If you believe we can gain the whole world but lose America, you may
be called to a vast harvest field here at home. Assemblies of God
U.S. Missions has various ministerial opportunities that will help you reach the world God has brought to America's doorstep.
Appointment through the Assemblies of God U.S. Missions may be given under the following ministries:
· Chi Alpha Campus Ministries, U.S.A.
· U.S. Missions Administration
· Intercultural Ministries
· U.S. MAPS
· Missionary Church Planters & Developers
· Teen Challenge International, U.S.A.
· Youth Alive
Appointed General (AG)
This is the term for a U.S. missionary who has raised a full budget and is a licensed or ordained minister. This category is eligible for all benefits.
Appointed Certified (XM)
These individuals qualify if they have district endorsement and certified minister’s credentials. They are permitted to itinerate in churches. They are not considered fully appointed for service increment until they move to Appointed General status; however, they do appear in the minister's directory.
Short-Term Missionary (ST)
On occasion, short-term U.S. Missions approval is given to ordained ministers to work in a needed area of ministry for approximately one year or less. No official “appointment” is given and requests are considered on a case-by-case basis by the department director, executive director, and U.S. Missions Executive Committee. A short-term account is opened to receipt funds generated by family, friends, and the minister’s local church.
MIT appointment provides opportunity for qualified credentialed Assemblies of God ministers, especially recent Bible school graduates, to serve two-year apprenticeships on the field under the supervision of a qualified U.S. missionary or minister in specialized ministry such as ethnic or inner city. They are permitted to itinerate in churches and must raise their budgets before beginning their two-year service on the field. They are not considered fully appointed for service increment until they move to Appointed General, however, they do appear in the minister’s directory. They are not eligible for a Speed the Light vehicle.
The purpose of the MIT program is to place divinely called people under the supervision of experienced missionaries or qualified specialized pastors so that the MIT may develop a future life work in missions. The primary focus is on developing a future career missionary, rather than meeting field needs.
The greater benefits to the field and to the candidate are:
· Practical experience before cultural adjustments
Missionary Associate (MA)
There are a wide variety of ministry opportunities available for individuals 18 years or older who may or may not hold ministerial credentials. Approved applicants are assigned to a U.S. Missions department under the supervision of a nationally appointed U.S. missionary or other assigned ministry leader. Missionary Associates have a missions account, and are permitted to raise support from individuals and churches where they have family and friends but are not permitted to itinerate in churches.
Missionary Intern (MI)
These individuals receive supervised, on-the-job training to prepare them for various leadership roles. The internship is ten months or longer depending on departmental requirements. The credentialing requirements vary by department. Missionary interns are not permitted to itinerate in churches.
Work Accounts (MW)
For special needs of ministries outside the scope of the above accounts, U.S. Missions approves work accounts for churches (normally this would be a new church plant), individuals, and corporations with U.S. Missions-type ministries. The purpose of this account is to allow for receipting of donations and issue AG Total Giving credit to AG churches. A $200 application fee is required (excluding chaplains, Teen Challenge Centers, and missionaries) along with district endorsement. Work accounts are reviewed annually and must follow special guidelines. Work accounts must maintain an average of $200 per month in cash receipts or there will be a $25 monthly account fee.