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8 Amazing Missionary-Sending Organizations

If you want to go on a short-term mission trip or become a long-term missionary, you have many good mobilization organizations to choose from. While they all share the same heart for bringing the gospel of Jesus to the nations, each one has its own unique characteristics and specializations. Here are eight amazing missions agencies in alphabetical order:


Organization active in a wide range of ministries and locations.

  • Best known for: Student ministry and The “Jesus” Film
  • Mission: “To help fulfill the Great Commission in the power of the Holy Spirit by winning people to faith in Jesus Christ, building them in their faith and sending them to win and build others.”
  • Founded: 1951
  • Regions: Every continent
  • Beliefs: Interdenominational (Statement of Faith)

Encompass World Partners

Charis Fellowship organization with over 100 years of experience and a focus on the least-reached.

  • Best known for: Reaching the least-reached
  • Mission: “To spread the knowledge and glory of God among the least-reached of our world.”
  • Founded: 1900
  • Regions: Asia, Eurasia, Europe
  • Beliefs: Charis Fellowship (Belief Statement)


Focused on reaching Muslim cultures with a low admin fee.

  • Best known for: Focus on Muslims
  • Mission: “With love and respect, inviting all Muslim peoples to follow Jesus.”
  • Founded: 1982
  • Regions: Muslim Africa, Middle East, Muslim Asia
  • Beliefs: Interdenominational (Statement of Faith)

International Mission Board

Southern Baptist organization with over 150 years of experience, and a heart for the global deaf community.

  • Best known for: Reaching dispersed & displaced peoples
  • Mission: “To serve Southern Baptists in carrying out the Great Commission to make disciples of all nations”
  • Founded: 1845
  • Regions: Asia, Europe, Africa, Middle East, the deaf community
  • Beliefs: Southern Baptist (Belief Statement)


A large organization focused on reaching the unreached.

  • Best known for: Focus on the unreached 
  • Mission: “To mobilize teams to glorify God among unreached peoples by initiating church-planting movements in partnership with local churches”
  • Founded: 1979
  • Regions: Unreached
  • Beliefs: Interdenominational (Statement of Faith)

SEND International

Committed to both the sending church and the receiving church.

  • Best known for: Commitment to both the sending and receiving church
  • Mission: “To mobilize God’s people and engage the unreached in order to establish reproducing churches”
  • Founded: 1947
  • Regions: Asia, Europe, Eurasia, North America
  • Beliefs: Interdenominational (Statement of Faith)


Organization sending from the US and Canada with over 100 years of experience. 

  • Best known for: Wide scope of ministries and missionaries
  • Mission: “To partner with the global Church in sending disciples who make disciples and establish missional churches to the glory of God.”
  • Founded: 1890
  • Regions: Every continent
  • Beliefs: Interdenominational (Statement of Faith)

Wycliffe Bible Translators

Organization dedicated to translating the Bible into every language. 

  • Best known for: Translating the Bible
  • Mission: “To serve with the global body of Christ to advance Bible translation and work together so people can encounter God through his Word.”
  • Founded: 1942
  • Regions: Every language
  • Beliefs: Interdenominational (Belief Statement)

This is by no means an exhaustive list, but these are some prominent Christian organizations that mobilize missionaries. Even if you choose not to go with Encompass, we’re all working towards the same goal. We’re glad you want to play a role in reaching the unreached for Christ, and we hope this list helps you find the missions agency that’s the best fit for you!