Purpose & Mission Statement:
Christ-centered churches among all African peoples
The members of this Mission declare their belief in: -The unity and trinity of God, eternally existing in three co-equal Persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. -God the Creator and Preserver of all things, who created man, male and female, in his own image, and gave them dominion over the earthly creation. -The deity and humanity of God the Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, who, being very God, also became man, being begotten by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, was crucified, dead and buried, was raised bodily from the dead, and ascended to the right hand of the Father; whose two natures continue eternally and inseparably joined together in one Person. -The deity and personality of God the Holy Spirit, and the necessity of his work to make the death of Christ effective to the individual sinner, leading him to repentance toward God and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ; and in his ministry, dwelling permanently within and working through the believer for godly life and service. -The divine, verbal inspiration and infallibility and inerrancy of the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as originally given, and their absolute and final authority in all matters of faith and conduct. -The universal sinfulness and guilt of human nature since the fall, rendering man subject to God's wrath and condemnation. -The sacrificial death of our Representative and Substitute, the Lord Jesus Christ, the incarnate Son of God, by the shedding of whose blood atonement was made for the sins of the whole world and whereby alone men are redeemed from the guilt, penalty and power of sin. -The necessity of the new birth as the work of God the Holy Spirit, to be obtained only by receiving the Lord Jesus Christ as Saviour; that men are saved by grace through faith, not by works. -The eternal blessedness of the saved, and the eternal punishment of the lost. -The security of the believer, based entirely on the atoning work of the Lord Jesus Christ, whereby, as a born-again child of God, he has assurance of salvation and has the right to all the privileges of the sons of God. -The responsibility of the believer to maintain good works, and to obey the revealed will of God in life and service, through which eternal rewards shall be received. -The True Church, whose Head is the Lord Jesus Christ, and whose members are all regenerate persons united to Christ and to one another by the Holy Spirit. -The observance of the ordinances of Baptism and the Lord's Supper as appointed by the Lord Jesus Christ. -The supreme mission of the Church as being to glorify God and to preach the gospel to every creature. -The personal and visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ. -The resurrection of the body.
We Are God-Centered: -We acknowledge the absolute and final authority of God and his Word in all things -We believe that our highest calling is to bring God the glory and worship He so richly deserves -We are committed to being disciples of our Lord Jesus Christ -We embrace the essential role of individual and corporate prayer -We depend upon God as the ultimate provider for our spiritual and material needs -We recognize the centrality of the local church in the plan of God
We Are Ministry Focused: -We are committed to making disciples of our Lord Jesus Christ -We are committed to establishing maturing churches among unreached peoples -We are committed to developing Christ-like leaders -We believe that ministries are enhanced through a lifestyle consistent with the ministry context -We are committed to learning local languages as an essential tool for effective ministry -We express the life of Christ through teaching and practical demonstrations of His compassion -We enter into partnerships with churches as an autonomous, nondenominational, mission organization -We hold that integrity is essential in all that we do both as a mission and as individuals -We look to the Lord in faith to supply all our needs while sharing information appropriately -We cooperate with like-minded organizations to enhance accomplishing our purpose
We Are Member Oriented: -We are an organization governed by and accountable to its members whose opinions regarding ministry direction are valued by those in leadership -We acknowledge that decisions are generally best made by those closest to the ministry-We respect God’s personal guidance in the life of individuals -We respect the role of mission leadership and seek to identify, equip and empower servant leaders -We value our families and commit ourselves to maintaining and enhancing the well being of our marriages and our children -We are committed to help each member grow as they are transformed into the image of Christ
We have a two-year missionary training and outreach program called TIMO (Training In Ministry Outreach) the goal of which is to equip men and women for ministry, while actively serving among an unreached or least-reached people group.
4 to 11 Months
1 to 2 Years
More than 2 Years
Organization Provided Benefits:
Medical, vacation, 401k
Training Required for Service:
Week long candidate week for full term personnel followed by a three-week Africa-based Orientation. Short term personnel (one year or less) have an Short Term Orientation.
Training Provided by Organization:
Some personnel attend language school, tropical medical school. Again – this is based on assignment
Long-Term Missionary Accountability Practices:
Periodic reporting to unit leader, as well as end of term interview