World Christian Missionary Resources - Helping you reach your world for Jesus

Missionary Preparation, Sending Missionaries, Tentmaking, Returning Missionaries, and Missionary Biographies



Mission Handbook 21st Edition
Missiologically Thinking

http://www.jdpayne.org/2010/08/12/mission-handbook-21st-edition/

http://www.jdpayne.org/
"The Handbook is a collection of nearly 1,000 mission agencies-with staff anywhere from 2 people to 5,000 or more-that are based in the U.S. or Canada but are doing work overseas. Each listing includes information on how/who to contact, mission statement, purpose statement, year founded, annual income, personnel statistics, where the agency is serving, and what kind of work they are doing." (Read more about this article, click on the link above.)

Mission Frontiers

http://www.missionfrontiers.org/

"Experienced field coaches who work with mission teams in tough places believe that one of the biggest reasons-often unstated-for missionary attrition is that the missionaries aren't actually getting anywhere. They aren't getting anything done." (Read more about this article, click on the link above.)

Books

I Think God Wants Me To Be A Missionary
By Neal Pirolo

https://www.eri.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=42&Itemid=31
https://www.eri.org/
Prompted by the high attrition rate of missionaries who do not first "count the cost" of cross-cultural ministry, Neal Pirolo offers this book to help candidates look closely at scores of issues that should be clarified long before they say, "Goodbye." In an easy-to-read style of dialogue, four young people represent thousands of people who are making that statement: I think God wants me to be a missionary!

Mission Handbook: U.S. and Canadian Protestant Ministries Overseas 21st Edition
Edited by Linda J. Weber

https://www.amazon.com/Mission-Handbook-Canadian-Protestant-Ministries/dp/1879089513

https://www.amazon.com/
The Mission Handbook has been providing leaders in the mission community with invaluable and comprehensive information on the who, what, where, and how of North America mission agencies. The 21st edition provides you with nearly 1,000 agencies working overseas. Each listing includes contact information, types of mission activity, areas of service, personnel statistices, and more. An in-depth analysis of North American missions gives you a synopsis of trends and comparisons in North America Missions.

Operation World

http://www.operationworld.org/

Operation World is a book of prayer information about the world. It is now on its seventh edition and it has been translated into several languages. This book is a must have if you are preparing to become a missionary.

Send Me! Your Journey to the Nations
By Steve Hoke & Bill Taylor
AbeBooks.com

https://www.amazon.com/Send-Me-Your-Journey-Nations/dp/0878082948

This book is an excellent starting point for people interested in doing mission works. It goes step-by-step through a process that helps discern their journey in serving as missionaries.

Send Me! Your Journey to the Nations
By Steve Hoke & Bill Taylor
Amazon

https://www.amazon.com/Send-Me-Your-Journey-Nations/dp/0878082948

https://www.amazon.com/
This book is an excellent starting point for people interested in doing mission works. It goes step-by-step through a process that helps discern their journey in serving as missionaries.

Serving As Senders Today
By Neal Pirolo

http://www.eri.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=37&Itemid=27

http://www.eri.org/
This book answers the question of how you can get involved in the Great Commission of world evangelization.

The Autobiography of Hudson Taylor: Missionary to China
By J. Hudson Taylor
Amazon

https://www.amazon.com/Autobiography-Hudson-Taylor-Missionary-Illustrated-ebook/dp/B005LD43PO

https://www.amazon.com/
The autobiography of the founder of the China Inland Mission and his Christian Missionary endeavors in the late 19th century. An inspiring autobiography to rely on God the Father to answer prayers.

The Autobiography of Hudson Taylor: Missionary to China
By J. Hudson Taylor
Barnes & Noble

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-autobiography-of-hudson-taylor-j-hudson-taylor/1113661470?type=eBook

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/
The autobiography of the founder of the China Inland Mission and his Christian Missionary endeavors in the late 19th century. An inspiring autobiography to rely on God the Father to answer prayers.

The Reentry Team: Caring for Your Returning Missionaries
By Neal Pirolo

https://www.eri.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=41&Itemid=30

https://www.eri.org/
Neal Pirolo is the director of Emmaus Rd Int. Having sensed that reentry support was the most neglected, yet greatly needed, he has given us this throughtful study on how to care for returning missionaries. It is his heart's desire to see our missionaries better cared for.

Working Your Way to the Nations: A Guide to Effective Tentmaking (2nd edition)
Edited by Jonathan Lewis, Ph.D.
Amazon

https://www.amazon.com/Working-Your-Way-Nations-Tentmaking/dp/0830819053

https://www.amazon.com/
Ever since the Apostle Paul had a job making tents to support his work of spreading the gospel, "tentmakers" have played an important role in the fulfillment of the Great Commission. This workbook is a practical guide to following in Paul's footsteps.

Books on Missions

http://www.missionresources.com/books.html

http://www.missionresources.com/
Listed on this page are books on missions you can read in your preparation as missionary. The books have description in it and links where you can get them.

Christian Correspondence Courses

http://www.missionresources.com/correspondence.html

http://www.missionresources.com/
An excellent outreach idea for missionaries are correspondence courses. When many missionaries prepare to go on the field and are raising support, is is often wise to raise a work fund for correspondence courses, tracts, videos, books, Bible study materials, and more.

Cross Cultural Training

http://www.missionresources.com/crosscultural.html

http://www.missionresources.com/
Christians who are planning to become misisonaries in other countries must learn the country's culture so that evangelism is more effective. Search for cross cultural training resources on this page.

Displays for Missionaries and Christians

http://www.missionresources.com/display_for_missions.html

http://www.missionresources.com/
Listed on this page are missionary organizations and companies that helps missionaries create displays they can use as presentations for their ministry when they visit other churches .

Evangelical Training Directory

http://www.evangelicaltrainingdirectory.org/public/us/

This is a searchable multi-lingual database of evangelical Bible colleges and pastoral, theological, and missionary training programs, courses, and resources worldwide to help you find the training you need to serve the Lord.

Friendraising and Fundraising for Missionaries

http://www.missionresources.com/fundraisng.html

http://www.missionresources.com/
Many missionaries are being supported by themselves or by their friends. You can find on this page many links to books and resources that can help you in your fund raising activity for your mission trip.

Language Learning Resources

http://www.missionresources.com/languages.html

http://www.missionresources.com/
If you want to be a missionary in other countries, it is important that you learn their language. Listed on this page are links to different language learning resources. These can help you in your preparation as missionary.

Mission Handbook - listing US and Canadian Ministries Serving Overseas

http://www.missionresources.com/missionhandbook.html

http://www.missionresources.com/
This page has a list of links on Mission Handbook.

Missionary Training Resources

http://www.missionresources.com/missionarytraining.html

http://www.missionresources.com/
You will find many links to missionary training resources on this page. Each link has a description to make searching easier.

Prayer Cards for Missionaries

http://www.missionresources.com/prayercards.html

http://www.missionresources.com/
It is good for missionaries to bring prayer cards with them especially when they are on mission trips. A prayer card has a size of a business card. Missionaries can include in the prayer cards their address, email address, and phone number.

Short-Term Missions Resource Directory

http://www.missionresources.com/shorttermmissions.html

http://www.missionresources.com
This page has a list of organizations that offer short-term mission trips and programs.

Video Productions for Missionaries

http://www.missionresources.com/videoproduction.html

http://www.missionresources.com/
Many missionaries will prepare a video or a slide presentation for their ministry. Some ministries will help prepare video presentations for ministries. This can be expensive so it might be a good idea to video-tape your ministry with a camcorder and have someone edit it for you later. This link provides links to ministries offering video editing services for a low price.

World Christian Tract Directory

http://www.tractlist.com

Tracts are an excellent way to reach out to people. You can search for tracts on this website.

World Christian Tract Ministry

http://www.tractministry.com

Missionaries use tracts in their ministries. This page has a list of tracts for outreach ministries.

World Christian Video Directory

http://www.christianvideos.org

Many missionaries use videos/films to communicate the Gospel to the people. The World Christian Video Directory has a list of Christian videos in different languages. You can search for videos and films you would like to bring to your mission area on this website.

Homeschooling Resources
ABEKA

https://www.abeka.com/homeschool/
https://www.abeka.com/

ABEKA offers Christian homeschooling complete with books, video lessons, and accreditation. Their curriculum includes all subjects, including the Bible, for preschool to Grade 12. They also have preparatory plan of study for those who are going to college.

Homeschool Connection
Bob Jones University

http://www.bju.edu/events/youth/homeschool-connection/

http://www.bju.edu
Bob Jones University is offering homeschool education through their Homeschool Connection. Homeschool Connection offers educational experiences that enhance your children's homeschooling. They also host free monthly evens for 7th to 12th grade homeschool students.

Homeschooling Curriculum - Christian Curriculum for Homeschool Families
Alpha Omega Publications

https://www.aop.com/curriculum

https://www.aop.com/
With onine, print and computer-based homeschooling curriculum formats, Alpha Omega Publications has the right homeschool curriculum for you and your family. As a leading Christian homeschooling publisher, AOP's award-winning educational products have enabled thousands of famlies to discover the amazing benefits of a Christian homeschool education.

Online Store

Amazon

https://www.amazon.com
Amazon sells many missionary books on their online store. If you do not know the title of the book, please put "missionary" in the search engine.

Christianbook.com

https://www.christianbook.com/

You can find missionary books on this online store. If you do not know the title of the book you are looking for, please put the word "missionary" in the search engine.

Parable

http://www.parable.com

Parable has good books about becoming a missionary. They also have missionary autobiography books. If you do not know the title of the book you are looking for, please put the word "missionary" in the search engine.

Other Helpful Sites

ABWE International

http://www.abwe.org
ABWE International is a missions agency. Each year, they send out many missionaries around the globe to share the gospel of Jesus. If you are interested in becoming a missionary, you can visit their website for information and resources relevant to your calling.

Ask A Missionary

http://www.askamissionary.com

Ask A Missionary is a service of Mission Data International. It's purpose is to help prospective missionaries along on their journey to short-term or long-term mission service. You can search the site for questions and answers that have already been published. You can also send in your own question and receive answers from their staff and volunteers. Missionaries, mission leaders, and mobilizers also contribute answers and use the site to help and encourage the prospective missionaries with whom they work.

Beautiful Feet

http://www.beautifulfeet.us

Beautiful Feet is a specialized missions agency that is called to partner with local churches to train and send long-term, church planting missionary teams to these people who are still unreached by the gospel. Their Boot Camp is designed to provide missionary candidates with comprehensive pre-departure training that will prepare them physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually for pioneer church-planting work.

DELTA Ministries

http://www.deltaministries.com/

DELTA Ministries holds training programs for those preparing for missionary service. The trainings introduce concepts and strategies for increased effectiveness and endurance of missionaries in cross-cultural contexts. The trainings are in-depth and hands-on covering personal character, community life, transitions, cultural, and language.

Missions Next

https://missionnext.org

The Finishers Project is a MissionNext ministry that connects God's people who sense a call to serve Him with mission agencies looking for missionaries to join them. Mission-sending organizations partner with them to look for missionary candidates that may be answers to their prayers for laborers to send to the harvest field. They provide information, challenge, and pathways for discovering and processing opportunities in missions.

Mission Training International

https://www.mti.org

Mission Training International provides relevant, practical, in-residence training on the make-or-break issues that help make cross-cultural messengers of the Gospel more effective. They have immersive programs, paradigm-shifting tools, and heart-healing process.

Perspectives

http://www.perspectives.org

Perspectives is 15-week course designed around four vantage points or "perspectives" - Biblical, Historical, Cultural, and Strategic. Each one highlights different aspects of God's global purpose. The biblical and historical sections reveal why our confidence is based on the historic fact of God's relentless work from the dawn of history until this day. The cultural and strategic sections underscore that we are in the midst of a costly, but very doable task, confirming the biblical and historical hope.

The Journey Deepens Retreat

http://thejourneydeepens.com

If you sense God is calling you into missions but need help in discerning your direction, The Journey Deepens Retreat is a great next step for you. This retreat is a place where you can explore the next step in your life of service before the Lord.

Urbana

https://urbana.org

Urbana is a missions conference hosted by InterVarsity Christian Fellowship and Groupes Bibliques Universitaires et Collegiaus du Canada. The purpose is to gather together students, faculty, pastors, church and ministry leaders, missions organizations, and schools to talk about missions. The people, schools, and missions organizations that participates in this conference can help you with your decision of serving as a missionary.

Youth With A Mission (YWAM)

https://www.ywam.org

https://www.ywam.org/dts/
https://www.ywam.org/training/
YWAM is offering a lot of training for evangelism and discipleship. These trainings are available worldwide in any of YWAM's branches. They also do short-term and long-term missions. These mission trips are for everyone who has a heart for mission. Visit their website for more information.

Emmaus Road International

https://www.eri.org/

For too long many Christians have had the attitude that missions was beyond them. These informative and practical bulletins show how anyone in the Body of Christ can be involved in what the Lord is doing around the world. This includes four series: Mobilizing the Church, For Those Who Go, Serving As Senders, and Internationals Among Us.


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