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Top 20 Reasons Why People Join Paraclete

Are you a missionary in search of a dependable home office and missions community? Are you considering the search for a new mission agency? You’re not alone.

Over the years, Paraclete Mission Group associates have found their way to this community for many reasons, but typically they all feel called to continue their work.  Here are the top 20 reasons why people have joined Paraclete. Do any of these sound familiar?

  1. I wanted to expand my ministry and take it to the next level. And that meant a need for a change of organization.
  2. My ministry was no longer a fit for the organization where I served.
  3. My field of service closed, but I knew I wasn’t done with ministry.
  4. The mission of my former agency changed direction, but I didn’t. A change of organization has kept me there longer.
  5. I have a new calling that didn’t fit in my former organization, and I’m ready to launch something new that builds on all my previous experience.
  6. I wanted to find room to grow personally and professionally.
  7. I had family concerns that led to a move from my former field of service. So, I looked for a new way to continue to serve in my areas of gifting and experience.
  8. My job ended with my previous organization. I wanted to use the end of that dream to launch a new one.
  9. Changes at my former organization made it no longer a good fit for me.
  10. There was a change in top leadership at my former organization, and I left to make room for the new leader.
  11. I wanted to start a ministry without having to start my own nonprofit.
  12. I needed to find a home-base for a ministry with multiple clients.
  13. I wanted to start a new nonprofit in a supportive environment. And joining an established organization meant I didn’t have to start all the systems myself.
  14. I was serving in a ministry that couldn’t handle donor support income. Joining an established organization (like Paraclete) filled that void.
  15. I wanted to find a community for a ministry that would otherwise be done solo.
  16. I needed to find an organization to take over the systems and admin for my small organization.
  17. I wanted to find an organization that would allow me to operate without organizational branding in sensitive areas.
  18.  I wanted to find an organization that provides opportunities for both spouses to serve in different capacities. My spouse never really fit in our former organization’s focus.
  19. The support model of my former mission no longer worked for my families financial situation.
  20. I was looking for a ministry platform that would allow me to serve multiple organizations.

Sometimes a necessary ending doesn’t have to mean an ending to Kingdom work. It can be a launching point for a “second fit” of mission organization, while still honoring and continuing our previous relationships, organizations and investments. Paraclete Mission Group is blessed with an amazing community of associates, who have come from all walks of life, serving in all corners of the world, and bringing all types of expertise to the table. And as we grow, our partnerships with other organizations only strengthen. One thing we all have in common is our commitment to expanding God’s Kingdom in places where Jesus’ love is needed most. If you’re interested in joining the Paraclete Mission Group community, read through the brochure below for details about how your ministry and Paraclete Mission Group might be the perfect fit to help your mission thriving.


Learn more about the Paraclete application process: https://www.paraclete.net/serve/


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