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Who We Are

SIM is an international mission organization with more than 4,000 workers serving in about 70 countries. SIM members serve God among many diverse people groups in every continent.

SIM workers are international themselves, representing about 70 nationalities—including nations that in the past only received missionaries. They serve in a wide variety of career fields. SIM is looking for people of any nationality who have almost any skill imaginable!

Flip through our SIM Commitment booklet and learn more about us!

Downloadable in PDF format: SIM Commitment Statement (1 MB)

Ethos and Purpose

SIM is a community of God's people who delight to worship him and are passionate about the Gospel, seeking to fulfill the mission of Jesus Christ in the world.

Our purpose is to glorify God by planting, strengthening, and partnering with churches around the world as we:

  • evangelize the unreached,
  • minister to human need,
  • disciple believers into churches,
  • equip churches to fulfill Christ's Commission.

Purpose Statement Explained

Our purpose: SIM has many functions, responsibilities, and ministries, but only one basic purpose. Everything we do is related to that purpose.

to glorify God: This is our highest motivation and all-encompassing purpose. We do not glorify man, organization, or government, but God, and we evaluate what we do by this standard.

planting, strengthening, and partnering with churches: We are convinced that God's primary means of relating to and transforming the world is the church. Where there is no church, we work to start one. Where there is a church, we seek to work together. Our ideal church-mission relationship is a dynamic, interdependent partnership that reaches out together to love the unreached world.

evangelize: We believe that mankind is lost and needs to be redeemed through Christ Jesus, whom we proclaim as Savior. All of our ministry is motivated by this belief.

the unreached: Our major focus is on reaching unevangelized people groups. We want to minister among individuals and communities who have never had the opportunity to understand the Gospel.

minister to human need: We acknowledge that the ultimate human need is to know God. We also believe that He has called us to compassionate, holistic service in this broken world. Jesus is our example as we minister to people who are suffering because of, HIV and AIDS, poverty, illness, or natural disaster.

disciple believers: This involves teaching the Word of God, helping people to discover their God-given gifts, enabling them to serve others, and helping them become mature in Christ.

into churches: Our focus on the church distinguishes us from specialized service agencies focused on aviation, linguistics, and medicine. While we are involved in many of those specialty areas, we always seek to plant churches or partner with a local church wherever we work.

equip churches to fulfill Christ's Commission: This involves challenging the church to obey Christ's command to make disciples of all nations. We seek to provide leadership training and practical help to enable churches to establish mission sending agencies. We desire to be a church-planting mission and a mission-planting mission!



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