What training and experience do I need?
A missionary must be properly equipped, adequately trained and sufficiently experienced. In some cases, the candidate may complete requirements during in-service training. God-given gifts and talents determine the missionary category and assignment.
You must be willing to prepare for the task, have a clear missionary call, a high level of commitment and total faith in God.
Do I need approval from Assemblies of God leaders where I live?
District leaders want to be acquainted with you to sense your burden and review your experience. Some districts have a special committee for screening missionary applicants. If so, you will need to meet with them. Your application must have district endorsement before AGWM can process your application.
Being an Assemblies of God Missionary is a privilege and presents challenges –
both spiritually and professionally.
How will Assemblies of God World Missions know my calling, areas of experience and where I desire to serve?
The Personnel and Member Care Department will send you forms to be completed. Personal references are also required for each applicant. The regional director for your area of interest reviews the completed forms and your district officials are contacted for endorsement. If both are positive, the Assemblies of God Executive Committee will approve to process your application.
What is included in the missionary application?
Part of the application requires listing 12 people we can send references to, a personal history of your childhood, schooling, call to missions and additional information, a professional photo of your family, and a resume of your ministry/job history.
What is included in the application process?What is Candidate Orientation?
The application process includes approval from the Regional Director, Personnel Director, District, and Mobilization Director. When your application has been received, your references will be sent out, a credit report and background check will be pulled, and you will receive details regarding a personality assessment.
Candidate Orientation is a one-week event held in Springfield, Missouri. During this week you will meet the director of your intended region and attend classes on AGWM policies, financial procedures and itineration practices. You will also meet with the Executive Committee and World Missions Board for a personal interview. You will know if you are approved as a missionary before you leave Candidate Orientation.
Will I be required to take any tests?
Good physical and emotional health are necessities for overseas ministry. After your application is received, you will receive details regarding medical exams, personality assessment, and an interview.
How long does the approval process take?
This process takes an average of six to nine months.
How will I get the money to minister overseas?
A budget based on your field of ministry and individual family needs is established during orientation. You will need to raise the required amount from ministering in churches where you seek prayer and financial support (itineration). This process usually takes 13-15 months.
Does Assemblies of God World Missions have stateside assignments?
A prerequisite for consideration of a stateside assignment is serving at least one term overseas. (A term is three to four years.)