Missions FAQ

WHAT SERVICES DO WE PROVIDE TO AGENCY MINISTERS? 

 For you, the Missionary

  • Ability to process donations from checks, credit cards, or bank transfers(ACH).
  • Donations can be made online on your personalized donation page.
  • A Donation button can be set up on your own website.
  • Ability to create a special fundraising campaign for a special mission or project.
    • Examples: Building a Computer Lab in Africa, Making Meals for Thanksgiving, and providing gifts to Foster children on Christmas.
  • Depositing of donations.
  • Weekly transferring of funds into your personal account(s).
  • Access to a Donor Database that will give you daily updates on donations from your donors.
  • Maintenance of financial support records and donor mailing list.
  • Professional publishing, printing, and mailing of bi-monthly or quarterly newsletters. (Email barbs@imfserves.org for Agency Support Services Fees and Rates)
  • Coaching on fundraising.


 For your Donor

  • A personalized, tax-deductible receipt sent to donors upon donation.
  • Donors to your ministry can check their donations online.
  • Donors can update their contact information online.
  • Donors can download their tax-statements online.
  • Donations can be set up to be recurring weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, ect.
  • Recurring Donations can be updated to have a different frequency and amount.
  • Donors who have an account can make one time donations in just a few clicks!

Additional services may apply depending upon ministry requirements.

DO WE PROVIDE DONORS OR DONATIONS TO AGENCY MINISTERS? 

No, you must raise your own funds and have your own contact list.

HOW MUCH DOES AGENCY MEMBERSHIP COST?

  • $50.00 Missions Service Fee is charged per month.
  • IMF withholds 10% of donor support funds received.
  • No annual IMF membership fee required after the first year as long as you remain in good standing with IMF requirements.
  • Overseas missionaries are required to demonstrate financial viability before receiving departmental approval.
  • Newsletter publishing (recommended but not required): Should donations and fees not cover the direct costs of mailing, postage, etc., a small minimum fee formula is used to determine the monthly cost. (Email barbs@imfserves.org for Agency Support Service Fees and Rates)

NOTE: ALL FEES AND RATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.

DOES IMF DETERMINE THE PLACE OF SERVICE AND EXACT MINISTRY? 

No, IMF serves to enable you to fulfill the vision that God has given you. We do not attempt to control the ministry, only to provide guidance, assistance, introductions and accountability.

HOW DO I BECOME AN IMF AGENCY MISSIONARY? 

  • If you are not already a credentialed minister with IMF:
    • Apply to be a credentialed minister with IMF and select Missions as your type of membership.
  • If you are already a credentialed minister with IMF:
    • Contact membership services to get the IMF Missions Application.

WHEN DO I RECEIVE THE RESULTS OF THE PRE-FIELD ASSESSMENT? 

  • IMF reserves the right to conduct a pre-field assessment for missionaries planning to work in a foreign field (IMF may choose to waive this requirement for experienced ministers).
  • It takes approximately three weeks to get the reports from the date you meet with the assessment center.


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