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Missionary Agency

"Going Into All The World"


 
 
   If you are a missionary looking for a dependable home office then you’ve found the right place! World Outreach Ministries, Inc. has a rich history of Stateside and overseas ministry. Our Missionary Service Agency has been specifically designed to assist independent, Spirit-filled missionaries who need a dependable home office. We help missionaries who affiliate with us by providing them with the logistic support that is so necessary to being successful in a long-term call to the mission field. Providing a missionary office, missionary assistance, and missionary help is what we do:
 
  • Support development - providing valuable information for building and maintaining a strong support base.

  • Processing donations - processing all incoming mail and donations each day for our missionaries .

  • Online gifts - facilitating online donations and automatic monthly gifts by credit and debit cards (including International Cards).

  • Login Capability - with our system, you will be able to log in to your WOM account 24/7 from anywhere in the world! You will be able to track incoming donations, see credit card gifts, build all sorts of Excel files, work with your list, create “sub-lists” within your mailing list (i.e. top donors, key pastors, etc.), print labels, and much more. You will love the login capability!

  • Thank you letters - are sent to your supporters each time they give. These receipt-letters are mailed using the First Class postal rate. Each letter includes the donor's official tax statement for their gifts / a reply coupon with your name and fund code printed on it / a return envelope / and a short devo. These letters also remind your friends to continue praying for you.

  • List maintenance – keeping your list current with updated information.

  • Deposits every two weeks - deposits for our missionaries every two weeks – most organizations only transfer funds once a month.

  • Donor Reports – donor reports every two weeks showing all activity in your account. With these reports you can easily spot active supporters, donation amounts, check numbers, credit card activity, etc.

  • Quarterly Training Videos – we now have a “continuing education program” whereby we upload Quarterly Training Videos to all our missionaries. These videos are accessed through our secure 24/7 login portal. Each session is designed to give you an ongoing stream of information, motivation, and encouragement. Principles for succeeding in your ministry are discussed – plus, at times, we interview one of our 400+ missionaries to share insights from around the world.

  • Friendship and networking - assisting with oversight, counsel, and friendship. We can be a sounding board for you and network you with other missionaries who may have been through similar challenges, projects, etc.
   It is encouraging for independent missionaries to realize that they are not alone in their call to the world harvest. We are here to stand with you and provide an ongoing service that is absolutely essential if you are going to be successful. We are serving missionaries like this all over the world -- in Central and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and the islands of the sea.

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Your Missionary Call Deserves The Best!

Dear Friend,

jason_peebles    Our Missionary Agency developed as a result of my own travels over the years into many parts of the world. Wherever I went, I met quality missionaries who desperately needed a home office. They all seemed to say the same thing – “We need a DEPENDABLE HOME OFFICE that has our interests uppermost in mind. We want someone in the States who will do a good job for us month after month." Through these experiences God spoke to my heart about establishing our Missionary Agency.

   We have done it for one main reason – to advance the Great Commission by helping missionaries around the world. If you are a missionary in need of a home office then you’ve found the right place!

   Our philosophy is simple. We are here to help you fulfill your call by taking care of the “office stuff.” We believe in servant-leadership. Thus, we are here to SERVE you not control you. Our Missionary Agency will give you the administrative tools you need (for online donations, automatic gifts, monthly mailings, receipts, reports, deposits, etc.) AND the freedom you need to fulfill your ministry. Your call to missions deserves the best and we can help you fulfill that call. For more information please complete our Missionary Communiqué Form. Discover how you can benefit from a dedicated home office.


   Jason R. Peebles
   Founder

What Services Do We Offer?
  1. We assist local churches by providing a dependable Stateside missionary office. This allows the missionary to benefit from specialized assistance that most churches are not prepared for.

  2. We import each missionary’s mailing list into our system and maintain it with current information. Your list is kept separate and secure and can only be accessed via your personal username and password. Additionally, you will be able to create sub-lists within your mailing list, run reports, build Excel files, and a ton more options (see #6 below). Our system also performs an offsite nightly backup routine to keep your data safe and secure.

  3. We maintain the missionary's list on a daily basis. We keep up with on-going changes such as new supporters, name and address changes, phones, emails, etc. Daily list maintenance is extremely important. With our 24/7 log in system, you will also be able to update information from your end too. We also handle questions and phone calls that come in from your friends and supporters. We represent you by telephone and by mail in a professional and positive manner.

  4. We facilitate Online Donations for our families. Our online donation system can process USA cards as well as International cards. Thus, our missionaries truly have the opportunity for "Global Support" and are not limited to USA funding only. You can send emails to friends around the world with a shortcut to our online process (WorldOutreach.org/donations). Additionally, our online process allows donors to set up automatic monthly gifts which can further strengthen your support base.

  5. Thank you letters go out like clockwork every time someone gives to your outreach. Your friends can also opt for e-Receipts if they prefer, or both. This one service alone is critical to the success of any missionary. These receipt-letters remind your friends to pray for you and financially stand with you. Each letter includes the donor's official tax statement for their gifts / a reply coupon with your name and fund code printed on it / a return envelope / and a short devo. Each letter also has the information your friends need if they prefer to give by credit or debit card.

  6. We send deposits to the missionary's checking account twice a month -- on the 15th and 30th (most groups only send one deposit per month). Our system also generates a Donor Detail Report for each deposit -- that shows you the names of the donors, donation amounts, check numbers, credit card gifts, etc. You will be able to access all this information with our 24/7 log in capability. You will also be able to develop sub-lists within your mailing list (like key donors, key pastors, etc), make address updates, generate all kinds of reports, create Excel files, print labels, print envelopes, and a host of other functions when you log in to your WOM account. Having this kind of information and service will allow you to fulfill your ministry with a spirit of excellence. This is critical to maintaining and building your support base and Prayer Cover.

  7. We provide missionary help with friendship and oversight. We can offer timely advice and counsel when called upon. Another benefit that our affiliates enjoy is being networked with our other missionaries. Our missionary assistance can mean friendships around the world.

  8. Our organization also provides two-way financial accountability. We maintain accurate records for the missionary and provide the Form 1099 for tax purposes. Our ministry uses an independent accounting firm in Cleveland, Tennessee – Thompson, Price, Scott, Adams & Co., PA – (423) 473-9300.

Commonly Asked Questions
  1. What is a Missionary Service Agency?

    • Broadly speaking, there are two main types of missionary agencies: SENDING agencies and SERVICE agencies. Our program is a Service Agency. Here are some of the main differences: a Sending Agency is usually much more controlling. They may even have a contract that you sign, and for all practical purposes, you are their employee. You go where they send you and do what they assign you.

    • Our philosophy is very different. As a Service Agency we feel that ministry decisions belong to the missionary, the Holy Spirit, and the home church that the missionary is being sent from. Our main purpose is to serve you administratively in many ways that churches are usually not prepared to handle -- mailing lists, online donations, receipting, computer generated reports, donor relations, etc. We see our role as serving you while allowing you maximum freedom to pursue your own missionary call. You are not working for World Outreach. In fact, you may even network with other missionary groups or outreaches. Our job is to provide you with a dependable home office. A dedicated home office can mean the difference between success and failure.

  2. What qualifications do you require before I can affiliate with you?

    • Your application will be analyzed on an individual basis. Generally, though, we require at least one of the following: (1) some kind of formal Bible training, OR, (2) some type of previous ministry experience that we feel has prepared you for your mission work. If you are just beginning in your mission work, we can help you network with more experienced veteran missionaries for a period of internship.

  3. Why not just start my own office?

    • Most missionaries do not have a budget that can afford an office and all that goes with it. Computers, printers, supplies, regulations, staff -- it all means a lot of money AND specialized knowledge. Our Missionary Agency is already set up to help you -- and for much less than it would cost to start, staff, and maintain your own organization on an on-going basis.

    • Beyond the financial questions are the "dependability" and "frustration" factors. Even if you had a office, someone has to run it. Over the years we have seen many missionaries return home because a part-time helper or well-meaning volunteer accepted more responsibility than they were prepared for. We have seen missionaries waste time and money wrestling with office problems while they were thousands of miles away. We can free you to concentrate on God's work by providing you with a dependable home office.

  4. Where will my support come from?

    • Your support base will come from friends, churches, and other contacts that God will lead you to. We will give you important guidance on how to trust God for the support that is necessary for your work. We have had the joy of helping many individuals and families raise (and maintain) their budgets for the mission field.

  5. Do I really need an Agency like yours?

    • If you are called to long-term missions (as opposed to occasional short-term trips) the answer is "YES!” Today’s missionary work demands that you have a dependable home office, accurate record keeping, receipting, online donations, and a regular flow of reports. Generally, well-meaning friends and churches are not prepared to meet these specialized needs month after month. You do not need the frustration of trying to run an office while you are thousands of miles away. Proverbs 22:29 says, "Do you see a man diligent in his business? He shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before obscure men." We are here to help you be diligent in the practical side of your ministry.

    • Credibility – when your friends and supporters realize that you are affiliated with a Missionary Agency, it will bring a new level of respect and credibility to your presentation. Your friends will realize that you are not “on your own” and that you have a measure of accountability in your outreach. Your supporters want to know that their gifts will be properly processed and acknowledged.

Contact Us Today...
Missionary Communiqué Form

   We believe that missionaries deserve the best! If you (or someone you know) needs our Missionary Agency, we are here to help. We want to stand with you and help you fulfill the high calling of God on your life. Please click on our Missionary Communiqué Form and complete the short form.

   You may also contact our office from 9am to 3pm Eastern Time -- (770) 424-1545.

   Explore how you can benefit from a dedicated team effort!

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