“The harvest is plenty, but laborers are few.”
Approximately 2,000 years ago, Jesus sent his disciples out as missionaries to the ends of the earth. Today, His words are as urgent as they have ever been. The world desperately needs missionary evangelism and service. Two thirds of the over 7 billion people in the world have yet to be invited into a saving relationship with Jesus!
At Family Missions Company, we are lay Catholic missionaries, both single people and families, engaged in proclaiming the Gospel, serving the poor and making disciples in foreign lands.
Are you ready to take the next step?
Contact us here.
Requirements to Apply
- Practicing Catholic seeking holiness
- Fully initiated into the Catholic Church for at least one year prior to the start date of missionary training
- For married couples, both spouses must be Catholic.
- Married couples must be married for one year prior to the start date of missionary training.
- Completed high school one year prior to the start date of missionary training
Commitment for New Missionaries
New missionaries commit to a two year term in their first mission post. This first term of two years begins in January following the completion of their Intake training. As the first term comes to an end, the decision for missionaries to continue into a third year and beyond is made in conversation with their FMC point person.
Countries Where FMC Missionaries Are Serving
Currently, our missionaries are serving in Mexico, Ecuador, Peru, Costa Rica, the Philippines and Asia, Puerto Rico and Haiti.
Click Here To Contact Us And Take The Next Step.
Step 1: Discernment Inquiry Form
This form is designed to help us get to know you and for you to begin thinking through some questions related to life in missions. Please plan on having at least thirty minutes to fill out the form.
Step 2: Phone Call with Intake Team
We will share more about Family Missions Company with you, hear more about where you are in your discernment and answer your questions about becoming a full-time missionary with FMC.
Step 3: Application
The Application includes references and a background check. You are applying to become a full-time missionary or missionary family with Family Missions Company.
Step 4: Come & See
Once we receive your Application we will review it. Then you will be sent an invitation to register for a Come & See. The Come & See is a 5 day, 4 night time of continued discernment spent at Family Missions Company in Louisiana. You will have two interviews.
Step 5: Final Discernment
If accepted as a full-time missionary or missionary family with Family Missions Company, we ask that you take our acceptance offer to prayer and continue in discernment. Then let us know by a specific date whether or not you choose to accept our offer to be a full-time missionary or missionary family.
Come & See Dates for 2021
October 13-17 (September 1: Closing date for receiving applications to begin Formation in 2022)**
**These dates are subject to change.
FMC has teams of single women and single men. A family, of itself, is a team. There are at least two men or women on a singles team. During Intake, new missionaries are assigned by FMC leadership to their first two year assigned mission post, along with mission partner(s). New missionaries commit to living and serving at this post through their initial two year commitment. After these first two years, missionaries may discern with their FMC point person and other mission partners about moving to a new post.
The mission of the FMC missionary begins at home while fundraising, inviting them into this great calling and sharing with them the wonderful things God is doing through their support and in the missionaries of FMC. FMC provides the tools and resources to get you started with fundraising. If God has called you to foreign mission, He will provide.
We are receiving applications NOW for Intake 2022.
Applications for Intake 2021 are closed.
Note: Our Intake Timeline and Application Process has recently changed.
Check out the new timeline for Intake 2022 below!
INTAKE 2022 TIMELINE
SEPTEMBER 2021 – APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR INTAKE 2022
You must begin the application process by September 1, 2021 in order to discern for Intake 2022. Anyone who reaches out after September 1st will be directed to discern for Intake 2023. Don’t wait! Reach out to us today if you are interested in becoming a full-time missionary!
JANUARY 2022 – PART-TIME REMOTE TRAINING BEGINS
You will participate part-time remote training from your home. This will include a time of fundraising.
JUNE 2022 – IN-PERSON TRAINING BEGINS
In-person training is six months long at our mission in Abbeville, Louisiana.
JANUARY 2023 – ARRIVAL TO THE MISSION POST
You will be sent out to a mission post as a full-time lay Catholic missionary with Family Missions Company for the next two years.