Global Ministries

We have developed the MDP to prepare and send members of Heritage Baptist Church to the mission field. The MDP is a proactive process that is customized to meet specific needs, backgrounds, and personalities of candidates. There are three training stages in the MDP.
Please note: For consideration to become a sent missionary of HBC, one must have been a full member for at least 4 years. The first step for any HBC attender is to schedule an appointment with Pastor Allen.

MDP Manual

MDP One-Page Overview


Stage 1 – Assessments & PDP
You will work with the Global Ministries Pastor, the Missionary Development Team, the MDP Coordinator, and a mentor to evaluate your role and preparedness for cross-cultural ministry. The key outcome of this stage is the evaluation of the candidate's readiness for missions and an assessment of preparation needed for missionary service with a resulting design of your Personal Development Plan (PDP).

Stage 2  Ministry & Field Determination
With sufficient training and preparation through your PDP, you will then be coached through research to determine the best location and type of ministry based on needs of the field, ministry goals of HBC, and your giftedness, abilities, skills, and passions. Then an agency will be selected followed by approvals of Selection Team, pastors, and the agency. The key outcome of this stage is the defining of the ministry commitment, including the field of service, general nature of work, and mission agency, with appropriate approvals.

Stage 3 – Pre-Field
When all prerequisites are met, you will be presented to the church as a “SENT” missionary of HBC. You will then organize your Sending Team and develop ministry partners for prayer and financial support. During this time, you will have many opportunities to impact and equip churches and individuals for the purpose of glorifying God through world missions. The key outcome of this stage is to develop a sufficient support team for prayer, care, and financial support. A critical component of this is your ministry to them.



NOTE: During all three stages there are assignments for continual training. Click here to download the “MDP - Overview on One Page” which describe the action steps in the MDP. Click here to download the entire MDP Manual (which is also found as a section of the LAWMC manual). All of our documents are in constant revision. If you would like to be notified when we release our most current version, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to have your email added to our mailing list.

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