Human Resources FAQs
PO Box 1268
Englewood, Colorado 80150
101 West Jefferson Ave
Englewood, Colorado 80110
Local Phone 303.762.1400
Toll Free 1.800.396.6680
For assistance with your application or with further questions, please email HR@Cadence.org.
Q: Is Cadence associated with a denomination?
A: Cadence is not associated with any denomination but is a member of the ECFA.
Q: How do I get paid a salary while I’m raising my support?
A: Cadence missionaries raise funds for ministry expenses, benefits including health care, and their monthly salary.
Q: What is the application process like for missionaries?
A: In general, the process includes a two-part application, pre-screen interview, three virtual interviews, and in-person candidacy. For specific details, read the Limited-Term/Intern and Full-Time Staff processes.
Q: Why do I have to raise funds or pay for candidacy?
A: Nearly every dollar that comes to Cadence is raised by a missionary’s support team. The majority of those funds go directly to the missionaries. Only a small part of the funds received go towards the administrative needs of the mission, and this amount is not enough to include the costs of candidacy. It’s also an opportunity to grow in faith and preparation for building a team to support you as you minister to the military.
Q: How does Cadence train and care for its missionaries?
A: Cadence has candidacy training in-house, SRS Bootcamp, pre-field training with the HR team, and on-the-field training from the field leader when you arrive.
Q: After my appointment, how long does it take to get to the field?
A: Between 7-18 months
Q: How does Cadence assign missionaries to locations?
A: Cadence first considers the needs of the whole mission, then the needs of the missionary family, alongside gifting, passion, and capacity. It’s generally a request and dialogue process with the missionary.
Q: What are the qualifications to be a Cadence staff?
A: We would like five years of full-time vocational ministry experience or a BA/BS with 30 hours of Bible and/or ministry training.
Q: When is candidacy and by when does my application need to be completed?
A: We hold two candidacy sessions each year:
- Fall session in October, application process completed by July 15
- Winter session in March, application process completed by November 30
Q: How does Cadence help missionaries raise support?
A: Cadence provides in-house training during candidacy, outsources training from SRS Bootcamp, we use the God Ask as our primary text. We provide a MPD (Ministry of Partnership Development) Coach to help you during your MPD. We also provide accountability on a regular basis.
Q: What is Candidacy?
A: Candidacy happens two times a year at Cadence HQ and it is the final stage of our vetting and selection process. It is a seven day intense daily program. The first few days are interviews, evaluation on candidates’ Bible study teaching and counseling abilities, and mission fit. The last few days are training.
Q: What does a typical week look like for a Cadence missionary?
A: A Cadence missionary’s typical week may include: lesson preparation, discipleship and mentoring meetings, ministry program preparation, administrative duties, facility upkeep, chapel attendance, small group Bible studies, meal preparation and hosting, fellowship, outreach activities, and service events.