Insights from Three Surveys of Aspiring Long Termers

Do you want to recruit more long-term missionaries?
A previous survey of long-termers presented best practices they recommended. This webinar brings insights from three new surveys of 108 aspiring missionaries about their willingness to explore long-term international missions. Learn factors that draw and factors which hinder respondents. Additional survey results and discussion show:
– Life stages and experiences that had the most impact in their willingness to explore long-term missions
– The main ways that prospective missionaries would like to learn about opportunities
Factors and hindrances are presented for three generations: Millennials, Gen Xers, and Boomers. These insights help recruiters be more effective mobilizers.

John McVay is a missions mobilizer who helped coordinate ten Heartland MissionsFests in Tulsa and served for nine years as a missions pastor. He, his wife Nicole and their children lived and served in China for a semester and in France for a year. Since 1998 he has served recruiting  InHisImage prospective missionaries in the USA.   John launched Ask A Missionary email newsletter (now also a website and a book) and he co-founded The Journey Deepens weekend retreats.

Don Parrott joined MissionNext with a background uniquely preparing him for his role. After working as a Missions Pastor in the Pacific Northwest, Don and his family served overseas, primarily in Argentina, then ministered as the mobilization director for a mission agency. From that position he took the leadership of Paraclete Mission Group for several years, moving into the President/CEO role of MissionNext in 2006 where he served until 2014. Don has authored an insightful and helpful book, I Want to Make a Difference Now.

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