Ministry Staff Classifications
A.C.T. Intl exists to mobilize & equip artistic & innovative ministries & missionaries for Christian work around the world.
We seek to verify and validate each A.C.T. ministry staff’s roles as an Ephesians 4 minister:
It was He who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, to prepare God's people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ. (4:11-13)
Upon completion of our review process, A.C.T. Intl may offer you an invitation in one of the following categories:
Ministry Staff Candidate
This status will allow you to begin raising support for up to 12 months while you concentrate on building your ministry partner base, establishing a strong relationship with your Ministry Accountability Team, and fine-tuning your Ministry Mission Statement, Ministry Plan, and Projected Spending Plan. Once these items are in place, your status will be changed to Regular Ministry Staff. If after 12 months your status is still not solidified, we will work with you to evaluate your options.
Regular Ministry Staff
Some individuals come to us with previous ministry experience, a well-defined Mission Statement and Ministry Plan, and a stable base of financial support. In these cases, they will receive the designation of Regular Ministry Staff.
Ministry Staff Status
Once you become Regular Ministry Staff your status will be determined. All staff have the same level of authority and responsiblity and are appoved to raise support. The status is based upon the amount of time devoted to your ministry department and the level of personal compensation you receive from your department. Your status can change as your department develops.
Full-time Ministry Staff
Full-time in ministry with A.C.T. Intl – 1000 hours or more per year in ministry. These individuals receive their full personal compensation and benefits from the support raised and/or revenue generated by their ministry department.
Bi-vocational Ministry Staff
Part-time in ministry with A.C.T. Intl – 29 or less hours a week in ministry. A portion of their personal compensation and benefits may come from the support raised and/or revenue generated by their ministry department. They work a market-place day job or in some other way receive personal compensation. Many of these individuals desire to become full-time in ministry through A.C.T. Intl.
Volunteer Ministry Staff
Approved to raise unlimited support for their ministry department, though they may not receive personal compensation or benefits without applying for a ministry status change to Bi-vocational or Full-time staff. Many of these volunteer staff desire to raise enough support to at least become bi-vocational, and some aspire to become occupationally full-time in ministry through A.C.T. Intl.
Approved to raise support for a specific short-term ministry project, such as a missions trip, outreach/evangelistic event, or an emergency relief project. Individuals may receive a reasonable stipend from the support raised for this project. Often, individuals who work with A.C.T. Intl to direct a short-term project go on to consider becoming A.C.T. Intl Ministry Staff.