International Mission Board

Partnering in Mission


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


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


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

What Drives Us


Southern Baptist Convention

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



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



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


Core Values

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

SBC Partnership at Work

total field personnel (1/31/2020)**
people groups engaged by IMB personnel*
new believers overseas
pastors trained overseas
churches planted overseas
baptisms overseas
unreached people groups^
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)

^ (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.


Our Past Inspires Our Future



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


People & Places

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


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 Values

  1. We commit to obedience to the Lordship of Jesus Christ and to God's inerrant Word.
  2. We commit to living a life of personal holiness in imitation of Jesus Christ and bringing glory to God the Father in everything we do, by the power of the Holy Spirit.
  3. We believe Jesus Christ is God's only provision for salvation and all people without personal faith in Him are lost and will spend eternity in hell.
  4. We seek to provide all people an opportunity to hear, understand and respond to the Gospel in their own cultural context.
  5. We evangelize through proclamation, discipling, equipping and ministry that results in indigenous reproducing Baptist churches.
  6. We serve churches to facilitate their involvement in the Great Commission and the sending of missionaries to bring all peoples to faith in Jesus Christ.
  7. We partner with Baptists and other Christians around the world in accordance with IMB guidelines.
  8. We understand and fulfill God's mission through God's Word, prayer and the leadership of the Holy Spirit.