Middle East

SIM’s vision for the Middle East is to see the region transformed as lives are changed by the love of Christ through the message of the gospel.

Obeying God’s call and trusting him, we encourage Christians in the Middle East to continue ministering to their neighbours with the love and truth of Christ, we support local ministry and discipleship initiatives, model vibrant Christian faith and mobilise the worldwide church to pray for the region.

Middle East

SIM’s vision for the Middle East is to see the region transformed as lives are changed by the love of Christ through the message of the gospel.

Obeying God’s call and trusting him, we encourage Christians in the Middle East to continue ministering to their neighbours with the love and truth of Christ, we support local ministry and discipleship initiatives, model vibrant Christian faith and mobilise the worldwide church to pray for the region.

Come and Serve

Discipling and Training Mongolian Churches

This ministry is to equip Mongolian leaders with leadership skills, godly character, and capacity for impacting the society.

Mobilising leaders to engage in missions

SIM teams across Southeast Asia relate with local churches and church leaders, and plant new churches where there are none. God is calling us to further mobilise leaders in each country to join in reaching those still living and dying without Christ.

Urban Ministry

This ministry aims to see sexual purity practiced among the youth in Ethiopia.

Investing in new leaders and new ministries

Our aim is to develop new leaders and leadership teams, and to come alongside emerging ministry locations with strategic support in finance, personnel, projects and communication.

Radical Grace

This ministry compassionately cares to those suffering with AIDS in Thailand.

Equipping the Church for Missions

Teaching, discipling, modelling a faithful Christian walk in order to equip the church to reach their neighbours and the least reached for Christ.

Bingham Academy

This ministry provides quality Christian education for the children of missionaries and others who seek to make a kingdom impact in Ethiopia.

Mobilising Missionaries and Churches

To empower and mobilise Korean and Chinese missionaries and churches in reaching out through various ministries to communities who don’t know Christ in SIM’s strategic areas.

Church Planting in Thailand

Looking for church planters with long-term perspectives.

Missionary Kid Education

We need multiple solutions for schooling. These include home schooling, home school cooperatives, boarding, supporting MK schools, scholarships for those from new sending contexts, and more.

Ingessena and Least Reached

This ministry proceeds from our conviction that no one should live and die without having a chance to hear, understand, and believe the gospel. Our aim is to introduce people to Christ.

Youth Workers Toolkit

SIM Kenya is preparing a training book set to equip youth leaders across East Africa to reach young people more effectively.

Theological Education

SIM Ethiopia Theological Education Ministries seek to prepare church and ministry leaders, as well as cross-cultural workers.

University Ministry

This ministry seeks to reach out to the 2.5 million university students enrolled in 170 universities in Thailand.

Mobilisation Ministry

To send Filipino missionaries locally and to our other SIM countries through tent-making and traditional means. We desire to send workers to communities where Christ is least known.

Migrant Ministries Klang

Migrant Ministry Klang (MMK) aims to reach out to these often marginalised, underprivileged and sometimes persecuted migrants living in Malaysia with the love of Christ.

Discipling and Training Mongolian Churches

Este ministerio es para equipar a los líderes mongoles con habilidades de liderazgo, carácter piadoso, y capacidad para impactar la sociedad.

Mobilising leaders to engage in missions

Ampliar las redes y profundizar la relación con los principales interesados para cumplir la Gran Comisión en la región.

Urban Ministry

Este ministerio apunta a ver que se practique la pureza sexual entre los jóvenes.

Investing in new leaders and new ministries

Nuestra meta es desarrollar directores de países recién nombrados y sus equipos de liderazgo asistiendo con la administración en las finanzas, personal, proyectos, y comunicación.

Radical Grace

This ministry compassionately cares to those suffering with AIDS in Thailand.

Equipping the Church for Missions

Enseñar, discipular, modelar un fiel caminar cristiano para equipar a la iglesia para alcanzar a sus vecinos y a los menos alcanzados para Cristo.

Bingham Academy

Este ministerio provee educación cristiana de calidad para los hijos de los misioneros y de otros que buscan tener un impacto del reino en Etiopía.

Mobilising Missionaries and Churches

Capacitar y movilizar misioneros e iglesias coreanas y chinas para alcanzar a través de varios ministerios a las comunidades que no conocen a Cristo en áreas estratégicas del SIM.

Church Planting in Thailand

Looking for church planters with long-term perspectives.

Missionary Kid Education

La educación de niños misioneros es una barrera significativa al Evangelio al moverse en áreas de Tailandia donde Cristo es menos conocido.

Ingessena and Least Reached

Este ministerio procede de nuestra convicción de que nadie debería vivir y morir sin tener una oportunidad de oír, entender, y creer en el Evangelio. Nuestra meta es presentarles a Cristo a las personas.

Youth Workers Toolkit

El SIM Kenia está preparando un conjunto de libros de entrenamiento para equipar a los líderes juveniles a través de África Oriental para alcanzar a los jóvenes más efectivamente.

Theological Education

Los ministerios de educación teológica de Etiopía del SIM buscan preparar a la iglesia y a líderes ministeriales, así como obreros transculturales.

University Ministry

Este ministerio busca alcanzar a los 2.5 millones de estudiantes universitarios matriculados en 170 universidades en Tailandia.

Mobilisation Ministry

Enviar a misioneros filipinos localmente y a otros países SIM por medio de la fabricación de tiendas de campaña y medios tradicionales. Deseamos enviar obreros a las comunidades donde Cristo es menos conocido.

Migrant Ministries Klang

El Ministerio de Inmigrantes Klang (MMK) apunta a alcanzar con el amor de Cristo a estas personas frecuentemente marginadas, desfavorecidas y a veces perseguidas.

Communities where He is least known

God is at work in the Middle East in unprecedented ways through times of uncertainty and hopelessness.

We're excited about the growing opportunities to participate in His work! We’d love to receive gospel workers with a heart for the peoples of the Middle East, committed to learning language and culture and to serving with the local church, and with flexibility and resilience to serve in sensitive contexts.

We're looking for those willing to serve alongside local churches in creative ways, including teachers, healthcare workers, development specialists, businesspeople and professionals. Specific ministry placements are typically made after a period of learning language, building relationships and developing connections with local churches and ministries.

Majorities

Most people in the Middle East only know caricatures of Christian faith. Economic and political turmoil, conflict and pandemic are prompting many to ask questions – they need to connect with scripture and with Christians who can explain scripture to them.

Young people

Around one third of all people in the Middle East are under the age of 15. For the young people of the region, questions of identity, meaning and opportunity are increasingly complex.

Education and theological training

As we partner with schools and education centres, we influence lives, share truth and bring hope. And as we serve with theological study programmes, we equip local believers for ministry and church leadership.

Refugees

Regional conflicts and economic challenges have prompted huge movements of refugees. Displaced people are in every area. Churches are responding with practical assistance and trauma support, and by affirming dignity and providing spiritual nurturing.

Vulnerable and marginalised people

Refugees are not the only vulnerable people in the Middle East. Those with disabilities often face restricted opportunity. Many migrant workers routinely face abuse and unjust treatment. And growing economic hardship and inequality are driving more to the margins of society.

Healthcare

Some of our colleagues serve in healthcare roles as we share Christ’s love in communities where he is least known. Many countries’ healthcare systems are stretched to breaking point, especially due to the pandemic and economic crisis.

Prayers

1

Give thanks that Middle Eastern believers are maintaining vital witness through church ministries and through media and internet initiatives.

2

Please pray that believers will be bold in holding our hope in Jesus, and in sensitively answering and discipling those who are seeking.

3

Give thanks for church programmes and online initiatives for children and young people, and for Christian schools and education programmes.

4

Pray for young people of the Middle East to find hope, identity and security in Christ.

5

Ask the Lord for more teachers who can reach out to people at all levels of society.

6

Pray for the witness of Middle Eastern churches to be strengthened through faithful ministry training.

7

For refugees, pray for justice, an end to conflict and for the displaced to be able to return to their homes.

8

Pray for persistence in compassion toward refugees. And give thanks that as churches reach out, many are responding to Christ’s love.

9

Pray for our colleagues who serve alongside Middle Eastern believers to bring hope to those who are vulnerable.

10

Pray that those who are marginalised will have their dignity affirmed in Christ and find life in him.

11

Pray for more to come to serve in the region in medical and community healthcare roles.

12

As local and expatriate believers meet healthcare needs in their communities, pray that many they serve will encounter Jesus and find healing and wholeness in him.