What We Do
ABWE is a spiritually empowered family of servants committed to glorifying God by calling the nations to worship Him. We follow Christ’s command to make disciples among all the “ethne” (people groups) everywhere. As ambassadors for Christ representing our sending and supporting churches, we evangelize, make disciples, and train pastors and church leaders.
We recognize that the process of making disciples is not complete until the believers are gathered into local churches. We pass the torch of missions to these churches, helping them to multiply in their homeland and beyond.
Evangelism and Discipleship
n countries with religious freedom, our missionaries carry out a wide variety of discipleship-evangelism ministries using methods that are biblical, effective and culturally appropriate. In countries that restrict traditional missionary activity, we engage in educational, medical, humanitarian, literature and development projects that demonstrate our sincere love for the people and open doors for the Gospel.
ABWE emphasizes teamwork—among our missionaries and also with local believers. Theological education is a high priority in producing local pastors, church leaders and professors who excel in ministry and spiritual leadership. We seek not our success so much as theirs—they are the future of the churches and will lead in establishing their own international ministries. While the initial focus is the majority people group, churches planted are taught cross-cultural outreach among the minorities in their country and beyond.
Partnership is a major emphasis throughout the ABWE world and takes many forms, depending on the local situation. Our Global Partnerships program enables us to strengthen local leaders in places where existing ministries are most fruitful or where foreigners cannot live and serve as effectively.