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Our Vision

Communities of believers in every language group living out the Word of God

Discovering the All-Nations Vision

Our Mission

We partner with churches to send teams who facilitate Bible translation and community development while working to establish indigenous churches.
(Note: Underlined terms are featured below.)

Why Our Mission Starts with the Church

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Teams are sent ultimately to make disciples of Jesus and plant local churches. Every team member is involved with church planting.

Bible Translation:
Church-planting teams include members trained to work with mother-tongue speakers in translating Scripture into their language and making it available in accessible formats.

Read our Translation Philosophy on the blog Read "Where We Do Bible Translation"
Click here for a downloadable version

Community Development:
Church-planting teams include members trained to help the people identify and develop God-given resources in areas including agriculture, economics, and health. Teams also facilitate literacy initiatives.

See our Community Development Philosophy

Indigenous Churches:
The overarching goal of all efforts is a maturing church that is set apart to God yet reproducible within its cultural context.

Learn more about indigenous church planting

Beavers or Trainers? A Church Planting Story
Click here for a downloadable version, or click here to read it on our blog.

Plant or Transplant? Discovering the Indigenous Church Planting Principle
Click here for a downloadable version, or click here to read it on our blog.

Core Values

Tradition and Innovation
Embracing our Anabaptist heritage, acknowledging its values and strengths,
while stepping forward boldly to take new territory in Jesus’ name.

Humility and Confidence
Prayerfully dependent on God, acknowledging our inadequacy and the impossibility of the vision,
yet assured of God’s call to make disciples of Jesus in every nation and to equip his people for the task.

Collaboration and Conviction
Working together with others, acknowledging that we are not called to work alone,
but willing to stand alone for values that honor our Lord Jesus and His Word.

Learn how we partner with churches for the unreached

  • “Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” Romans 10:17
  • “Repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. And you are witness of these things.” Luke 24:47, 48
  • “Go therefore, and make disciples of all nations.” Matthew 28:19
  • “In you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” Genesis 12:3
  • “That the Gentiles should be fellow heirs, and of the same body, and partakers of His promise in Christ through the Gospel.” Ephesians 3:6
  • “That they all may be one; as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You, that they also may be one in Us; that the world may believe that You sent Me.” John 17:21
  • “Is it not written, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer for all nations’?” Mark 11:17
  • “Ask of me, and I will give You the nations for Your inheritance.” Psalm 2:8
  • “Behold, a great multitude which no one could number, of all nations, tribes, peoples, and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes.” Revelation 7:9
  • “Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may run swiftly and be glorified.” 2 Thessalonians 3:1
  • “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.” 2 Timothy 3:16
  • “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” Psalm 119:105
  • “As cold water to a weary soul, so is good news from a far country.” Proverbs 25:25
  • “More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.” Psalm 19:10
  • “All the ends of the world shall remember and turn to the LORD, and all the families of the nations shall worship before You.” Psalm 22:27
  • “Truly, as I live, all the earth shall be filled with the glory of the LORD.” Numbers 14:21
  • “Declare His glory among the nations, His wonders among all peoples. For the LORD is great and greatly to be praised; He is to be feared above all gods.” Psalm 96:3, 4
  • “For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.” Habakkuk 2:14
  • “That all the peoples of the earth may know that the Lord is God; there is no other.” 1 Kings 8:60
  • “For from the rising of the sun, even to its going down, My name shall be great among the Gentiles; in every place incense shall be offered to My name, and a pure offering; for My name shall be great among the nations.” Malachi 1:11
  • “All nations whom You have made shall come and worship before You, O Lord, and shall glorify Your name.” Psalm 86:9
  • “For as the earth brings forth its bud, as the garden causes the things that are sown in it to spring forth, so the Lord GOD will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations.” Isaiah 61:11
  • "Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!" Psalm 46:10
  • "This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth." 1 Timothy 2:3, 4
  • "You are worthy. . .; for You were slain, and have redeemed us to God by Your blood out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation, and have made us kings and priests to our God." Revelation 5:9, 10