Our vision is a multitude from every language, people, tribe and nation knowing and worshiping our Lord Jesus Christ.
IMB partners with churches to empower limitless missionary teams who are evangelizing, discipling, planting, and multiplying healthy churches, and training leaders among unreached peoples and places for the glory of God.
The International Mission Board’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 from every language, people, tribe and nation” is his vision and, therefore, it is our vision. And the IMB will seek to help Southern Baptists be a growing part of fulfilling that vision.
—Dr. Paul Chitwood, IMB President
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|Total Field Personnel (2/28/2019)**||3,671|
|Field personnel added 2017^||339|
|Overseas baptisms 2016*||45256|
|Overseas churches 2016*||30,815|
|Overseas church membership 2016*||410,640|
|New churches 2016||4,550|
|People groups engaged by IMB personnel (6/18)#||811|
|Unreached People Groups not Engaged (6/18)#||3,200|
|^ 2017 Annual Personnel Report (IMB)|
|* 2017 Annual Statistical Report (IMB)|
|# Global Status of Evangelical Christianity, June 2018 (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.