Global Mission Levels
At Grace Point, we identify our various Global Mission opportunities by levels, not to elevate one trip over another in importance but to educate the missionary as to what type of trip they are electing to participate in. The levels take into account various conditions, such as personal safety, physical difficulty of terrain, type of work available, and openness/hostility to the Gospel, among many others. Each level is explained below.
A Level 1 trip at Grace Point is the most likely to be appropriate for families and first-time short-term missionaries. These trips, while not without various hazards, occur in largely Gospel-friendly countries. The physical exertion is lighter and the areas that we work in more secure from a safety standpoint.
An example of Level 1 trips could include a 7-day mission to support missionaries to an orphanage in secure area.
A Level 2 trip at Grace Point takes place in an area that is open to the Gospel, but carries greater risks to personal safety and may contain a more significant element of difficult physical activity.
An example of Level 2 trip could include a 7-day mission to support a partner church in a drug, gang, or crime-infested area.
A Level 3 trip at Grace Point occurs in an area that is merely Gospel-tolerant. These trips are characterized by even greater threats to personal safety (crime, etc), more taxing physical elements, and potentially difficult living conditions.
An example of Level 3 trip could include a 10-day mission requiring a transoceanic flight to support a ministry working in a dangerous urban area or inside maximum security prisons.
A Level 4 trip at Grace Point takes place in a land that is closed to the Gospel, with great possibility that it is forcibly opposed to evangelism. These trips are often smaller, more specialized, and fully mobilized to connect unreached people to Jesus.
An example of Level 4 trip could include a 10-day mission requiring a transoceanic flight to support ministers working with unreached people in a land hostile to the spread of Christianity.