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"Equipping an Unreached Village on Water 🏞️🌊 Providing vital resources and training to uplift a remote community with transformative impact. #EquipUnreachedVillage #WaterMission"

EQUIP is a 9-month training program which prepares participants to serve in the hardest-to-reach places and people groups. Our training occurs in Armenia, a country surrounded by nations hostile to the gospel. Seasoned TRIAD staff members teach methods to penetrate the barriers of the unreached world and enable participants to thrive amidst the adversity of a missional life.



To prepare Kingdom workers with the necessary tools to effectively and sustainably make disciples & plant churches among the hardest-to-reach places and people groups.



  • Grow in biblical foundations critical to frontline work
  • Develop personal resilience to fuel long-term ministry
  • Gain practical tools necessary to minister among places hostile to the gospel
Sept. 2, 2024 - May 31, 2025
Contact us if you want more information before applying.

3 core training competencies



  • The Gospel Message
  • Old Testament
  • New Testament
  • Missiology
  • Biblical Interpretation
  • The Body of Christ
  • Preaching & Teaching
  • Doctrinal Foundations


  • Spiritual Disciplines
  • Discipleship
  • Union with Christ
  • Theology of Suffering
  • Prayer & Worship
  • Marriage & Family
  • Singleness
  • Emotional Care


  • Cross-Cultural Skills
  • World Religions
  • Crisis & Security
  • Team Dynamics
  • Access & Entry Platforms
  • Ethnographical Research
  • Support-Raising Tools
  • Language Acquisition
  • Business as Mission (BAM)

Who is the training for?

We have designed our training using methods that involve in-depth classroom discussions while providing space for participants to practically experience every aspect of a life that revolves around the Great Commission. Our training school is designed for individuals, couples, and families, if you:

  • Are at least 18 years old.
  • Have a heart for missions.
  • Desire to serve among an unengaged or unreached people group.
  • Are open to a future in disciple-making & church-planting.
  • Have a strong, established relationship with God.
  • Are involved in your local church and are in conversation with your local church about your desire to serve in missions.
  • Are a high school or college graduate looking to learn mission strategy while putting it into practice first-hand.
  • Are single and/or married and want to take the next step toward a missional life.
  • Are a couple with kids that desire to practically learn how to live on mission as a family.


The following FAQs apply to the EQUIP program only. Please go to AWAKEN or EMPOWER pages for details and FAQs associated with those respective training programs.

How do I apply?

Your references will be contacted separately by TRIAD requesting them for information on your behalf and the EQUIP directors will conduct an online interview with you. After your application and references have been reviewed and approved, you will be sent our Welcome Packet. This Welcome Packet will provide more details of the program allowing you to prayerfully consider the opportunity before making a final commitment. After your signed commitment has been received and a $500 non-refundable registration fee has been paid, your spot in EQUIP will be reserved.

When does the training occur?

Our 2024-25 EQUIP begins on September 2, 2024 and concludes on May 31, 2025. Apply now to join our 2024-2025 training class.

What are the prerequisites?

Participants must be at least 18 years old and have successfully completed AWAKEN by the start date of the program. In addition, we are looking for people who are open to long-term disciple-making and church-planting work among an unreached people group. Participants need to have a strong, existing relationship with God. They need to be involved in their local church and in conversation with their local church about their desire to serve in missions. Participants should also be in good physical health and able to participate in physically demanding activities.

What are the costs?

Tuition paid to TRIAD is $11,000. This includes housing, training costs, outreach trips, and weekday lunches.

Costs for other expenses (flights, food, transportation, travel insurance, and other living expenses) depend on your personal situation (individual, married, family). Participants will be responsible for their costs, and we encourage support raising through your local church. For an individual, we recommend a total fundraising goal of $15,500 which covers tuition and personal expenses.

Are my children able to join me?

Yes, families with children are encouraged to apply. Contact us if you want more information about accommodations for your specific family situation.

Do I have to be affiliated with a β€˜sending organization’?

No, participants do not have to be affiliated with a β€˜sending organization.’ Your local church, however, plays a key role in sending you as a long-term missionary. A healthy relationship with your sending church and other donors on your support team is critical to your longevity on the field.

What happens after I complete EQUIP training?

TRIAD deploys cross-cultural workers to the field, but there is no guarantee of field deployment through TRIAD upon graduation of the EQUIP training program. We partner with many sending organizations focused on unreached people groups and will help to foster relationships with those organizations for potential field assignments.

What are the living arrangements?

You will be staying at a local apartment with other participants as roommates. We will encourage you to meet your neighbors and immerse yourself in the local living environment. If you are married and/or have children, the EQUIP directors will speak to you about individual accommodations for your family.

What’s the daily schedule like?