21 Questions to Ask a Mission Agency

Figuring Out Mission Agencies

So, you want to be a missionary and you’re looking for people you can team up with to help you get from here to there. Did you know more than 5,000 organizations worldwide send out foreign missionaries? * And that’s not even counting the people sent directly by a church or who serve independently without joining or forming an organization. Even if you just count ministries that send people from the U.S., you might still have hundreds of options!

So how are you going to find the mission agency that’s best for you?

It’s a bit like dating. Or picking a college. Or choosing a career. It all depends on what’s important to you. But to help you get started, we’re giving you 21 questions you can ask any mission agency. These questions will help you get a taste of what they are all about.

What questions would you ask a mission agency? Our mission mentors would love to chat with you.

Read more about mission agencies:

* The Center for the Study of Global Christianity at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary estimates 5,600 foreign mission sending agencies. See Status of Global Christianity, 2021. Line 47.

Stories from the pursuit

Groundbreaking Discipleship Training in the Muslim World

PALM is Pioneers ministry offering Bible courses, discipleship and leadership training for people at all stages of Christian maturity.

From the Middle East: A Household Now for Christ

Fatima was surprised by and afraid of the changes she saw in her husband, Ibrahim. She started to suspect he had abandoned Islam.

When Singleness Raises Questions & Opens Doors

"God has shown me through Kira that I have unique opportunities only available because of my singleness,” says Susan in South Asia.