Aug 2021 — Jun 2022
Expedition | 2021
What is a hub country?
A hub is an Adventures in Missions Base or Strategic Ministry Partner that will function as the gateway into a region. In these hub locations, you will dive into cultural and ministry training for the context of that region.
Why was the change to the route structure made?
The hub model allows us to build a template of our intentions, to build strength into the experience through continued cultural and ministry training and quality partnerships. It also allows the World Race to operate with creativity and flexibility that allows us to navigate an ever-changing world.
Routes are built and available for application over a year (12-18 months) in advance of the launch date. It is impossible to predict exactly what the world will look like (i.e. global pandemic, international affairs, visa/travel restrictions) and what opportunities may be most timely, relevant, effective, and in the best interest of our partners.
Why are some countries labeled as opportunities?
Countries listed as opportunities for each region represent places where we have relationships with ministry partners. From the hub country, you will have an opportunity to serve in some of these countries, depending on the availability and needs of these partners. Countries from this list will be added to the hub countries to make up your route.
Is the World Race still 11 countries in 11 months?
The World Race is still intended to be 11 countries in 11 months. The new hub routes feature 3-4 hubs and other various countries where we have strategic ministry partners in those regions. Depending on our partners’ needs and availability of ministry as well as international travel and geopolitical issues, however, the specific number of countries could change for each squad.
Currently, the COVID-19 pandemic presents obvious challenges with international travel. Because of these limits, the routes currently on the field will be unable to reach 11 countries, and our team continues to work diligently to create the best opportunities for our participants and partners.
Which of the countries listed will I be going to?
For each route, there are countries listed as hubs and countries listed as opportunities. Your squad will begin in the hub country in each region and have the opportunity to travel to the other countries in the region where we have strategic ministry partners.
These opportunity countries and specific ministry placements will be determined based on availability, opportunity, and need. The Program Manager and Field Ministry Manager work closely together to identify each placement to ensure the opportunity is timely, relevant, effective, and in the best interest of our partners. At your Training Camp, we will have a much better view of the current realities and a more precise path forward.
How long will I spend in each country?
In general, you will spend 4 weeks in a country. You could spend more or less than 4 weeks in any particular country depending on needs and availability with our strategic ministry partners or challenges with international travel.
Could this route change?
All routes are subject to change. Our team is constantly monitoring political, health, weather, and other risks in the regions where we serve. We work with our network of strategic ministry partners to make any necessary adjustments to current or future routes.
Using the new hub route model gives us greater flexibility to plan and address problems with creativity and safety.