Give God Every Day

You have a need, a thirst, a yearning to see God’s love lived out in tangible, concrete ways. You want to journey alongside a Catholic community of like-minded, like-hearted young adults who have crossed the threshold of playing it safe. Welcome to Vagabond Missions. We’ve been waiting for you.

“Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.”

Matthew 25:40

“Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.”

Matthew 25:40

How are you
going to live it?

Vagabond missionaries bring the joy and love of Christ to the forgotten and neglected youth of our culture in some of the hardest to reach places. Together, strengthened by the sacraments, we are starting to see signs of new life and new hope as young hearts respond to the gospel.

Be a
Vagabond

Over 150 unchurched teens have entered the Catholic Church as a result of their involvement with Vagabond Missions. To be a Vagabond is to be available for God to work in and through you to impact lives for eternity. To be a Vagabond is to be bold, to be real, to be a part of a community committed to loving and serving the forgotten. Do you sense the call to be a Vagabond Missionary?

Rooted in Mission

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Rooted in Mission

Inner-city teens confront a cycle of neglect, violence, and broken family life. Vagabond Missions introduces them to Jesus and a loving community by sending out missionaries. Through outreach, every inner-city teen can be known, loved, and experience hope for their lives. For some, for the first time in their young lives.

Our
Missionaries

Vagabond Missionaries come from all walks of life and backgrounds. From prestigious universities and corporate careers to those who knew early on they were called to serve the poor and share Christ. Regardless of where you’re coming from, there is a place for you at Vagabond Missions.

Win Souls

Having previously worked with FOCUS, Santonio realized he wanted to share the gospel with those on the margins. He found a home with Vagabond and now helps lead the recruitment effort to draw others to the mission.

Live Freely

When Mary stepped out in faith to become a missionary, she wasn’t sure what to expect. Surprisingly, she experienced a freedom in Christ that was the result of living in community and learning how to let go of less important demands. Through daily prayer and Mass, Mary finds abundant grace and strength to bring the joy of Christ to all of those she encounters through the mission.

Proclaim the Gospel

Nothing is won unless souls are won. Convicted to proclaim Christ crucified, Andy oversees our missionary teams to ensure the gritty and authentic Gospel is not only proclaimed but lived out in the daily lives of our missionary staff.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the application deadline?

The application deadline is May 20th.

How is missionary placement determined?

Missionary placement is discerned in prayer and determined based on the specific needs of the organization.

How does mission partner development work?

Mission Partner Development (aka MPD) is how we fundraise to support ourselves and our work. Missionaries receive an extensive Support Raising Solutions Bootcamp that equips anyone with the tools to raise funds.

What missionary training is provided?

Vagabond missionaries will learn how to cultivate steady prayer habits, share the Gospel, and run programming. They will also be educated on Cultural Competency, Inner City Youth Trauma, and more.

What professional growth opportunities exist?

Our professional growth opportunities are tailored to each individual and his or her gifts and the needs of the organization.

Do I serve with a team or alone?

Each missionary will work alongside two or three other missionaries, a lead missionary who oversees the team, and an area director who oversees the city.

What are the Core Values of Vagabond Missions?

At Vagabond, our team is committed to bringing the Body of Christ to the kids we serve. We strive to exemplify the following core values: Mission Driven, Deep Prayer Life, Self Starter, Servant Heart, Community Builder, and Fun. 

How long is the commitment to serve?

The commitment to serve is one year, but the average missionary serves between two to three years.

Do missionaries receive benefits?

Yes! In addition to health benefits, missionaries are also offered some cool opportunities while at Vagabond, including monthly spiritual days, staff retreats, and an agreement with Franciscan University that gives missionaries 50% off their tuition as they pursue their master’s degrees.