GFA's campus near Dallas, Texas, provides a unique place to serve God in a Christ-centered community. Ministry in our office provides the opportunity to combine your faith and gifting to impact the life and faith of communities across the world.
Serving as a Family
GFA provides a family-oriented experience where ministry and family don't compete. Instead, they complement one another as the entire family can participate in serving Jesus together.
GFA is a safe environment for staff, families and students. We work alongside each other, understanding the same demands and privileges of ministry. Every day provides opportunities to share life with one another and find joy in Christ, His Body and His Great Commission.
Prayer is vital to our work. Every Tuesday night, we, as a staff family, gather to seek the Lord for our needs, the needs of the mission field and the needs of the larger community. Most days begin with intercession, and office work stops at different times of the day for prayer and reading God's Word together. On the first Friday night of each month, we have an extended night of intercession. Prayer chains, special prayer meetings and other gatherings also sustain and breathe life into the ministry of GFA.
Connection to the Mission Field
We are privileged to hear news and information about the work we are supporting on the mission field. A constant flow of encouraging reports and stories from our field partners provide our staff with feedback that helps us see how God is at work in Asia and keeps us encouraged in our labors.
Staff members who wish to live on GFA’s campus are provided housing. Each family is provided a house of a size proportional to the size of its family.
"I believe I've experienced more growth as a believer during my time here than in the four years before I came [to GFA School of Discipleship]. The Lord has a unique atmosphere of godly people here. The leaders, especially, have impacted my life greatly. Their actions, more than their words, have spoken to my heart the most and have challenged me to live a life that truly reflects Christ. My heart is to please God and only Him. I'm glad I'm in a place where I have good examples I can follow. Never have I been certain that I was in the will of God until this year." —Damelia, SD alumni class of 2015
"Many of our friends and family members have expressed to us that they do not understand how we could give up the American Dream and life of ease we had achieved. But we know we have not given up anything, as 100 years from now, we will experience heaven with millions who have experienced the love of Jesus through GFA. We are truly humbled that the Lord has given us the privilege to serve Him with GFA." —Chris and Cindy, GFA staff for 15 years
"I am only one person, and I have limited abilities and experience. Part of what excites me about serving at GFA is that it gives me the opportunity to enable thousands of others to minister in Christ's name to some of the neediest people on earth—mostly in areas where I can't go or where my abilities and experience wouldn't be effective." —Rebecca, GFA staff for 4 years
"Serving here for the last 15 years has given my family an eternal perspective. Living our lives for what is going to last for all eternity is what really counts." —Jeff, GFA staff for 15 years
"After years of pouring myself into IT work at a large corporation, I relish the opportunity to devote my energy and technical experience directly to the work of making disciples." —Jonathan, GFA staff for 3 years