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Missions Coach


Crossworld, a non-profit mission agency based in Kansas City, Mo., is seeking a full-time missions coach. This is a support-based position — candidates must already have a support base or be willing to raise full support.

The missions coach is responsible for generating a growing number of leads from churches, universities, conferences, partner ministries, and social networks. The goal is quality applicants to help fulfill Crossworld’s dream of disciple-makers from all professions among the world’s least-reached.

  • Generate strong leads from all professions and backgrounds, evaluate, and coach candidates for fit and alignment with Crossworld.
  • Promote and represent Crossworld at a variety of venues, campuses, churches, and events.

  • Organize and execute recruiting events with key advocates, alumni, students, partners, and potential workers, either in person or remotely.

  • Develop and maintain strategic recruitment processes that produce a high ratio of quality applicants. This includes developing existing and new relationships with churches, carefully selected universities, organizations, and other partner ministries.

  • Work in collaboration with the Communications team, Development team, Invitation Team, Global Leadership Team, and field staff to enhance recruitment efforts.

  • Develop a strong understanding and utilization of Crossworld’s technology for capturing, tracking, and measuring strategic data necessary to continue progression toward mission goals.

  • Ensure deferred applicants are effectively tracked and monitored.
  • Build networks and partnerships with like-minded organizations that result in a new stream of leads.
  • Develop, cultivate, and maintain healthy relationships with current and new church partners.
  • Regularly engage with candidates’ sending churches and partner churches within your assigned geographical region.
  • Maintain a Churches CRM in Active Campaign, keeping information on church partners up to date.
  • Strategize ways of creatively engaging churches in your region and generating new leads through church connections.
  • Travel to key churches within your region in order to connect with and visit pastors, mission leaders, and other key staff members.
  • Engage in speaking opportunities at various church gatherings and events as needed.
  • Maintain a personal budget, and monitor and track expenditures in compliance with the organization.
  • Participate in weekly staff meetings, quarterly Advancement Team meetings (remotely or in person), and other meetings as required.

  • Manage other projects as assigned.


  • An extensive familiarity and experience with recruitment functions, preferably with missions-oriented mobilization and recruitment.

  • Technology related to lead management (CRM) and web-based communications and platforms.

  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office products.

  • Knowledge of current social media environment and methods useful to leverage relevant technology to acquire new leads.

  • Understanding of how to creatively move leads through the cultivation process using digital resources, to engagement, and to application.

  • Understanding of international job recruitment practices and placement a plus.


  • High awareness of the emotions of self and others as demonstrated through effective listening, attention to non-verbal cues, tact, patience, and courtesy, commonly referred to as EQ (Emotional Intelligence).

  • Personal networking passion that yields meaningful and transparent relationships.

  • Innovative in developing new ways to reach potential candidates.

  • Prioritizing objectives and measuring the effectiveness of recruiting efforts.

  • Goal-oriented and motivated to work towards team and individual goals set by the department weekly, quarterly, and annually.

  • Ability to encourage and coach qualified candidates through the application process.

  • Team-oriented to promote and encourage accountability, trust, and commitment to results.

  • Excellent communication skills, both orally and in writing.

  • Courageous creativity that builds on past success and imagines new markets, methods, and messages.


  • Able to articulate the gospel and the ministry of Crossworld with clarity and enthusiasm and have a “shepherd’s heart” for the people God puts in their path, through spiritual maturity and prayer.

  • Able to effectively create and interface with like-minded partners and ministries.

  • Able to effectively paint a vision that will inspire others.

  • Able to provide spiritual and business direction to potential candidates.

  • Able to work independently, remain self-motivated and on task because of a strong work ethic.

  • Able to present compelling messages to small and large groups.

  • Able to establish rapport and maintain respect with leaders and members of all Christian denominations, focusing on issues that unite rather than those that divide.

  • Able to humbly keep ego in check and assist others in collaborative teamwork.

  • Able to travel locally, domestically, and internationally with some overnight travel.

Qualifications and Expectations

  • A passion for sending workers from all professions to the least-reached marketplaces.

  • Bachelor's degree in missions, marketing, business, or a related field preferred; or equivalent work experience.

  • Recruitment and marketing success as a significant individual producer with the demonstrated ability to set objectives, manage and recruit people.

  • Understanding of generating leads using online channels and strategies – including but not limited to recruiting databases, campus events, webinars, content creation, social media, job boards, and alumni networks.

  • Experience on major social media platforms, including LinkedIn, Instagram, and Facebook a plus.

  • Cross-cultural or mission experience overseas preferred.

  • Able to talk, hear, and use hands and fingers to operate office technology.

  • Able to sit, stand, walk, reach with arms and hands, and occasionally climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, and crawl.

  • Able to lift and carry up to 15 pounds periodically. 

The candidate must profess faith in Jesus Christ and be an active member of an evangelical Christian church. A passion to see God’s glory proclaimed among all peoples, as well as an understanding and excitement for Crossworld’s vision in the Great Commission will characterize the person we hire. 

Email your cover letter and resume to [email protected].

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