Team Members are missionaries who are fully funded by the IMB, and, as IMB employees, receive full benefits and services. Team Members participate full time in the missionary task.
Team Associates are missionaries who receive funding from non-IMB sources. They are either self-funded, which means they provide their own support from things like personal savings or an existing job, or they are ministry-funded, which means they are funded from another organization or church. Team Associates can participate full time or part time in the missionary task.
Field Support personnel are missionaries who are fully funded by the IMB to provide a critical support service on behalf of the IMB in an international location. Field Support missionaries engage in the missionary task, but their primary responsibility is to provide a professional service and support to IMB missionary teams.
I am a full-time missionary who is fully funded by the IMB and serving as a church planter.
I am a full-time missionary focusing on discipleship, while ministering to the needs of my IMB team. I am fully funded by another ministry.
I am a missionary who is fully funded by the IMB and focusing on logistics while helping with evangelism.