What Is Your Passion?
God puts a passion inside of us that is very obvious to some, yet for others it requires some serious prayer. This passion can often guide us to where God is calling us and help us narrow our missions focus.

For some, there is a passion for a people or place. For example, every time you hear a particular country or you meet someone from a particular region of the world, you nearly become overwhelmed with emotion.

For others, there is a problem that you cannot get out of your mind. Perhaps the thought of those who have never heard the gospel once in their life-time breaks your heart or the thought of an orphaned child grips your heart.

Whatever your passion is, let God show you and begin to pray about the direction he wants you to go and the opportunities that present themselves.

Required Reading

  1. Divine Mentor by Wayne Cordero
  2. Live Dead Journal by Dick Brogden
  3. They Knew their God by Edwin & Lillian Havey
  4. The Missionary Call by M. David Sills
  5. No Compromise by Melody Green
  6. Insanity of Obedience by Nick Ripken
  7. The Spirituality of Fundraising by Henri Nouwen

Recommended Reading

  1. The Mission of God by Christopher Wright
  2. Apostolic Function by Alan Johnson
  3. Journals of Jim Elliot edited by Elisabeth Elliot
  4. Emotionally Healthy Spirituality by Peter Scazzero
  5. Celebration of Discipline by Richard Foster
  6. The Blessed Life by Robert Morris
  7. Spiritual Leadership by J. Oswald Sanders
  8. A Vision of the Possible: Pioneer Church Planting in Teams by Dan Sinclair
  9. Paradigms in Conflict: 10 Key Questions in Christian Missions Today by David Hesselgrave
  10. Spiritual Formation of Leaders by Chuck Miller
  11. Any 3: Anyone, Anywhere, Any Time by Mike Shipman
  12. Contagious Discipleship by David Watson
  13. Financial Partnership Development Workbook: Biblical and Practical Tools to Raise Your Support by Jenn Fortner

Recommended Missions Related Websites


Recommended Sending Organizations
Please note that there are many reputable missions organizations but those listed below are the ones with which we have the strongest relationship. Also, please note that each agency will have their own expectations, prerequisites and pre-field training. Our MAP is designed simply to help create a stronger missions foundation within you and your family no matter what organization you decide to connect with.

  1. Assemblies of God World Missions (
  2. Live Dead (, which is part of the Assemblies of God World Missions
  3. Children's Cup (

Recommended Missions Education Options

  1. Global University (online Assemblies of God university)
  2. Fuller Seminary (online inter-denominational seminary)
  3. North Central University (local Assemblies of God university)
  4. Bethany School of Missions (local non-denominational school of missions)