The mobilizing we're talking about is providing education, inspiration, opportunity, vision, motivation, equipping, support, reinforcements, supply for others to be personally involved in world missions. The scope is broad; it includes everything from Bible teaching to cultural acquisition, programs, projects, local cross-cultural outreach to remote Unreached People Groups, research to relocation. If you take "mobilizing" in the more general sense, it includes every instance of encouraging, informing, leading/guiding, challenging God's people to do whatever it is that God is calling them to do. It is taking responsibility to disciple and equip fellow Christians for ministry.
The Bible gives several examples of people mobilizing God’s people (in the general sense) to accomplish God’s purposes, including the following:
- Moses was the leader God used to mobilize 1.5-2 million Hebrews from the land of Egyptian captivity through 40 years to the Promised Land.
- After a spying expedition, Caleb was one of only two who believed God’s promises and urged the taking of the land despite its daunting inhabitants (Num. 13-14). While the immediate battle was not successful due to Israel’s disbelief, eventually Israel did take possession of the land.
- Joshua mobilized Israel to move into the Promised Land (Josh. 1).
- Gideon mobilized 300 to defeat the Midianites (Judges 6-7).
- Nehemiah was involved in planning, leading, and mobilizing a massive effort to rebuild the walls and Temple of Jerusalem during the captivity of Israel.
- Jesus mobilized twelve disciples who in turn started a church planting revolution that swept the world.
- Paul mobilized the Corinthian church to give generously toward Jerusalem’s famine relief (2 Cor. 8-9)
- Paul was used by the Lord to mobilize dozens of co-workers for Gospel ministry throughout the Roman world of his day. Read their names at the beginning and end of his letters to churches and individuals.