We believe that the responsibility and privilege of sending workers into cross-cultural mission, rests primarily with local churches. UFM exists to help churches in this important work, providing support to complement that which comes from the church.


“Working cross-culturally starts with the local church.” Watch the interview between Christine Paterson (Field Partner International), and UFM Director Michael Prest.




Download our leaflet on being a supportive sending church:








Check out these articles and resources as you consider how best to embrace the ministry of sending as a church:


The privilege of being a sending church

Characteristics of a supportive church: Bible study part 3

Characteristics of a sending church: Bible study part 2

Characteristics of a Sending Church: Bible Study Part 1

How we’re serving church leaders to lead mission-minded churches

Is short-term mission worth it?

Why send people abroad when there’s so much need here?

How can we become better sending churches?