Categories of Service

Brethren in Christ World Missions appoints persons according to the following categories of service. Appointment is made following establishment of a post by the Board for World Missions. Posts are established based on consistency with the strategic priorities of the Board and the relevant country strategy. Either BICWM or the appointee, with or without cause, can bring all appointments to closure, by giving a three-month written notice.

Missionaries are called persons who meet the spiritual, emotional, and physical standards and qualify for a particular assignment in terms of skill, experience, and training. A missionary is appointed for one term at a time, though normally committed to long-term service. Reappointment to subsequent terms is reviewed during each home ministry period.

As of January 1, 2013, any missionaries deployed on their first term or re-deployed will be categorized by one of the following classifications.