Who We Are

Independent Baptist Mission

expedite their Great Commission Ministry. We serve local churches by providing administrative oversight and training for the missionaries that they recommend to us. This includes member care, financial coordination, team building, professional training and general administration.


ABWE is international in that there are administrative offices in both the USA and Canada, and we partner with indigenous missions agencies and churches around the world. We are intercultural in that we welcome personnel from every racial, cultural and national background residing in North America.

The ABWE Family

The total ABWE family numbers around 1200 including field personnel, headquarters staff and Board. Approximately 450 couples and over 100 single men and women serve as teams and partner with national colleagues in more than 70 countries.

Sending and Supporting Churches

The number of churches that send missionaries with ABWE is about 500, and the number that support our missionaries is 4,000–5,000.

Our objective: church-planting movements leading to missions movements for the glory of God.

Our Missionaries

ABWE missionaries carry out a complete spectrum of biblical ministries, specializing in discipleship-evangelism that plants and multiplies churches which will pick up the torch of missions themselves and launch their own local and global missions movements. Our objective is: church-planting movements leading to missions movements for the glory of God. “From every nation to every nation!”

Our Distinctives

ABWE distinctives include: doctrinal integrity, focus on evangelism and disciple-making, pursuit of lifelong training, commitment to excellence, emphasis on team-building, compassion-in-action and partnering with nationals.