Read our director’s book about missionary calling. For most believers, several factors influence their missions call. Some are called to stay in their hometown and support missions at their local church, others are called to short-term mission trips, while others are called to spend a lifetime overseas as career missionaries. This SNAPSHOT book will highlight three things that can help you discover the adventure God has for you in his mission: prayer and Bible study, missionary mentorship, and short-term mission trips. 

“David Jacob is real.  His story is compelling.  His passion is consuming.  His message is relevant.  His Lord Jesus compels, calls and commissions.  Stop. Read. Listen to the Spirit and seek Jesus.  He will guide you in your life’s journey.” - Greg Mundis, D.Min, Executive Director, Assemblies of God World Missions


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Based on current statistics...

The overall number of long-term missionaries sent from the United States has been steadily decreasing, to the point where numbers are the lowest they have been in the past twenty years. The Center for Missionary Mobilization and Retention hopes to reverse this decline.


The Center for Missionary Mobilization and Retention aims to resource the Christian community to increase and retain the number of long-term missionaries sent from the U.S. 


The Center for Missionary Mobilization and Retention is a collaborative initiative of the following organizations:

 
 

research question of the month

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What factors bring missionaries home from the field prematurely?

The Short List:

  • Unmet Expectations

  • Culture Shock

  • Family Problems

  • Moral Failure

  • Conflict with other Missionaries

To find out more about why missionaries leave the field prematurely and why this is critical to the missions movement today, check out our missionary retention articles.