An effective mobilizer is a veritable database of wisdom and resources. Some key important areas of competency would include :
Missions issues and trends
World religions and the key challenges they present to world missions
Major current world events and how they effect missions
Potential mission agencies with which people can serve; key differences between them (type of ministry, theological stance, locations they work) and what types of missionaries best fit in those agencies.
Current issues and trends in the American Church, particularly pertaining to evangelism and missions
Some key books, periodicals and guides to read (regularly) would include :
Evangelical Missions Quarterly
Brigada weekly email
Missions Catalyst (Marti Wade)
Missions Catalyst (Ellen Livingood)
The Church is Bigger Than You Think
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