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MMS Aviation


Classification: Nonprofit
Type of Organization: Unique Ministry
Legal Name: Missionary Maintenance Service, Inc.
Established: 1975
Alias/Other Name(s): MMS Aviation

Organization Description & Goals:

MMS Aviation serves the mission community by providing aircraft and trained aviators for worldwide service. All work is done at no labor charge. Training is accomplished through a 30-month, hands-on apprenticeship.

Organizational Principles

Purpose & Mission Statement:

Prepare people and airplanes for worldwide missionary service.

Denomination(s): Nondenominational
Member Organization(s): Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA)

Doctrinal Statement:

1. We believe the scripture of the Old and New Testaments as inspired by God and inerrant in the original writing, and that they are of supreme and final authority in faith and life. 2. We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. 3. We believe that Jesus Christ was begotten by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, and is true God and true man. 4. We believe that man was created in the image of God; that he sinned and thereby incurred not only physical death; but also a spiritual death which is separation from God. All human beings are born with a sinful nature and sin in thought, word and deed. 5. We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins, according to the Scriptures, as a substitutionary sacrifice, and that all who believe in Him are justified only on the basis of His shed blood. 6. We believe in the resurrection of the crucified body of our Lord, in His ascension into heaven, and in His present life there for us, as High Priest and Advocate. 7. We believe in the personal and imminent return of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. 8. We believe that all who receive by faith the Lord Jesus Christ are born again of the Holy Spirit, and thereby become children of God. 9. We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust, the everlasting blessedness of the saved and the everlasting punishment of the lost. 10. We believe that the spiritual unity of all true believers comprises the true Church. 11. We believe it is the commission of Jesus Christ to take the Gospel to every tribe and tongue and people and nation.

Core Values:

Caring Relationships Caring relationships are vital to the effectiveness of ministry, and are expressed through: Courage – To confront and be forthright – To not be afraid to fail or be criticized Honesty – To be truthful and sincere in all dealings Integrity – To consistently model good principles Credibility – To be a trusted and valued resource Openness – To be transparent and to value the input of others Love – To show genuine concern for others Humility – To place the interests of others above our own Gentleness – To treat everyone with compassion and respect Wisdom – To apply knowledge with insight and discernment

Stewardship Stewardship is a God-given responsibility to use resources He provides to accomplish His plan, and involves: Safety – To protect resources from unintended loss Effectiveness – To produce the desired outcome Efficiency – To assure the best application of resources Sustainability – To provide for on-going success Commitment – To invest the time and resources required for completion

Excellence Excellence affects all areas of endeavor in a positive way, and includes: Education – To provide information from which good decisions are made Training – To equip for greater proficiency Continuity – To apply life-long learning Accountability – To hold responsible for actions, decisions and relationships Communication – To timely transfer understanding Discipline – To do what is right regardless of circumstances

Industry Industry is consistently being diligent in an employment or pursuit, and is exemplified by: Focus – To concentrate on a task and avoid distraction Knowledge – To have, or know where to find, pertinent information Planning – To stay aware of “next steps” in a process and move well to them Productivity – To employ an economy of movement and resource placement


Looking For Volunteers: Yes
Volunteer Services: Administrators
Graphic Design
Leadership Training
Prayer Team
Website Design/Development
Volunteer Positions: On-site Volunteer (Full Time)
On-site Volunteer (Part Time)
Remote Volunteer (As Available)
Remote Volunteer (Regularly)
Volunteer Internships (Collegiate)
Willing to accept volunteers outside of the specified denomination: Yes
Preferred Missionary Age: 19 to 99 Years Old
Costs associated with volunteering? Yes
Training Provided? Yes

Required Costs:

Volunteers are expected to either provide their own housing or contribute to the cost of room and board.

Training Process:

Long-term volunteers may receive training appropriate to their desired service.