Indigenous Ministries brings Christ’s message of love and redemption by training and partnering with national pastors and local leaders. This is the message of hope found throughout the Bible and is, indeed, our foundation.
By stepping “Beyond the Map” into difficult access countries, Indigenous Ministries engages with what God the Holy Spirit is doing in redeeming people to Himself who otherwise might not have the opportunity to respond to God’s love.
India, Southeast Asia and The Middle East
Missions: Training fishers of men
Global Church Planting Initiative
National pastors’ and women’s conferences
Bible college and seminary training
Beautiful International Women’s Ministry
Uplifting People: Teaching others to fish
Child sponsorship programs
Rescuing girls from sex slavery
Relief Efforts: Giving fish to those in need
Emergency relief aid
Medical clinics and emergency care
Working with national churches in times of crisis with relief aid and the Gospel
When we look at a map, we often see borders of countries, and mountainous regions, but we never see the people that are within those countries. The early mapmakers would come to the end of their work and would state “beyond here be dragons.” Literally it was a statement of an unfinished work that needed to be completed yet covered with a warning. The Lord Jesus Christ has commanded us to take the gospel that He has given to us to every nation. Stepping beyond the map takes us into interpersonal relationships that have eternal benefits of seeing people know the Christ that we serve. Read more about our statement of faith.
Through church planting by nationals and by training nationals to reach their own country for Christ, Indigenous Ministries reaches Nationals through Nationals in limited access countries by providing training opportunities, education, church planting and outreach support as well as encouragement to indigenous pastors, church planters and leaders. Indigenous Ministries is focused on three core programs: missions, uplifting people, and relief efforts. Read more about our history and catch up with our activities in our newsletter archive.