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Training and preparation for service

Our training is designed to prepare you to adapt well to your new team and community where you will serve. Additionally, our training equips your heart and mind to face the new challenges and joys of cross-cultural ministry with a servants heart and a learners attitude. You will be provided with helpful tools needed to launch into your new ministry role.


Upcoming training dates:


  • January 8 - 12, 2018
  • June 11 - 15, 2018
  • August 20 - 24, 2018
  • January 7 - 11, 2019
  • June 10 - 14, 2019
  • August 19 - 23, 2019


  • February 12 - 23, 2018
  • July 9 - 20, 2018
  • February 18 - March 1, 2019
  • July 8 - 19, 2019

Our training has four components...

Onsite Orientation

Participation in our one (1) week onsite Orientation will provide you with personal interaction with President and CEO Scott Olson as well as other key staff members. In addition to learning about the vision, mission and values of ITeams, youll have the opportunity to build community with others preparing to serve. Innovative and interactive classroom training will set a strong foundation for your fundraising journey.

Online Fundraising Orientation

Immediately following our onsite Orientation, all mid-term and long-term workers participate in our online pre-field fundraising program. This individualized program will help you meet your fundraising goals through additional training in sharing your story, networking strategies, building a team, and donor care. Upon completion of our 4-week online Orientation, you will be assigned a coach who will walk with you all the way to full funding. Our coaches are trained, seasoned fundraisers and will be a valuable resource for strategy, accountability, and encouragement as you embark on this journey.

Onsite Access Training

Prior to departing for the field, you will participate in our two (2) week onsite Access training. Featuring our high-caliber faculty, we focus on integrated community transformation, cross-cultural and team dynamics, soul care, and important employee resources. This training equips you holistically as you prepare to serve.

Online Access Training

You will have opportunity to choose from resources and assignments that are most pertinent to your serving situation and background. These resources allow you to reflect on the classroom learnings as you move into your new field staff role.