Missionary Covenant

This form should be submitted by the missionary. Please submit along with your application and the Church Covenant.

An Agreement between Faith Global Missions and the Missionary

Faith Global Missions agrees to…

  • serve as the mission agency representing the missionary.receive and process funds designated to the missionary on the monthly schedule.   
  • maintain missionary accounts with integrity maintaining a separation of restricted funds and operating funds.      
  • recognize and respect the authority and responsibility of the missionary’s commissioning church. 
  • work closely with the missionary’s local church in providing oversight and direction.
  • promote the ministry of the missionary in its general promotion; however, FGM assumes no obligation to solicit funds for the missionary or to contribute undesignated funds to the missionary.
  • provide documentation as needed.  In the event a Letter of Guarantee or similar document must be provided to a missionary, FGM will confer with the missionaries commissioning church and require a Furlough Fund or other reserves as collateral to protect FGM in this financial responsibility.
  • provide information for medical, life insurance, and retirement plans. Deductions for payments may be arranged according to plans in effect at the time of arrangements.
  • keep confidential the financial records of the missionary.
  • solve problems biblically and in a timely fashion.
  • communicate quickly and openly with the pastor/elder of the missionary’s commissioning church regarding sin issues on the part of the missionary or his/her family.
  • communicate regularly with the missionary’s commissioning church regarding oversight.

The Missionary agrees to…

  • uphold biblical standards of Christian ethics and morality as a representative of FGM and the supporting churches; and to avoid criticism of other missionaries sponsored by FGM.
  • avoid debt in the name of FGM.  Missionaries are encouraged to avoid all debt, following the scriptural admonition "Owe no man anything" Rom. 13:8.  However, as a matter of policy, FGM only requires the missionary to agree: (a) not to incur any indebtedness in the name of or on behalf of FGM, either express or implied; and (b) not to acquire credit cards or credit accounts in the name of FGM.
  •  uphold the laws of the country to which he goes as a missionary as well as the laws of his homeland.
  •  report to FGM an accounting of the expenditure of funds processed by FGM in accordance with Internal Revenue Codes. Details for reports will be made available through www.fgmlafayette.org. 
  •  the policy of FGM of deducting a service charge from contributions and other fees as established from time to time. Details will be made available through www.fgmlafayette.org.
  • provide FGM with a letter from the church where the missionary is a member that indicates the following: 1) the missionary is a member in good standing, 2) the church has commissioned the missionary to missions ministry and the date of such commission, and 3) the church’s approval for the missionary to serve with FGM.
  • attend basic Biblical Counseling Training and candidate orientation before beginning support solicitation.
  • solve problems biblically and in a timely fashion.
  • communicate quickly and openly with FGM leadership and his/her commissioning pastor regarding problems that are not quickly resolved.
  • communicate at least quarterly with all churches and individuals who contribute to the missionary’s ministry.

FGM's relationship with the missionary is clearly identified and limited by this agreement.

This agreement may be terminated by either party at any time, but doing so will also terminate the relationship between the parties unless another agreement replaces this one.