeneration by the Holy Spirit are absolutely essential. -We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life. -We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation. -We believe in the spiritual unity of all believers in our Lord Jesus Christ who comprise the Church, which is His body.
Faith We can trust God to supply all we need to accomplish His plan for our lives and ministries despite opposition, difficulties and apparent impossibilities.
Sacrifice The Holy Spirit enables us to willingly obey Jesus’ call to mission and endure whatever hardships the journey puts in our path.
Holiness The reality of Christ in us and the power of the Holy Spirit makes it possible for us to live lives that honor God in all we think, say and do.
Fellowship Our oneness in Christ makes it possible for us to live and work together in multicultural teams as brothers and sisters, maintaining the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
Convictions We’re convinced that prayer is a priority. We uphold biblical truth and standards. We affirm our love for Christ’s church and endeavor to work in fellowship with local and national churches, and with other Christian agencies. We accept each other irrespective of gender, ethnic background or church affiliation. We desire to work in multi-national teams and are committed to effective international cooperation. We recognize the importance of research and responding to God’s directions for advance. We believe in full participation and oneness in decision-making. We value servant leaders who wait on God for vision and direction. We promote local and innovative strategies through decentralized decision-making. We make no appeals for funds.
Established in 1913 WEC was founded over 100 years ago by CT Studd. Operation World is a product of WEC missionaries (both Patrick Johnstone and Jason Mandryk). WEC International is a non-soliciting agency, able to disclose financial needs when asked but not intentionally seeking out financial partners.
1 to 3 Months
4 to 11 Months
More than 2 Years
Organization Provided Benefits:
Health insurance is current in flux; other benefits are set by the missionary.
Training Required for Service:
Basic minimum of Bible and missions courses (for career service); there is flexibility in how and when this requirement can be fulfilled
Training Provided by Organization:
For a Trek (2-12 months) – 8 day orientation at headquarters for career service – 3 month candidate orientation at headquarters
Long-Term Missionary Accountability Practices:
Usually each new worker has a mentor on the field. There is usually an orientation team on the field who oversees language learning and orientation to the field.