The Sending Guide is split up in to three phases:
- Interest and Calling
- Confirmation and Commissioning
- Preparation and Sending
All three of these phases apply to all candidates, missionaries, and goers. However, the degree to which they apply depends on the level of the candidate, missionary, or goer. For example, a greater amount of preparation in the Preparation and Sending phase will be required for a cross-cultural church planter in relation to an intern.
In order to organize and communicate the varying degrees of application for each person throughout the Guide, HarvestCall has divided all potential missionary or goer positions into three different levels depending on the degree of application for each position. This can be viewed in the Venn Diagram above.
The overlapping circles of the Venn Diagram represent the three phases. They overlap because they are somewhat fluid. Depending on the circumstance, a candidate may be simultaneously working through a portion of the Interest and Calling phase while also working through a portion of the Confirmation and Commissioning phase. Likewise, a candidate may be asked to complete a portion of the Preparation and Sending phase before they complete all portions of the Confirmation and Commissioning phase.