FAQ

What is AG?

The Assemblies of God is the largest Pentecostal denomination, with 13,000 churches in the United States 69 million members worldwide. Visit AG.org to learn more.

 

What is AGWM?

Assemblies of God World Missions (AGWM) is Assemblies of God’s missions department, initiated in 1914. Visit AGWM.org to learn more.

What is LAC?

Latin America Caribbean (LAC) is one of seven regions within AGWM. Each region serves a different area of the world. There are: Latin America Caribbean, Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa, Eurasia, Northern Asia, and International Ministries.

What is Pipeline?

Pipeline is the process that helps you explore opportunities to serve and connects you with AGWM missionaries. Pipeline facilitates these conversations to help you find the best fit on the mission field.

What are MAPS, MA and Career assignments?

Missions Abroad Placement Service (MAPS) assignments are 1-11 months. Missionary Associate (MA) assignments are between one and two years. Career assignments are more than two years.

I want to serve. Where do I begin, and what does the process look like?

On this website, choose one or more opportunities you are interested in and contact us by filling out one interest form. Our Pipeline team will reach out to you and connect you with a missionary to talk with right away. Note: we know this is a time of exploration for you (and the missionary). Just because you connect with a missionary does not mean you MUST choose to serve with them, or that they must extend an invitation to you. The Pipeline process is all about finding the right fit.

I won’t be ready to serve for another year+, but I’d like to get some info now. Can I do that?

Even if you are a year or two away from being able to go you can still explore our opportunities and connect with missionaries.

Do I need to have an AG background to serve?

If you are going as a MAPS (1-11 months) worker you do not have to have an Assemblies of God background to serve. If you are wanting to go as an MA (1-2 years) you must contact your AG district office to find out what their requirements are. You can find information about your district offices here.

What is a district, and how can I get in touch with my district office?

Each state has one or more Assemblies of God district office. As a missionary, your sending district will depend on what state/area you live in, or where your primary support base is. You can find information about your district offices here.

What will my trip cost?

Every individual’s trip budget is personalized to them. Once you are contact with a missionary they will be able to better tell you how much your trip might cost.

Do I need to have a certain education or credentials to be able to serve?

As a MAPS (1-11 month) worker you do not need a certain education or credentials to be able to serve. If you are wanting to serve on the field as an MA or Career missionary you will need to contact your district office to find out if you need to be credentialed by the Assemblies of God to serve. Here is a link to the district offices.

Why do I need to fill out an application if I receive an invitation from a missionary?

Our missionaries are a part of the Assemblies of God World Missions, which is a missions sending organization of the Assemblies of God. Our missionaries must formally extend an invitation through the organization as part of your application. You must apply to become a part of the organization in order to serve on the mission field.

I already speak Spanish, do I need to go to language school?

Yes! Our language school in Costa Rica, Cincel, is designed as more than a language training center, but also part of a missionary formation experience. Only MAPS (1-11 months) workers are considered short-term and do not need to attend.

Can I serve on the mission field without my family?

Family is considered highly important in our organization. We prefer for families to travel together and experience missions as a unit.

Is this a paid position?

These are not paid positions. You will raise your budget ahead of your trip.

What is fundraising, and how do I do it?

Fundraising is a process of asking family and friends to support and partner with you financially on this missions journey to reach the lost. Have no fear! We provide extensive training and resources to see you through.

I have a lot of college debt. Can I still serve?

The college debt cap is $250/month.

I’m in college now. What opportunities are there for me?

Academic Study Abroad opportunities are available as a way to fulfill your course requirements remotely while serving on the mission field; these are MAPS (1-11) month assignments. If you are wanting to serve as an MA (1-2 years) you should begin filling out your application once you are in your final semester of college.

I’m under 18, can I still serve?

Once you turn 18 you can fill out a MAPS (1-11 month) application, but before that we cannot accommodate MAPS volunteers before the age of 18.

I have my own insurance. Why do I need insurance?

As an organization, we have special insurance for our workers overseas and anyone serving with them for the entirety of their trip. There are no exceptions to this policy.

What if I’m not a US citizen or able to work in the US?

In order to apply you must be a US citizen.

What if I am divorced?

If you are divorced it does not automatically discount you.

What if I want to serve in a country or position that is not listed?

If you want to serve in a country where there are no opportunities listed, that means our missionaries do not currently have a need for volunteers there.

How long will it take before I am on the field?

Timing varies based on each individual and budget.

How long will it take before I my application is approved?

The average time for a MAPS (1-11 months) application to be approved is 4 months. The average time for an MA (1-2 years) application to be approved is 6 months.

When can I start raising my funds?

You must wait to begin raising your funds until your application has been approved.

What kind of ministry will I be doing?

See the opportunity descriptions to learn about what type of ministry you may be involved in. Any missionary you connect with will do their best to communicate what your day to day might look like.

Can I serve as a Career missionary?

Yes! While we encourage short-term assignments, we welcome anyone who feels called to commit to becoming a Career missionary. Please visit wideopenmissions.org for more information, and write to lacpipeline@ag.org to connect with leadership about your calling or to learn where you may be most needed.

Is there training available?

Yes! All new MAs (1-2 years) and Career missionaries are required to attend an orientation and training in Springfield, Missouri, together with others on their way to the mission field.


Visit wideopenmissions.org for more details about assignments with the Assemblies of God World Missions.