Missionary Preparation Community

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Prep to Live on Mission

Have you ever considered moving with a team to another country, planting a business in a new context, or requesting an overseas transfer with your current company so that you can be a part of reaching new cultures with the gospel of Christ? We would love to help you maximize this opportunity!

Imagine what would it be like to step outside of your comfort zone and experience first-hand God’s faithfulness to work in different cultural contexts. We dare you to prayerfully consider where the Lord may be calling you to make disciples. It’s a dangerous prayer and He might surprise you with the answer, but we know that you will be blessed abundantly for seeking His will, and we’d love to walk this journey with you!

Missionary Preparation Community (MPC) is a weekly small group environment to help guide and prepare those who strongly desire to move internationally in less than 36 months.  After a short interview process, participants will have opportunities for mentoring relationships with veteran missionaries, discussion-based learning, and active experiences, this community will help you navigate your journey to the field and prepare you for your first term abroad.

What sort of topics will be covered?

  • my motive for becoming a missionary
  • dependency on the Lord
  • unengaged and unreached people groups
  • church planting movements
  • team & family dynamics on the field
  • spiritual warfare
  • vibrant life in a field where there is no church
  • how to best learn a language
  • culture shock
  • black, white, and gray – convictions and morality in another culture
  • physical and emotional health
  • how to choose a field, agency, and team
  • partnership development
  • leaving well


So, is this a group that meets to discuss missions or are there other opportunities for growth?
No, it’s much more than that. There will be four avenues of growth:

  1. Group Time (2 hours per month)
  2. Growing the habit of cross-cultural evangelism, discipleship, and multiplication
  3. Coaching opportunities from veteran missionaries who have served on the field
  4. Personal time of prayer, time in the Word, and worship of Christ (this is not scheduled, but it is essential as you walk in this and make decisions)


How do I know if I’m ready for something like this?
By entering this community, you are:

  • intending to move internationally in less than 36 months
  • committing to meet together weekly for two hours to share a meal, pray, learn, encourage, and grow with others in process
  • willing to engage others with the gospel and discipleship in your daily life
  • open to the input of veteran missionaries and missional professionals
  • willing to yield to God, the Bible, and the leadership of HCBC (or your home church)
  • willing to take a vision trip to explore a potential field


If you’re eager to become a part of an MPC, we would love to meet you and hear about your desire to go. After a short interview process, we can decide whether or not this is the appropriate step for you. Email us at go@hcbc.com.

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