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.

Come and Serve

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

Prayers

1

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

How One Young Refugee Encountered Christ

My father’s urgent nudging woke me from a deep sleep: “Get up! Get up! We’ve got to go,” he said and, with that, we set off in our truck in the blackest night.

Your skills: Tools in God's hands

Four short stories describe how missionaries are using their God-given skills in their ministries.

Going To Stay: Demystifying the Life of Missionary Mothers

Are are stay-at-home "missionary moms" really “missionaries”? Does their sometimes exhausting work on behalf of their families negate their role in building the Kingdom of God?

Demonstrating The Father’s Love To The Fatherless

An AIDS and HIV orphan finds hope in Christ through an SIM ministry

Gospel Hope Transforms Lives of Addicted Couple

Our partners in Mongolia are doing some astonishing gospel work among people with addictions, helping them out of their dependencies and into a living relationship with Jesus Christ. This is a first-person account of how one woman's life has been transformed.

Prabhouti’s Wedding

Traditionally, Prabhouti should have married years ago. Girls in her village are married early – sometimes as young as twelve years old – just like their mothers were before them.

Mustafa's Miracle

Through an incredible encounter of God’s power over witchcraft, Mustafa became a believer--and his friend Nabi made plans to kill him.

With God's Help, Kumari is Standing Against Giants in South Asia

SIM ministries are helping women caught in the sex trade stand up against crime and find hope

Choosing School

Ashish’s father is a farmer, as was his grandfather, and their grandfathers before that. Even as farming becomes less likely to sustain a family, Ashish and his parents planned on him becoming a farmer, too.

Blind Manglo has a vision for the future

In our finite existence and brokenness, we continue to find hope and meaning in a God of infinite hope. Manglo may not yet know Jesus as her Lord and Saviour, but the door to salvation has been opened.

Kung fu Kwan

Kung fu master, Kwan, is living proof that almost any skill can be used in cross-cultural mission.

"They called us insane!"

The harvest is ripe in the rural area of Loja province. Read more about a couple in a small village finding freedom in Christ and about the challenges they face in their community.

Youth ministry San Francisco

Building bridges in the community through teamwork and a labor of love

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.

The masked shiners of La Paz

SIM workers Randy and Dani Davis are establishing a church called Kayaparu ("at His feet") amongst one of Bolivia's least-reached communities - the shoe shiners of La Paz.

The surprising ways God is at work in Bolivia - VIDEO

SIM has a commitment to the least reached people, where there is no gospel. In Bolivia this includes indigenous groups, rural residents and urban dwellers.

God brings healing - Ministry in earthquake affected area

One year after the devastating Earthquake hit Ecuador, houses are still being rebuilt. But deep wounds remain from the trauma which is why SIM Ecuador is focusing on trauma healing in our continued relief efforts.

God is not done with me

Latinos for global missions! Read about a young Ecuadorian impacted by God, ministering to students of his home country, and preparing for missions.

The need for discipleship

Discipleship is vital for new believers and their personal growth in Christ. A missionary shares her experience.

Hindu Prayer Booklet

As many Hindus celebrate Diwali, the Festival of Lights, many Christians will be praying that the True Light will be made known amongst them.

How One Young Refugee Encountered Christ

My father’s urgent nudging woke me from a deep sleep: “Get up! Get up! We’ve got to go,” he said and, with that, we set off in our truck in the blackest night.

Your skills: Tools in God's hands

Four short stories describe how missionaries are using their God-given skills in their ministries.

Going To Stay: Demystifying the Life of Missionary Mothers

Are are stay-at-home "missionary moms" really “missionaries”? Does their sometimes exhausting work on behalf of their families negate their role in building the Kingdom of God?

Demonstrating The Father’s Love To The Fatherless

An AIDS and HIV orphan finds hope in Christ through an SIM ministry

Gospel Hope Transforms Lives of Addicted Couple

Our partners in Mongolia are doing some astonishing gospel work among people with addictions, helping them out of their dependencies and into a living relationship with Jesus Christ. This is a first-person account of how one woman's life has been transformed.

Prabhouti’s Wedding

Traditionally, Prabhouti should have married years ago. Girls in her village are married early – sometimes as young as twelve years old – just like their mothers were before them.

Mustafa's Miracle

Through an incredible encounter of God’s power over witchcraft, Mustafa became a believer--and his friend Nabi made plans to kill him.

With God's Help, Kumari is Standing Against Giants in South Asia

SIM ministries are helping women caught in the sex trade stand up against crime and find hope

Choosing School

Ashish’s father is a farmer, as was his grandfather, and their grandfathers before that. Even as farming becomes less likely to sustain a family, Ashish and his parents planned on him becoming a farmer, too.

Blind Manglo has a vision for the future

In our finite existence and brokenness, we continue to find hope and meaning in a God of infinite hope. Manglo may not yet know Jesus as her Lord and Saviour, but the door to salvation has been opened.

Kung fu Kwan

Kung fu master, Kwan, is living proof that almost any skill can be used in cross-cultural mission.

"They called us insane!"

La cosecha está lista en el área rural de la provincia de Loja. Lea más sobre una pareja en un pueblo pequeño que encuentra libertad en Cristo y sobre los desafíos que enfrentan en su comunidad.

Youth ministry San Francisco

Building bridges in the community through teamwork and a labor of love

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.

The masked shiners of La Paz

SIM workers Randy and Dani Davis are establishing a church called Kayaparu ("at His feet") amongst one of Bolivia's least-reached communities - the shoe shiners of La Paz.

The surprising ways God is at work in Bolivia - VIDEO

SIM has a commitment to the least reached people, where there is no gospel. In Bolivia this includes indigenous groups, rural residents and urban dwellers.

God brings healing - Ministry in earthquake affected area

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.

God is not done with me

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.

The need for discipleship

El discipulado es esencial para los nuevos creyentes y su crecimiento personal en Cristo. Una misionera comparte su experiencia.

Hindu Prayer Booklet

As many Hindus celebrate Diwali, the Festival of Lights, many Christians will be praying that the True Light will be made known amongst them.