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It’s Your Call: To A Missional or Missionary Life
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.

Mobilizing Millennials: A Case Study of Assemblies of God World Missions
This thesis (including a literature review) written by David P. Jacob,  investigates the methods and practices of Assemblies of God World Missions' (AGWM) mobilization of Millennials towards long-term missionary service.

A Millennial's Perspective on Missionary Mentorship
Written by a Millennial, this academic paper lists the benefits of missionaries mentoring the younger generations, and argues that a mentoring relationship just may be one of the best mobilization tools available.

Nurturing the Missions Call: Helping Youth Keep the Missions Spark Alive
Oftentimes, a student will receive a calling to be a missionary, but may feel unsure or scared about what to do next. None of us get where we're going alone. How can we help in raising up the next generation of ministers? This webinar, presented by our director, David Jacob, equips Pastors and Youth Pastors to help their young people keep their passion for missions and calling alive by providing practical steps to guide them in their missions journey.

How to Understand God’s Call on Your Life
In this Missions Pulse podcast, David Joannes interviews our director, David Jacob about his latest book, It’s Your Call. Far too often, we look for the “what” and forget about the “Who.” Understanding God’s call on your life begins with knowing God. The more intimate your relationship with Him the more you come to sense His heart and understand your role in His Great Commission enterprise.

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ON MOBILIZATION
The Key to World Evangelization
The Launch Survey

SHORT-TERM MISSIONS
A Shift in Short Term Missions
Six Ways to Prepare Your Church's Short-Term Mission Teams
Things No One Tells You About Going on Short-Term Mission Trips
Why You Should Consider Canceling Your Short-Term Mission Trips

MONEY
Student Debt: A Hurdle Too High for "Impact" Missionaries
Fundraising on Furloughs
Questions About Missionary Funding

GENERATIONS
Why Millennials are the Future of Missions
Millennials Need a Bigger God, Not a Hipper Pastor
The Millennial Exodus
The 2016 Deloitte Millennial Survey
Six Terms that Summarize Generation Z's Mindset
Will Generation Z Lean Conservative or Liberal? It's Not That Simple
Mission Next Launch Survey
Amid the Stereotypes, Some Facts About Millennials

PRAYER AND BIBLE STUDY
The Bible in America: 6-Year Trends
The Church of England Will Die Unless We Start Reading the Bible Again
A Biblical Theology of Corporate Prayer
Old Testament and the Mission of God
Preaching the Biblical Basis for Mission

THE AMERICAN CHURCH
The Great Century of Missions Ended Over a Century Ago: Will Our Age Be the Great Century of Omission?
How One Baptist Church Has Seven Times More Missionaries than Anyone Else
The Soul of Evangelicalism: What Will Become of Us?

THE MISSIONARY CALL
The Great Distortion
Whether There is a Call

VETERAN MISSIONARIES 
Mentoring for Missions: 5 Ways to Help Tomorrow's Mission Force Grow 
Missionaries Mentoring Missionaries
Are You a Mobilizer?