Definition and Purpose of World Missions
World Missions shall be defined as any ministry aimed outside the continental United States or a cross-cultural ministry within the United States, the purpose of which is to fulfill the great commission by proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ through evangelism, discipleship, church planting, church development, support, and training/equipping of Christian Leadership. (Matthew 28:19-20; Luke 10:2; Matthew 25:31-46; John 3:16)
Hence, missions means sending and sent ones. Therefore, missions implies a message, messengers, sending agency, accountability and relationship. The relationship of the messenger to the sending body and the relationship of the sending body to the messenger are equally important.
At its core World Missions is simply the local church duplicating itself around the world. We believe that it is the local church that equips its people for the work of the ministry: proclaiming and living the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. This is not to exclude everything outside of the immediate realm of church planting, which itself is the benefit of a long process of sowing and reaping. There are many works that foster a context in which church planting and church duplicating can take place; things such as evangelism, translation, and leadership training are key pieces of the greater objective of seeing the Lord exalted in a strong local church.
Currently we support missionaries in a variety of fields and works ranging from evangelism and church planting to translation, missionary care, and aviation. For information regarding how we support our missionaries please see our Grace Promise section.