For Churches

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.

For more information, please see Training or email us.

IMB partners with churches to empower limitless missionary teams.

Fast Facts

Career/apprentices (8/16)3,124
ISC/Journeymen/Masters/GC2/Macedonian (8/16)543
Field personnel added 2015405
> Career/apprentices136
> ISC/Journeymen/Masters/GC2/Macedonian269
Overseas baptisms 201454,762
Overseas churches 201441,172
Overseas church membership 2014784,768
New churches 20143,842
People groups engaged by IMB personnel (8/16)896
Unreached People Groups not Engaged (8/16)3,060