International Leadership and Services

Have you ever thought what it takes for someone from Australia to serve as a missionary to Kenya? How about sending someone from Korea to Ecuador? Or from Nigeria to Canada? It takes more than a plane ticket.

SIM has been sending missionaries to communities where Christ is not yet known since 1893. Today, more than 4000 workers from over 60 different nationalities serve in over 70 countries. SIM’s vision and purpose is consistent across all of its mission sites. This unity as well as ability for people from any country to participate in God’s plan for this world are prayerfully guided by SIM’s International Leadership and Services.

Through their ministry of leadership and support services, barriers are cleared for those whom God is calling to serve cross-culturally. These are a few of the vital resources provided to the mission:

• Global leadership and mission training

• Cross-cultural ministry development in 70+ countries

• Worldwide personnel, financial and technical support to remote mission locations

• Direction and planning for the expansion and long-term sustainability of SIM priority ministries

• Multi-lingual communication resources needed to share the gospel

From stories of restoration for widows through savings groups in India, to sharing the good news with unreached coal miners in the treacherous mountains of Bolivia, the Kingdom work of SIM and its partners is transforming communities today.  From courageous teams re-entering an area devastated by terrorist activity in Nigeria, to trauma healing for the marginalised mothers of disabled children in Niger, we bear witness to the impact of God’s hand moving among the least-reached.  And in all of SIM’s ministries, one can glimpse the imprint of the global leadership and support services that have made local initiatives a success for over a century.

Ven y Sirve

If you would like to serve with us, please talk to us and let us know!

Oracíones

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Pray for unity, courage, wisdom, and discernment for the International Director and his Leadership Team. Pray for the Deputy International Directors as they mentor, support, encourage, develop, and give accountability to our SIM leaders. 

2

Pray for effective mentoring and discipling at all levels of leadership, especially for wisdom in developing and encouraging SIM’s upcoming leaders. 

3

Pray for the Malaysia Initiative and its implementation Task Force that they will be effective and this initiative will launch SIM into ministry opportunities among the least reached. 

4

Pray for our teams at International Leadership and Services who do vital coordinating and support work in the areas of personnel, finance, projects, communication, archives, operations, administrative support, and information systems. 

5

Pray for the Ministry Point Persons as they work alongside the International Leadership Team to sharpen our ministry priorities and multi-country ministries. 

6

Pray for the ongoing growth and development of all SIM workers in all aspects of their lives and ministry. Pray that mission personnel will be equipped to live and work in an increasingly hostile ministry environment. 


Stories about this Ministry

"Can I ask you a question about Jesus Christ?"

“Can I ask you a question about Jesus Christ?” That's what Ken asked me as we sat down in our living room, where I keep a Bible in the local language on display.

Banda Go: Helping healthcare heroes

Banda Health, an affordable IT solution designed by SIM’s Banda Health team, is at an exciting chapter in supporting healthcare heroes in their local low-resource communities.

“By Prayer to the Nations”: A must-read for missions enthusiasts

If you’ve ever wanted to find out more about SIM’s roots and fascinating history across generations, now you can.

Un programa de radio cambió mi vida

El ministerio radial tiene un impacto en muchas vidas en Loja. Lea más cómo una vida común ha sido movida y por cuál razón luchamos para extender la cobertura de la radio.

Speaking without words

Sometimes I fail to realise that God is the One who is truly at work. He doesn’t need me to say a single word in Swahili to move in the lives around us.

"My God will supply": A widow's faith

Naomi, a woman with a sweet, round face and warm smile, shared with the other widows that she and her children hadn't had enough money for rent or food for quite some time. There was simply nothing left.

Walking through darkness: Panna's transformation

When Panna* arrived at Redlight Greenlight, a home for trafficked girls, she refused to talk or open up to the others. How could the team reach her with God's love?

A man called Million

Who was this man named "Million" --and why did he have such an unusal name?

“I hugged my daughter for the first time.”

Pastor Joelson Mwansa was not always a pastor. In fact, people knew Mwansa as the local drunk for many years in his Zambian bush town. By his own admission, he treated his wife horribly and served as a very poor example to his six daughters.However, Mwansa had an encounter with God in 2013 that radically changed his life,

Following God’s call to the Middle East

While many young people in their 20s move to new cities for their jobs, Will* has moved to a new continent. He is preparing to serve God in the Middle East.

Movilizado por las Artes

Thomas respondió al llamado misionero por un equipo de ecuatorianos que eran un testimonio de que aún ellos podían ir a otro lugar donde Cristo no ha sido conocido.

Where the sun doesn't shine - VIDEO

SIM Bolivia reaches out to the miners of Potosí and dreams of them going in the mines singing praises to the Lord.

Oral Bible takes root in Quechua communities

Fortunata didn’t know what would happen in the remote Quechua village up the mountainside in Peru. Months before, she and her husband, a pastor in their hometown, felt a calling to this village. But then the threats started coming.

Loving the children Jesus loves

When I began working with foreign, English-speaking women on parole, I had no idea it would include ministering to children. But when several women brought their children to the Bible study, we had to get creative.

Bringing sports ministry to some of the world's highest mountains

We may have been shivering 12,800 feet above sea level in the little mountain town of Ayaviri, but the warm welcome we received from our Andean brothers and sisters in Christ was unlike any other.

From drug addict to disciple: Finding Jesus through football

When the ace student from Malawi ended up in prison, his whole life was over--or so he thought. In fact, through an unexpected encounter with Christian members of a ministry-based soccer team, Patrick's spiritual life was just about to begin.

Gozo al Compartir La Historia de Esperanza

La Biblia es la palabra de Dios, y quizás también podríamos llamarla el libro de la Esperanza. Podemos ver a Dios obrando, y Su plan de salvación a través de Jesús desenvolverse a lo largo de sus páginas. Esto es lo que muchos cristianos han entendido en un pueblo rural de la provincia de Loja. Continúa leyendo para conocer un testimonio del poder de la palabra de Dios en los corazones de Su pueblo, equipándoles para compartir mejor sobre la esperanza que hay en ellos.

Dios no ha terminado conmigo aún

Latinos para misiones globales! Lea acerca de un joven ecuatoriano impactado por Dios, ministrando a los estudiantes de su país de origen y preparándose para las misiones.

Dios trae sanidad - Ministerio en la zona afectada por el terremoto

Un año después del terremoto devastador en Ecuador, las casas todavía están siendo reconstruidas. Pero aún quedan heridas profundas por el trauma. Por eso SIM Ecuador se está enfocando en la terapia de trauma en los continuos esfuerzos de ayuda.

El llamado a las misiones y sacrificio vs. La educación de los hijos de misioneros

La educación de los hijos de misioneros es uno de los factores más importantes que afecta la duración, ubicación y estrategia de un misionero en el campo ministerial. Lea cómo los maestros hacen posible que los padres misioneros permanezcan en el campo para seguir promoviendo el Reino de Dios.

"Can I ask you a question about Jesus Christ?"

“Can I ask you a question about Jesus Christ?” That's what Ken asked me as we sat down in our living room, where I keep a Bible in the local language on display.

Banda Go: Helping healthcare heroes

Banda Health, an affordable IT solution designed by SIM’s Banda Health team, is at an exciting chapter in supporting healthcare heroes in their local low-resource communities.

“By Prayer to the Nations”: A must-read for missions enthusiasts

If you’ve ever wanted to find out more about SIM’s roots and fascinating history across generations, now you can.

Un programa de radio cambió mi vida

El ministerio radial tiene un impacto en muchas vidas en Loja. Lea más cómo una vida común ha sido movida y por cuál razón luchamos para extender la cobertura de la radio.

Speaking without words

Sometimes I fail to realise that God is the One who is truly at work. He doesn’t need me to say a single word in Swahili to move in the lives around us.

"My God will supply": A widow's faith

Naomi, a woman with a sweet, round face and warm smile, shared with the other widows that she and her children hadn't had enough money for rent or food for quite some time. There was simply nothing left.

Walking through darkness: Panna's transformation

When Panna* arrived at Redlight Greenlight, a home for trafficked girls, she refused to talk or open up to the others. How could the team reach her with God's love?

A man called Million

Who was this man named "Million" --and why did he have such an unusal name?

“I hugged my daughter for the first time.”

Pastor Joelson Mwansa was not always a pastor. In fact, people knew Mwansa as the local drunk for many years in his Zambian bush town. By his own admission, he treated his wife horribly and served as a very poor example to his six daughters.However, Mwansa had an encounter with God in 2013 that radically changed his life,

Following God’s call to the Middle East

While many young people in their 20s move to new cities for their jobs, Will* has moved to a new continent. He is preparing to serve God in the Middle East.

Movilizado por las Artes

Thomas respondió al llamado misionero por un equipo de ecuatorianos que eran un testimonio de que aún ellos podían ir a otro lugar donde Cristo no ha sido conocido.

Where the sun doesn't shine - VIDEO

SIM Bolivia reaches out to the miners of Potosí and dreams of them going in the mines singing praises to the Lord.

Oral Bible takes root in Quechua communities

Fortunata didn’t know what would happen in the remote Quechua village up the mountainside in Peru. Months before, she and her husband, a pastor in their hometown, felt a calling to this village. But then the threats started coming.

Loving the children Jesus loves

When I began working with foreign, English-speaking women on parole, I had no idea it would include ministering to children. But when several women brought their children to the Bible study, we had to get creative.

Bringing sports ministry to some of the world's highest mountains

We may have been shivering 12,800 feet above sea level in the little mountain town of Ayaviri, but the warm welcome we received from our Andean brothers and sisters in Christ was unlike any other.

From drug addict to disciple: Finding Jesus through football

When the ace student from Malawi ended up in prison, his whole life was over--or so he thought. In fact, through an unexpected encounter with Christian members of a ministry-based soccer team, Patrick's spiritual life was just about to begin.

Gozo al Compartir La Historia de Esperanza

La Biblia es la palabra de Dios, y quizás también podríamos llamarla el libro de la Esperanza. Podemos ver a Dios obrando, y Su plan de salvación a través de Jesús desenvolverse a lo largo de sus páginas. Esto es lo que muchos cristianos han entendido en un pueblo rural de la provincia de Loja. Continúa leyendo para conocer un testimonio del poder de la palabra de Dios en los corazones de Su pueblo, equipándoles para compartir mejor sobre la esperanza que hay en ellos.

Dios no ha terminado conmigo aún

Latinos para misiones globales! Lea acerca de un joven ecuatoriano impactado por Dios, ministrando a los estudiantes de su país de origen y preparándose para las misiones.

Dios trae sanidad - Ministerio en la zona afectada por el terremoto

Un año después del terremoto devastador en Ecuador, las casas todavía están siendo reconstruidas. Pero aún quedan heridas profundas por el trauma. Por eso SIM Ecuador se está enfocando en la terapia de trauma en los continuos esfuerzos de ayuda.

El llamado a las misiones y sacrificio vs. La educación de los hijos de misioneros

La educación de los hijos de misioneros es uno de los factores más importantes que afecta la duración, ubicación y estrategia de un misionero en el campo ministerial. Lea cómo los maestros hacen posible que los padres misioneros permanezcan en el campo para seguir promoviendo el Reino de Dios.