Missionary Support

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Why don’t missionaries get a salary from their mission agency?

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Mission agencies that are not funded by denominations also bear the burden of funding the operations that serves the missionaries on the front lines. It would place an unrealistic burden on the to raise funds for corporate needs and for the missionaries and their projects. Also, the vision and faith of missionaries is strengthened as they … Learn More »

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How do missionaries get their support?

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Some of the support will come through churches, while other funds are raised by businesses or individuals. Occasionally, retired individuals will choose to begin their second career as a missionary; others might sell their home for a profit and want to live off of their earnings. Even when these individuals have income to live off … Learn More »

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How much should a church support their missionaries?

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This must be decided by the church missions committee or appointed staff. Training programs for fundraising such as, Kingdom Come Training, helps the missionaries identify potential sources for their necessary financial support. It is optimal for the missionary if their home church supports them generously and also endorses them to others. However, we never recommend … Learn More »

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If we raise up a missionary candidate from our church, are we obligated to fund all of their financial support needs?

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The key thing for the pastor is to endorse the candidate as they identify the people who God is preparing to be partners in prayer and finances. Many times more than one church will pledge financial support, while other support may come from family, friends or business associates. One important thing for the church to … Learn More »

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Is making appeals for missionary support biblical?

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Women financed the ministry of Jesus, (Luke 8:2). Paul was supported by both individuals and the church, (Acts 18:5, Philippians 4:14-16). Likewise, Paul taught that ministers of the gospel, “. . . should receive their living from the gospel.” (I Corinthians 9:14)