Road to the Field

Navigating the road to the field can be tricky. But you don’t have to do it alone. That’s where Frontiers can help. Our resources, training, and personal coaches will equip you to thrive in long-term missions and be part of what God is doing in the Muslim world.

Let’s get started!


Take the First Step

The no-obligation First Step Form takes about 15 minutes to complete and lets us know you’re interested in learning more about long-term missions with Frontiers. Once you fill out the form, we’ll get in touch to answer your questions and help you explore opportunities. If you would like to move forward in the learning process, your local Mobilization Coach will reach out!

Mobilization Coaching

One of our experienced Mobilization Coaches will provide ongoing encouragement and discipleship as you grow in knowledge of God’s mission. Their goal is to walk you through the early stages of training in areas like spiritual health, relationships, ministry experience, finances, and more. Your Mobilization Coach will partner with you to help discern when you’re ready to move forward.

Long-Term Application

When you are ready to take the next step, you will fill out a Long-Term Application (LTA). This is not a contract with Frontiers, but it is a serious next step towards the unreached! Once your LTA is approved, you’ll be assigned a Field Prep Coach.

Field Prep Coaching

Your Field Prep Coach will walk with you from the LTA approval until you launch to the field, helping you navigate the Frontiers-specific training process and continue to equip you with the tools needed to thrive cross-culturally.

Candidate School

While much of our training is individualized, Candidate School is the one thing that ever single Frontiers worker participates in. During this two-week intensive training, you will discover key tools for abiding in Christ, ministering to Muslims, and working as a team. You will also meet with coaches to evaluate what ongoing personal development may benefit you.

Choose a Team

Things are getting real…it is time to choose your team! Because Frontiers is so diverse, your Field Prep Coach will help you narrow down the options based on your spiritual convictions and regional preference. Finding a team you can thrive on is not seen as an added bonus—it is essential! You might even sense that God is calling you to recruit and lead your own team, which is a process you can go through with your coach. This is the time when some candidates take a “vision trip” to check out the area they are considering serving in.

Final Preparations

Your Field Prep Coach will help you set and meet certain milestones as you prepare to leave. These include gathering prayer partners, raising financial support, and planning for your landing, so that you’re ready to launch well.

Pastoral Coaching

As you prepare to move, you will be paired with a Pastoral Coach. Although your main support system will be your sending church, a Pastoral Coach’s role is to provide insight and encouragement however and whenever you need it on the field.


All of your preparation and prayer has led to this moment: it is time to join your new team on the field. Praise God for all He has done to get you here, and all He will continue to do as you serve!