"Mobilizing" is the process of discipling, equipping, and finding resources to help others get involved in missions in every way. A "mobilizer" is someone who does that. This is a broad and high level of interpersonal discipleship. It is biblical and spiritual and strategic.

Read some of these quotes and see if you might get a twinge of conviction about being a faithful mobilizer as, perhaps, the most strategic thing you can do to help fulfill the Great Commission.

  • “Christians need conversion to missions as much as a sinner needs conversion to Christ.” – A.T. Pierson
  • Dr. Winter challenged them, saying, "Suppose I had a thousand college seniors in front of me who asked me where they ought to go to make a maximum contribution to Christ's global cause. What would I tell them? I would tell them to mobilize. All of them."
  • Phil Parshall, missionary, author, and mobilizer, said it this way, "Someone must sound the rallying call. Those who desire to see others trained, prepared, and released to ministry are known as mobilizers. Mobilizers stir other Christians to active concern for reaching the world. Mobilizers are essential. To understand the role of mobilizers, think of World War II as a parallel. Only 10% of the American population went to the war. Of those, only 1% were actually on the firing lines. However, for them to be successful in their mission, the entire country had to be mobilized!"
  • If you were standing on the shore and saw a boat full of people sinking, what would you do to get involved? Would you dive in and try to save one or two? Or would you turn and awaken the sleeping lifeguards on the shore? Mobilization is not about getting people to change their location, but about Lordship and a lifestyle that matches God’s heart.
  • “Anyone who can help 100 missionaries to the field is more important than one missionary on the field. In fact, mission mobilization activity is more crucial than field missionary activity.”-Phil Parshall
  • “No pastor is fully obedient to Christ if he does not lead his church to pursue the Great Commission by making disciples both locally and around the world.” Bill Lawrence
  • “It is one thing for a minister to be an advocate and supporter of missions: it is another and very different thing for him to understand that missions are the chief end of the church, and therefore the chief end for which his congregation exists. It is only when this truth masters him in its spiritual power that he will be able to give the subject of missions its true place in his ministry.”- Bishop Hendrix
  • “Is what you’re living for worth Christ dying for”? Leonard Ravenhill
  • “Missions are the chief end of the Church....the chief end of the ministry ought to be to equip the Church for this. Each congregation is meant to be a training class.”– Andrew Murray
  • “Is it possible to get close to the Master’s heart without getting close to the Master’s mission?”– Larry Moyer
  • “We are never closer to God than when we share His heart for the unevangelized.”– Patrick Johnstone
  • “Where passion for God is weak, zeal for missions will be weak.”– John Piper
  • “If the church is to be missionary, she must be spiritual; and if the church is to be spiritual, she must be missionary.”– G. Campbell Morgan
  • “Any church that is not seriously involved in helping fulfill the Great Commission has forfeited its biblical right to exist.” – Oswald J. Smith