MISSIONARY ORGANIZATION LIST

TOP 12 CHRISTIAN MISSIONARY ORGANIZATIONS AND AGENCIES

FIND THE MISSION AGENCY THAT IS THE BEST FIT FOR YOU

Last Updated: June 7, 2021

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I have spent over 100-hours searching for a missionary agency when I was starting my own overseas ministry. I want to pass the list on to you!

This list is in no particular order. The list may change to keep it up to date and relevant.

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ELIC sends Christian English Teachers to Asia, the Middle East, and Northern Africa. They make long-term partnerships with local governments and universities to allow them to send English teachers as missionaries.

Elic is particularly popular with recent college graduates, they provide extensive career development and will help their teachers get a master’s degree in TESOL.

Elic started in 1981 with a partnership with the Chinese government. Since then they have expanded to 14 countries!


Are you interested in joining ELIC? Check out their opportunities page for more info.

Pioneers Missionary Sending Agency

Pioneers uses creative and innovative methods to bring the gospel to the ends of the earth. Their main focuses are on making disciples, reaching the unreached, and working together with local pioneer field teams.

Pioneers works in partnership with local churches. Each missionary must be sent and supported by a local church. They have teams in many countries around the world, and have many missionaries in hard to reach, creative access countries.


If you are going to be serving in a creative access country, Pioneers may be a good fit for you.

Pioneer headquarters is in sunny Florida, every future recruit is required to go through their initial orientation and training on campus.

Are you interested in joining Pioneers? Start by filling out their pursuit form.

Shepherd’s Staff focuses on partnering with local churches to send missionaries. Shepherd’s Staff began with the idea that local churches can and should venture into cross-cultural endeavors. Shepherd’ Staff is particularly popular among Calvary Chapel missionaries.


Their Core values include: a focus on the Glory of God, a culture of grace, flexibility and innovation for field missionaries, and a focus on local church partnerships.

Shepherd’s Staff has a 10% administration fee. This includes credit card fees. Plus it is capped at a maximum of $450/month.


Are you interested in joining Shepherd’s Staff? Start by visiting the become a missionary page

Team Missionary Agency

4. TEAM

TEAM is a global missions agency that partners with local churches to send missionaries and plant reproducing churches around the world.


TEAM missionaries serve through church planting, community development, healthcare, social justice, business as mission and more. But whatever their ministry, each missionary has the same goal: proclaiming the Gospel in word and deed.


TEAM has missionary teams in many countries, prospective missionaries can do either short-term or long-term assignments.


Are you interested in joining TEAM? Start by visiting their get started page.

SEND Missionary Organization

SEND International sends missionaries to Asia, Europe, Americas, and Eurasia.


SEND focuses on missionaries that live out the gospel in front of their neighbors. To do this, they learn the language well and live among the people they hope to reach.

SEND requires working in field teams. Some teams work very closely together on the same project and ministry while other teams work more independently but check in with each other regularly.

SEND has extensive member care trainings, retreats, and resources.


Are you interested in joining SEND? Start by visiting their become a missionary page.

ABWE Agency

6. ABWE

ABWE sends Baptist missionaries to to the world. They partner with Baptist churches in the USA and Canada.

ABWE has a 10% administration fee.

Are you a Baptist interested in joining SEND? Start by visiting this page.

Mission Enablers International Agency

Mission Enablers International has the lowest admin fee of any agency that I have seen. They offer their missionaries a personal giving page with support reports, weekly support payments, and a low 3.5% administrative processing fee.

To apply with MEI visit their application page.

Mission Stream Agency

Mission Stream is another missionary service agency. After the one-time setup fee of $99, there is a monthly fee of 8% of donations. 

To apply with Mission Stream you can fill out their application today.

Modern Day Missionary Agency

Modern Day serves missionaries around the world. They are a fast growing organization. Modern Day has a 6% administration fee for all donations.

To apply with Modern Day you can visit their become a missionary page.

Allegro Missionary Organization

Allegro Organizational Solutions is an out of the box solution for missionaries. They primarily serve people who are building small non-profits. But missionaries can apply!

To get started with Allegro contact them here.

ARM Ministries Missionary Organization

Arm Ministries is a non-denominational organizations that partners with local churches to provide support for missionaries with a clear ministry vision. They support both US and international workers. They have a low 7.5% administration fee.


To learn more about ARM Ministries visit their resources page.

Global Service Network is a Missionary Service Agency that helps missionaries and small ministries. They offer a personal giving page for each missionary. They also have a low administration fee of 7%.


To become an associate of Global Service Network visit this page.