Guide to Selecting a Missions Agency

About this Tool

  • Tool Topic: Calling & Preparation
  • Tool Type: Read & Reference
  • Tool Contributor: Catalyst Services

This Tool helps guide churches through the process of selecting a missions agency to work with and provides a list of questions to ask when determining a great partnership.


Identifying the best agency to partner with in sending your global worker plays a huge role in their success. It can mean the difference between a church later reporting, “We went through some tough times with our missionary, but their agency worked closely with us to determine what was best for our workers and the work” in contrast to “Because we didn’t ask enough questions up front, our missionaries chose an agency unequipped to serve them and unwilling to work with us as sending church; sadly, it played a big role in their leaving the field.”