Missions is a passion of mine, though I’ve only been on one missions trip. God planted the passion for missions while I was at the Kings College and Seminary in Van Nuys, CA. I attended a Crowns of Beauty conference and heard many prominent names in ministry speak on the topic of missions in an urban setting. Since then I have been studying church plants and missionary biographies to soak up all I can regarding the topic. I feel that some time in my future I will be placed in a situation that requires the knowledge of missions activities and New Tribes Missions is one of many organizations I look to for knowledge. New Tribes Mission is working hard to finish the task of taking the gospel to those places that have no current gospel witness. Below you will find information regarding how they plan to accomplish this task.
Planting tribal churches. Of the world’s 6,500 people groups, 2,500 are still unreached. New Tribes Mission helps local churches train, coordinate and send missionaries to these tribes.
We minister among unreached people groups:
In 2,500 of the world’s 6,500 people groups, there is no church, nor is there any work being done to establish a church. These are the people among whom New Tribes Mission works.
We work in the tribal culture and language:
These tribes’ cultures and languages have isolated them from the Gospel. Missionaries must learn their language and understand their culture in order to clearly present the Gospel and effectively plant a church.
We present foundational Bible teaching:
Unreached people groups have no concept of the God of the Bible. So Bible teaching begins at the same place God began with His chosen people: at the beginning. Chronological Bible teaching presents a foundation for understanding Jesus’ death and resurrection.
We establish mature churches:
Following the pattern seen in Acts as God’s people carried out the Great Commission, missionaries seek to establish mature churches that can take their rightful place as agents of change in their own communities and partners in the Great Commission.