New Zealand

The vision of SIM New Zealand is to facilitate others in joining what God is doing around the world. We desire workers to be empowered to thrive and make a difference in communities where Christ is least known.

New Zealand

The vision of SIM New Zealand is to facilitate others in joining what God is doing around the world. We desire workers to be empowered to thrive and make a difference in communities where Christ is least known.

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Youth Training Centre

This ministry is using the avenue of teaching English to students as a means to build relationships with them and share the gospel.

Global Worker Support Fund

Around the world, people are being mobilised into mission from what we call the “emerging church.” Areas of Africa, Latin America, and South Asia that traditionally received mission workers are now raising up and sending out local workers to make disciples of Jesus.

Technology Fortification and Expansion

SIM Technology Fortification and Expansion supports and invests in the key strategic features of SIM’s global IT systems.

Hope with Dignity

Hope with Dignity will express the compassion of Christ through creating relationships and opportunities that counter poverty and exploitation of individuals, families, and communities.

International Leadership and Services

SIM International Leadership and Services facilitates SIM’s task of extending the kingdom of God by giving leadership and support, defining policy and best practices, and providing administrative services.

Trauma Healing

SIM Trauma Healing is a church and community-based outreach that equips believers with integrated biblical and mental health principles to care for victims of trauma in their communities.

Mobilising Missionaries and Churches

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

Latinoamericana

This ministry aims to engage Latin American churches to participate in Christ’s mission across cultures. The ministry partners and networks with churches and agencies to mobilise Latin American missionaries into crosscultural ministry to make Christ known and make disciples where he is not known.

Short-Term Exposure Ministry

Our goal is to take pastors, leaders of mission boards and missionary candidates for short-term exploratory trips to different countries where there is a great need for missionaries.

Pacific2Nations

This ministry aims to empower a movement of Pacific people, rising up and going into the nations, proclaiming the Gospel and demonstrating God's love and power.

Church Engagement

SIM Canada is embarking on a long-term strategy to boost missionarynumbers in our churches through several objectives.

For Freedom

Anti-trafficking and exploitation ministries.

Youth Ministry El Sendero

Reaching young people between 15 and 25 years of age in creative ways.

Radio Frequence Vie

We envision the entire country of Cote d’Ivoire and beyond being reached with the gospel message through FM radio.

Street Kids

To invite the kids to give their life to Jesus and to disciple them.

Compassion Ministries

Churches expressing God's love and compassion, serving their communities, and reaching out with the gospel to the vulnerable among them.

Zion Evangelical Bible Schools (ZEBS) Lesotho

To maintain and build strong contacts in the country, specifically in the District of Leribe, where more than 50 Ama-Zioni church leaders have expressed a desire to study God’s Word.

Youth Workers Toolkit

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

Youth Ministry

Ministry to encourage teenagers to be disciples.

Youth Leader Training

The aim of this project is to train and inspire leaders to see that they are not alone. We desire to increase spiritual unity by offering personal mentoring, advice and training to local youth leaders, helping them start new initiatives, and as they face different challenges in their ministries.

Youth Training Centre

This ministry is using the avenue of teaching English to students as a means to build relationships with them and share the gospel.

Global Worker Support Fund

Around the world, people are being mobilised into mission from what we call the “emerging church.” Areas of Africa, Latin America, and South Asia that traditionally received mission workers are now raising up and sending out local workers to make disciples of Jesus.

Technology Fortification and Expansion

SIM Technology Fortification and Expansion supports and invests in the key strategic features of SIM’s global IT systems.

Hope with Dignity

Hope with Dignity will express the compassion of Christ through creating relationships and opportunities that counter poverty and exploitation of individuals, families, and communities.

International Leadership and Services

SIM International Leadership and Services facilitates SIM’s task of extending the kingdom of God by giving leadership and support, defining policy and best practices, and providing administrative services.

Trauma Healing

SIM Trauma Healing is a church and community-based outreach that equips believers with integrated biblical and mental health principles to care for victims of trauma in their communities.

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.

Latinoamericana

This ministry aims to engage Latin American churches to participate in Christ’s mission across cultures. The ministry partners and networks with churches and agencies to mobilise Latin American missionaries into crosscultural ministry to make Christ known and make disciples where he is not known.

Short-Term Exposure Ministry

Our goal is to take pastors, leaders of mission boards and missionary candidates for short-term exploratory trips to different countries where there is a great need for missionaries.

Pacific2Nations

Este ministerio apunta a capacitar a un movimiento del Pacífico, levantándose y yendo a las naciones, proclamando el Evangelio y demostrando el amor y el poder de Dios.

Church Engagement

Reconocer que las organizaciones misioneras necesitan re-comprometer a la iglesia, el SIM de Canadá está embarcándose en una estrategia a largo plazo para impulsar los números de misioneros por medio de varios objetivos par alas Iglesias que actualmente tienen relaciones con misioneros del SIM.

For Freedom

Anti-trafficking and exploitation ministries.

Youth Ministry El Sendero

Alcanzando a los jóvenes entre 15 y 25 años de forma creativa.

Radio Frequence Vie

We envision the entire country of Cote d’Ivoire and beyond being reached with the gospel message through FM radio.

Street Kids

To invite the kids to give their life to Jesus and to disciple them.

Compassion Ministries

Iglesias expresando el amor y la compasión de Dios, sirviendo sus comunidades y extendiendo el evangelio a los más vulnerables entre ellos.

Zion Evangelical Bible Schools (ZEBS) Lesotho

Mantener y construir fuertes contactos en el país, específicamente en el distrito de Leribe, donde más de 50 líderes de iglesias Ama-Zioni han expresado un deseo de estudiar la palabra de Dios.

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.

Youth Ministry

Ministry to encourage teenagers to be disciples.

Youth Leader Training

The aim of this project is to train and inspire leaders to see that they are not alone. We desire to increase spiritual unity by offering personal mentoring, advice and training to local youth leaders, helping them start new initiatives, and as they face different challenges in their ministries.

Communities where Christ is least known

Maori

The Polynesian Maori people migrated to New Zealand in the 1400s to take advantage of the fishing and natural resources offered by the South Pacific islands. The European explorers began arriving in the 1600s with the formation of settlements in the 1800s. New Zealand combines Polynesian and European heritage, making it an interesting blend of cultures with unique characteristics.

The Maori have a long tradition of group singing, dancing, art and crafts. Woodcarving is a notable art of this culture. Most of the Maori have urbanised, but many retain elements of their traditional history. They brought their belief in a plethora of Polynesian gods and goddesses to the islands. The Europeans also brought their customary Christian beliefs to New Zealand.

Today New Zealand is multi-cultural and religiously plural, in need of a consistent presentation of biblical Christianity. Recently, a fresh stirring of the Wairua Tapu (the Holy Spirit) has begun amongst Maori. SIM New Zealand serves the New Zealand Church by encouraging and equipping believers to build relationships with people of other faiths and ethnicities for the sake of the gospel.

Prayers

1

Pray for ten new prayer groups that will pray for our partners and New Zealand candidates monthly.

1

Pray for ten new prayer groups that will pray for our partners and New Zealand candidates monthly.

2

Pray for an increase from 43 to 60 missionaries anticipating service of more than two years. We would like to achieve this by September 2018.

2

Pray for an increase from 43 to 60 missionaries anticipating service of more than two years. We would like to achieve this by September 2018.

3

Pray for 30 new workers each year willing to serve between two months to two years.

3

Pray for 30 new workers each year willing to serve between two months to two years.

4

Pray for churches to reach out cross-culturally in New Zealand, creating space for different people in our churches.

4

Pray for churches to reach out cross-culturally in New Zealand, creating space for different people in our churches.

5

Pray for strategic partnerships with churches, to be developed through mutual relationships.

5

Pray for strategic partnerships with churches, to be developed through mutual relationships.

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