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SIM's Core Values
SIM International is committed to propelling the good news of Jesus Christ’s life, death and resurrection to the nations. As an organization, our core values bind us together and give us a clear trajectory to impact lives with the gospel. Founded in scripture, these values represent our collective priorities. Read the following to gain a greater understanding of our commitments.
1. Committed to biblical truth
We are committed to biblical truth and joyfully affirm historic, evangelical Christianity. With courage, we declare to the nations the good news of new life in Jesus Christ.
2. Dependent on God
"By Prayer" and in faith we depend on God for the provision of all our needs. We will demonstrate diligence, integrity, sharing and accountability in cultivating and using the resources God provides.
3. A people of prayer
Prayer is foundational in our life and ministry. "By Prayer" we praise God, seek his direction, request resources and call upon the Holy Spirit to empower our ministries.
4. Mission focused
We are committed to the urgent and unfinished task of making disciples of Jesus Christ in all nations. In doing this we desire to work in loving, trusting, interdependent relationships with churches and other partners who share our vision.
5. Church centred
We are committed to being a mission organisation that begins, nurtures and equips churches to be the expression of Christ in their communities and to reach out with cross-cultural missionary vision and action.
6. Concerned about human needs
We humbly 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 by alleviating suffering, fostering development and effecting change in society.
7. A Christ-like community
We desire to be a transforming community dedicated to becoming like Christ in love, servanthood, holiness and obedience to the Father. We believe that following Christ's example means sacrifice, sometimes hardship and perhaps even death.
8. A learning, growing community
We believe in the worth and giftedness of each person in SIM and of those we seek to serve. We practise the giving and receiving of discipleship, life-long learning, consultative leadership, mutual development and training as enduring disciplines.
9. Strengthened through diversity
We are intentionally interdenominational, international and multiethnic. We believe this expresses the unity of the body of Christ in the world. We believe we will be more effective in ministry as we incorporate the richness of cultural diversity in SIM and celebrate our oneness in Christ.
10. Responsive to our times
We will respond with creativity and courage to evolving needs and opportunities under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. To be effective and relevant, our ministries, priorities and structures are subject to ongoing evaluation and adaptation.
Core Values summary
Dependent on God – We are people of prayer. We trust in our faithful God and affirm the truth of the Bible.
Diverse – We are one in Christ. We embrace, and are strengthened by, the international, interdenominational and multi-ethnic diversity of His church.
Disciples who make disciples – We cross barriers to fulfil God's global, urgent and unfinished mission.
Church-centred – We are part of Christ’s church and together we plant, nurture and equip churches.
Compassionate – We are people of love. We humbly offer compassionate, holistic service and eternal hope, through the knowledge of Jesus Christ.
Community – We live a life of integrity in obedience to God and in relationship with each other as we listen, learn, grow, and innovate together under the guidance of the Holy Spirit.