Over 2 billion people have never heard the Gospel and live without hope.
We are on a mission to change that by building the church and transforming communities.
Building the church
We believe that local churches living out the call of God in their communities are a powerful force for both spiritual and community transformation (Matthew 16:18). We work alongside local Christian leaders to build the church in places where the church is most desperately needed.
When God mobilizes local leaders, they accomplish His will and transform entire communities in His name (Matthew 6:10). When God’s people follow in the ways of Jesus, our world becomes more like heaven. The poor hear the good news, those who are sick receive healing and those enslaved are set free.
We accomplish this through:
Every initiative is locally-led. Our leaders speak the language, know the culture and serve in their own or nearby communities.
We build churches and ministries that invest in the spiritual, emotional and physical transformation of the people we serve.
We work in some of the most challenging places on our planet. Many of our partners face persecution and take great risks to tell others about Jesus.
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Jesus Changes Lives – it is only through a relationship with Jesus that a person is truly transformed. We rely on His power in our lives, and in the lives of those we are reaching. Jesus’s love and power transforms the whole person, so we take a holistic approach, prioritizing the need for people to discover and embrace Jesus, the only way to lasting transformation. (John 3:16; Acts 4:12; Rom. 3:24; Rom. 5:1-2; 1 Tim. 2:5)
We are on Mission with God – God wants all people to come to a saving knowledge of himself, and His Spirit is already at work calling people to Himself in the most challenging places of our world. We want to follow God into these places and empower those who are making disciples, planting churches, and serving people there. We will share their stories, and invite the church in Canada to join us on this mission. (Matt. 9:37; John 20:21; Acts 13:47; 2 Peter 3:9)
Every Person has dignity and worth – God loves the people of our world and has created every person in His image. We honour God when we respect one another. We will treat one another with honour, dignity and respect. We believe that when we become followers of Christ we become a child of God adopted into His holy family. We believe every person has an eternal destiny. (Gen. 1:27; Prov. 14:31; Isaiah 43: 6b-7; Rom. 8:29; Gal. 3:28)
Partnering is God’s Ideal –God calls us to work together, and we best achieve our mission through meaningful collaboration with local leaders serving God in their own culture and environment. The body of Christ only succeeds when we work together to achieve God’s purposes. We partner with local indigenous leaders, Canadian churches and individuals, and as a team to accomplish that which God has called us to. We freely share of our resources and pursue joint ministry projects with other kingdom minded ministries.(Jer. 29:7; I Cor. 12:12-14; 2 Corinthians 5:18-20; Phil 1:5; 1 Thes. 2:8)
Bold leaders make a difference –Bold faith is characterized by bold action. We believe leaders, led by the Holy Spirit, see the potential for an improved world and take action to make it so. We will take risks and courageously invest in, train, resource and encourage godly leaders serving in challenging places. We will model Jesus’ example of humble, sacrificial, and courageous leadership. (Joshua 1:9; Eph. 4:11-12; Ex. 18:21; 2 Tim. 2:2;
Integrity Matters – We align our lives and our ministry around truth and honesty. We cultivate trust through integrity. We strive to do the right thing, every time, both personally and professionally. We steward God’s resources diligently. We hold ourselves, and those we work with accountable to live and act rightly. (Psalm 78:72; Proverbs 11:3; 1 Pet. 3:16; 2 Cor. 8:21)
We are to Bring our Best – we want to give ourselves fully to the work of the Lord, and bring our best to our individual and collective work. God is honoured by whole-hearted service, and promises to empower us to do even more than we could ever ask or imagine. We want to pursue growth and learning and embrace new ideas and innovations with courage. Doing our best often means collaborating, learning from one another and working together. We want to serve our donors, churches and partners through our humble, whole-hearted and encouraging collaboration. (2 Chron. 31:20-21; 1 Cor. 15:58; 2 Corinthians 1:12; Eph. 6:6-8; Col. 3:23)
Our Statement of Faith
…in the Holy Scriptures as originally given by God, divinely inspired, infallible, entirely trustworthy; and the supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct…
One God, eternally existent in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit…
Our Lord Jesus Christ, God manifest in the flesh, His virgin birth, His sinless human life, His divine miracles, His vicarious and atoning death, His bodily resurrection, His ascension, His mediatorial work, and His Personal return in power and glory…
The Salvation of lost and sinful man through the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ by faith apart from works, and regeneration by the Holy Spirit…
The Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the believer is enabled to live a holy life, to witness and work for the Lord Jesus Christ…
The Unity of the Spirit of all true believers, the Church, the Body of Christ…
The Resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life, they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.
Statement of Faith adopted from the World Evangelical Alliance.