Candidate Process

  1. The potential candidate will fill out a “Preliminary Application.” The Executive Administration will review the application and set up a phone/video conference call with the applicant and their pastor.
  2. If favorable, the Administration will invite the potential missionary and their pastor for a two-day visit to the Service Center to meet Administration and staff. The purpose for the visit is to explain the various ways that BCP can help each missionary and their sending church to fulfill the Great Commission. If the church cannot afford the expenses, BCP will raise the needed funds for the trip.
  3. If the visit is favorable, the candidate will be asked by the Administration to fill out a full “Candidate Application.” At this point, Bob Bennett (Candidate Coordinator) and Tom Farlow (Director) will work with the candidate to get a completed application and needed references sent to the Applications Committee.
  4. All information will go to the Applications Committee for review. The Applications Committee will mainly focus on Testimony, Call to Ministry, Doctrine and References to determine if the candidate is prepared for missionary service. The Applications Committee should request that the missionaries’ pastor is welcome to participate in this interview.
  5. The Applications Committee will submit, in writing, a recommendation to the Administration. If favorable, the Administration will invite the candidate to appear before the full Council to be interviewed. The Council will hear recommendations from the Administration and Applications Committee. After the Council interviews the candidate, the Council will vote to approve or disapprove the candidate.
  6. If the Council’s decision is favorable, the Council will deem the candidate a Missionary Appointee with BCP. The Administration will provide Candidate School training (we may change the name of this) for the new appointee. The Director of Missionary Enrichment, Candidate Coordinator and Administration will determine the scope of Candidate School.
  7.  The Administration and staff will assist the appointee in building an adequate deputation presentation. The goal will be to have at least one “plug and play” presentation and an additional power point presentation to use on deputation. This will be a requirement for appointees on deputation.
  8. Final approval will be granted upon completion of all Constitutional requirements:  Candidate School, adequate level of support, and commissioning by