The call to mission is both a privilege and a responsibility rooted in our baptismal vows and nurtured by the Holy Spirit.
Now accepting applications for Fall 2021!
The application process is one of mutual discernment: We have designed our application process in a way that we hope invites the applicant to not only learn more about Franciscan Mission Service and our unique approach to mission in the Franciscan tradition, but also to invite the applicant into deeper self-reflection into their motivations and call to serve overseas. At the same time, our staff will be learning more about the applicant and discerning whether our program is a good fit for the applicant’s gifts and interests.
We invite applicants to start the application process even if you are not 100% sure you want to serve. We want to meet you where you are in your discernment and are happy to answer your questions, learn about your doubts and address any concerns you may be having. It is a healthy part of the process and we are here to support you along the way! Our staff is dedicated to accompanying you throughout your discernment process even if it possibly leads you to another program or opportunity.
Please click here to complete an interest form and staff will respond with helpful resources about our program and application process. We also will be happy to set up a time to speak with you on the phone and answer any questions.
Or if you have read through our Overseas Lay Mission webpages, you can move straight to completing our preliminary application by downloading it here. All the instructions are included in the application. Please submit your resume as well. Staff will respond 1-2 weeks after receiving your application and set up a follow-up call with you. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until missioner spots are filled. We encourage you to submit applications by May 1st.