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Why Go With SEND

As you make disciples among unreached peoples, SEND will help you thrive through coaching and excellent member care. Click on the categories below to see some of the benefits you and your family will receive if you join SEND.

Support Raising Assistance

Your SEND Member Care Coach will walk alongside you as you build a partner team. You will receive training on how to raise support, plus ongoing guidance throughout the process. Your supporters can pick their preferred way to donate, and you’ll have access to financial databases to track your progress. Donations will be quickly and accurately receipted, and we’re here to answer any questions your donors may have. 

Development & Training

SEND believes that ongoing training helps missionaries thrive in ministry. You will have access to training, both online and in-person, that will help you discover new ways to share the gospel, make disciples, and have a sustainable impact in your place of ministry. 

  • Pre-field: Learn how to raise support and prepare for cross-cultural, disciple-making ministry. Together, we will assess your personal needs and may help you prepare through other training.
  • On-field: Missionary coworkers coordinate language and orientation as you discover and explore your new home. You also will have access to ministry skills and missiological training, such as church-planting and coaching workshops.
  • Leadership: SEND provides training and coaching to help leaders guide their teams with purpose and wisdom.
  • Returning home: At Reconnect, a retreat for returning missionaries, you can reflect and debrief, plus receive spiritual encouragement, training, and connection to the SEND community and office.

SEND International supports lifelong learning and development. During your missionary career, you are encouraged to pursue graduate programs, professional seminars and conferences. 

Medical Insurance

Overall good health helps missionaries develop meaningful ministries and connect with their communities. As a long-term SEND missionary, your support package includes worldwide medical coverage for doctor visits, hospitalization, major medical, and medical evacuation.

Retirement Plan/Pension

As a long-term SEND missionary, a contribution to a 403b retirement plan is included in your support package. As you approach the end of your career, our retirement seminar can help you navigate the transition.

Life Insurance

As a long-term SEND missionary, your support package includes a standard amount of life insurance for husband, wife, and children. If you’d like, you can add more coverage through our life insurance company.

Missionary Kid Care

Children are valuable members of the SEND community, so we purposefully care for your whole family. Your missionary children can prepare to move to the field through age-appropriate pre-field training, have fun, learn and grow through kids’ programs at conferences, and process their experiences through age-specific debriefing. We also continue meaningful connections with college-age MKs who live far from their families.

Missionary Kid Education

You know your children and understand their needs better than anyone else. Our consultants come alongside you to help you explore the best educational options for your children. No matter what type of schooling you choose for your children, you will have access to academic testing and education seminars.

Counseling & Crisis Intervention

The added stress of the mission field can sometimes compound life’s challenges. SEND provides counseling assessment and referrals if you need an extended debrief or professional counseling. Our Member Care Team works with field leadership, the sending church and you to find the approach that will best meet your needs, minister to your soul, and help you thrive moving forward. 

Personalized Care

The SEND community stays connected through prayer. Our office staff regularly prays for you by name. We stay in touch to encourage you and to engage with you. During home assignment, we welcome you back, help you process your missionary experience, and link you with a Member Care Coach to help you navigate the requirements of home service and accomplish your objectives.

Communication Services

God is giving you a story to tell! So that you can connect with potential supporters in a clear, compelling way, SEND’s Communications team will help you put together a ministry presentation package that includes: 

  • Personalized ministry brochure
  • Prayer cards
  • Business cards
  • Prayer letter training and assistance
  • Personalized support commitment form
  • Personalized web page on send.org with online donation capabilities

Our field-specific brochures, videos and web pages can help you share the meaningful disciple-making ministries already taking place among the team you plan to join.