As a church leader, what should I do when someone I lead feels called to missions? I’m so excited that members of our body are seeking to live out the Great Commission cross-culturally, where do I begin to support them as they respond to God’s call? Who should I involve? How do we as leaders help to SEND them out?

Here at MSC Canada we’re committed to a model of missions that has God’s glory through the local church at the centre. If that’s your heart too, keep reading – we exist to encourage and enable local church leaders like you!

Before anything else, one vital note: Remember to pray! What we all want is for God to do the work only He can – rescuing sinners, lavishing His grace, giving strength and wisdom to disciple others – and these things will happen in response to the fervent, earnest prayers of His people.


The process begins as you ASSESS the candidate.

  • Pray with, love, and encourage them.
  • Have an interview and ask the tough questions.
  • Fill out questionnaires.
  • Notify MSC.


PREPARE as a church to send this worker out.

  • Plan out commendation.
  • Help your worker consider logistics and training options.
  • Let us help you with the legal, logistical, and financial setup.


Send them off properly as you COMMEND them.

  • Consider Acts 14:26.
  • Rally your church behind the worker.
  • Write and submit a Letter of Commendation.
  • You and your worker meet with MSC.


Share in the work as you SUPPORT your worker.

  • Provide spiritual care, direction, and accountability.
  • Encourage them with stories of God’s work “back home.”
  • Be the means of God’s provision for their needs.
As you think through how to SEND one of your own, we break the process down into to four key steps:Assess, Prepare, Commend, Support. Each of these steps is slightly different depending on the category of mission worker that you are preparing to send. Choose the category below that best fits your missionary candidate:

SHORT TERM (less than six months) 
EXTENDED TERM (more than six months) LONG TERM (permanent or indefinite relocation)

HOME WORKER (serving in Canada)