A World Team is a creative and effective way to support others. It functions like a sports fantasy team. You decide who is on your team. Each day of the week corresponds to a different unreached people group.
- Monday: those serving unreached tribal peoples
- Tuesday: those serving unreached Hindu peoples
- Wednesday: those serving unreached Unreligious peoples
- Thursday: those serving unreached Muslim peoples
- Friday: those serving unreached Buddhist peoples
- Create your team.
Decide what part of your team (Tribal, Hindu, Unreligious, Muslim, Buddhist) needs workers.
Contact a mission agency. Use The Traveling Team list or contact Pioneer's mission agency. The Traveling Team list is vetted. Pioneer's focuses exclusively upon unreached people groups.
Inform the mission agency of your desire to partner with workers serving among unreached peoples. It may be a new concept for them, so be prepared to describe it.
Explain that you want to be added to the mailing list of a few workers serving among a specific unreached people. Try to partner with Americans working overseas as well as nationals serving in their own countries. It is a good idea to balance your team by having some of each. Attempt to match up with those whom you have an affinity: same gender, age, marital status, and so on. Families have a great time partnering with workers with same-aged children. Ask to be linked with people who communicate well and often. Realize the mission agency will not forward the worker's contact information to you, but will forward yours to them. You will also have to abide by the security guidelines included in each communique you receive. Usually, this just means not forwarding or reproducing the material.
- Support your team.
Decide on the type and duration of your partnership. Start as an informational partner and gradually become a prayer and/or financial partner. Some people even progress to a well-planned personal visit. Consider making a one-year commitment, so you have an annual window to recommit.
Focus on your team members by praying, by day of the week and/or giving monthly to the worker(s) through their respective sending agencies.