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International Mission Board


Partnering in Mission

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The IMB’s vision is not
ours to fashion.

“God has given His vision to the church. That vision, expressed so clearly in Revelation 7:9 of a multitude of every language, people and tribe and nation, is His vision.” – Dr. Paul Chitwood

Vision

A multitude from every language,
people, tribe and nation
knowing and worshiping
our Lord Jesus Christ
(Rev. 7:9)

Mission

‌To serve Southern Baptists in carrying out the Great Commission to make disciples of all nations​

What Drives Us

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Southern Baptist Convention

Through the Cooperative Program and the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering®, Southern Baptist churches support thousands of missionaries.. Learn more.

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Leadership

Learn about those who faithfully serve in senior leadership at the IMB.

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Trustees

Faithful Southern Baptist men and women generously serve as trustees for the IMB. Learn who they are here.

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Core Convictions
and
Core Values

The IMB operates according to a number of foundational beliefs that shape our activity. Learn more here.

SBC Partnership at Work

3,640
total field personnel (4/30/2020)**
847
people groups engaged by IMB personnel*
77,605
new believers overseas
18,428
pastors trained overseas
13,898
churches planted overseas
52,586
baptisms overseas
7,089
unreached people groups^
3,176
unengaged, unreached people groups

*All data, except for active field personnel and unreached people group counts, reflects information from the 2018 Data-Year Annual Statistical Report (IMB)

^PeopleGroups.org (IMB)

**The total personnel number includes all field personnel employed by the IMB plus team associates. Team associates are
individuals or couples who are part of an IMB missionary team after being assessed and job-matched, but who are not funded by the IMB.

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Our Past Inspires Our Future

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History

Since its beginning, IMB has had one goal: bring the gospel of Jesus Christ to the lost peoples of the world. Learn More

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People & Places

Learn about the People and Places that the IMB is focused on bringing the Gospel. Learn More.

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IMB Alumni

If you served through IMB as short- or long-term personnel you are part of an 18,000-member network of missionary team alumni. Learn More.

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Core Convictions

We will glorify God through:

  • Biblical faithfulness
  • Fervent prayer
  • Walking in the Spirit
  • Proclaiming the gospel
  • Advancing the Church

Core Values

As maturing disciples, we will work together with:

  • Humility
  • Integrity
  • Accountability
  • Transparency
  • Sensitivity