The International Society of Missionary Kids (ISMK) is the Assemblies of God World Missions ministry to its MKs. It includes approximately 1400 MKs scattered through 200 countries. ISMK believes that God calls the entire family to be missionaries. Therefore, ISMK works to strengthen AGWM endeavors worldwide by empowering generations of MKs to fulfill their calling as missionaries.
First, ISMK EQUIPS MKs as missionaries called to reach their own generation. We assist with cultural training, education, retreats, discipleship, and life transitions. Missionary families are more effective if the children are equipped educationally, emotionally, and spiritually to handle the challenges they will face.
Second, ISMK ENGAGES MKs completely in missions. They are an important part of the missionary family of Assemblies of God World Missions. MKs are engaged in discipleship and in missions. MKs handle adjustments better if we offer them a sense of meaning and purpose regarding their role in the missionary family, understanding that God calls the entire family not just the head of the household.
Third, ISMK ENABLES parents to fulfill their missions calling by providing support in an area where a missionary family is often vulnerable. When an MK struggles with educational, cultural, and spiritual adjustments, the parents’ energies are divided between ministry and the well-being of their family. We provide discipleship and resources specifically designed for MKs to help them through transitions. By helping MKs establish an identity rooted in Christ, we not only free parents to do their ministry effectively but also multiply their efforts by encouraging MKs to share in their family’s vision for missions.
You too can better care for the missionaries you support by caring for their children. We hope this site will encourage you to become better acquainted with missionary kids so you can touch their lives.
Funding of ISMK
Since 1972, ISMK has worked to serve the missionary family by equipping MKs for service, engaging them in a community of other MKs and enabling families to do the work to which God has called them. We are honored to serve over 1500 MKs worldwide from birth through 23-years old.
The program is funded entirely through donations and partners with AGWM who see value in supporting MK ministry and are willing to support the program financially.
We need you! If you are willing to partner with ISMK in ministry to MKs, please click on the link below to set up a one-time or ongoing contribution. (Note: you will be redirected away from the ISMK page, to the Assemblies of God general donations website.)
Thank you in advance for your part in supporting families and MKs!