Big Picture

Every Child, Every Nation, Every Day

Impact Program Overview

We all want our lives to have it, and we all want our own lives to be impacted by what we do for God! IMPACT is designed for people like you who want to gain valuable experience while investing their lives in a ministry that makes a difference. Whether you are finishing high school or college, searching for a second career, or considering how to invest your retirement years, IMPACT is for you.

It’s designed for people who want to:

  •  Serve Short Term
  •  Seek God’s Direction
  •  Make Sure of Your Calling
  •  Utilize Your Giftedness
  •  Build Your Team


STEP 1Submit an online application.

STEP 2:  Once accepted, attend our four-day candidate school to determine your destination (USA or overseas), to set your budget and to equip you to raise support.

STEP 3:  Build your support team by presenting your ministry to individuals and churches to gain financial and prayer support.

STEP 4: Serve one year in your ministry destination. You will gain valuable experience, build strong relationships with your support team and find out if CEF is your calling.

STEP 5:   Evaluate and meet with CEF leadership to determine your next step.  You may continue with CEF as a career missionary, walk away better prepared for whatever God is calling you to do, or spend another year in IMPACT.