Is it necessary to have a missions agency?

Can’t churches decide to support a family and take care of missions in this way? Or can’t churches decide to plant a satellite church without someone else being involved? In the old days, a man would go down to the dock, arrange for passage to a far-off land, get his family, collect a few belongings, and out they would go.

Just what does a missionary agency do that any church couldn’t do?

  • Coordinate Missions Responsibilities

    Provides someone specific to coordinate missions responsibilities among churches, as well as with the missionaries and the national church.

  • Provides an Identifiable Sending Agency

    Provides an identifiable sending agency in order to meet the increasing requirements of governments at home and abroad.

  • Makes and Implements Policy

    Makes and implements policy from a service perspective.

  • Promotes the needs and objectives of the missionaries.

  • Provides a tax-exempt service for donors.

  • Becomes A Liaison

    Becomes a liaison between missionaries, governments, and churches when special needs or problems arise.

  • Sets Down a Clear Means of Accountability

    Sets down a clear means of accountability both to and from the donors and the missionaries.

  • Keeps missions needs before a wider group.

    Keeps missions needs and opportunities before a wider group of both churches and people.

  • Supports Training and Development

    Supports specialized training and development of missionaries.

  • Works With Mission Trends and Specialized Missions Work

    Works specifically with mission trends and specialized missions work, such as short-term service, medical service, youth teams, on site missionary training, and relief work.