Matthew 6:10
Our Mission

International Ministries, also known as the American Baptist Foreign Mission Society, works cross-culturally to invite people to become disciples of Jesus Christ and to proclaim, through both word and deed, God’s reign of justice, peace and abundant life for all creation.

3 Focused Impact Areas of our Work

1. Inviting people to be disciples of Jesus Christ

2. Proclaiming God’s reign of justice, peace and abundant life

3. Equipping the body of Christ to engage in God’s mission

Four Distinctives of IM

1. We respond to God’s call as Jesus taught us and as the Holy Spirit leads us
IM seeks to embody the example of Jesus who met the poor and marginalized where they lived. We align with the creative power and still small voice of the Holy Spirit embodied in our global servants and partners.

2. It is with flexibility, focus and investment that our work centers on persons and partnerships
We focus on discipleship and education, work for peace and justice, advocate for those caught in human trafficking and global slavery, nurture economic and community development and offer opportunities for all to participate in our work. Our faith and openness to innovation drives us.

3. Global Servants sustain and fuel our mission movement
Our dynamic, relational and incarnational global servants are answering the call. They are deciphering global need and helping to usher in God’s reign of peace where justice prevails, through their sacrificial and transformative ministries. They have accessed a unique call on their lives to grow and steward our mission.

4. We’ve been responding for centuries
We are the oldest Baptist international mission agency in North America, true to the Gospel, faithfully innovating and sharing God’s love. IM has both connectedness to heritage and creative exploration and inventiveness in ministry.