How can you love, pray, go, send?
That’s a word we’ve used recently at IMB to describe our vision for partnering with Southern Baptist churches and other Great Commission Christians. We want to vastly expand our missions efforts for the spread of the gospel to every people group on the planet, forging a dynamic network of pathways connecting churches and individuals directly to IMB missionary teams around the world.
Consider our world today:
– Nearly a million people are plunging into a Christless eternity every single month in China alone …
– Millions of Syrian refugees are more open today to hearing the gospel than ever before …
– People groups who are not only unengaged and unreached, but up until now have been totally uncontacted by the outside world …
In view of these realities and opportunities, we don’t have time to stay stagnant, much less shrink back. The gospel is too good and our God is too great. We must do all that we can to see an ever-increasing, Christ-exalting, Spirit-filled force of men and women pursuing the nations for the glory of his name.
That’s why we exist: to partner with churches to empower limitless missionary teams who are making disciples and multiplying churches among unreached peoples and places for the glory of God.
In Acts 6, Stephen is described as being full of faith (verse 5), grace (verse 8), power (verse 8), wisdom (verse 10), and the Holy Spirit (verses 5, 10). This picture describes our prayer as we partner together: that God would grant each of us individually and all of us collectively supernatural, Spirit-filled faith, grace, power, and wisdom to do whatever he calls us to do, no matter what it may cost us (Acts 7:54-60), for the spread of the greatest news in all the world to men, women, and children who have never heard it (Acts 8:4; 11:19ff.).