Submit a pastoral reference

Dear Pastor;

You’ve been directed to this site because an applicant with MAF has provided your name as a reference as their pastor.

Each applicant must submit a recommendation from his/her pastor (or chairperson of the church board when his/her parent is the pastor).

MAF Canada desires to partner more closely with the pastors and local churches of our missionary applicants, candidates and personnel. We will be grateful for your assistance and will treat your responses in confidence.

The information you provide in this questionnaire is strictly confidential so please feel free to answer honestly and thoughtfully.

If you’re not familiar with the work of MAF, you might want to take a moment to explore our site before beginning this reference. That way you’ll have a better understanding of the type of work that this applicant will be involved in, and it may help you in your evaluation of their suitability for service with us.

About the process

Depending on your answers, the entire questionnaire should take no more than 20 – 30 minutes to complete with the majority of questions being multiple choice. During that time we’ll ask you a range of questions about the applicant. Please do your best to answer all of the questions asked, even if your answers consists only of “Not Applicable” or “Unknown.”

Ready? Great!

Grab a coffee, take the phone off the hook, and let’s begin.


Reference Form - Pastoral

Section one (:30 seconds);
Provide the name of the person for whom this reference is being made