Victory over destructive habits...

We want you to have the greatest possible opportunity for success in mission service, which is the reason for our policy on destructive habitual behaviors. Individuals who struggle with such behaviors now will often struggle even more once they’re away from the familiar environment of home, church, and friends.


A destructive habitual behavior becomes an idol that controls, consumes, and destroys—just the opposite of our calling to serve God with our heart, soul, and mind. In what ways are you living in the power of the Spirit, avoiding practices that harm your body, your social interactions, your own faith, or another person’s faith?


Scripture to explore: Matthew 22:37, Romans 6:12–14, Romans 10:6–17, Galatians 5:13–26, 1 Thessalonians 1:9–10


Wycliffe expects freedom from the following behaviors for at least one year prior to application:


use of tobacco products

use of illegal drugs or abuse of prescription drugs

intoxication or inappropriate use of alcohol

lustful or illicit sexual behavior, including the use of any type of pornography