GGF is a sending agency enabling missionaries to pursue their God-given call and vision.
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GlobalGrace Fellowship is an evangelical, interdenominational faith mission. From its beginning as a Sunday school class, then Go Ye Fellowship, in the early 1930s, GGF has been sending missionaries. Our missionaries currently serve in Africa, Europe, Southeast Asia, Central Asia, South Asia, East Asia, the Middle East, South America, Central America, and North America, including the United States. We exist to assist people in answering God’s call.
Age is not an issue with GlobalGrace Fellowship. We have missionaries in their twenties, and we have active field workers in their seventies. Several people have joined GGF after retirement as a second career.
Serving as the vital link between the missionaries and those who send them, GGF assists missionaries to reach their fields and provides:
Support through prayer, contact and fellowship
Prayer-letter and mailing coordination
Payroll and income tax records
SIMPLE IRA retirement plan
Group life insurance
Low 12% administrative assessment
We look at individuals as individuals. We work with them as individuals. We view budgets, projects, furloughs, retirement, children’s education, and more, as individual matters, guided by God, to be worked out between the missionary, the sending church, and GlobalGrace Fellowship. Such details are important, but we treat each on an individual basis with a more personal result.
Today GlobalGrace Fellowship has more than 80 missionaries serving in over 40 countries. We know them, we love them, and we serve them. Perhaps we are just the agency you or someone from your church is looking for.
VISION & MISSION
Our vision is to advance Christ’s global mandate to make disciples of all peoples.
As disciples are made they will join or form vital, reproducing, indigenous fellowships. Their transformed lives will steadily exert a transforming impact on their culture toward righteousness, justice, productivity, and mercy.
Our mission is to enable cross-cultural workers to carry out their distinct God-given vision to make reproducing disciples of Jesus among all peoples.
Rather than ask missionaries to fulfill our vision, we accept missionaries with a God-given vision and assist them in fulfilling that vision. GlobalGrace is also committed to pursuing UUPG’s (Unengaged and Unreached People Groups). These precious people are mostly unknown to Christians around the world. This means no one is praying for them, seeking ways to share the love of God with them, going to serve them, learning their language or finding ways to effectively share the Good News of Jesus in culturally appropriate ways. God’s plan is for all people to have an opportunity to hear about Jesus, the Savior of the world, so GlobalGrace will seek new missionaries to be part of God’s Kingdom advance to the darkest, most unreached areas of the world.
Our missionaries advance the Great Commission in a variety of ways:
Evangelism, teaching, church planting, discipleship, through media, medical care, orphanages, correspondence courses, Bible schools, development, literature, translation, tent making, intervention, gospel clubs for slum children, a school for the deaf and more.
UNIQUENESS & STRENGTH
Our passion is to see people of all nations surrender to Jesus Christ and His life-giving grace.
One of our areas of strength is that we welcome any missionary with a God-given vision that advances the Great Commission. Most mission agencies require you to fit their vision. We do not recruit missionaries to fulfill our vision, but instead, accept missionaries with a God-given vision and endorsement by their sending U.S. church and enable them to do what the Lord has called them to do. We are fully committed to advancing the Great Commission, but totally flexible in the ways our missionaries do this.
GGF is also very open regarding age, training, and background. We are excited to help retired Christians enter a second career in missions. While all candidates are expected to have good Bible knowledge, ministry skills, and missions understanding, we have no minimal academic requirements for service. We do consider a diploma from an accredited Bible institute or the equivalent in formal education or Christian service and seminary training to be desirable. Over the years, GGF missionaries have come from a wide range of professions—baking, building contracting, management, carpentry, programming, engineering, teaching, factory work, financial administration, hospital administration, journalism, nursing, pastoring, photojournalism, secretarial work, wholesale trading, and more, but their common thread is a passion and vision for advancing the Great Commission.
We are flexible in partnering with churches and other agencies to place cross-cultural workers around the globe. We work as closely with churches as they desire, and we are working in partnership with several mission agencies.
In our missionaries' own words:
- "Promptly answers questions."
- "Encourages healthy reflection and strategic prayer and planning through the annual report process."
- "Personal touch' is a hallmark of GGF's work with missionaries."
- "Helps maintain contact with supporters."
- "Provides prompt receipts and financial services."
- "Unwavering Biblical foundations."
- "The quality of service is superb."
- "Unique provision for missionaries needing sponsorship and home-end assistance."
- "Freedom for missionaries to fulfill their God-given vision."
- "A strong, authentic spiritual flexibility that enriches and demonstrates God's inclusive desire in building His Kingdom."
- "Enables field-driven strategies."
- "Sweet spirit, spirit of service, very cordial, efficient, patient and accommodating."
- "Strong believers who have many years of experience in missions and in ministry."
- "Encourages "out of the box" thinking about missions."
- "Visits missionaries on the field, encouraging, connecting, and helping refine vision."
- "Deducts a minimal amount for overhead."
- "Strong tradition and firm commitment to Biblical values and evangelism."
- "Provides an essential role in the Body of Christ for innovative/entrepreneurial workers who would otherwise have difficulty in fully exercising their gifts."
- "We can feel love; we know you pray for us."
UNREACHED PEOPLE GROUPS
UPG’s and UUPG’s: Today there are still many ethno-linguistic people groups with little or no opportunity to hear the Gospel. The vast majority (95%) of these least reached groups exist in the 10/40 window and less than 10% of missionary work is done among these people.