“Some give by going to the missions; some go by giving to the missions. 
Without both there are no missions.” 

- St. Therese of Lisieux

Spiritually Healthy. Vision Driven. Fully Funded.


MPD bootcamp: June 6 - June 8, 2019

One integral dimension of your training while at MT is to develop a team of supporters who get behind the mission of SPO. Between the time you are hired and when you arrive to Missionary Training (MT) on May 28th you will need to make intense preparations for the upcoming summer season. One critical component of that is called: the Support Raising Solutions Bootcamp which is an intensive three-day program designed to get you spiritually healthy, vision driven, and fully funded. In order to prepare well for your Bootcamp experience you will need to prepare yourself thoroughly. The 4 preparation requirements are listed on the New Missionaries MPD page. The page you are currently on will provide the why, how, and what of your first (of 4) requirement(s): complete 100% of the SRS Bootcamp Online Prep-work.

Rest assured, we want to walk with you along the way; your MPD journey sets the stage for your on campus experience. To guide you throughout the prepwork and training, you will be led by three certified MPD Facilitators. In order to assist you in your current efforts and walk with you throughout the summer, you will also be given a trained MPD coach who will assist you throughout the summer and your first full year of service with SPO. Preparatory materials will be provided by both SPO and SRS.

Contact us at mpd@spo.org or (651) 451-6114 with any questions or concerns. We’re praying for you in this time of transition and are excited to see you at Missionary Training in May!

Registration for the SRS Bootcam[

  • ACTION: Register by Friday, May 11th (cost: $125).

  • ACTION: Raise $125 in a one-time gift to cover the cost of your Bootcamp.

    • Potentially delete this requirement, in terms of SPO donation unless things are “set up” on the back end and Ms can in fact work it out

    • also isn’t this a payment to SRS… I don’t think we should ask them to raise it…

You must register for Bootcamp separately from Missionary Training (MT). The earlier you register, the better. Registration costs $125, but your first task as an SPO Missionary - besides new employee forms and MT/Bootcamp registration - is to fundraise part of the cost for your Bootcamp. Detailed instructions on how to raise your first $125 are on the Bootcamp registration site.

Prep Work:

You'll receive prep work and resources from SRS via e-mail when you register. You are required to complete all prep work before training. This prep work is comprehensive and has been proven to be one of the key contributors to your success with MPD. Not to mention that you’ve got a $250 coming your way if you complete it (in its entirety) by May 25th.

You will receive a trained MPD Coach to provide accountability and direction. Tackle the prep work one step at a time and come to Bootcamp prepared. This will dramatically affect the success of your support raising. Bring a copy of your prep work to Bootcamp. You can print a copy by clicking the link at the bottom of your prep work home page.

  • What if we don’t make them print it at home.. usually never works anyways and have them upload it to their g-drive, then we on June 1st… print out all prepwork and materials?


The dress code for Bootcamp is business casual or professional; click here for a helpful info-graphic that portrays our expectations. The SRS Bootcamp is a fast-faced and intensive training in comparison to most of our highly relational training that tends to have more give. In light of this, we expect our new staff to arrive early to each session, and be fully prepared to begin on time. Your faithfulness to the prep work and professionalism in dress and manner will set the standard for your support raising experience and your continued service with SPO. We expect excellence from our Missionaries because we serve a God of excellence! Amen. Alleluia. Come On.


Contact Eric Dumas with any questions! We're excited to see you at Bootcamp!

What is it?

Saint Paul's Outreach Missionaries fundraise on behalf of the organization by building a “support team." This typically includes family, friends, and other personal contacts. The funds you raise enable SPO to compensate you for your service and are reflected in your pay.


When will I do it?

During the 2nd week of our 5 week training, you will attend SPO's Support Raising Bootcamp (more information to come). Following training, you will spend 5+ weeks in July and August raising support full-time, in order to reach your Vision Drive Goal by your campus’ summer leadership training.


What do I need to do now?

We are preparing our Bootcamp materials. You will receive more details regarding this preparation prior to Missionary Training (May 28-Jul 3). Bootcamp registration will be separate from Missionary Training registration. Stay tuned for more information on registration, prep work, and resources!

  • Complete the 4 step


Why is it important?

Nonprofit organizations rely on the generosity of individuals to provide the fuel for the mission. It is the same in the Church and in Saint Paul’s Outreach. Without raising funds, SPO would cease to exist. We believe that it is highly beneficial for all Missionaries to be involved in raising the necessary resources for the mission in various ways. It is not just something that a handful of specialists do; we are all in it together. 

Furthermore, fundraising doesn't just fuel the mission; it is mission. Evangelizing someone on campus and asking an individual to be a financial partner both involve a relationship-based invitation to commit to be a part of what God is doing. Helping a donor participate in the mission is a truly great service to them. It provides them with a concrete way in which to participate in the New Evangelization and receive grace through it. We should therefore have great confidence and joy in our role as fundraisers. It is a privilege from God – a sacred trust that is to be stewarded with great care.

Saint Paul’s Outreach is one of many ministries that employ Mission Partner Development as a component of their overall fundraising strategy. There are many advantages to MPD in particular, including:

  • Involving Missionaries in taking ownership of the fundraising mission.

  • Allowing more donors to become involved in the mission of SPO, which is beneficial to them and to SPO.

  • Enabling the mission to expand more quickly through a replicable funding model.

  • Helping Missionaries to be more articulate and professional.

  • Providing a network of partners who will not only give financially, but who will also support the Missionaries in prayer and through relationships.