God organizes his people for missions by grouping them into local churches. Missions entails raising up disciples, preparing them for service, sending them out, shepherding them while they’re away, and receiving them upon their return. This may sound like a lot of work, but IMB wants to help all churches send people in healthy and faithful ways.
In the past, churches might have looked to missions organizations such as IMB to do all these things for them. However, the IMB is no stand-in for the local church on mission. IMB partners with churches to empower limitless missionary teams who are making disciples and multiplying churches among unreached peoples and places for the glory of God. We do this by mobilizing, training, coordinating, and supporting the work of missionaries sent out by local churches.
IMB partners with churches to empower limitless missionary teams.