Frequently Asked Questions
Assemblies of God U.S. Missions is a facilitating agency working to fulfill the Great Commission with special geographic emphasis on the United States and its population centers, subcultures, ethnic groups, and institutions. Our seven windows include:
How is U.S. Missions different from World Missions?
U.S. Missions focuses on the United States and its territories while World Missions reaches nations throughout the rest of the world. U.S. Missions reaches diverse cultural groups and people groups that live within America, including Native Americans, Asians, Gypsies, people with life-controlling problems, soldiers, bikers, and college and university students. For a detailed breakdown of our missionaries and chaplains, download our statistics card.
How can I promote U.S. Missions in my own church?
Can I get involved with U.S. Missions?
You can get involved by volunteering to help U.S. missionaries in your area, helping your church hold an annual missions convention highlighting U.S. Missions, or donating to the ministry.
Can I make a financial contribution to U.S. Missions?
Yes. You can make a one-time contribution to a U.S. missionary online or by mail. You can also authorize an automatic monthly credit card contribution.
You can also give through your church. Label your giving
envelope "U.S. Missions" and designate a specific
missionary. The offering, with your church name on it,
should be mailed to:
Assemblies of God U.S. Missions
1445 N. Boonville Avenue
Springfield, MO 65802-1894
This method ensures that your church will receive giving credit for your offering.
What are the advantages of Assemblies of God U.S. Missions appointment?
Seeking national appointment could help you on your way to fulfilling God's missionary call on your life. We believe in a worldview of missions. Whether you are ministering at home or abroad, you are serving the Lord in His harvest field.
Below are the advantages to becoming a nationally appointed U.S. missionary. Assemblies of God U.S. Missions has a system in place that will help in many ways.
National appointment gives missionaries national visibility within the Assemblies of God publications such as the Pentecostal Evangel.
Credibility & Identification
Being a member of a national ministry enhances the missionary's credibility. It tells the supporting church that the appointed missionary is abiding by a system of checks and balances. The missionary is accountable to a trusted national organization.
When itinerating for monthly support, you will find it an advantage to be associated with the national U.S. Missions office. When requesting a church service, one of the first questions pastors ask relates to affiliation and endorsement. The degree of acceptability increases when you tell them you come under the oversight of Assemblies of God U.S. Missions.
Tools for ministry promotion, like press releases, promo photos, free literature for distribution to churches and supporters, faith promise forms, and other promotional items are available through U.S. Missions.
The U.S. Missions team encompasses seven windows and several subgroups. The departments are Chaplaincy Ministries, Chi Alpha Campus Ministries, U.S.A., Missionary Church Planters and Developers, Intercultural Ministries, Teen Challenge International, U.S.A., U.S. MAPS, and Youth Alive. You will find networking with national office personnel and other U.S. missionaries to be helpful.
The Department Director
There is an advantage to having a department head available to serve you when difficult questions come up. It is encouraging to call one who has walked the same road, carries a similar burden, and has the national vision in mind. This individual is a good person to know when you need advice, encouragement, and prayer.
The goal of Assemblies of God U.S. Missions is one of facilitation and support. We train people to plant churches, evangelize university campuses, minister on military bases, reach ethnics, and free those with life-controlling problems.
U.S. Missions exists to perpetuate national ministry defined in the mission statement of its departments and to facilitate the frontline men and women called to specific ministries.
If you are interested in looking further into national missionary appointment by Assemblies of God U.S. Missions, please request a copy of Transitions, our ministry catalog designed to equip you with valuable information about becoming a U.S. missionary. You may also wish to speak with the appropriate department director.
What should I do when God calls me to U.S. Missions work?
If you sense the Holy Spirit drawing your attention to needy areas in America, how should you proceed?*
Contact the appropriate department within U.S. Missions.
You will be asked questions about your background, ministry
experience, educational experience, training, credential
status, and God's call on your life.
Meet with your district superintendent or his designee
to explain your calling in regards to national appointment
to U.S. Missions. The district must state in writing
to the appropriate U.S. Missions department director
that you may begin the application process. You will
then receive an application packet (note deadlines for
*The above steps are an overview of the process of receiving U.S. missionary appointment. The actual procedure is more detailed than is listed above.