Our Role | World Mission Associates | Promoting local sustainability in global missions

Our Role

WMA shapes its services around three integrated components in order to inspire and equip the mission community to carry out their work through the lens of dignity, sustainability, and multiplication.



World Mission Associates, Our Strategy

WMA shines light on the problem of unhealthy dependency and the need for solutions outside of the current dependency mindset.


WMA equips the mission community to build a culture of local dignity, sustainability, and multiplication in their global efforts through our coaching, training, and resource development.



WMA provides a forum for those who practice missions through the lens of dignity, sustainability, and multiplication to pray for one another, encourage each other, and share ideas.

The Process of Change

WMA moves people through these four stages of change:

Mark Zook – The late missionary to Papua New Guinea, New Tribes Missions

Missionaries, led by the Lord to engage in cross-cultural missions, face many challenges and first-time opportunities.

  • Where do I begin?
  • What should I do?
  • What should I not do?

World Mission Associates focuses on the importance of missionaries working from the beginning of their ministry toward the end goal of leading churches to be self-reliant. To lean continually upon the crutch of foreign resources is not a viable option.
WMA’s expertise, via qualified personnel and trustworthy resources, will help missionaries avoid having the day that, ‘I wish I had known these principles before starting my ministry.’ WMA’s practical and doable principles for establishing self-reliant churches should be part of every cross-cultural worker’s toolkit.