Each teacher must meet the qualifications of NOBTS to serve as an adjunct professor from the seminary. This requires that a teacher must have at least a theological master's degree to teach and also be a member of a Southern Baptist Church. After approval from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, ADVANCE and the teacher work together to provide a syllabus and adequate class notes.
Each trip is designed to allow pastors from the U.S. to only be out of their pulpits for one Sunday.
The location of the training sessions determine the cost since the majority of the cost is the airfare to the location. On average it is between $2,000 and $3,000 for total costs. Each ADVANCE professor or his church is responsible for travel cost, hotel, meals, visa costs, and gift to translator for teaching.