Vision

EVANGELIZE the lost with the gospel of Jesus Christ
ESTABLISH indige­nous church­es where there are none
EQUIP and serve lead­ers

Core Values

Every orga­ni­za­tion has a unique call­ing and design which is God-giv­en. This design is reflect­ed in the organization’s core val­ues. While doc­tri­nal state­ments define a belief in the unyield­ing truths of God, core val­ues reveal the unique dif­fer­ences of focus between orga­ni­za­tions. The fol­low­ing val­ues of min­istry are cen­tral to our exis­tence as an orga­ni­za­tion.

Indigenous Principles

Indigenous is defined as “occur­ring or liv­ing nat­u­ral­ly in an area; not intro­duced; native.” As a mis­sion orga­ni­za­tion, our objec­tive is not just to estab­lish church­es or works, but indige­nous church­es or works. Indigenous church­es are self-gov­ern­ing, self-sup­port­ing, and self-prop­a­gat­ing. Indigenous prin­ci­ples are foun­da­tion­al for doing mis­sions effec­tive­ly and are the heart of WIM. Read more…

Mentoring and Discipleship

Our goal as a mis­sion agency is to plant church­es or works that will stand after the mis­sion­ary has left. In order to do this strong nation­al lead­er­ship must be in place. Strong lead­er­ship is devel­oped accord­ing to the mod­el begun by Christ, men­tor­ing. Mentoring is devel­op­ing covenant rela­tion­ships with peo­ple and impart­ing life-lived truths on which a foun­da­tion for life and min­istry can be based. This val­ue is at the heart of our train­ing both for new mis­sion­ar­ies and nation­al lead­ers. Read more…

Committed Relationships

Our expe­ri­ence around the world has taught us that in every cul­ture rela­tion­ship is the key. More impor­tant­ly, the whole mes­sage of the Gospel revolves around God’s rela­tion­ship to man and man’s rela­tion­ship to one anoth­er. More than a pass­ing acquain­tance, a com­mit­ted rela­tion­ship binds us to one anoth­er with the com­mon bond of Christ’s love. It is a life­time of laugh­ing togeth­er, cry­ing togeth­er, play­ing togeth­er, learn­ing togeth­er, and grow­ing togeth­er. At WIM, rela­tion­ship is the foun­da­tion for min­istry. Read more…

Kingdom Perspective

A king­dom per­spec­tive demands that we build the Kingdom of God first and fore­most. While our desire for this orga­ni­za­tion is growth, our heart is for the Kingdom of God to be estab­lished around the world. Therefore, this core val­ue states that we are build­ing the Kingdom of God, not the king­dom of WIM, and we will net­work with oth­er orga­ni­za­tions in order to accom­plish that pur­pose. Read more…

Servant Leadership

Servant lead­er­ship is includ­ed in our vision state­ment “…to equip and SERVE church lead­ers.” It is also a core val­ue of WIM. True great­ness in God’s Kingdom is mea­sured by ser­vice. Jesus, who is our exam­ple, “did not come to be served, but to serve…” We, too, must lead by exam­ple as we seek to serve one anoth­er in love. Read more…