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About the IMB

Limitless.

That’s a word we’ve used recently at IMB to describe our vision for partnering with Southern Baptist churches and other Great Commission Christians. We want to vastly expand our missions efforts for the spread of the gospel to every people group on the planet, forging a dynamic network of pathways connecting churches and individuals directly to IMB missionary teams around the world.

Consider our world today:

– Nearly a million people are plunging into a Christless eternity every single month in China alone …

– Millions of Syrian refugees are more open today to hearing the gospel than ever before …

– People groups who are not only unengaged and unreached, but up until now have been totally uncontacted by the outside world …

In view of these realities and opportunities, we don’t have time to stay stagnant, much less shrink back. The gospel is too good and our God is too great. We must do all that we can to see an ever-increasing, Christ-exalting, Spirit-filled force of men and women pursuing the nations for the glory of his name.

That’s why we exist: to partner with churches to empower limitless missionary teams who are making disciples and multiplying churches among unreached peoples and places for the glory of God.

In Acts 6, Stephen is described as being full of faith (verse 5), grace (verse 8), power (verse 8), wisdom (verse 10), and the Holy Spirit (verses 5, 10). This picture describes our prayer as we partner together: that God would grant each of us individually and all of us collectively supernatural, Spirit-filled faith, grace, power, and wisdom to do whatever he calls us to do, no matter what it may cost us (Acts 7:54-60), for the spread of the greatest news in all the world to men, women, and children who have never heard it (Acts 8:4; 11:19ff.).

Vision

Our vision is a multitude from every language, people, tribe and nation knowing and worshiping our Lord Jesus Christ.

Mission

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.

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.

“We don’t have time to stay stagnant, much less shrink back. The gospel is too good and our God is too great.”

Message From The President

Limitless.

That’s a word we’ve used recently at IMB to describe our vision for partnering with Southern Baptist churches and other Great Commission Christians. We want to vastly expand our missions efforts for the spread of the gospel to every people group on the planet.

Consider our world today:

  • Nearly a million people are plunging into a Christless eternity every single month in China alone …
  • Millions of Syrian refugees are more open today to hearing the gospel than ever before …
  • There are people groups who are not only unengaged and unreached, but up until now have been totally uncontacted by the outside world …

In view of these realities and opportunities, we don’t have time to stay stagnant, much less shrink back. The gospel is too good and our God is too great. We must do all that we can to see an ever-increasing, Christ-exalting, Spirit-filled force of men and women pursuing the nations for the glory of his name.

That’s why we exist: to partner with churches to empower limitless missionary teams who are making disciples and multiplying churches among unreached peoples and places for the glory of God.

In Acts 6, Stephen is described as being full of faith (verse 5), grace (verse 8), power (verse 8), wisdom (verse 10), and the Holy Spirit (verses 5, 10). This picture describes my prayer as we partner together: that God would grant each of us individually and all of us collectively supernatural, Spirit-filled faith, grace, power, and wisdom to do whatever he calls us to do, no matter what it may cost us (Acts 7:54-60), for the spread of the greatest news in all the world to men, women, and children who have never heard it (Acts 8:4; 11:19ff.).

Fast Facts

Total Field Personnel (09/13)3,612
Field personnel added 2016299
Overseas baptisms 201593,922
Overseas churches 201542,704
Overseas church membership 2015780,215
New churches 20156,138
People groups engaged by IMB personnel (8/16)872
Unreached People Groups not Engaged (6/17)3,203