• Reaching the unreached.
  • Reaching the unreached.
  • Reaching the unreached.
  • Reaching the unreached.

Our story

Launch Global began in 2005 by placing groups of believers into year-long, cross-cultural training cohorts, stemming from a desire to send more healthy long-term laborers to the nations. This process existed almost entirely outside of the local church until 2011, when Launch Global partnered with The Austin Stone Community Church.

This partnership in Austin, Texas showed the essential value of partnering with churches in order to send more people to the unreached. Connection to the local church body was the missing piece and resulted in explosive growth and an increase in believers seeking cross-cultural training.

Since then, Launch Global has grown from four employees to 140 and now serves 22 local church partnerships. Launch Global staff has sent over 500 global workers to the unreached since 2014. 


Launch Global exists to mobilize churches to develop laborers and leaders who multiply healthy churches among unreached people groups.


At Launch Global, we are:

Our track record of success means our partner churches, sending organizations, and the missionaries we train trust Launch Global to act with integrity and transparency.

We bring the Biblical model for The Great Commission into the 21st century by providing missionaries with culturally relevant training focused on character and competency.

Relationships between Launch Global and churches, between trainees and their teams, and between missionaries and their neighbors all serve our larger mission to make disciples.

As we partner with fellow believers to reach souls in Jesus’ name, the progress made, lives changed, and challenges overcome inspire others to join us in sharing the Gospel.


• We currently mobilize missionaries in 16 cities across the U.S.

• 73% of those who complete our nine-month training stay in their assignments long-term (as opposed to 47% of all overseas missionaries).

• Since our inception, we’ve trained and sent laborers to more than 60 countries.

• Nearly 1,900 churches have been planted by those we’ve helped train.

Many people who have a heart for the unreached feel at a loss in terms of how to get there. They know they want to be overseas, but don’t have a clear pathway to the nations. We believe that Launch Global plays a strategic role in giving momentum and clarity to many on the path.

Joe G., Vice President of Mobilization for Pioneers

It took me eight years of training to become a licensed medical doctor – equipping me to help people with their physical health. We knew there had to be something out there developing us to work a person’s spiritual health. Launch Global became that for us, giving us the tools to disciple people, plant and multiply churches. It’s likely we would have returned to the states by now had we not been trained by Launch Global!

The Craig Family

Launch Global has helped awaken in me a biblical perspective on missions. I used to be intimidated about sharing my faith, but the practical methods that I’ve learned through Launch actually make me excited to proclaim Jesus!

Chris, Launch Participant

Launch is helping me discover how to dream big visions and then implement specific strategies every week to preach the gospel. I am learning the importance of obedience and how to make disciples who multiply.

Andrew, Launch Participant

My favorite aspect of Launch is the community. Immediately our members became like a family. We’re constantly texting each other asking for prayer, helping each other out and hanging out. I’m not doing ministry alone. I feel supported, known, and challenged.

Launch Participant in Auburn, AL

I wanted to be a part of Launch Communities because I knew that God was calling me to go to the nations, but I did not feel equipped, and I didn’t know what the next steps were.

Launch Participant in Austin, TX

I am excited to see how God uses Launch Communities to prepare people for a life of intentional living to see the gospel advanced to the nations. This program has all the right tools for helping people take a purposeful step forward in their missional journey.

Billy Dempsey, Mission Mobilizer for United World Mission

we know you have questions

What country would I go to?

How would I raise support?

What sending agency would I go with?

Launch Global mobilizers specialize in the details—answering all your questions and helping people like you (yes, you!) get to the nations. Start the conversation today.

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