Is ReachAcross for me? space

How can I partner with ReachAcross?

 

 

 

 

 

 

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

How do I choose a mission agency?

Choosing a mission agency that is a good fit for you is very important

It can help prevent future misunderstandings and problems

 

What should you check out?

  • Statement of faith: do you agree with it
  • Vision, mission, and values: do theirs match yours
  • Do they have expertise in the area in which you plan to work
  • What is their financial policy 
  • Preparation: how do they prepare you
  • Home church: how will they work together with your home church
  • How will they assist you in understanding cross-cultural dynamics
  • How will they help you develop a support team 


  • Ongoing support:
    • How is member care carried out
    • Do they have regular debriefings
    • What is their security policy
    • What in-service training do they offer
    • How do they assist your home assignments
    • How will they facilitate your final re-entry
    • What is their medical and emergency plan
    • What is their pension plan

 

  • Leadership:
    • Is the agency led by an individual or a leadership team
    • How are leaders chosen
    • How do you communicate with the leadership
    • How much freedom does the agency give you as a member
    • How does the agency give you a voice
    • Is there accountability as well as flexibility 

 

  • Management and administration:
    • How will your financial support be processed
    • How do they provide secure communication channels

 

  • Size, how large is the agency:
    • Smaller agencies
      • Tend to have a friendly family-feel about them
      • May have organizational weaknesses due to lack of resources and personnel
    • Larger agencies
      • May provide stronger organizational support
      • Can be bureaucratic and impersonal


It is likely that the most important factor that will determine your success and sense of wellbeing is the local team you work with. Good local team dynamics and your ability to work well in a team are extremely important

 

Speak to someone about whether ReachAcross is the right mission agency for you?

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What about your home church's mission board?

If your home church has a mission board that is the first option you should explore, providing it…

  • Has a well established mission program
  • Shares your vision
  • Works in the region you want to
  • Is able to provide adequate ongoing support

If your church does not meet those criteria, then explore mission agencies

Most mission agencies will partner with your church to help you fulfil your vision     

 

Speak to someone in ReachAcross about partnering with your church to fulfil your vision

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