Leadership Opportunities

We need YOU to lead teams!

We need YOU to lead teams! We’re looking for a few adventurous people who desire to pour into others. You regularly participate in ministry and missions and want to share from your experiences. You aren’t afraid to GO because you’ve already been. This time, you will take others with you, and together you will go deeper.

If you’re ready to go deeper, you know what it means to lead by example. You see details and opportunities that other people miss. You practice what you preach. You listen for that still, small voice that provides encouragement, strength and guidance. You know how to cultivate lasting growth in the lives of your team members, and you’ve learned how to engage the hearts of the people you meet on the mission field. There are a lot of challenges waiting for you out there, but if you go deeper, incredible things will happen!


Every year, RIM needs people like you to volunteer as Mission Advisors and Team Leaders for our short term mission trips. We’re looking for servant-minded individuals with high-level organization, communication and problem-solving skills who love the Lord and want to invest deeply in our teams. If accepted, you will serve under the oversight of our amazing Project Directors. There are two different positions available in each country. Please read the qualifications below and choose the one that best suits you!


Application Process:

  • Click the apply button

  • Then choose Leader as your application type

  • Pay your application fee

  • Email a pastor’s recommendation to goinfo@realimpact.com

  • Complete a phone interview
    (Team Leader applicants only)

  • Receive an invitation to RIM’s
    Leadership Candidate Camp


*Note: Team Leaders will be pre-selected before camp. Mission Advisors will be chosen during camp and announced on the last day

Leadership Positions

Mission Advisors

  • Age 18+
  • Entry-level position
  • No previous experience required
  • Desire to gain leadership skills or to qualify for higher RIM leadership positions
  • Work under the guidance of Team Leaders
  • Responsible for 5-8 participants
  • Disciple small groups
  • Facilitate daily evangelism
  • Lead free day adventures
  • Assist with critical ministry functions
  • Learn from RIM’s veteran leaders

Team Leaders

  • Age 21+
  • Mid-level position
  • Experienced leaders of proven character
  • Provide motivation, direction, support and accountability for 25-30 team members
  • Work with a co-Team Leader, under the guidance of Project Directors
  • Oversee team safety
  • Guide daily ministry experiences
  • Learn how to create and implement strategies for world evangelism
  • Learn how to disciple and mentor teams

Project Directors

These well-trained, highly-skilled, veteran leaders direct all of our mission projects, facilitating both the spiritual and logistical aspects of a trip. In locations with multiple teams on the ground, PDs travel between ministries, constantly interacting with and coaching the TLs at each site. PDs demonstrate godly character, integrity, spiritual maturity, high-level organizational skills, excellent communication and problem-solving and the ability to disciple others. They have significant missions experience as a RIM Team Leader as well as leadership experience in other arenas of life. In addition, they play a critical role in further developing the leadership skills of RIM’s Team Leaders and Mission Advisors.

Frequently asked questions

What trips can I apply to lead?

You can apply to be a leader on any of our standard trips! We are now accepting applications for our 2021 summer trips:

What is Miami Leadership Candidate Camp like?

At RIM, we work hard to select well-qualified leaders and then offer ongoing leadership development before, during and after their trips. This begins at Leadership Candidate Camp where RIM Staff and Project Directors select and train each years Mission Advisors and Team Leaders. RIMs trainers share from their vast leadership and missions experiences and invest in candidates personally to help them cultivate and expand their leadership abilities. Candidate Camp is a life-changing few days and an exciting launch pad for further Kingdom leadership! What You’ll Learn & Experience:

  • RIM’s Vision & Philosophy
  • Worship & Teaching Sessions
  • Team Building Exercises
  • Cultural Orientation
  • Safety & Logistics Training

If I am invited to Leadership Candidate Camp, am I guaranteed a leadership role?

Team Leaders are selected before camp, and then required to attend for training purposes. In contrast, Mission Advisors are not pre-selected. Qualified candidates receive an invitation to participate in camp, and final decisions are announced afterwards.

How do I become a Project Director?

RIM Project Directors are well-trained, highly-skilled, veteran leaders direct all of our mission projects, facilitating both the spiritual and logistical aspects of a trip. PDs have significant missions experience as both Mission Advisors and Team Leaders for past RIM trips and displayed excellence and integrity in those roles. Each year, RIM prayerfully invites PDs to lead trips that best match their skills and calling. If you are interested in becoming a Project Director in the future, apply to be a Mission Advisor or Team Leader on a trip this year!

Are there any longer term leadership opportunities?

Yes! Interested in taking a gap year to grow as a disciple and learn about missions? Check out our Internship program.

  • Develop your teamwork and leadership abilities
  • Invest personally in RIM’s local community
  • Venture overseas to the international mission field
  • Establish life-long connections with other interns