You’ve likely heard that the Alliance is changing the way in which churches schedule visits from international workers on tour. Now, instead of individual churches contacting international workers, churches will work through the Field Office to schedule them.
Below are a few facts about the new tour system:
- We will continue to publish touring Alliance Northwest international workers; however, instead of publishing quarterly, we will be able to share who is home (and when) in 12 month increments, starting in March ’18 for the period of June ’18 – June ‘19. Occasionally there will be others added throughout the year, and we’ll publish them as their schedules become available.
- Alliance Northwest churches will have exclusive access to schedule workers from our Field during the period of April 2-15. After April 15th, their available dates will be open to all of the Districts in the country. Because of this, it’s going to be important to think ahead and book them early.
- If you want to schedule someone from the Alliance Northwest, please contact Kristy between April 2-15 to let her know who and when you would like them. You can always contact us after this period, but there isn’t a guarantee that the international worker you want will be available.
- If you have a particular interest in an area of the world not connected to one of our touring Alliance Northwest workers, and are interested in scheduling an international worker from that region, please contact Kristy after April 15th and she will work with you to see if she can find a match to that region and what dates they have available. (Note: travel expenses will be your responsibility, but can be defrayed if a couple of churches partner together.)
Look for more information on this in coming months, along with the updated tour schedule in March. For the current tour schedule, click here.