Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions



Question: HOW IS MY GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION DETERMINED?

Answer: SMI International researches and assigns parishes to each new mission. These are determined based on demographics, population size, proximity of other Scientology Churches and geographical delineations.


Question: WHAT IS THE SIZE OF A TYPICAL MISSION?

Answer: Our missions range in size from approximately 1,500 to 5,500 square feet (though there are some missions that are bigger than this). Keep in mind you may still want to have a home-based mission initially depending upon your location and needs—and then expand into rented premises.


Question: DO YOU HAVE TO START OUT IN A LARGE PREMISES AT HIGH OVERHEAD?

Answer: It is not a requirement to start out in rented premises. Many Mission Holders start for the first couple of months with a home-based operation—getting out promo; selling L. Ron Hubbard’s books; giving lectures and delivering basic services. However, they rapidly expand into the need for rented premises. Others choose to start with a store-front operation—but that is the individual Mission Holder’s choice.

Before long the public demand for L. Ron Hubbard services, such as the Purification Rundown program, necessitate the need for more permanent and larger premises. Obviously with the increased demand, trained staff and bigger space the mission will have wherewithal to deliver and produce the higher income to cover these expenses.