As you become more seriously involved in mobilizing, you'll find that you'll grow in your knowledge and understanding in many areas of missions ministry. Your network of contacts will widen. In this process, you will likely find others in your church or area who want to mobilize as well. Possibilities may open for groups to mobilize together.
When different groups of people do mobilization activities or events together, it is best to confirm that all share a clear and common vision for the results of mobilization. Bring folks together for a season of prayer and planning to determine if God is leading you together to mobilize. Some examples of group mobilization occurring in the US now include :
- Teams that plan regional training events such as Perspectives classes
- Teams that plan multi-church events such as a summer Vacation Bible School that focuses solely on teaching children about the Great Commission and Unreached People Groups.
- City missions mobilization networking events such as current ones scattered around in major metro areas of the US. Search on "mobilization ideation" events online. Such monthly, quarterly, or annual events help mobilizers do their jobs better. Sometimes these groups lead to multi-church short-term trips, assisting ministries in the city, and hosting training events.
Within individual churches, sometimes a missions leadership team will develop a subcommittee devoted exclusively to mobilizing in the church. In fact, Propempo teaches that mobilization of the congregation is one of the core purposes and functions of the Missions Team. This team might have responsibilities for leading missions education, and recruiting and training the church for short-term missions trips, cross-cultural ministry opportunities, mentoring missionary candidates, tracking their pre-field training and development, nurturing the missions vision and field visits of pastoral staff and leadership, and long-term missionary shepherding and care.