GFM has a two part missionary training program. The first is a five month intensive Missionary Training School that is a little more formal and academic while offering a Bible degree for those that want to do a little additional work.
The second is a seven month missionary apprenticeship, upon completion of the missionary training school, rounding out our program to one complete year which we recommend for all candidates.
Not everyone that goes through our missionary training school ends up going through the missionary apprenticeship. Some go straight to the mission field through one of our partner organizations, while others get futher education, and others find other ministry or secular service opportunities. About half way through the missionary training school, we start extending invitations to students to stay on board for the apprenticeship to get further leadership development, ministry coaching, on-the-job training, and tons of hands-on experience!