Calvary supported missionaries serve under agencies having a reputation for integrity and stability, whose Doctrinal statements Church Statement of Faith; who are sound and open in their financial policies and practices; who demonstrate good management; and whose missionaries are given thoughtful direction.
We believe that missionaries are more effective when working under an established missions agency; therefore it is not our policy to support missionaries who are independent of such sponsorship and direction. In addition, if a current missionary leaves a solid agency and considers one that lacks accountability or disagrees with the integrity or stability of a sound agency, this would be grounds to remove the missionary from our role.
We attempt to be assured of the personal integrity of the candidates; that they are acting in the will of God; that their ministry will be fruitful; and that they are capable of handling the task to which they have been called.
It is expected that all missionaries will have personal evangelism and discipleship outreach. An effective ministry in people's lives in a local church context and successful experience in evangelism and discipleship should already be evident in the candidate's ministry while preparing for the field.
The Missions Ministry Team desires that all missionaries have the same standards as the pastoral staff of Calvary Church, whether assigned to home or foreign missionary service. We expect all of our missionary personnel to have the same witness, to work in the Spirit of God and to be men and women of conviction, as we do Calvary Church staff. Like members of the Calvary Church staff, they will be released of their Calvary missionary role for heresy, immorality, and/or disloyalty. Criticism of Calvary Church, its policies, pastors/directors or staff members is not a luxury granted to those who receive support from Calvary Church. When there is a question or criticism, it should be directed to the individual involved. If this is not satisfactory, then it should be taken to the Reach Global Missions Director, the Reach Pastor, the Personnel Committee Chairman, and/or the Missions Ministry Team as a whole.
The Missions Ministry Team wants to be assured of the personal integrity of our candidates; that they are acting in the will of God; that their ministry will be fruitful; and that they are capable of handling the task to which they have been called. For this reason, we prefer some significant participation with Calvary Church before undertaking support. This allows us to observe the candidate in day-to-day life and ministry. An effective ministry in people's lives and successful experience in evangelism and discipleship should be evident.