Recruitment Weekends

FOCUS hosts Recruitment Weekends as an important part of our hiring process. These Recruitment Weekends give applicants adequate time to meet FOCUS staff face to face, get questions answered, and meet other young adults who are applying to be missionaries. Most importantly, it allows us to get to know you and your experiences. 

To be eligible to attend a Recruitment Weekend you must first submit an online application. Once we receive and review your application, we will contact you to let you know if we are extending an invitation to attend a Recruitment Weekend (typically, but not always, the one geographically closest to you). Keep in mind the application deadlines noted below. Only applications submitted before the deadline for each weekend will be considered for invitation. If you have any questions, please email us at [email protected].

Processing of applications will begin on August 1. 
*Due to the high volume of applicants, deadlines are earlier for women to allow time for screening.

Recruitment Weekends

National Recruitment Weekend: September 10 – 11 (Virtual)

  • Female Application Deadline: August 20
  • Male Application Deadline: August 27

North Area Recruitment Weekend: October 22 – 24

  • Female Application Deadline: September 24
  • Male Application Deadline: October 8

South Area Recruitment Weekend: October 29 – 31

  • Female Application Deadline: September 24
  • Male Application Deadline: October 15

East Area Recruitment Weekend: November 12 – 14

  • Female Application Deadline: October 8
  • Male Application Deadline: October 29

West Area Recruitment Weekend: November 19 – 21

  • Female Application Deadline: October 8
  • Male Application Deadline: November 5

National Recruitment Weekend⁠—Kansas City: December 3 – 5 (Men Only)

  • Application Deadline: November 19