Missionary Support

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How do I personally support a missionary? Through check, money order, online credit card, electronic funds transfer?

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Anyone can support a Go To Nations missionary by check or money order by mailing to: Go To Nations P.O. Box 10305 Jacksonville, Fl 32247-0305 It is also possible to support a missionary online through the website www.gotonations.org. Once the homepage is opened click on the “give” button. After the “partner page” opens, type the … Learn More »

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If we raise up a missionary from our congregation, is the church required to provide the missionary with health insurance? A retirement plan? Funds for their children’s education?

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In a faith mission, it is mandatory for a missionary to raise enough financial support to cover insurance, retirement plans and education. It normally requires a number of individuals and churches to cover these needs. However, if a church wishes to provide some or all of these benefits, the church may do so but it … Learn More »

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When should a church start supporting a missionary and when should the church stop?

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Generally, a missionary cannot leave for the mission field until all their finances are raised. The only way that can be determined is when the monthly support is being received. For the benefit of the missionary and noting the missionary’s progress in raising their support, it is preferable for the support to begin immediately. Funds … Learn More »

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Should my church support only missionaries from our church?

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This is a decision that the church missions committee or appointed staff should make based upon the vision, goals and budget of the church. By partnering with other missionaries outside of the local church, the law of sowing and reaping will work that will bring greater exposure, knowledge and fruit from the missions ministry of … Learn More »

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How do I, as a missionary, handle the depositing and receipting of gifts?

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When you become a missionary with Go To Nations, these needs are handled for you by the Business and Finance Division of Go To Nations. Donations are received on your behalf, accounted for through our accounting software and processed, both for the donor’s records and payroll for the missionary. Through our missionary reporting system, your … Learn More »

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If I am considering becoming a missionary should I start my own 501(c)(3) ministry?

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The purpose of mission sending agencies like Go To Nations, is to help lighten the load of the missionary by providing certain key services that will eliminate the need and the work of maintaining your own 501(c)(3) status. Starting your own non-profit is an option; however this route requires a greater level of expertise and … Learn More »

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How was the Apostle Paul supported as a missionary?

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Paul was supported by individuals and by the local churches that he spoke in. He also supplemented his income with his tent making. (Acts 18:5, Philippians 4:14-16)

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How do I know if I should support a certain missionary?

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This is a personal decision for the individual. One is usually drawn to the calling of an individual or to the work that the individual is called. When there is an excitement in your heart, a witness in your spirit, validity and appropriate time frame in the work to be done, accountability and covering, one … Learn More »

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How much financial support is enough for a missionary?

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This will vary by the location of their field of service, number of family members, as well as other variables. The leaders of the Ministries Division at Go To Nations work in partnership with the team, where the missionary will be serving to determine the amount of budget they must raise. You have to remember … Learn More »

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How does a missionary learn to raise financial support?

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Go To Nations uses Kingdom Come Training to teach missionaries how to raise their support. Kingdom Come Training is a web-based ministry that has trained hundreds of missionaries from all different denominations, to raise the budget needed to be an effective missionary. They also provide weekly coaching to make sure that goals are properly met.