Career Missions

Join Us in Fulfilling the Great Commission

The goal of missions is to co-labor with Christ in Great Commission ministry as He builds His Church around the world. The outcome is the establishment of local reproducing churches to the glory of God.

Opportunity abounds in South America. Millions are still in need of accepting Christ as Savior and forming part of a Bible-believing, Bible-teaching, discipleship-committed, gospel-centered fundamental church.

Since Jesus spoke the words of Matthew 9:37-38, nothing has changed. The harvest truly is plenteous, and the laborers are few. We're praying for the Lord of the harvest to send out another generation of surrendered servants who are called and equipped for ministry and passionate about Christ building His church. If that's you, we're ready to facilitate your "going" with us!

Planting Churches

Surrendering your life to Christ for church planting is committing to the only enterprise He promised to build on earth. That's why our passion is to serve local churches at home that seek to identify and send their missionaries to co-labor with Christ in establishing His Church in South America.

We're praying for men and women called of God and approved by their sending church who will join us.

Training Leaders

The constant need of national pastors makes theological and Biblical training, as well as character building, vital to church planting.

We're praying for faithful servant-mentors ready to train the next generation of godly pastors and teachers in our five established training institutions.

developing camps

Christian camping supports local church planting by evangelizing the unsaved and edifying the body of Christ. It provides a unique venue for the spiritual refreshment of pastors and missionaries, and for building up Christian marriages and families.

We're praying for men and women led of God to support church planting through this essential ministry.

Serving Missionaries

Critical to the ongoing work of our team planting churches in South America is effective support at home.

We're praying for men and women with the right skill-sets who will join our US office team in serving our missionaries on the field.

Opportunities at a Glance

  • Prayerfully consider joining veteran missionaries Colby and Lesa Holmes in establishing a new church in the cities of Bragado (40,000 people) and 9 de Julio (37,000 people). The Holmes have been making contacts in these two cities since September of 2018.
  • Join David and Patti West in re-establishing a Bible Institute in Buenos Aires with the specific objective of training and mentoring full time pastors and missionaries for Argentina and around the world. 
  • We’re also praying for church planting teams for these targeted cities:

    Chacabuco (35,000 people)
    Zárate (114,000 people)
    Pergamino (104,000 people)
    Junín (94,000 people)
    Colón, Entre Rios (27,000 people)
    Concepción del Uruguay (65,000 people)
    Mercedes (52,000 people)
    Fernandez Oro (8,600 people)
    San Martín de los Andes (23,500 people)
  • The William Strong Bible Seminary is seeking qualified faculty near the city of Temuco. Be involved in local church ministry while training and mentoring students at our oldest Bible college.
  • We’re also praying for church planting teams for these targeted cities:

    Arica (190,000 people)
    Calama (140,000 people)
    Curico (120,000 people)
    Iquique (226,000 people)
    Greater Santiago area (5.5 million people)
  • We're seeking qualified faculty to serve in the University of Biblical Studies of Uruguay in Montevideo, currently under the leadership of GMSA missionary, Sergio Duarte.
  • We’re praying for church planting teams for these targeted cities:

    Rivera, on the border of Brazil (64,000 people)
    Tacuarembó (55,000 people)
    Trinidad (21,000 people)
    Bella Unión (12,200 people)

If God has called you to serve in missions and given you a burden for a country we do not currently have missionaries in, please contact us! We are prayerfully asking the Lord for opportunities to be a part of His work in other places.

A number of factors influenced our decision to invest our lives in missions. One key factor was the Bible College we attended, where we frequently heard missionaries speak. In my third year there, David Hamm, GMSA missionary to Chile, presented a short-term missions program. I had no peace until I applied and was later accepted to go to Chile.

I believe God used Chilean nationals to influence my decision to return long term. I was in the town of Lanco with a team to evangelize in open air meetings. I happened to ask who the pastor of the local church was. They replied, "No one. Why don't you come be their pastor?"

Three years later, my wife and I arrived in Chile to serve our Lord as long as He wants us here. We left our farm, sold our machinery and "burned our bridges" behind us.

Some may ask if it was worth it. I would do it all over again if I could. Real joy comes in seeing those that we have ministered to serving the Lord now as well! I have seen farmer who were well off lose everything they had; but what is done for Christ will last for eternity.

Our desire is to "lay our bones down" in Chile where we have served for over fifty years.
Daryl & Earlynne Thompson
GMSA Missionaries to Chile

Counting the Cost

Potential candidates should count the cost before applying, and be prepared to fully trust the Lord through the process of orientation, pre-field ministry, language training, and ultimately field ministry. 

Any sacrifice made for Christ here will be far outweighed by the exceeding and eternal weight of glory that awaits His faithful servants.

For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory. 2 Corinthians 4:17

If God is leading you to consider GMSA, what's next?

Step 1

Preliminary Questionnaire

Begin by filling out the questionnaire to let us know you're interested in full-time missions. We will contact you shortly!

Step 2


If your questionnaire is satisfactory and your church leaders are behind you, we will send you a link to the full application.

Step 3

Statement of Faith

Once your application is complete, you will be asked to substantiate your faith in accordance with GMSA's beliefs. Should your views differ or change, we will ask you to candidly inform us.

Step 4


Upon approval of your application, we will coordinate a Candidate Orientation for you at our office in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Step 5


The respective Home Board or Council (USA, Canada or Great Britain) will determine your final acceptance to GMSA.

Step 6


As a GMSA "appointee," you will begin pre-field ministry and complete language training before moving to your field of service.

Still Have Questions?

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